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One step BYND: Investors feast on Beyond Meat as stock skyrockets in Nasdaq debut

Wall Street is eating up Beyond Meat . . . for now.

One step BYND: Investors feast on Beyond Meat as stock skyrockets in Nasdaq debut
[Photo: courtesy of Beyond Meat]

Wall Street is eating up Beyond Meat.

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Shares of the meat alternative company skyrocketed in early trading today shortly after they debuted on the Nasdaq. After setting its price at $25 a share, Beyond Meat opened at $46 and then saw even more significant growth, skyrocketing as high as 135%, as CNBC reported.

Shares were paused briefly due to volatility fears but have since resumed. They broke the $60 mark before leveling off in midday trading.

How long will it last? That’s anyone’s guess, but the performance appears to have taken many spectators by surprise. In its S-1 filing last week, Beyond Meat warned that it may never sustain profitability, and in fact it has never been profitable. The company reported losses of $30 million in 2018.

Still, the plant-based food industry is poised to go mainstream (any day now),and Beyond Meat may very well prove to be a breakout stock in a sea of shinier tech IPOs this year.

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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