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When is an IPO considered failure? [closed]

I am reading case of Air Berlin IPO. It has detail that investors where unhappy as the operating profit was less and company's strategy was not aligned to increase profit. But why did knowing ...
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Why should a company go public?

For someone who holds stock in a privately held startup (through exercised employee options) is it preferable to see the company aiming to go public so that stock can be sold on the open market? It ...
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What numbers to look for investment returns

I'm exploring the field of investments and would like to know roughly what numbers and estimates have to be looked at for a company that is going to become public soon. For instance, if I buy 10% of ...
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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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Determine share price from S-1 for company that was bought before going public

I would like to determine (roughly) the value of an individual share of common stock based on S-1 (Pre-IPO) filing for a private corp that was acquired instead of going public. The company sale price ...
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Why is NASDAQ:GLBL not available to trade through my broker, 4 trading session later?

NASDAQ:GLBL TerraForm Global has recently went through IPO pricing, on 31st of July. Yet today, 5th of August, it doesn't appear to be available for trading through UK brokers (e.g. IG Markets) Is it ...
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When after a companys IPO date can I purchase shares?

There recently was an IPO, and when I tried to buy shares that day Scottrade prompted me with: Error: Unable to enter the order because the symbol entered is not a Listed or Nasdaq National ...
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Implications of a Canadian company IPO having a dual TSX/NYSE stock listing?

As an exampe, Shopify will go public this upcoming May 26th, selling shares both on the TSX and the NYSE. What are some of the main implications of this dual IPO, other than the fact that the ...
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Where can I find the source of this shareholder-detail-table image?

I am reading some news online and found an image in one post. I'd like to know where is the source. It looks like a website. Thanks,
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Buying shares in employer's company during IPO

So the company that I work for has just put out an IPO to float on the share market. They have offered employee's the opportunity to purchase reserved shares before the offer goes public, up to $10 ...
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should the Market Capitalization be equal to the Equity of the firm

I am new in finance and I was wondering the following probably stupid questions that I don't seem to find answer anywhere. When the owner of a firm decides to make its firm public should the Market ...
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How are stocks in an IPO allocated to investors

Example: the VRL Logistics IPO was subscribed 74x, how is it decided who gets shares and who doesnt? This is assuming the number of those who applied at the highest price point is still greater than ...
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How does a company get money by going public in an IPO?

If a company goes public, how does it get the money? Will the underwriter pay the company once it goes for initial public offering (IPO)? Does that have anything to do with the valuation? Say a ...
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Any reason to invest in a mutual fund at launch?

Hargreaves are launching a new UK growth fund next week. Is there any particular reason to get in at the start? I figure it's not like an IPO? The fund value is based on performance, right, not ...
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How much of a company goes public?

When a company goes public, does that mean that it is 100% public? I just saw this infographic. And after I saw the last pie divided I wondered if companies are actually give only a percentage of the ...
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Shareholder in US based company

I am completely blind regarding this stocks and shares. So here is my situation. My brother is working in US. He is going to start an IT company there. I will be a partner. He said he will write 20% ...
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What happens to internal stock when a company goes public?

If you hold stock in a company that is not publicly traded, what will happen to that stock if the company becomes publicly traded?
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Who are the sellers for the new public stocks?

There are lots of news for $BABA. It's current price as shown in the market is $68 but my broker put an announcement saying that its limit price is already $85. Then who are the sellers? The company ...
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Can I buy stock of a company that just IPO

I'm a college student, and I wonder if I can buy stock from a company right after it finishes its IPO? To be more specific, I'm interested in the IPO of Alibaba, which hasn't happen yet. If I am not ...
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Can I buy IPO stock during the pre-market trading on the day of IPO?

Is it possible to buy a company's stock from 8 am to 9:30 am on the day of the company's IPO using an online brokerage that is? Or does the IPO stock only become available when the market opens at ...
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What does investment bank risk during IPO?

During IPO investment bank buys first stock of company which goes public. But what are the risks for bank? If after the IPO nobody buys these stocks from the bank on stock market, how will it get its ...
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Do post-IPO 'insider' stock lockup periods still apply if you separate from the company

Typically employees and other 'insiders' are subject to a lockup period after an initial public offering, along with blackout periods at certain points throughout the year to curb insider trading. ...
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Differences in conditions on shares to private vs. public shareholders?

The Wikipedia page about IPOs says this: A company selling shares is never required to repay the capital to its public investors. Does that mean that stocks bought on the stock market are somehow ...
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Should I invest in the pre-IPO company stock offered by my employer?

Should I invest money in the pre-IPO stocks soon to be offered by the company that I work for? Is it wise to do this? What should I be thinking about? What are the risks? I'm one of the first ...
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the move from Primary market to secondary mark

i do understand both markets and the mechanism of them but i don't understand how works the first time the stocks get to the secondary market who is the one that sells? the guy that just bought in ...
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Who gets how many shares when an IPO is oversubscribed?

Before an IPO, if investors ask for more shares than available, who gets how many shares and on which criteria?
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Why would a stock opening price differ from the offering price?

I've noticed when a stock goes public (IPO) there is a stock offering price. The opening price on the first day of trading is sometimes higher/lower than the offering price. How can this be? Am I ...
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Where I can find the exact time when a certain company's stock will be available in the secondary market?

As mentioned in title, I want to know when we can buy an IPO stock in the secondary market. Such as I want to buy stock in Twitter as soon as it is provided in the secondary market. I googled for a ...
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I don't live in America. How can I buy IPO stock of newly listed companies in the United States?

I'm Chinese, and I only know Firstrade, Scottrade and SogoTrade provide trading services in the Asia-Pacific region. However, they don't offer a way to buy IPO stock. Is there any way for me to buy ...
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Where can I find a list of all reverse listings on European stock exchanges for a specific period?

From Wikipedia: A reverse takeover or reverse merger (reverse IPO) is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex ...
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Do you have to be mega-rich to invest in companies pre-IPO?

Say there's a company which is known with certainty to be doing very well, but is privately held and is expected to go public within a few years. When such companies do investment rounds, are the only ...
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How does a public company issue new shares without diluting the value held by existing shareholders?

When a public company issues new shares, the total number of shares traded in a secondary market goes up. Assuming there is no change in the fundamentals of the company and the profitability, I would ...
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What factors would affect the stock price of a sports team?

Manchester United is IPO-ing pretty soon. What sort of factors would affect their share price? Unlike most companies, they don't have product announcements, weather and political factors don't really ...
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How long can a company keep the money raised from IPO of its stocks?

Suppose a company issues its stocks. Is it correct that there is no limit on the length of the time that the company can keep the money raised from IPO of its stocks, unlike for the debt of ...
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What doe IPO and FPO mean? Are they related to Equity services?

Are the terms 'IPO' and 'FPO' related to equity? If so, how? Are they related to any kind of investments?
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From Facebook's perspective, was the fall in price after IPO actually an indication that it went well?

Please state if I'm incorrect but the whole point of a company doing a IPO is it wants to sell off a portion of itself in order to raise capital. So in an IPO, I presume a company would aim to sell ...
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How does stabilization work during an IPO?

When Facebook went public, the price didn't rise like a normal IPO. Normally, IPO's are priced so that there's a "pop" on the opening day. Instead the Facebook price fluctuated around the initial ...
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Why did the stock chart for Facebook's first trading day show an initial price of $42 when the IPO price was $38?

Facebook was widely reported as having an IPO price of $38. Yet, all the stock charts show Facebook shares priced at $42 until around 11:30 AM, than dropping to $40, and then only at 11:50 AM ...
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Can I participate in trading Facebook shares on their IPO day from any brokerage?

Can I participate in trading Facebook shares on their IPO day from any brokerage? Or might accessibility be limited? (I have some money in a Vanguard account and would like to use that if possible.) ...
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I am a small retail investor. Can I invest in the Facebook IPO at the IPO price? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I purchase Skype stock during the IPO? I've heard that only big institutional investors will be able to purchase Facebook shares at the Facebook IPO price. A ...
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How to calculate/reconcile conflicting P/E ratios?

Was reading over some old LinkedIn IPO press coverage and noticed some drastically different P/E ratios being reported. Note: I know that CBS uses the $45 IPO price and ZH uses the $83 opening price. ...
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What is the P/E ratio for a company with negative earnings?

I know that PE ratio = (share price) / (net earnings per share), so does a company with a net loss mean they have a negative 1-year trailing PE? Is this surprising/unusual? What about for a company ...
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Are the sellers selling pre-IPO shares over these websites legitimate or fake?

The websites which are selling block of Facebook,Twitter and other companies are given below with the explanation which I think is fake and is not legitimate.However I have contacted both of the firms ...
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What is the rule for time between an IPO filing and public exchange

What is the time between an IPO filing (thinking S-1 registration and having a lead underwriter) and being traded on the public exchanges? slide 9 here shows a calendar ...
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Getting started with trading and investing with Stock Market for novice through Investment Bank, for Indian citizen on Nasdaq,NYSE?

I want to know all the requirements(a-z) and the process involved if I want to buy shares from underwriters and the day company goes public.I know its not easy for an individual to get piece of stock ...
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How can I figure out when I'll be able to write call options of a stock?

I have a 200 Zynga shares. I'm wondering when I'll be able to write call options? I see Groupon has options on it, but Pandora does not, so it seems it must not be just time.
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Who are the various market participants in an initial public offering (IPO)?

Who are the market participants in an IPO? From my understanding: there are no short sellers, and no standardized options. The insiders may be selling but there are also restricted shares that can't ...
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can I find out “set in stone” exact dates for IPOs?

Do companies have to announce an IPO date they have to stick to? If so, what are good resources to find such IPO dates?
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How are investment funding valued when invested in a company before it goes public?

Is there are particular method for banks or individuals when their capital is invested in the company before going public? To make it more clear, how was the Facebook Inc. and Goldman Sachs deal ...