Robinhood shares tumble on Wall Street debut

In the first half-hour, the Robinhood stock dropped around 5.6%.

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The much anticipated Wall Street debut of popular trading app Robinhood failed to impress as shares fell immediately after its Nasdaq listing on Thursday.

The share price had lost 5.6% to $35.86 around 17:10 GMT, after entering the market. But it had recovered some ground after tumbling more than 10% earlier.

Robinhood shares opened at $38, a price that the company had agreed to sell at a day earlier. The company had set a price range between $38 and $42 a share.

At the opening price of $38, the trading app platform's valuation would have been around $32bn.

Robinhood was founded in 2013 and surged in popularity amid a frenzy of retail traders trading in meme stocks and found itself at the centre of a meme stock craze that shook global markets.

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