Twitter IPO prices at $26 per share, above estimates
Twitter priced at $26 per share for its initial public offering, the company said on Wednesday.
Earlier, underwriters involved with the Twitter IPO aimed to price the social network's stock at $27, barring any last-minute hitches, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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The original expected range of $23 to $25 per share. With 70 million shares to be issued, the company—which is not yet profitable— will raise $1.82 billion, valuing the company at $18.3 billion, fully diluted.
"The fact that they started with a range, they were able to raise it and they were able to price it above the range means that there was unprecedented demand, lots of demand for this IPO and we'll see how well they do tomorrow," said Carol Roth, a former investment banker and CNBC contributor, on Wednesday evening after Twitter's stock priced.
The social media company said in its statement that it has also granted underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 10.5 million additional shares of common stock.
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The stock is set to begin trading on Thursday and will trade under the stock symbol "TWTR" on the New York Stock Exchange.
But as Twitter becomes a publicly traded company, some investors are remaining cautious and passing on the IPO in order to get a better sense of how the company will fair in the public markets.
"We still have to see this management team perform and how they act as a public company and we have to see if the advertising initiatives stick."
Check out the Twitter's statement below.
—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter