For months we talk about the arrival of Facebook to the stock market and this move will eventually become a reality. From today -18 May, the most popular social network in the world operate on NASDAQ using the command “FB”, as confirmed in an official press release.
The initial public offering of 421,233,615 shares will be Facebook, which will sell for $ 38 each. This move will allow the stock company raise 16 billion dollars and reach a valuation of approximately $ 104 billion. It’s clearly a great day for Menlo Park.
Now that Facebook is a public company, the fortunes of their creators will rise exponentially. Mark Zuckerberg reportedly become the second richest man in America, with 40 billion dollars. The reward for Eduardo Saverin, meanwhile, will be nearly 4 billion.
estimates also suggest that the advent of Facebook to create the bag over a thousand new millionaires. But not everything here has to do with the fortunes of the most graceful. The social network is about to enter a new field that lie so many responsibilities.
Any decision made by corporate executives directly impact the stock price , like what happens in the world economy. So far Facebook has shown a very strong company but this will be the real test.
Despite all the attention generated by the arrival of Facebook to the stock market, economists say the stock price is excessive and that stakeholders should wait at least six months. However, the furor over the insurance company will keep the focus of attention beyond their initial journey operating on NASDAQ.
And the expectation is high for several reasons, but I’ll take the statements of Joshua Gans, professor at the business school at the University of Toronto published by Mashable :
dir=”ltr”> All uncertainties surrounding Facebook will not be resolved this year. Within a decade just know if you have a permanent place in the economy, such as Microsoft. There is a scenario in which Facebook clearly becomes the next Google or Apple, but there is one in which ends as Yahoo!
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