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Why Bubs, Growthpoint Properties, OceanaGold, & Rio Tinto shares dropped lower today

The S&P/ASX 200 index is on course to finish the week with a decline. In afternoon trade the benchmark index is down 0.3% to 6,647.4 points.

Four shares that have fallen more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are ending the week in the red:

The Bubs Australia Ltd (ASX: BUB) share price has fallen over 4% to $1.17. This decline appears to be down to profit taking from some investors following a massive 32% gain on Thursday. Investors were scrambling to get hold of the baby food and infant formula company’s shares yesterday after it announced a strategic channel partnership with Kidswant. This deal is the first major project of the Bubs-Beingmate Joint Venture and sees the company’s baby food products hit the shelves of 275 Kidswant stores in key shopping areas across 123 cities throughout China. 

The Growthpoint Properties Australia Ltd (ASX: GOZ) share price has fallen 4% to $4.09. This morning the property company announced the successful completion of its $150 million institutional placement. Growthpoint raised the funds at $3.97 per share. It will use the proceeds to position itself to continue delivering on its strategy of making well-leased, well-located acquisitions in the office and industrial sectors.

The OceanaGold Corp (ASX: OGC) share price has sunk 6% lower to $4.00 despite refuting claims that its Didipio operation in the Philippines had been suspended. According to the release, the company advised that these reports are untrue and the Didipio mine continues to operate as normal. Though, its continued operation will be dependant on it being granted approval by the government. Its renewal application has been lodged and the company is awaiting a response.

The Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) share price has fallen 2.5% to $103.67. This decline appears to have been caused by concerns over its Oyu Tolgoi copper mine expansion. According to the AFR, the Mongolia government may not honour a 2015 agreement that supports a US$5.3 billion expansion of the copper mine. 

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