Twitter shares drop 11% in wake of slowdown in user growth
Twitter shares have reportedly dropped by 11 percent due to the slowdown of user generation, defying analysts' predictions.
The company has also reported a loss of 132 million dollars for the latest quarter but has earned a revenue profit of 250 million dollars through advertisements.
According to The BBC, the number of users of the social network reached 255 million in the first quarter that went up by 5.8 percent in the previous quarter.
But the website's shares fell by a stooping 11 percent in after-hours trading, sending the price below its initial public offering of 38.80 dollars per share, the report added.
Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter placed emphasis on the company's revenue increment and said that it was fuelled by increased engagement and user growth.
However, its biggest rival Facebook has boasted of a booming 1.28 billion active users.
(Posted on 01-05-2014)