Traders and journalists crowd the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of Twitter's public stock debut on Nov. 7, 2013.
After Twitter stock dropped 10% in early trading on Tuesday morning, the company's stock continued to fall almost 18% in the wake of the lockup period's end.
At an all-time low of less than $32 a share, the drop in Twitter stock when compared to other companies like Facebook, Yelp and Google could spell more bad news for the company.
When a company first goes public, early investors cannot sell their shares for a set amount of time, known as a lockup period. When the lockup period ends, those investors typically sell their shares to cash in on their investments, usually resulting in a company's stocks falling, like Twitter has seen when its lockup period ended on Monday.
While it's typical for companies to see a dip in stock prices, Twitter's seems to be more significant than Google's 6.7% drop and Facebook's 12.6% gain — a surprise by many in November 2012 when most experts expected Facebook's stock to nose dive.
The following chart, created by Statista, further details how Twitter's stock prices post-lockup compare to other companies:
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