Why these 4 ASX shares are sinking lower today

In afternoon trade the S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is on course for another day in red. At the time of writing the benchmark index is down 0.1% to 6,181.7 points.

Four shares that have fallen more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are sinking lower:

The Beadell Resources Ltd (ASX: BDR) share price has dropped almost 6% to 6.5 cents. On Monday the gold miner’s shares surged 21% higher after it announced that it has entered into a scheme implementation deed with US-listed peer Great Panther Silver. Under the terms of the Scheme, Beadell shareholders are to receive 0.0619 common shares of Great Panther for each ordinary share of Beadell. Great Panther shareholders didn’t respond positively to the news and its share price sold off heavily overnight. It finished 10% lower at the close, making the offer less attractive to Beadell shareholders.

The Eden Innovations Ltd (ASX: EDE) share price is down over 6% to 4.5 cents. Eden Innovations’ shares were on fire on Monday and appear to have come under pressure from profit taking today. Its shares rocketed higher after it advised of the first Federal funded highway repair project in the United States to use its EdenCrete product. Management estimates that the job will be worth US$525,000, making it the largest individual contract for EdenCrete to date.

The St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price has fallen 4.5% to $3.32. This latest decline means that the gold miner has now lost 20% of its value since this time last month. Investors appear to have been disappointed with its guidance for the year ahead and a weakening gold price.

The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price has dropped 6% lower to $15.57 despite there being no news out of the online travel agent. However, the majority of Australia’s leading travel shares have tumbled lower today after oil prices surged higher overnight. There may be concerns that increasing fuel costs will hurt consumer confidence and lead to a sharp increase in airfare tickets. While the former could be a problem, I see the latter as a positive for Webjet.

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