- Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Time Warner is down 5.08% to $89.85 after the news, and AT&T is up 0.29% to $33.17.
AT&T has planned to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion pending regulatory approval. The deal is now stalled, and AT&T says it plans to fight the ruling in court, according to unnamed sources cited by the Financial Times.
US President Donald Trump has publicly criticized the deal, which the two companies hoped to finalize by the end of the year.
Both shares previously fell on reports that the DOJ was considering blocking the deal, and fell again on Wednesday as a reason for the DOJ’s block came to light.
AT&T is down 22.85% this year and Time Warner is down 7.3%.
- Markets Insider