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9 Fake Things That Went Wrong With the Facebook IPO

May 25, 2012 | 4:04 pm

9 Fake Things That Went Wrong With the Facebook IPO

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It’s been a week since Facebook went public, and investors have been defriending it ever since. And that may be the least of the company’s worries. As a public service, and for the historical record, we gave our crack financial team the task of ferreting out what, exactly, happened. Here are eight things they discovered […]

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May 23, 2012 | 1:59 pm

Reports: Facebook in Talks to Switch From Nasdaq to NYSE as Fallout Over Limp IPO Continues

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The fallout over Facebook’s weakly received IPO continues. From AP: Facebook is in talks with the New York Stock Exchange to move its stock from the Nasdaq Stock Market after a botched initial public offering on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they […]

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May 21, 2012 | 2:20 pm

Facebook Shares Lose 11%, Finish Below IPO Price

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Yahoo! Finance NEW YORK (AP) Facebook shares finished at $34.03, well below its $38 IPO price in the social network’s second day of trading as a public company. “There must have been some sober second thoughts about this,” said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research Group who was first to come out with a […]

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Interview With IPO Analyst: What Went Wrong With Facebook Debut and What It Means…

May 18, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Interview With IPO Analyst: What Went Wrong With Facebook Debut and What It Means…

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Besides creating the potential for a new crop of 20-somethings to block your driveway with their Lamborghinis, the Facebook IPO has some other significant consequences riding on it. Like revenue for the state budget, local real estate prices, and the general Bay Area economy. That may diminish whatever Schadenfreude you — who can’t afford face […]

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Investors Defriend Social Media Shares as Facebook IPO Fizzles

May 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Investors Defriend Social Media Shares as Facebook IPO Fizzles

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On their first day of trading, Facebook shares finished at $38.23, just about a half-percent above their opening price. From AP: That means Facebook is worth about $104 billion, more than Amazon.com, McDonalds and storied Silicon Valley icons Hewlett-Packard and Cisco. But as many people looked for a big first-day pop in Facebook’s share price, […]

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May 18, 2012 | 11:13 am

Facebook IPO Chat With Mercury News Columnist Chris O’Brien

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The Bay Area News Group is holding a live chat with tech columnist Chris O’Brien about today’s Facebook IPO. Click on the play button to activate the chat. Live chat about Facebook IPO, May 18 at 11 a.m.

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Analysis: 7 Reasons to Sit Out Facebook IPO, Including What Shares Are Currently Worth

May 16, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Analysis: 7 Reasons to Sit Out Facebook IPO, Including What Shares Are Currently Worth

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Wow I almost got out of here without doing a post on Facebook. That company’s shares, you may have heard, will start trading on Friday in the most anticipated IPO since someone first trotted out the wheel in 8,000 B.C. There may be good reasons to buy Facebook stock besides the fact that a desperate […]

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LAO’s Target Price for Facebook: $45 per Share

May 15, 2012 | 3:51 pm

LAO’s Target Price for Facebook: $45 per Share

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Speaking of the Big Facebook Bang, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office upped the estimate of the amount California will reap from the company going public. The LAO puts the figure at $2.1 billion over the next 13 months if Governor Brown’s tax plan passes in November. Without the higher tax rates, the amount falls to […]

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