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On Twitter's IPO Day, A Look At How 5 Tech Stocks Have Fared

As eyes turned to the markets on Twitter's first day of trading, NPR wondered how some other tech stocks have performed since their IPOs. (Twitter closed at $44.90 Thursday, about 73 percent above its IPO price of $26 a share.)

Some of these stocks have soared. Others have stumbled.

5 Tech Stocks Over Time

  • Groupon (GRPN)

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    Rick Wilking /Reuters/Landov
    A Groupon smartphone app
    Rick Wilking /Reuters/Landov

    IPO price: $20

    Last closing price: $10

    On opening day in November 2011, shares went up more than 50 percent to $29.52. Three weeks later, it was trading below its IPO price. Last November, shares dipped under $3.

  • Facebook (FB)

    Pedestrians walk past the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, May 18, 2012. i i
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    Pedestrians walk past the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, May 18, 2012.
    Shen Hong/Xinhua/Landov

    IPO Price: $38

    Last closing price: $49.12

    After its IPO in May 2012, Facebook's stock was criticized as disappointing. The day after the first day of trading, its stock fell to $34.03. Three months later, its share price sunk to half its IPO price. The stock took almost a year to climb past its offer price.

  • LinkedIn (LNKD)

    Reid Garrett Hoffman (center), the founder of LinkedIn, applauds from the bell balcony after the opening bell during the company's initial public offering at the New York Stock Exchange. i i
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    Reid Garrett Hoffman (center), the founder of LinkedIn, applauds from the bell balcony after the opening bell during the company's initial public offering at the New York Stock Exchange.
    Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov

    IPO Price: $45

    Last closing price: $220.78

    Shares of LinkedIn rose as much as 171 percent on its first day of trading in May 2011. The stock has continued to climb, rising from about $112 at the beginning of 2013 to nearly $250 a share in late October.

  • Zynga (ZNGA)

    The display at the NASDAQ building promotes the IPO of online game developer Zynga. i i
    Justin Lane/EPA/Landov
    The display at the NASDAQ building promotes the IPO of online game developer Zynga.
    Justin Lane/EPA/Landov

    IPO Price: $10

    Last closing price: $3.71

    The online games company saw its stock rise to a high of $14.69 in March 2012 but then it hit single digits the following month, sinking to a low of $2.10 nearly a year after its December 2011 opening day.

  • Google (GOOG)

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    Clay McLachlan/Reuters/Landov
    Google's logo is seen outside its headquarters building in Mountain View, Calif.
    Clay McLachlan/Reuters/Landov

    IPO Price: $85

    Last closing price: $1,022.75

    The tech giant has risen sporadically since its first day of trading in August 2004. Its stock surpassed the $1,000 mark last month.

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