Not all investors are a-Twitter about Thursday's big initial public offering.
But the chatter on StockTwits, a Twitter-like service for investors and day traders, was less than flattering at best, and downright vicious at worst.
Here are a few choice examples:
$TWTR Sucker is born ever minute. werms
$TWTR If you buy this, you are out of your mind. DavidNoonan
$TWTR I so want to see this tank big time. crmarketplace
$TWTR This just in - Dog poop will IPO at $65 a share. tangsting
Of course, the irony of using tweets to trash Twitter's IPO did not go unnoticed.
$TWTR - it's nothing to tweet about. Stock_Jockey
$TWTR i just received a tweet not to buy twitter. BennyB
$TWTR remember StockTwits is a form of Twitter. Don't wish it such bad luck. We like this Social Network. But will it make money afernandez321
There was a also game of 'what I use more than Twitter' going on.
Some traders were already talking about shorting Twitter.
Why all the hate for Twitter? The biggest complaint was that the stock is simply overpriced for a company that has yet to turn a profit.
Another common gripe was that small investors are getting fleeced by the big banks that bought Twitter shares at a lower price.
$TWTR Retail traders will get slaughtered. The banks and initial investors will make millions. SilverMoney
$TWTR as soon as retail little guys go crazy raising the price the BIG guys will take profits and we will be left in the dust? Fixed market. DN28711
$TWTR Many thanks for your money retail investor. Atttn. The fund who bough TWTR months ago... lol RioTwit
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Muddy Waters, run by Carson Block, issued a "strong sell" rating on American Tower, a Boston-based wireless and broadcast tower provider, and valued the company at $44.57 per share -- down 40% from its current price.
"AMT has serious challenges domestically and internationally that have MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 17, 2013 1:54 PM ET
Goldman's profits doubled. JPMorgan (JPM) and Citigroup (C) topped expectations. Next up, Bank of America.
The big banks have reported strong earnings this week, and traders on StockTwits are betting the trend will continue with Bank of America (BAC), which releases second-quarter results Wednesday.
$GS great numbers from banks. Now all eyes will turn to $BAC
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Facebook attracts plenty of users, but the stock continues to have trouble with shareholders. Even its top executives are selling shares.
The most prominent of the recent insider sellers is Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg, who sold almost 170,000 shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. She also sold almost 7,000 shares from her family trust.
While Sandberg and the other top dogs at Facebook still own plenty of MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 12, 2013 3:35 PM ET
Google has some competition in the race to $1,000 a share.
Priceline (PCLN) shares rose 2% to $910.51 in afternoon trading Thursday. The stock topped $900 Wednesday for the first time since the salad days of 1999. So far this year, Priceline is up 46%.
Not to be outdone, Google (GOOG) shares gained 1.5% to trade at a fresh record high above $919.
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Noodles & Co. must be carbo-loading. Shares of the casual restaurant chain have been on quite the run since making their public debut last week.
The stock more than doubled on Friday -- its first trading day -- and is up another 25% Tuesday thanks to kind words from CNBC's Jim Cramer on his Monday evening show. The Mad Money host said that Noodles & Co. (NDLS), which offers dishes ranging from MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 2, 2013 3:06 PM ET
Shares of IBM fell sharply Friday, part of the fallout from Accenture's weak outlook.
Both companies are heavily invested in data analysis so any sign of weakness from either one raises worries about a broader slowdown in the sector.
Accenture cut its earnings outlook for the year and trimmed its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter.
A slew of analysts were quick to downgrade Accenture.
That doesn't bode well for Accenture's rivals, including IBM MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 28, 2013 11:31 AM ET
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Apple (AAPL) slipped 1.4% to a two-month low below $400, while Facebook (FB) shares shed 0.4% to trade around $24.
Both companies have been struggling to impress investors this MOREHibah Yousuf - Jun 26, 2013 1:30 PM ET
Carnival Corp. has had its share of bad press, but investors were willing to cut the cruise ship operator some slack Tuesday.
Shares of Carnival (CCL) rose 4% after the company reported quarterly results and announced a management shake-up.
While earnings were better than expected in the second quarter, Carnival said advance bookings for the rest of the year are currently below last year, despite discounted ticket prices.
Carnival also said it will MOREBen Rooney - Jun 25, 2013 2:20 PM ET
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Shares of Apple (AAPL) fell below $400 for the first time since mid-April early Monday. The stock has struggled to stay above that mark all year and with some good reason.
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But let's walk it MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 24, 2013 1:12 PM ET
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