Why Andromeda Metals, ARB, BCI Minerals, and WiseTech shares are tumbling lower

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In afternoon trade, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has followed the lead of Wall Street and is tumbling lower. At the time of writing, the benchmark index is down 0.7% to 7,438.1 points.

Four ASX shares that are falling more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are dropping:

Andromeda Metals Ltd (ASX: ADN)

The Andromeda Metals share price has continued to sink and is down a further 15% to 9.8 cents. Investors have been selling this kaolin explorer’s shares this week following the release of a bitterly disappointing definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Great White Kaolin Project in South Australia. Management revealed an internal rate of return (IRR) of 36% and a 5.9 years payback, which compares unfavourably to previous estimates of 175% and 15 months, respectively.

ARB Corporation Limited (ASX: ARB)

The ARB share price is down 5% to $39.39. Part of this decline is attributable to the 4×4 parts manufacturer’s shares trading ex-dividend this morning for its interim dividend. Eligible shareholders can now look forward to receiving this fully franked 39 cents per share dividend later this month on 22 April.

BCI Minerals Ltd (ASX: BCI)

The BCI Minerals share price is down 7% to 44.2 cents. This follows the release of an update on its Mardie project this morning. Comments around costs appear to have spooked investors. Management commented: “Cost pressures are evident across the mining and construction sectors in Western Australia. We are closely monitoring and managing our contracts and are reviewing the inflationary impact on the total Mardie capital cost.”

WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC)

The WiseTech share price is down 6% to $49.59. This appears to have been driven by weakness in the tech sector today following another very poor night of trade on the Nasdaq index on Wall Street. It isn’t just WiseTech that is tumbling today. At the time of writing, the S&P ASX All Technology index is down 3.1%.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ARB Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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