So the Facebook (FB) IPO is now complete. Zuckerberg has collected his billions, the underwriters took their (discounted) selling commission, investors have taken a bath, and the class action suits are already being filed.
The transaction was a disappointment by any objective measure.
By Adam Alvarez:As the hours dwindle down until the most anticipated IPO since that of Google (GOOG), investors are left to only ponder the extent to which Facebook (FB) will surge when public trading begins. Never perhaps in the history of finance has a company been so assured of monstrous investor interest.
The excitement is building ahead of the much-anticipated Facebook (FB) IPO. For a trader like me, this is like Christmas! Shares of Facebook have the potential to spike big time on its debut, and the derivative and sympathy plays should also see some hot action. The biggest news of late on this hot IPO is ...
Facebook makes its hotly anticipated stock market debut this week in a history-making move promising wealth for insiders and change for users of the online social network.Facebook set a price range of $28 to $35 for its shares, which would value the firm at between $70 billion and $87.5 billion.The Menlo Park, California-company will nail down the initial public offering (IPO) share price before it begins trading as a public company.The IPO is expected to happen Friday although the timetable has not been confirmed.
By Robert Broens: Yelp (YELP) is a website that shows reviews for local businesses. The company made its public debut on Friday. There was great demand for the company's shares, which were offered at $15 per share. The opening trades took place at $22 per share and shares ended the day 64% higher to close at $24.58, valuing the company at $1.5 billion.
By Helix Investment Management:The IPO of Facebook (FB), set for some time this month, is set to be one of the most important IPO's of any American company since Google's (GOOG) 2004 debut. While retail investors will likely be unable to participate directly in the IPO, they can buy the shares once they begin trading on the NASDAQ.