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Pinterest shares slide, briefly falling below IPO price for the first time

Key Points
  • Shares of Pinterest sunk as low as $18.71 on Friday, pushing it below its $19 IPO price.
  • The company reported disappointing results for the third quarter on Thursday.
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann speaks in conversation with Matthew Lynley of TechCrunch during the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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Shares of Pinterest plunged 17% on Friday, briefly pushing it below the its IPO price for the first time.

The stock was trading as low as $18.71 on Friday morning, which is below its IPO price of $19 from April. The stock ended trading at $20.86.

It comes after Pinterest reported disappointing third-quarter results late Thursday. The company posted revenue of $279.7 million, which was lower than consensus estimates of $280.6 million. It also missed estimates for its 2019 full-year outlook.

Pinterest has yet to turn a net profit at a time when investors have grown increasingly skeptical of money-losing tech companies. The company reported a net loss for the third quarter of $124.7 million, while stock-based compensation hit $130.3 million during the quarter, a sharp uptick from $3.9 million a year earlier.

--CNBC's Ari Levy contributed to this story.

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