Bankrupt Tweeter’s Stock Is Doing Well Thanks to Twitter and Dumb People

People are confusing the consumer electronics chain's stock symbol with Twitter's.

By | Boston Daily |
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Screenshot of Tweeter’s stock via Yahoo Finance

Boston-based Tweeter Home Entertainment, a consumer electronics chain (and namesake to the Tweeter Center) that declared bankruptcy in 2008, performed strangely well on the stock market thanks to the news that Twitter, a definitely not-bankrupt company, had filed for an IPO late Thursday.

You see, Tweeter’s TWTRQ stock symbol is just one letter away from Twitter’s, TWTR,¬†which is why most of us assume that a stock that started the day trading at 2 cents jumped 1800 percent in a matter of hours. The Wall Street Journal reports that a securities regulator put a stop to this when they determined what was going on:

At 12:42 p.m. Eastern time, Finra halted trading in Tweeter Home Entertainment, having determined that ‚Äúan extraordinary event has occurred or is ongoing that has had a material effect on the market for the‚ÄĚ security.

Now would probably be a good time to pick up some cheap stock in SNPS just in case people confuse it for Snapchat if and when they go public. (Or maybe DKPX?)

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