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Why IPO pricing is "more of an art than a science"

May 10, 2019
Uber's Wall Street debut offers an interesting case study.
An Uber sign is displayed as traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before the Opening Bell at the NYSE as the ride-hailing company Uber makes its highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) on May 10, 2019 in New York City.
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Uber's IPO arrives at a challenging time

May 9, 2019
Uber's Jump bikes are made in China, and they could see a U.S. import tariff hike if trade talks fall through.
Uber launches its Jump electrical bike service in Brussels on April 25.
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How does this year's wave of IPOs compare to 1999's?

Apr 8, 2019
The social-networking site Pinterest has set a price range for its initial public offering. At the peak price of $17 per share, the company would be worth a little over $11 billion, down from an estimate of $12 billion last…
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As Uber eyes an IPO, what's its plan for profits?

Feb 28, 2019
It's expanding far beyond ride-sharing, and it has tons of data.
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Direct listings bypass traditional IPO process

Jan 14, 2019
Slack hopes it can repeat the success of Spotify's unusual public offering.
When Spotify went public last spring, it scrapped the traditional IPO process and began directly trading existing shares.
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2019 looks to be a bumper year for tech IPOs

Dec 31, 2018
Consider the smartphone and its array of apps. Open yours, and you may see Uber or Lyft for summoning a car, Airbnb for booking a room and Pinterest or Slack to share your experience. Also, you may be able to…

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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Private money rules Silicon Valley, so where does that leave Wall Street?

Sep 20, 2018
Private funding, like venture capital, can now grow companies as big as an IPO can. Small investors might get a slice, too.
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