Twitter slips to lowest point since going public, concerns remain on user growth
Twitter IPO: A man walks his dogs past the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in New York. (AP / Mark Lennihan)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:55AM EDT
NEW YORK -- Shares of Twitter dropped in morning trading Wednesday to their lowest point since the company went public in November. Investor concern remains over the short messaging service's ability to keep adding users and keep existing users engaged.
Twitter has said it is focusing on expanding its audience and encouraging people who do use its service to use it more often. But the San Francisco company has not been expanding its user base as quickly as its investors would like.
Twitter had 255 million monthly users at March's end, up 25 per cent from a year ago.
Late Tuesday the company reported first-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street expectations.
Shares of Twitter Inc. declined $5.23, or 12.3 per cent, to $37.39 in morning trading. Earlier, it slipped to $37.24.