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Instacart stock closes below IPO price a week after stock market debut

Instacart’S share On Tuesday (September 26), a week after its stock market debut, the company closed below its stock market price for the first time.

The online grocery delivery company’s shares fell 1.69% to close below $30, reflecting a broader decline in both the overall stock market and the Seeking Alpha retail sector reported Tuesday. This decline coincided with a decline in consumer confidence due to rising prices, concerns about the political situation and higher interest rates.

According to the report, Instacart closed at $29.89 and hit a low of $29.75 during the trading session. The company’s IPO was originally priced at $30 per share.

As a result of this decline, Instacart’s market cap is now about $8.4 billion, compared to over $10 billion after its public debut, the report said.

Market analysts are awaiting Instacart’s first earnings report as a public company as it is expected to have a significant impact on the stock’s performance, the report said. Acceptance of the earnings report will depend heavily on the company’s full-year guidance, which has yet to be announced.

According to the report, Ravi Gupta, partner at Sequoia Capital, joined Instacart’s board last week. Gupta was previously chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Instacart. In addition, Instacart CEO Fidji Simo has been selected to also take on the role of Chairman of the Board.

Instacart flirted with ““Busted” IPO Status – where a stock is trading below the original offering price – last week. It had previously risen to a high of $42, PYMNTS reported on Friday (September 22).

The company’s market capitalization fell to about $8.3 billion at one point during the week. During its time on the private market, the company was valued at nearly $40 billion.

The day of Instacart’s IPO was September 19th. The day before, the price of the stock was $30 public debutThe stock opened at $42 on September 19, rose as high as $42.95 during the day and closed at $33.70.

The company had long been considering an IPO and planned to do so before the end of 2022, but decided to postpone it when the IPO market collapsed.

Its public debut was seen as a promising signal of a resurgent IPO market.

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