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SmileDirectClub's stock opens with a thud

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By Tomi Kilgore

Shares of SmileDirectClub Inc. /zigman2/quotes/214109287/composite SDC -2.33% didn't get off to a great start Thursday, as the teeth-straightening company's stock opened 10.7% below the $23 IPO price. The first trade was at $20.55 at 11:58 a.m. Eastern for 8.5 million shares. The stock has fallen further since, and was recently trading 15% below the IPO price. The decline was likely a surprise to the company and investors, as the IPO priced above the expected range of $19 to $22. The company has recorded a net loss of $52.9 million on revenue of $373.5 million in the six months ended June 30, compared with the losses of $32.8 million on revenue of $145.95 million in the same period a year ago. The company went public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF /zigman2/quotes/207665280/composite IPO +1.11% has slipped 1.0% over the past three months while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% has gained 4.7%.

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SmileDirectClub went public: 5 things to know about the teeth-straightening startup

/zigman2/quotes/214109287/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 8.79
-0.21 -2.33%
Volume: 7.10M
June 23, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
$164,195
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/zigman2/quotes/207665280/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE Arca
$ 65.52
+0.72 +1.11%
Volume: 120,894
June 23, 2021 4:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,241.84
-4.60 -0.11%
Volume: 1.77B
June 23, 2021 5:23p
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