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Can the Snapchat IPO Show Investors the Money?

Feb 4, 2017, 7:00 am EDT

Snapchat filed for its long-rumored IPO this week, and may go public as early as March. Because the photo-sharing app has so many users, anticipation ahead of its offering could approach Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc (NASDAQ:TWTR) levels. But those are two very different paths.

Sure, both are uber-popular social media giants used around the world, but only one of them has had success as a public company.

After rocky start in the year following its ballyhooed May 2012 IPO, Facebook has morphed into one of the best growth stocks on the market, rising 243% since its debut. Read 

Snap Makes It Official: The Snapchat IPO Is On!

Feb 2, 2017, 5:15 pm EDT

UPDATE (2/16): Snapchat parent Snap Inc has set a valuation of between $16.2 billion and $18.52 billion for its upcoming initial public offering, according to a Reuters report. The company was expected to be valued between $20 billion and $25 billion.

We’re getting a Snapchat IPO in 2017 after all. Snap Inc., which operates the wildly popular Snapchat mobile app, has filed its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Terms of the deal were not set because this is the initial filing. But we do know that Snap Inc. plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SNAP.” Read 

3 Reasons to Stay Away From the Snapchat IPO

Feb 2, 2017, 5:45 am EDT

This week, Snap Inc. will finally officially file for its initial public offering, which is unfortunate for the Snapchat IPO with doomsday chatter aplenty.

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Instagram — which for those who forgot is owned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) — released a rip off of Snapchat Stories last August and it appears to be eating Snapchat’s lunch. Read 

The Snapchat IPO: The Next Facebook Inc (FB) … Or Twitter Inc (TWTR)?

Jan 31, 2017, 12:58 pm EDT

Snap Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat, is gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO) filing sometime this week, according to multiple reports. Estimates suggest Snapchat stock could be worth in the neighborhood of $20 billion to $25 billion once the shares hit the market.

Essentially, with a snap of their fingers, investors could become instant millionaires. But should you buy the stock now or wait for a few weeks or months after the filing?

Valuation metrics aside, not everyone believes that Snap’s business has a future. It’s “total junk,” said Trip Chowdhry, managing director of equity research at Global Equities. Chowdhry, who insisted Snap is “hyper-inflated,” argues that market is at the end of the social media boom. “Novelty is giving way to fatigue,” he claims. Read 

Jose Cuervo IPO May Come as Early as Feb. 8

Jan 24, 2017, 1:50 pm EDT

A Jose Cuervo IPO could be a reality sooner than you might think. Source: Maiquel Borges via Flickr (Modified)

The Mexico tequila maker is working hard towards raising $1 billion for an initial public offering that many have been awaiting. The liquor producer hopes to go public with shares selling at a price of 30 to 34 pesos at launch, or $1.40 to $1.59 a share.

The Jose Cuervo IPO is targeted for a Feb. 8 launch. The company has been attempting to go public for a while, but it has faced various setbacks over recent months. Read 

The Snapchat IPO Will NOT Go Off Without a Hitch

Jan 20, 2017, 12:08 pm EDT

The secrecy with which Snap Inc. is approaching its pending initial public offering is becoming the stuff of legends. Investors, rightfully, are beginning to wonder whether Snapchat is going to stumble out of the gate in a repeat performance of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in 2012. Source: Shutterstock

Frankly, I don’t really care.

Why’s that you ask? How could I not be excited about Snapchat, the greatest thing since sliced bread? Easy. I’ve never been a fan of initial public offerings and I’m not about to start now. Read 

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