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Twitter IPO Analysis

Will Twitter go as ad crazy as Facebook after its IPO?

September 13th, 2013

Facebook has discovered that pushing ads aggressively on its users works well, even if people complain about the strategy. After Twitter goes public, it will face intense pressure to match Facebook’s phenomenal recent ad revenue growth. In the autumn of 2012, it seemed as though Facebook’s star-crossed IPO was going to ice Twitter’s plans to go …

Twitter IPO Launch

Twitter IPO likely to raise $1 billion, may happen before Thanksgiving

September 20th, 2013

Twitter filed with the SEC for an initial public offering last Thursday, and although speculation about Twitter’s future began immediately, the social networking site has yet to announce when it will actually go public. According to Reuters, that day might be less than two months away. One source told Reuters that Twitter could raise over $1 …

How much are you worth to Facebook?

May 16th, 2012

Facebook is just days away from one of the largest initial public offerings of all time. The social networking site is looking to raise more than $16 billion dollars at a valuation in the $100 billion price range. Facebook is worth a lot of money, and a company called Abine has created a program to determine just …

Facebook's record-breaking IPO reportedly set for May 18th

May 2nd, 2012

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly set to make its initial public offering on May 18th, a day later than earlier reports had claimed. Company co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief financial officer David Ebersman will take part in a roadshow beginning on Monday that will see the …

Facebook seeks $85 billion to $95 billion valuation for IPO [updated]

May 3rd, 2012

Facebook will set its share price range between the high-$20s and mid-$30s when it makes its initial public offering later this month, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. According to the paper’s unnamed sources, the company is seeking a valuation of between $85 billion and $95 billion. Facebook is expected to make its offering on May …

Facebook IPO may be delayed until June

April 24th, 2012

Due to a string of acquisitions and other business distractions, Facebook’s multi-billion dollar initial public offering that was rumored to be set for May 17th may be delayed until early or mid-June, according to CNBC. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not been preparing for the IPO, but instead has been more focused on …

Facebook Criticism Ads

More than a quarter of Facebook users hate its new ads

July 25th, 2013

Shares of Facebook have surged more than 25% since the company reported second-quarter earnings ahead of Wall Street’s expectations. Facebook’s growing ad business helped the company pull in $1.81 billion in revenue, however a new report suggests that those same ads are hampering the user experience. A report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, per …

Facebook shares clobbered again, down 50% from IPO

August 17th, 2012

Sad but true: Investing your life savings in Facebook’s (FB) IPO shares is now only half as bad of an investment as sending your bank account number to the deposed prince of Nigeria. Facebook shares once again got hammered on Friday and closed down 4% at $19.07, or just above half the $38 price that …

Facebook files for biggest Internet IPO in history at $5 billion

February 1st, 2012

Facebook on Wednesday formally filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its first step toward an upcoming initial public offering. Facebook said it is looking to raise $5 billion with its IPO, which has been eagerly anticipated by the Street and by investors. Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and others will underwrite …