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Pandora’s IPO Raises Again, To $16

After we had just covered Pandora’s IPO raise from $7-$9 a share to $10-$12 a share, the company has just raised the price to $16 per share (nearly double of its original offering). According to Chris Nerney from IT World, this is an old Wall Street trick to raise investor enthusiasm.

Nerney argues that this is a tactic to make Pandora seem like an extremely desirable investment, whether it is or isn’t. This opens Pandora’s box (so to speak) on the first day of trading and will cause investors to pay a high price of about $30 to $40 a share. It is also likely that the stock may dip down to a low $20 in the coming weeks.

Pandora Raises Share Price By $3 In IPO

It looks like Pandora has changed its mind on its shares of stock since it’s original IPO (initial public offering). The company has just issued an amendment raising the share price from $10-$12. This is a $3 per share raise from its original average, and brings the company’s valuation from $1 billion to nearly $2 billion.

Since there are nearly 15 million shares up for the taking, Pandora expects to raise about $203 million from the initiative, or $60 million more than it’s original offering. Pandora currently rocks a user-base of 94 million, compared to 53 million the previous year. Likewise, users spend two times more time on the site than they had the previous year (rising from 0.7 billion hours to 1.6 billion hours).

Groupon Files For $750 Million IPO
According to Business Insider, Groupon has filed an S-1 with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in efforts to raise $750 million in an Initial Public Offering (IPO), backed by Morgan Stanley. Some of details of the filling

  • Groupon lost $413 million in 2010
  • 2010 revenues totaled $713 million
  • Groupon’s first quarter 2011 revenues reached $645 million
  • Groupon has 83 million email subscribers
  • Groupon sold 30 million coupons last year
  • Groupon spent $86 million on operating costs in 2010
  • Groupon has 7,000+ employees
Google CEO Goes Back To Startup Mode

Eric Schmidt will no longer be the CEO of Google as of one week from now. Google’s co-founder Larry Page will be taking over as Google’s CEO. According to EdibleApple, Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal notes many of the changes that Larry Page has already started with…

Walgreen Buys Drugstore.com For $409 Million In Cash

Walgreens was founded in 1901 by Charles Walgreen Sr. Walgreen purchased the Chicago drugstore where he had worked as a pharmacist. His ambition fueled the start of the drugstore chain and has expanded since. About 100 years later, Walgreens opened it’s 3,000th store. Walgreens was also the first drugstore chain to offer prescription labels in multiple languages, across the nation. Today, you can pick up your prescription in any one of 14 different languages.

The well known drugstore has announced this morning that they will buy the online retailer Drugstore.com for 409 million dollars in cash. Those who previously had stock in Drugstore.com…