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Uber Technology Inc. (UBER)

Uber is not off to the races as we might have expected after that stellar $82 Billion valuation week. Listing at $42 below its IPO price is certainly no storybook start to this long-awaited multinational transportation company's listing.

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Uber Technologies Inc’s rough ride looks more like Uber is catching a lift from Lyft’s playbook as the stock closed over 18% lower in its second day of trading from its IPO price of $45.

Current market conditions are definitely not favourable as tariff disputes pick up steam. As investors move funds into safe havens like cash and gold, the Uber stock looks overvalued. All of which may be contributing factors to the share price of Uber moving lower. Still, only time will tell...

The below chart compares competitors and notable IPO’s by Lyft (purple) and Uber (pink), and their share price movements over the last couple of days.

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In all fairness it's still early days for Uber, given that the stock has not even been trading for a full month yet, as analysts already predict doom and gloom.

As investors our time horizon should be the long term. By reading Dara Khosrowshahi's (Uber CEO) memo to his staff, it only amplifies the outlook we as investors should have. Just a snippet of what was said in the memo: “like all periods of transition, there are ups and downs. Obviously, our stock did not trade as well as we had hoped post-IPO. Today is another tough day in the market, and I expect the same as it relates to our stock.”

In summary, Khosrowshahi urged his staff to shift their focus to the long term while mentioning tech giants Facebook and Amazon, as both companies also went through a similar IPO period and have since come out on top.


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