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Facebook stock tanks again as insiders rush to sell

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:32PM EST

One gets the feeling that buying Facebook (FB) shares on their first day of trading wasn’t a very wise investment. The social networking giant’s stock once again hit new lows on Thursday, dipping more than 6% to close at $19.88 and coming dangerously close to falling to exactly half of its $38 IPO price. The reason for Thursday’s sell off was simple: some company insiders finally got their first chance to unload their shares and they did so with enthusiastic gusto, as Facebook’s trading volume totaled around 157 million on the day, or five times the average daily volume of 31 million shares. CNNMoney says that Facebook could be in for another big selloff this November when the company “will convert the special form of restricted stock units, or RSUs, held by most of its staff into actual shares of its stock.”


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.