In the last quarter of 2019 Twitter Inc. (TWTR) and Snap Inc. (SNAP) traded at a similar enterprise value. However, 2020 has been a year of divergence for these two firms. As of the market close on 1/21/2020, SNAP has gained 16.4% YTD while TWTR is up only 6.4%. Comparing enterprise value levels to total.
One of the worst performing IPOs of 2019 was undoubtably SmileDirectClub Inc. ($SDC). Shares hit their all-time high on their first trading day, 9/12/2019, at one point reaching $21.10 a share. Since then the shares have slid substantially, by the end of 2019 shares were down 58.6% from their all-time high. While I was uninterested in this.
The last quarter of 2019 finished very strong with the VIX fear index falling 13.7% while the major indices roared on, gaining between 6-12% in the three month period. These fourth quarter returns are extremely robust; recall that between 1928-2018 stock market as measured by the S&P 500 returned 10% a year on average.1 This.