Bloomberg Law
Oct. 27, 2022, 8:19 PM

Meta’s $676 Billion Rout Boots It Out of World’s Top 20 Stocks

Subrat Patnaik

Meta Platforms Inc. shareholders are paying dearly for its spending on the metaverse: The Facebook parent’s market value has collapsed by a whopping $676 billion this year, forcing it out from the ranks of the world’s 20 largest companies.

The punishment shows no signs of easing anytime soon. Meta’s stock tumbled 25%, its worst one-day drop since February, after it spooked investors with ballooning costs to fund its version of virtual reality and a decline in revenue.

Meta was the sixth biggest US company by market capitalization at the start of the year, flirting with a $1 trillion market ...