Meta is poised to suffer the largest one-day wipeout in corporate history. Its valuation slumped by nearly $220 billion when Wall Street opened Thursday.

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Meta is poised to suffer the largest one-day wipeout in corporate history. Its valuation slumped by nearly $220 billion when Wall Street opened Thursday.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Photo by Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty
  • Meta stock slumped by 24.3% when the opening bell sounded on Wall Street on Thursday.
  • It shed nearly $220 billion in market capitalization — a record one-day loss if it holds until close.
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Meta is facing the largest one-day wipeout in US corporate history after posting a shocking earnings report Wednesday.

Its valuation slumped by nearly $220 billion when Wall Street began trading Thursday, with its shares down 24.3% at the opening bell.

After markets closed on Wednesday, Meta, formerly known as Facebook, said in its fourth-quarter earnings report that Facebook's daily active user base shrank for the first time in its history. Meta also reported $10 billion in operating losses from its nascent metaverse business.

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Meta's 24.3% stock slump Thursday indicates a valuation of $680.6 billion compared with its $898.5 billion market capitalization when Wall Street closed Wednesday.

Facebook previously held the record for the largest one-day loss in value in US corporate history. In July 2018, the company shed $119 billion in market cap in a single day after reporting slowing growth in its second-quarter earnings. It was the largest one-day market cap slump at the time.

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