Facebook’s initial public offering launched May 18 at $38 per share, and the social network’s stock ended the trading day up just 23 cents. But according to a blog post on Liberty Street Economics, Facebook’s underwriters were a major factor in keeping the stock from plummeting on its first day.
Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” Thursday afternoon, reiterating that his company did nothing improper in the run-up to Facebook’s initial public offering and urging patience with the social network’s slumping stock, saying, “The story isn’t over. Again, we are at day eight here. Give this a little bit of time.”
Facebook filed the seventh and what will likely be the final amendment to its S-1 initial public offering filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late last night, increasing the price range of its shares and making more of them available.