While Wall Street and Silicon Valley fed the media hype, most folks on Main Street steered clear. And the latter got the last laugh.
A late decision to boost the number of shares hitting the market may have made it impossible for the share price to rise.
For all the hype, most retail investors weren’t buying in, and it took some alleged buying on the part of the underwriters to keep the stock from losing on opening day.
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Trading was halted this morning after a 13% drop; shares rebounded when trading resumed, but are back near the day's lows. The fate of the maker of games like 'Farmville' is closely tied to Facebook. Other social-networking stocks also lose ground.
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