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Marin Software: Not Ready For Prime Time Yet

Any time a stock falls 50% shortly after an IPO one has to wonder if the market isn't offering a bargain now. Currently the IPO process is so subjective to market forces and short-term market momentum that a stock can move 50% in either direction irrationally. Typically the process of deriving the offering price is built for obtaining a reasonable price though it usually leaves money on the table for those buying at that price.

In the case of Marin Software (NYSE:MRIN), investors at the IPO price haven't seen much to smile about as the stock peaked at nearly $20 on the opening day and has done nothing but drop to $10 in the three months that...

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