NEW YORK: Uber shares are down 7% and trading below $40 before the opening bell.
Monday will be the ride-hailing company’s first full day of trading after its rough initial public offering Friday when it offered shares for $45 each.
It’s rare to see shares in a tech company hit so hard on going public. Over the past five years, just 10% of similar companies finished their first day of trading below their IPO price, said Matt Kennedy, senior IPO market strategist at Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO focused funds.
Uber’s revenue last year surged 42% to $11.3 billion, but the company admits it could be years before it turns a profit.
Uber closed Friday at $41.57 and shares in Lyft fell about 7%.
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