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FOXA 0.44 4:00 pm ET
BAP 2.72 6:00 pm ET
ACSF 0.31 After Mkt
AGII 0.88 After Mkt
AGTC -0.19 After Mkt
AIN 0.34 After Mkt
ALSN 0.57 After Mkt
AMKR 0.03 After Mkt
ASEI 0.18 After Mkt
AVNW N/A After Mkt
BFAM 0.44 After Mkt
BKD 0.46 After Mkt
BRS 0.63 After Mkt
BRX 0.51 After Mkt
CMP 1.53 After Mkt
CORI -0.35 After Mkt
CSWC N/A After Mkt
CUTR 0.11 After Mkt
DLA -0.27 After Mkt
ENTA 1.13 After Mkt
EZPW -0.06 After Mkt
GLAD 0.21 After Mkt
GROW N/A After Mkt
MODN -0.17 After Mkt
MOH 0.61 After Mkt
MXL 0.43 After Mkt
NBIX -0.32 After Mkt
NGL 0.24 After Mkt
NTES 14.62 After Mkt
OI 0.40 After Mkt
OMI 0.49 After Mkt
OTTR 0.44 After Mkt
PAA 0.46 After Mkt
PAGP 0.14 After Mkt
PCYG N/A After Mkt
PFIE 0.00 After Mkt
PHX N/A After Mkt
PINC 0.39 After Mkt
PKY 0.32 After Mkt
PRCP 0.03 After Mkt
PRE 2.64 After Mkt
PSDV -0.15 After Mkt
QLYS 0.17 After Mkt
RBC 1.11 After Mkt
RLOC -0.37 After Mkt
RPT 0.34 After Mkt
SWI 0.56 After Mkt
WCN N/A After Mkt
WSH 0.53 After Mkt
WYNN 0.76 After Mkt
YELP -0.03 After Mkt
ALR 0.58 Before Mkt
BWP 0.23 Before Mkt
CNA 0.90 Before Mkt
CRK -1.26 Before Mkt
CTS 0.25 Before Mkt
CTSH 0.78 Before Mkt
DO 0.54 Before Mkt
EXXI -1.26 Before Mkt
GFN -0.06 Before Mkt
HAS 1.30 Before Mkt
HZNP 0.60 Before Mkt
IMKTA N/A Before Mkt
L 0.78 Before Mkt
LII 1.23 Before Mkt
MCY 0.48 Before Mkt
VRTU 0.42 Before Mkt
WEX 1.05 Before Mkt
WPP 0.05 Before Mkt
AWRE N/A Unknown
BDL N/A Unknown
CARV N/A Unknown
CCG 0.15 Unknown
FULL 0.11 Unknown
IMN -0.29 Unknown
NAT 0.45 Unknown
PTSI N/A Unknown
SCCO 0.19 Unknown
SPDC 0.00 Unknown
SYNL 0.05 Unknown
TR N/A Unknown
UNIS -0.11 Unknown

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Social Network IPO's

Posted on 2012-02-14 by Daniel Ho

Social NetworkFacebook, the grand daddy of social networks, is expected to file for IPO on Wednesday. A long anticipated event, this can either energize the technology companies IPO once again, or it can mean that intelligent companies always sell out at the top of the market. The verdict is yet to be known, but it is certain to bring great fortunes for Facebook employees.

Before Facebook, a torrent of social networking companies filed IPOs in 2011, and let's take a look on how some of them do after trading publicly.

LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD)

LinkedIn, often cited as the Facebook for professionals, went public in May of 2011. On the day of the IPO, it traded above $120/share and settled at $94.25/share at the close. The $120 mark, however, was the peak of its share price so far, and the stock was last traded at $72.15/share. This may be disappointing to those who bought above the last traded price, but considering that the company is valued at ~$7 Billion, and has a forward P/E ratio > 100, we can be assured that there are a lot of happy investors who bought it before the IPO.

Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA)

Like movies that get released before the end of year so they can get the chance to be nominated for the upcoming Oscar, Zynga, the social-gaming company, went public on Dec 16, 2011 on closed at $9.5/share. It closed on $10.49 on Tuesday, and so far its shares have stayed its course. Zynga's social games are wildly popular, and the company now has a market capitalization of ~7.5 Billion. As the US government might have paved the way for internet gaming, Zynga might be pondering on entering the online gaming market as it already has the highest number of poker players through its Zynga Poker game. If Zynga can overcome the legal hurdles and become a major player, this could be an even more lucrative market for Zynga, and will certain boost its profits and share price.

Pandora Media (NYSE: P)

Pandora Media operates an online music streaming business, and generates its revenue through advertising between songs. It went public on Jun 15, 2001, and closed at $17.42 on the first day of trading. It is now trading at $13.19/share, and has a market capitalization of ~$2 Billion. Pandora's business model is well understood, but its audiences are much less connected to each other, and user loyalty is definitely not as high as that of Facebook or LinkedIn, where network effect is much better exploited. It is also facing increasing competition from Spotify, a music streaming service which allows user to select the songs they want to hear.

RenRen (NYSE: RENN)

RenRen is a Chinese social networking company modeling after Facebook, much like how Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) modeled after Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). The company went public in May of 2011, and closed at $18.01/share on the day of IPO. Like most Chinese internet companies, its shares have been slashed significantly last year, as investors started to flee away from Chinese companies listed in the US. It is now trading at $5.55/share, but still spots a market capitalization of ~2 Billion. RenRen also faces stiff competition from Tencent on social networking, the giant in Chinese internet which operates the QQ network.

This article originally appears on benzinga.com

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