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Oct. 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Shares of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group soared Friday, riding on the coattails of U.S. Internet giant Twitter's initial stock launch announcement.

Twitter -- the social network website -- has yet to go public, but said it was working toward that goal. Tweeter, on the other hand, is a Massachusetts electronics company that liquidated in 2008 and was languishing in the penny stock department, where it is listed with the ticker abbreviation TWTRQ.

That makes Tweeter's ticker name only one letter separate from Twitter's chose ticker nom de plume, which is TWTR, MarketWatch reported.

At one point Friday, TWTRQ stock was up 1,800 percent. More recently, it was up 523 percent, trading for 5 cents.

The only explanation within reach for Tweeter's sudden resurgence was the mix-up over the names, MarketWatch said.

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