On Nov. 11, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set a company record for most sales in a 24-hour period when $5.7 billion was exchanged over its network of websites.
A lot of people got rich on Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) stock following the Twitter IPO this week.
Especially after it opened 73% above its IPO price at $45.10.
The Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) hype machine is in full gear, and the first trades are now indicating $45, up 73% from the $26 pricing last night.
If the stock market were a pinball machine, it would read “tilt.”
Thursday, micro-blogging site Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) will debut as a publicly traded company on Wall Street’s Big Board. Many analysts – including those at Money Morning – will steer clear of the hotly anticipated IPO – but TWTR has had no trouble generating investor interest.
The San Francisco-based company even increased its price range Monday on roughly 70 million shares from $17 to $20 per share to $23 to $25. The move values the company at a whopping $13.9 billion, or 26 times its revenue over the last 12 months. Twitter hopes to raise as much as $1.75 billion.
Facebook’s anemic 2012 initial public offering has gone down in history as one of the great IPO flops. Twitter, it seems, is eager to avoid repeating Mark Zuckerberg’s mistake, with the Twitter IPO price set at a modest $17 to $20 per share.
San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has found a new home on Wall Street: the Big Board.
“We intend to list the common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TWTR,” read Tuesday’s amendment to the company’s Form S-1 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Today (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” to discuss how the big banks are putting Twitter stock on sale, and whether investors should buy once it hits the market.
According to some sleuthing from PrivCo, a New York-based firm engaged in the research of privately held companies, the Twitter IPO date is Nov. 15.
It used to be that companies went public after achieving a modicum of success. There were business models, calculations, and plans, all based on real results and proven success.
Over the last month we’ve seen Facebook’s (Nasdaq: FB) dramatic share price rebound, Twitter’s stock IPO announcement, and LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) stock on fire, but have you ever wondered… how do social media companies make money?