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Twitter IPO: Past Stock Offer Rockets and Ruins

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While some investors think the frenzy surrounding the Twitter IPO is leading to an inflated stock price, others are just hoping that the company will become wildly profitable one day.

Here’s a look at the biggest companies today and how much you could have earned if you invested back then:

  • If you bought 10 shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) at IPO price of $22 in December 1980, your investment of $220 would be worth $41,674
  • If you bought 10 shares of McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) at IPO price of $22.50 in April 1965, your investment of $225 would be worth $727,984
  • If you bought 10 shares of Amazon at IPO price of $16 in April 1997, your investment of $160 would be worth $42,742
  • If you bought 10 shares of Netflix at IPO price of $16.75 in May 2002, your investment of $167.50 would be worth $6,712.60, according to Netflix
  • If you bought 10 shares of Google at IPO price of $85 in August 2004, your investment of $850 would be worth $10,227.50
  • If you bought 10 shares of Facebook at IPO price of $38 in May 2012, your investment of $380 would be worth $491
  • If you bought 10 shares of Groupon at IPO price of $20 in November 2011, your investment of $200 would be worth $100

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