Why BHP, GR Engineering, Novonix, and Pointerra shares are dropping today

These shares are dropping into the red on Thursday. But why?

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It has been another tough session for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO). In afternoon trade, the benchmark index is down 0.55% to 7,624.3 points.

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

BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)

The BHP Group share price is down almost 2% to $44.27. This has been driven largely by significant weakness in the mining sector today. In addition, the Big Australian pulled the plug on its proposed takeover of Anglo American (LSE: AAL) overnight after being refused an extension to its deadline for making a firm offer. Anglo American stated: "BHP has not addressed the Board's fundamental concerns relating to the disproportionate execution risk associated with the proposed structure and the value that would ultimately be delivered to Anglo American's shareholders."

GR Engineering Services Ltd (ASX: GNG)

The GR Engineering Services share price is down 4% to $2.09. This follows the release of a guidance update from the engineering services company this morning. Management advised that it now expects FY 2024 revenue in the range of $415 million to $430 million. This is down from its previous guidance range of $500 million to $530 million. The reduction in revenue guidance reflects delays in expected contract awards. One positive is that the company's EBITDA is still expected to be higher year on year and in the range of $50 million to $51 million in FY 2024. This is up from $44.4 million in FY 2023.

Novonix Ltd (ASX: NVX)

The Novonix share price is down almost 3% to 70 cents. This has been driven by broad weakness in the battery materials industry on Thursday after a poor night for peers on Wall Street. This has offset the release of a positive update on the company's Riverside facility. Novonix revealed that when the Riverside facility reaches its targeted capacity of 20,000 tpa, it expects to be achieving operating margins in the range of 23% to 30%. This excludes any benefits from Section 301 tariffs.

Pointerra Ltd (ASX: 3DP)

The Pointerra share price is down 5% to 3.6 cents. This morning, this technology company announced that it has received firm commitments from existing and new institutional, professional and sophisticated investors for a $2.05 million placement. These funds are being raised at a discount of 3.3 cents per new share. The proceeds will be used to advance the company's strategic objectives for FY 2025.

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. has positions in and has recommended Pointerra. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Gr Engineering Services. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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