initial public offerings

Could Mark Zuckerberg Make $24 Billion?

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Being as wealthy as a quarter of the households in the United States combined. That may soon be the state of the Facebook founder's finances; the company plans to go public at a valuation of $100 billion dollars.

Last Week's Biggest Market Head-Scratchers

Wall Street can be fickle, leaving investors scratching their heads in bewilderment. Some of last week's biggest surprises, blunders, and flat-out boneheaded moves included Netflix's misguided pricing hike, ill-timed IPO announcements by Norwegian Cruise Lines and Zillow, and Trex going the way of Lumber Liquidators.

Groupon IPO Could Value Coupon Company at $15 Billion

Groupon is planning an initial public offering that would value the three-year-old online coupon distribution site at as much as $15 billion -- more than double what Google reportedly bid on the company last year -- The New York Times reported.

What If Groupon and Facebook Had IPOs the Same Day?

New reports say Groupon could go public by the end of 2011, around the same time a Facebook IPO is expected. But even if they both priced their IPOs on the same day, it seems there will be no shortage of funding because IPO-starved investors are raring to go.

Is this the Era of an Economically Irrelevant America?

There are people around the world rubbing their hands with glee at America's supposed collapse, pundits who say this nation is so bankrupt that it has become irrelevant. But author, venture capitalist and DailyFinance columnist Peter Cohan says don't write America's obituary just yet.

A Hulu IPO?

Hulu is preparing to go public, according to a report in The New York Times. The offering could value the video content website at $2 billion.

Report: Facebook IPO Put Off Until 2012

A new report suggests that social-networking site Facebook will probably put off its IPO until 2012 to give founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg more time to gain users and boost sales without the public scrutiny that comes with a public listing.

IPOs Rebound in the Second Quarter

It was a tough second quarter for investors, as the S&P 500 fell 12.5%. The driving factors include major debt problems in Europe and a fear of a double-dip recession in the U.S. Despite all this, the IPO market recorded decent performance.

Tesla IPO: A Good Start, But Don't Expect Too Much

It sure got off to a rubber-burning start on a dreadful day for stocks. But how does it stack up? Other IPOs have raised more money this year, and Tesla's jump isn't the biggest. The warning: Many others have dropped since day one.

Cyber-Security Specialist KEYW Files for an IPO

Cyber-security firm KEYW has filed for an IPO. The offering could raise as much as $100 million. While much about the company must remain confidential, founder Leonard Moodispaw, formerly of the U.S. National Security Agency, seems to inspire investors to take a leap of faith.

Retailer Toys 'R' Us Set to Go Public Again

After years of speculation, Toys 'R' Us filed documents with the Securities and Exchange commission to go public in the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "TOYS." Some early reports have said the initial offering could raise around $1 billion.

Penthouse IPO Is Another Naked Gamble

FriendFinder Network, formerly known as Penthouse, needs money fast. The weight of hundreds of millions of dollars of debt has prompted it to turn to public capital markets. It%u2019s a desperate move -- in fact, the same move the company made a year ago under the same circumstances.

Twitter Seeks New Skills: Money Making

Twitter has big dreams for 2010, with speculation ranging from an acquisition to an IPO. But the company%u2019s major challenge is still bringing in revenue, so now, the microblogging service is looking to hire people who specialize in making money.