Uber gets a cold embrace on Wall Street

David Foster for Yahoo Finance

"Uber's highly anticipated IPO coming out of the gates on Friday was clearly not a "storybook start", Arounian wrote in a note.

"Uber is considered the leader and the one in the strongest market position". Grocery and food delivery platform Postmates, WeWork owner The We Company and online mattress retailer Casper Sleep are among startups seeking to launch IPOs this year. Just seven ended the first day of trading in the red.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was interviewed in the back of an Uber ahead of the company's impending initial public offering.

Uber's shares opened at $42 and touched a low of $41.06 in early trading before recovering most of their losses to trade down 2 percent at $44.17 by 1610 GMT.

Uber's cash infusion will help cover the cost of giving rides to passengers at unprofitable prices as it tries to fend off competition from Lyft. The roll-out will need to be slow if it's going to be effective and there is only so many losses a publicly traded company can sustain before many investors stop putting their money into the company.

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"We were not expecting much of a pop, given the size of the deal" for Uber, Kennedy said.

As of this writing, Uber shares are trading at $43.29.

Worries about the Lyft IPO and its quickly descending stock price pushed Uber to price its initial offering at the low end of its announced scale.

The IPO comes at an interesting time for the company.

C'mon. Literally no one believes that Uber is actually worth $82bn, especially when it continues to lose billions of dollars every year, but everyone was hoping that everyone else would be stupid enough to imagine that everyone else was stupid enough to buy stock. Pinterest extended gains to close 53% above its listing price of US$19 a share.

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The IPO was a watershed moment for the decade-old company, which was started after its founders struggled to find a cab on a snowy night.

The company's road to IPO was marred by several hurdles including increased regulations in several countries and fights with its drivers over wages.

Uber is yet to make a profit and warned recently it may never do so.

The company weathered controversies including the unearthing of a culture of sexism and bullying at Uber and a US Department of Justice investigation, which culminated in the resignation of Kalanick. Robert Johnson, professor of finance at Heider College of Business, Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska said.

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