One of the West Coast's leading activist investors has added to the growing criticism of corporate governance in Silicon Valley, and of Google in particular, amid fresh warnings of a bubble in tech valuations. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
Groupon is the largest U.S. internet company IPO since Google debuted in 2004. Insight on what this means for Silicon Valley, with Matthew Michelsen, The Backplane CEO/co-founder and CNBC's David Faber.
Groupon's IPO was priced at $20 a share, well above the expected range of $16 to $18. The stock is expected to start trading on Friday under the ticker symbol "GRPN."
Most likely outcome of the Greek confidence vote: An interim government that immediately approves the EU package. The most pressing issue is money — Greece has run out. They need the 8 billion euros ($11 billion) from the troika fast. If they don't clearly approve the European Union package, they don't get the money, which means they will face an immediate crisis even before they are able to hold an election.
According to the latest IPO valuation, online coupon purveyor Groupon is worth more than half the S&P 500 index, which one trader called "ludicrous."
The Fast Money traders weigh in on Groupon pricing its IPO and whether it is a deal.
With a week left before pricing its long-watched initial public offering, Groupon executives, led by CEO Andrew Mason, will round out the first leg of road show presentations in front of an estimated 300 investors at Manhattan’s St. Regis hotel Friday.
With Groupon set to price next week, find out how the “Mad Money” host thinks you should play it.
The U.S. stock market has risen almost 10 percent so far in October, one of the best monthly performances in two decades. But investors in high-momentum companies including Netflix and First Solar have been left out of the rally.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
It is hard to envisage a less propitious climate for equity analysis than a gloomy outlook for advanced economies combined with sustained and severe market volatility.
“Nobody wants to IPO into this fiasco of a market,” says one strategist. “There’s just massive liquidity risk."
As the stock market continues to struggle, many investors who bet on this year’s new issues are taking an outsized hit since nearly two-thirds of 2011s IPOs are below their initial offering price.
The game maker Zynga hopes to raise at least $1 billion in an initial public offering this fall, but don’t expect shares to trade until October at the earliest, say people familiar with the company’s offering plans.
A steady influx of funding from angel investors and venture capital firms that are hoping to find the next LinkedIn spacer or Facebook has sparked a potentially dangerous financing frenzy for the technology-startup industry, according to investors and market participants. And the recent market turmoil has done little to slow the stampede.
A small number of companies have already scaled back or canceled their initial stock offerings because of volatile market conditions, the New York Times reports.
The decision by the ECB to buy the bonds of Italy and Spain could be a game changer. It could stem the fear in the stock markets of the world, says Jon Najarian.
LinkedIn is "in the very early stages of a large opportunity" to expand membership in the U.S. and around the world as uncertainty over getting and keeping a job continues.
S&P futures popped 13 points prior revisions also better than expected, but then fell back. Average hourly earnings up 0.4 percent much higher than expectations of 0.2 percent gain.
The social networking website swings to a second quarter profit in its first earnings report since going public almost three months ago. Insight with Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn CEO.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.