A not-so-happy IPO birthday for Twitter

It's been a year since Twitter became a public company, closing 73 percent above its initial offering price on Nov. 7, 2013.

But since that day, the social media giant's shares have underwhelmed.

Twitter has struggled with profitability and revenue gains throughout the past year. The company hit its 52-week high at $74.73 on Dec. 26, and its low at $29.51 on May 7. Twitter beat estimates from Wall Street when it reported third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, but the stock fell sharply when the company gave investors disappointing news on future revenue growth. It closed on Thursday at $40.84.

On IPO day, Twitter opened at $45.10, peaked at $50.09 and closed at $44.90—73 percent above the initial offering of $26.


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CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer has been calling for CEO Dick Costolo to step aside because of an inability to monetize content. "If Dick Costolo, the CEO of this place, were to recognize that he needs to be a nonexecutive chairman with a new CEO, you have a $55 stock," Cramer tweeted.

Costolo has not responded to Cramer.

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Currently the outlook for the company remains divided, with 18 buys, 14 holds and 3 underperform/sell ratings according to analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call.