Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Facebook ipo

  • SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — When it comes to comparing blockbuster Internet IPOs, make no mistake: The sequel produced by Facebook will be a bigger hit than the original from Google eight years ago.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • Facebook plans to sell 337.4 million shares to the public on Friday, aiming to raise more than $12 billion. The buzz has crowded out most other IPOs this week. The circus is coming to town, says John Fitzgibbons, founder of IPO Scoop.com.
  • (USA Today)
  • NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc increased the price range on its initial public offering an average of 14 percent to raise more than $12 billion, giving the worlds No. 1 social network a valuation potentially exceeding $100 billion.
  • (Reuters)
  • As it prepares for its highly anticipated IPO, Facebook continued with the business of being the worlds largest social network Tuesday, dealing with the loss of a large advertiser even as it acqhired a small London company.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • Mashable: How to explain Facebooks IPO in 150 seconds About 50% of respondents said they believe the expected stock market value is overvalued, while only 3% said the projection is undervalued.
  • (CNN)
  • Facebook Inc. (FB) is increasing the number of shares it plans to sell in its initial public offering by about 25 percent to 421 million, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook plans to increase the size of its IPO by 85 million shares, says someone familiar with the matter, a move that could value its upcoming offering at as much as $18.5 billion.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Remember that when a hot new investment comes to market, the small investor stands last in line. First served by the IPO will be the firms founders and other investors who took early risks during the start-up phase.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is increasing the size of its IPO by 85 million shares to about 422 million, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, raising more than $15 billion in Silicon Valleys largest market debut.
  • (Reuters)
  • Facebooks IPO may be hitting just at the time its Achilles heel has been revealed. That is the diagnosis of analyst P.J. McNealy, CEO and founder of Digital World Research.
  • (USA Today)

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