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Twitter Hedges Show Highest Investor Anxiety Since IPO: Chart

A slump in user growth and turnover among the top executives have accelerated the tumble in Twitter Inc. this year -- shares are down 37 percent in 2016, after a 35 percent drop last year. Even as analysts estimate fourth-quarter earnings will be flat and sales will jump almost 50 percent, investors have pushed implied volatility on the social-media provider’s shares to the highest level versus other technology stocks since January 2014, just two months after its market debut. Twitter is scheduled to report results today after the close.

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