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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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450 views

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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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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How does a stock price affect a company after its IPO? [duplicate]

A company sells all stock on offer at an IPO which raises money. How is a company affected by it's stock price after the IPO?
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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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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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728 views

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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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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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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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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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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1answer
418 views

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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98 views

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 ...
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197 views

Can a wealthy investor invest in or make a deal with a company before it goes public / IPO?

Can a wealthy investor invest his money in any company before it goes public / IPO? I am referring to a recent Goldman Sachs and Facebook deal worth $450 Million at a valuation of $50 Billion dollars. ...
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How can I trade in U.S stock exchange living in India by choosing the broker in U.S?

I would appreciate if you kindly suggest an answer for this question.Anything incomplete in this question should be assumed. And also please suggest which is the best brokerage firm/broker for this ...
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What price can *I* buy IPO shares for?

This is motivated by the recent LinkedIn IPO, but is a general question. LinkedIn IPOed around $45/share, climbed to $95/share by noon, topped out around $122 on the day, then closed around ...
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Is there a list of upcoming Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), i.e. companies going public soon?

I've searched around on Google for a list of companies going public soon, but the results seem kind of shady; or at best they were loose predictions. Is there a list of companies that plan to go ...
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How can I purchase Skype stock during the IPO?

Skype will be going IPO soon. How can I purchase their IPO stock?