Commercial landscaping provider BrightView (BV) shares moved slightly lower on Thursday following its debut as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. 

The stock, priced at $22 a share, lost over 2% in midday trading.

The company is the largest employer for workers on the H-2B visa program.

"We embrace the H-2B visa program," said BrightView CEO Andrew Masterman, adding that his company provides great opportunities for jobs for legal immigrants.

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