Lemonade Inc. Co-founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber speaks onstage throughout Day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 at Moscone Middle on September 5, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
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Shares of on-line insurance coverage firm Lemonade plunged as a lot as 15% Monday as traders put together for the corporate’s insider promoting restrictions to finish on Tuesday.
Lemonade has been among the many finest performing corporations that went public this 12 months. Shares have soared greater than 300% above its preliminary providing worth in July. Nevertheless, roughly 44 million shares can be eligible on the market beginning Tuesday, and merchants are bracing for potential volatility.
Lemonade, launched in 2016, presents insurance coverage to renters and owners. It makes use of synthetic intelligence and chatbots to make it simpler and sooner to seek out and purchase insurance coverage. Traders imagine the corporate may quickly enterprise into extra markets, reminiscent of auto insurance coverage, which has helped ship shares increased.
“We imagine Lemonade is effectively positioned to take share (shortly) of the trillion greenback insurance coverage trade one product at a time,” JMP Securities analysts wrote in a December observe.
Lemonade was named of of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 corporations in 2020, putting at No. 17.