Twitter IPO (TWTR): Past Stock Offer Rockets and Ruins

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While some investors think the frenzy surrounding the Twitter IPO (NYSE: TWTR) is leading to an inflated stock price, others are just hoping that the company will become wildly profitable one day. Here's a look at the biggest companies today and how much you could have earned if you invested back then:
  • If you bought 10 shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) at IPO price of $22 in December 1980, your investment of $220 would be worth $41,674

  • If you bought 10 shares of McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) at IPO price of $22.50 in April 1965, your investment of $225 would be worth $727,984

  • If you bought 10 shares of Amazon at IPO price of $18 in April 1997, your investment of $180 would be worth $42,742

  • If you bought 10 shares of Netflix at IPO price of $16.75 in May 2002, your investment of $167.50 would be worth $6,712.60 SOURCE: Netflix

  • If you bought 10 shares of Google at IPO price of $85 in August 2004, your investment of $850 would be worth $10,227.50

  • If you bought 10 shares of Facebook at IPO price of $38 in May 2012, your investment of $380 would be worth $491

  • If you bought 10 shares of Groupon at IPO price of $20 in November 2011, your investment of $200 would be worth $100

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