zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 6, 2017 10:30 AM
With Millennials piling in and Barrons bashing it, Snap Inc’s shares have plunged this morning after opening up over 4%. The stock is now down 14% from its spike highs on Friday and volume is heavy as spec longs cover into shorts’ T+3 ‘borrow’ availability tomorrow.
As we noted previously the median age among Snap buyers on Thursday was even younger, at 26. (That happens to be the same age as Snap co-founder–and newly minted billionaire–Evan Spiegel.)
Rebecca Shoenthal, a 22-year-old journalism student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was among them. She said she bought four shares of Snap for about $24 each. She put in an order for them on Wednesday night, stipulating that she would pay as much as $40 per share. “I wanted to test the waters and play around with some money I wouldn’t be too devastated to lose,” Ms. Shoenthal said. “I think I’m going to stick it out for at least a few years.” Ms. Shoenthal, who uses Snapchat every day, said this was her first big stock pick. She’s gotten interested in stocks this semester because of classes she’s taking on personal finance and branding. She thinks the prospects for Snap are bright, particularly given that Snapchat is changing the way many young people, including her friends, read the news.
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