Facebook went public May 18, 2012, and its stock has endured its ups and downs, starting with the technical issues experienced by Nasdaq on its first trading day. But is Facebook stock a good investment today?
U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet ruled that Facebook, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and several banks must face a lawsuit by investors over the social network’s bungled May 2012 initial public offering, Reuters reported.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority capped the total payout by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to financial firms over the technical difficulties that plagued Facebook’s May 2012 initial public offering at $41.6 million, down from the $62 million the stock exchange initially set aside to compensate affected brokers, Reuters reported.
Facebook provided an update on ongoing legal proceedings in the Form 10-Q it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, including the lawsuit filed against the company and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Paul Ceglia, and various actions related to its initial public offering.
Nasdaq parent company Nasdaq OMX Group filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by investors and trading firms related to the exchange’s technical issues during Facebook’s initial public offering.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday the punishment for Nasdaq’s mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering: a record $10 million fine, the largest penalty paid to the SEC by an exchange. Nasdaq came under fire for several mishaps, such as failing to send trade confirmations to investors.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld and Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions Anna Ewing saw their 2012 annual bonus payments slashed due to the stock exchange’s mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering last May 18.