|06/24/16 04:58 PM||Microsoft Corporation: A ‘Cloudy’ MSFT Is Good for Traders|
|06/24/16 04:34 PM||Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal 'Modestly Positive,' Deutsche Bank Says - [at Investor's Business Daily] - Nearly two weeks after Microsoft (MSFT) announced its blockbuster acquisition of LinkedIn (LNKD), investors and customers of the two companies "remain mixed to slightly cautious on the deal," ...|
|06/24/16 03:28 PM||Why LinkedIn Corp. Has Fallen 15% in 2016 - Microsoft saw shares plunging and swooped in with a rich buyout offer like a white knight -- or maybe a confused marauder. Either way, you shouldn't own this stock now.|
|06/24/16 11:44 AM||Are You In The Know About IPOs? -
With cloud communications start-up Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) making its debut as a public company this week, ending the tech IPO drought, we thought now would be a good time to get rookie investors up to speed on some IPO basics.
Experienced and novice investors alike often get giddy with anticipation when a hyped-up company like Twilio are poised to sell its shares on a stock exchange in a process known as an initial public offering (IPO). For anyone considering investing in issues from companies that want to “go public,” we break down the ins and outs of an IPO.
When a private company becomes public through the first sale of its stock on a public exchange such as the NYSE or NASDAQ, it will have gone through an IPO.
Why do companies seek IPOs?
Raise additional capital for growth.
Liquefy shareholders, such as early investors and employees.
Provide dividends to investors.
Secure public stature to drive awareness, and recruit top talent.
Private firms typically sell only a small stake – usually between 5 and 20 percent – in their companies in the form of new shares to public investors in an IPO. For example, Google offered 7.2 percent in 2004, LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) sold 8.3 percent in 2011, and Alibaba Group Holding LTD (NYSE: BABA) sold roughly 13 percent in 2014.
Breaking down the IPO process
There are many steps to going public. One of the key initial steps is securing an underwriter, such as an investment bank like JPMorgan, to help gauge interest and prepare a preliminary prospectus. A prospectus is a legal document that contains thorough details about a company’s business, risks, financials, number of shares being issued and its offer price.
Once the final IPO offer price is determined, the underwriter prepares a final prospectus which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
After the SEC grants approval for the prospectus following a review, a date is set for the IPO. Private companies then also typically go on a roadshow to raise interest, meeting with large institutional investors. Then, investors place their orders with the underwriters and wait to receive their allocation.
Popular IPOs can be oversubscribed, meaning there is more demand for shares than the number available in the offering. For example, Alibaba’s IPO was estimated to be about 14 times oversubscribed.
Can the little guy get in on the IPO action?
Generally, the bulk of IPO shares are allocated to institutional investors such as large mutual funds, index funds, and hedge funds. When demand is high, even these large ...Full story available on Benzinga.com|
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|06/23/16 05:25 PM||Tech Stocks Reports: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) - share market updates (press release)|
|06/23/16 05:25 PM||LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) Economic Graph Progress In View After Takeover: Pacific Crest - Bidness ETC|
|06/23/16 02:56 PM||Chamath Palihapitiya: Microsoft-LinkedIn, Future of Tech - |
|06/23/16 02:49 PM||Palihapitiya: Microsoft-LinkedIn a Great Deal for Both - |
|06/23/16 01:50 PM||Reid Hoffman on Entrepreneurship and the Future of Tech - |
|06/23/16 01:50 PM||Microsoft's LinkedIn Corp Acquisition: An In-Depth Look - We run through Microsoft’s $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, explaining the details of the deal and whether or not it makes sense.|
|06/23/16 01:47 PM||Reid Hoffman Weighs In on Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal - |
|06/23/16 08:19 AM||How To Write A LinkedIn Article If You're Not A Writer (And Still Sound Credible) - Publishing posts on LinkedIn can help you build your brand and get your ideas out there. Here's everything you need to know about actually doing it.|
|06/23/16 07:42 AM||Valuable Analysts Trends to Observe: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) , LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) - Street Updates|
|06/23/16 06:00 AM||Why Microsoft Acquired LinkedIn - |
|06/23/16 01:30 AM||[$$] Millennial investors warn wealth managers to go digital - [at Financial Times] - The world's wealthy are warning their investment managers to upgrade their digital services or face losing the approximately $1trn that passes down each year to the next generation. Private banks and wealth ...|
|06/22/16 09:06 AM||6 Investments That Traders Like: Microsoft, LinkedIn, Apple and More - |
|06/21/16 11:24 PM||[$$] No More Dizzying Earnings Adjustments - |
|06/21/16 04:00 PM||Why Facebook May Not Be First Augmented Reality Social Platform - [at Investor's Business Daily] - Facebook (FB) is leading the virtual reality charge ...|
|06/21/16 03:16 PM||Twitter Should Be the Next Big Acquisition Target, Now That LinkedIn's Been Taken Out - [at TheStreet] - Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are all possible purchasers for the troubled social network, but the most logical suitor is yet another tech giant.|
|06/21/16 01:58 PM||Merge Ahead: Bay Area companies going M&A mad - We haven’t even reached the halfway point of 2016 and it’s already been a busy year for Bay Area public company mergers and acquisitions — perhaps none bigger than Microsoft’s planned acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., a whopping $26.2 billion deal announced last week.
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Nearly a dozen of the region’s largest public companies have been bought in deals that closed…
|06/21/16 12:15 PM||Under Armour is one of the most attractive places for job seekers, LinkedIn finds - |
|06/21/16 09:55 AM||Here are the most attractive Bay Area companies, according to Linkedin - LinkedIn announced on Monday the launch of the first-ever "Top Attractors" list, from data of LinkedIn’s 433 million members.
The Mountain View-based job-seeking website used its exclusive user data, which found that technology companies make up 100 percent of the top 10 on the list and nearly half (45 percent) of the most wanted companies in the U.S.
You can see all the companies who made the list in our slideshow above.
Nearly 50 percent of the U.S. list offer competitive flexibility options…
|06/21/16 09:27 AM||LinkedIn Users Are Scared Of A Possible Brexit - Benzinga|
|06/21/16 09:18 AM||Twitter Expands Video Play Length To 140 Seconds From 30 Seconds - [at Investor's Business Daily] - Twitter (TWTR) is giving its users more room to unleash their creativity, expanding the length of its video play to 140 seconds from 30. The change is designed to help video creators boost their audiences ...|
|06/21/16 08:30 AM||The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Alphabet - |
|06/20/16 09:22 PM||The Marque: A LinkedIn for the Most Successful - [at Bloomberg] - Andrew Wessels, The Marque's founder and chief executive officer, discusses the network's business model with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)|
|06/20/16 06:24 PM||Will LinkedIn Bring Microsoft an Early Earnings Bump? - |
|06/20/16 05:09 PM||These are the most attractive Silicon Valley companies, according to Linkedin - |
|06/20/16 04:49 PM||President Obama On Returning To The Job Market: 'I'm Gonna Get On LinkedIn' -
On Monday, during a speech endorsing America as a great place for business investment, President Barack Obama joked about his time after leaving office that, "I'm gonna get on LinkedIn."
The President spoke of America’s private ...Full story available on Benzinga.com|
|06/20/16 04:47 PM||Salesforce, Amazon and Uber among the Top Companies on LinkedIn Top Attractors, a New List Ranking Where the World Wants to Work Now|
|06/20/16 04:47 PM||Social Network Stocks Consolidate With Microsoft's Purchase of LinkedIn|
|06/20/16 07:52 AM||LinkedIn gets lucky - BetaNews - BetaNewsLinkedIn gets luckyBetaNewsSeveral readers have asked for my take on Microsoft's purchase last week of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion -- a figure some think is too high and others think is a steal. I think there is generally more here than meets the eye. Microsoft definitely needed ...IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data RoundupInformationWeekNew In Small Business Tech This Week: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn And Apple's Going After PayPalForbesEU official: Data key in LinkedIn mergerArkansas OnlineBusiness Insider -The Boston Globe -New York Times -VentureBeatall 229 news articles »|
|06/20/16 06:55 AM||This Weeks Broker Views For LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) - Fiscal Standard|
|06/20/16 06:12 AM||The 40 most attractive employers in the world, according to LinkedIn - Here are the most sought-after companies worldwide, according to LinkedIn.|
|06/20/16 06:12 AM||The 40 most attractive employers in America, according to LinkedIn - Looking for a new job? LinkedIn says these companies are the most sought-after employers in the United States.|
|06/20/16 06:11 AM||Moonshots and Paydirt: How Tech Companies Are Bringing Large-Cap M&A Back - [at TheStreet] - Tech giants have used their cash for big bets on disruption. Here's what they have to show for it.|
|06/20/16 05:59 AM||LinkedIn Unveils the List of Companies Where Members Want to Work Now - [at noodls] - We just unveiled LinkedIn Top Attractors. It's the first-ever list that ranks the most sought-after companies by professionals in the world right now based on the billions of actions taken on LinkedIn ...|
|06/20/16 05:34 AM||The 25 most attractive employers in the UK, according to LinkedIn - [at CNBC] - Want to attract top employees to you business? Well, you might want to take pointers from the U.K.'s 25 most attractive employers.|
|06/20/16 05:30 AM||Google is America's most attractive employer: LinkedIn - |
|06/19/16 09:30 AM||[$$] LinkedIn acquisition a strange but savvy move for Microsoft chief - [at Financial Times] - You have a company that has an enviable, if slowly declining, franchise and a woeful record of executing large-scale acquisitions. What do you do if you want to maximise returns for investors? You might ...|
|06/18/16 04:25 PM||Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is This Deal Doomed?|
|06/18/16 01:39 PM||10 Questions Your LinkedIn Profile Must Answer In 10 Seconds - Is your LinkedIn profile showcasing your professional strengths as well as it could be doing? Here are ten questions your LinkedIn profile must answer in ten seconds!|
|06/18/16 09:20 AM||LinkedIn goes down following Microsoft acquisition|
|06/18/16 09:20 AM||LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) Stock Cut To Neutral At UBS|
|06/18/16 09:20 AM||Should LinkedIn Employees Give the Thumbs Up to Microsoft's Acquisition?|
|06/18/16 09:20 AM||LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) Analyst Opinion|
|06/17/16 11:01 PM||[$$] Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is This Deal Doomed? - [at Barrons.com] - At $26.2 billion in cash, it will be Microsoft’s largest acquisition ever. The bigger question around the deal is what were Microsoft’s expectations when it agreed to add a 50% premium to LinkedIn’s share price? Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella insists that his company can make LinkedIn’s so-called graph of relationship between professionals—its ability to reveal ties between people—more valuable through technologies such as machine learning.|
|06/17/16 08:00 PM||The Hurdles Facing the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal - |
|06/17/16 05:17 PM||Biz Break: Netflix gets sued by ex-‘juicers’ that were paid to watch TV - |