The freshly minted tech millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, including those benefitting from Facebook’s IPO today, are selling stock earlier and in larger numbers than previous generations of tech tycoons.
Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Thursday:
A few hours before the oversubscribed, wildly sought after Facebook shares are priced for the company’s public debut, Max Wolff, analyst at GreenCrest Capital, said buying in now is like “buying a lottery ticket.”
If the Facebook IPO is to succeed, it will have to overcome a less-than-stellar history of similar technology offerings that started quickly but soon faltered.
There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook’s valuation, but the real question behind that valuation, is how Facebook makes money and what its prospects are in the future.
When Activision Blizzard’s long-awaited Diablo III went on sale at midnight, it had already broken sales records. Once players got their hands on the game, they also overloaded Activision Blizzard's servers.
Facebook likes Zynga – a lot. While the social game maker endured some close scrutiny during its IPO because of its reliance on Facebook, the relationship is actually more of a codependent one -- and Facebook will be the first to admit that.
Which stocks are getting "twitter" chatter? CNBC's Seema Mody reports shares of Zynga are up 5% ahead of Facebook's IPO. John Frankel, ff Venture Capital, also discusses what investors could miss if they don't pay attention to the firm's initial public offering, calling it the "content revolution."
The Facebook gravy train is a long one – and some of the people who will benefit from the initial public offering are ones you might not expect.
With its public company debut just a week away, Facebook is considering several different scenarios for its opening bell festivities, according to people familiar with the matter.
Facebook could make or break the fragile IPO market if it does not trade well once it goes public next week, analysts say.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Since the bursting of the Internet bubble over a decade ago, technology stocks have been a relatively safe bet compared to the more volatile financial and energy sectors.
Morgan Stanley, led by its technology investment banking chief, Michael Grimes, has shepherded 28 technology initial public offerings in the past year. The New York Times reports.
Here are 10 stocks that may benefit from Facebook’s IPO.
If the Facebook IPO is to succeed, it will have to overcome a less-than-stellar history of similar technology offerings that started quickly out of the gate but faltered shortly thereafter.
After all the hoopla leading up to Facebook's New York roadshow, the actual event didn't go quite as smoothly as planned, irking some investors.
Let me propose something that not many people are saying Friday morning: Facebook’s initial public offering price may be too low. Mark Zuckerberg may have been hustled by Wall Street—like so many other tech company founders.
Facebook, which plans to make a market debut this month that could value it at $86 billion, is the stock that everyone seems to want. The NYT reports.
Facebook is selling 180 million shares – the proceeds of which it will keep. Other stockholders will sell 157.4 million shares, and those proceeds will not go to Facebook.