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So Far So Good For Eloqua IPO – Shares Up 13% In First Day of Trading

eloquaThe marketing automation sector is one of the fastest growing in the burgeoning enterprise space. We see proof of this today with Eloqua’s initial public offering (HPO).

The stock opened at $12.02 per share on the NASDAQ for the SaaS provider of performance management technology. It was up more than 15% in trading, up from its $11.50 original stock price. The company sold eight million shares. It had a price range of $10-to-$12 per share.

That’ll Fly: Kayak Closes IPO Day With Shares Up Nearly 30% And Market Cap Over $1.2B

Screen shot 2012-07-20 at 5.54.58 PMIt’s been a long time in coming. After first filing to go public in late 2010, Kayak finally came to market today debuting as a public company on NASDAQ, trading under “KYAK.” The travel bookings company has hit its fair share of bumps along the way, thanks to unsteady market conditions, erratic earnings, and a departing CFO.

All that has been washed away over the last 48 hours (at least for the time being), as Kayak exceeded the original $21 to $25 price range it set, raising $91M and opening at $26/share this morning. Not only that, but at the close of its first day as a public company, Kayak’s shares have jumped nearly 30 percent, finally resting at $33.18.

Firewall Company Palo Alto Networks Up 26% In IPO

PAN_IconPalo Alto Networks shares climbed 26% in its first day of trading today on the New York Stock Exchange.  Shares closed at $53, up from its $42 offering price.The company offered 6.3 million shares in trading.

The price of the share were originally offered at range of $34 to $37. It was increased to a range of $38 to $40 earlier in the week.

Kayak And Palo Alto IPOs Looking Better Than Facebook’s (Whew!)

Kayak_pressPhotoHappy IPO Friday! Two tech startups are making their public debuts today: Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software, and so far, so good on both. Morgan Stanley, scapegoat for the troubled Facebook IPO brouhaha, is leading both, for what it’s worth. Kayak priced its IPO last night at $26 per share, and is looking to raise $91 million at a valuation of $1 billion. Originally, the travel company was looking at shares priced between $22 and $25.

Palo Alto, meanwhile, offered 6.2 million shares at $42 each, after raising the price range from $38-$40 last week, which was up from $34-$37, originally. Both are now trading up.

MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

insider-ipo-clubAt the end of August, mobile TV and video platform MobiTV filed its S-1 and announced its plans for a $75 million initial public offering. Founded in 1999, the company had been one of the early movers in the movement to bring live and on-demand TV to mobile devices, which led to partnerships with NBC, ESPN, Disney, CBS, and a bunch of other sizable media companies. The company closed over $100 million in outside investment in their time, had partnered with the big four carriers, and revenue was on the rise, so it seemed like a company on the road to a successful IPO, right?

Wrong.

Facebook stock above $30, denial of IPO fraud, alliance against ad scams and more on this week’s news roundup

Facebook shares are back above $30 for the first time since May, closing today at $30.01 — up 6 percent from Thursday. Earlier today Facebook filed a motion to consolidate the 40-plus class-action lawsuits against the company following its initial … Continue reading

Facebook stock back up, Nasdaq under fire, Yahoo settlement close, and more on this week’s news roundup

Facebook stock ends week on a high note – Facebook closed today at $27.10, up 3 percent from Thursday. Shares fell below $26 on Wednesday, their lowest since the company’s initial public offering on May 18, which priced shares at … Continue reading

Facebook shares fall to $28.84 on first day of options trading

Facebook shares fell more than 9 percent today, closing at $28.84 on the first day of options trading, which allows investors to bet on the future of the stock with less money at risk. Today marks the first time the company’s … Continue reading

Investing in Facebook: Rob Winkler of 5th Planet Games

This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For the final part … Continue reading

Investing in Facebook: Rick Marini of BranchOut

This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 4 of … Continue reading