Thinking Twitter? These tech IPOs paid off big
Here's how rich you would be now if you had jumped into some other high-profile tech offerings.
If you had invested $1,000 in Jeff Bezos' company then, you'd have earned $239,045 by now. It went public 16 years ago at $18 per share. Now Amazon is trading at $356 per share.
Mashable and Statista figured it out.
Nothing beats an early $1,000 investment in Amazon, but if you had invested $1,000 in eBay the day it went public, you'd have almost $70,000 more now. If you had put the same amount in Yahoo, you'd have just over $60,000 more.
An early $1,000 investment in Google would net you $12,072. LinkedIn's IPO would have given you about $5,000 by now. Facebook's would have you up, but only by about $1,300.
Here's the chart from Mashable and its partner, Statista. It has been adjusted for splits and dividends:
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$26 dollars is where TWTR priced tonight(for IPO holders)...It could open at $42 or another price anytime tomorrow.?
It's all a wild card now....And they will probably look at "order books" before they release it to the public...
That's absolutely true Brutus...
Even if a retail investor has the offer or chance to participate; Depending on allotment, few can.
At least NOT any worthy IPOs; Visa, Amazon, Linked, maybe Facebook and or Twitter..
If they are oversubscribed such as Twitter is tonight or the last few days; My order would have been dropped...Institutional, Funds, Big houses and Big players come first..
I consider a bigger player with $5-10 Million on deposit or invested with a House...Maybe more ??
As usual most little guys don't have a chance.
On the open I'm sure they will fill Market orders first, before they fill Limits...Unless they are high.
Think, Limit orders will be accepted after 7 a.m. (premarket) for interest and purchase...?
Market orders won't be accepted until issue opens on floor of the NYSE..
That could be "anytime" after 9:30 a.m. EDT. on the 7th.
Nice work, selectively pointing out some IPO winners. Why not balance the article with a listing of the winners, and a listing of the losers? Could it be because one of those lists just goes on and on, and the other is indeed a short list?
When Google first came out I begged my family to get into it, I was ignored. To this day I think about what could have been if we'd invested $10,000 in it. NOT going to make that mistake with TWTR.
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