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Five Things To Know About Twitter IPO And NYSE

November 7th, 2013 by Christen


Twitter IPO

What’s all the buzz regarding Twitter’s NYSE debut today? Twitter is taking over the New York Stock Exchange and the public is eating it up.  Thinking about buying Twitter stock?  Here’s five things to know about Twitter IPO and NYSE.

1. The magic number WAS $26. Twitter priced shares at $26 a pop, above the $23-$25 that had been predicted. The $26 price values the company at $18.34 billion. That’s more than Macy’s, which has a market capitalization of $17 billion, and Bed Bath & Beyond, which is around $16 billion. According to markets service Dealogic, Twitter becomes the second largest Internet IPO by an American company, trailing only Facebook. It’s also the third-largest U.S. IPO this year. UPDATED: Twitter actually began trading at a whopping $45.10 that’s more than 73% of it’s original set price.

2. A busy debut. As with many high-profile IPOs, Twitter will see plenty of activity on day one at the stock exchange. “We’re going to see enormous trading volume,” says Global X Funds CEO Bruno del Ama, who expects a bump in Twitter’s share price by the close of the markets. Once the initial Twitter buzz hits, the company’s share price will eventually fall back down. “In a few days after the IPO, you’re going to start seeing the stock price settling down a little bit,” says del Ama.

3. The world’s newest billionaires. Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, owner of the largest stake in the company, will reap the most rewards from the IPO launch. He’s expected to rake about $1 billion. If the stock price doubles, fellow co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey would join Williams in the billionaires club. On March 21, 2006, Dorsey posted the world’s first tweet: “Just setting up my twttr.”

4. How prepared is the NYSE? There is some concern Twitter’s arrival could feature the same scattered technical glitches that plagued Facebook when it joined the Nasdaq last spring. However, following a successful test run, the NYSE appears confident it can handle the extra volume. “We are being very methodical in our planning for Twitter’s IPO, and are working together with the industry to ensure a world-class experience for Twitter, retail investors and all market participants,” said NYSE spokeswoman Marissa Arnold in a statement.

5. Should you get shares of Twitter? There are several ways for regular investors to snag Twitter shares, from working with a brokerage firm to buying through a mutual fund. But should you? As USA TODAY”s Matt Krantz explains, if you don’t know how to buy shares of IPOs, then don’t try. But even if you do invest regularly, you might want to hold off. As Krantz notes: “If the large, wealthy investors aren’t snapping up the shares, you should ask why not.”

Twitter IPO


Facebook IPO…How To Buy & What You Need To Know!

May 18th, 2012 by Christen


Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the New York-based NASDAQ’s opening bell from Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus today — the day of Facebook’s long-awaited initial public offering.  Each share (FB) will sell for $38. That would raise $16 billion.  And it would put Facebook’s value at $104 billion, which is more than Disney and McDonalds.  At Facebook’s headquarters, it was to be a day of riches for many early employees.  At 28, Zuckerberg, will become a billionaire 30 times over, and many early employees will become multi-millionaires.

Facebook is now a publicly traded company on Wall Street… What’s Next?


Facebook prices IPO at $38 per share (CBS)

Facebook: Why most IPO investors strike out (MoneyWatch)

Nasdaq: Facebook Begins Trading Around 11 EDT Friday Morning (WSJ)

Facebook’s Impact on the Nasdaq (CNBC)

Facebook: Don’t Fall Victim to the Hype (WSJ)

How To Buy Facebook Stock: Video (WSJ)


Are you or anyone you know, interested in buying stock in Facebook?   How much would you invest in today’s newest NASDAQ addition?



{NEWS} For The Love Of Facebook, It’ll Cost Ya $5 Billion Dollars!

February 1st, 2012 by Christen


Welp! It’s official!  Facebook just filed for its inital public offering (IPO) to the tune of $5 Billion Dollars!  Once they raise enough capital to cover everything, it will become one of the biggest tech IPOS of ALL TIME!  (and to think, it all began in a Harvard dorm room…)  Many of Facebook’s 3,000 employees could now become Silicon Valley millionaires. Zuckerberg at age 27 – is already said to be the world’s youngest billionaire.  

If all goes as planned, it will likely take until May for Facebook stock to begin trading on a stock exchange.  Look out of the trading symbol FB…I know I’m excited to see how things lucratively pans out…

“There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, in a letter that accompanied the filing. “The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on.

If you had the cash to pay in the market, would you get in on this deal?  Sound off below…



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