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WSJ: Alibaba IPO to launch week of Sept. 8

  • Alibaba (Pending:BABA) is aiming to launch its IPO early in the week of Sept. 8, with shares possibly trading as soon as Sept. 18 or 19, sources tell the WSJ.
  • The company initially wished to launch the deal by the end of August but moved the date to September due to investor summer vacations and regulatory approvals.
  • Alibaba was also waiting to finalize the timing of the launch until after it received final feedback from the SEC. The company is still in talks with the regulator, but expects to wrap up the approvals surrounding its IPO this week.
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  • vikramnjnjjdjnd
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    Sell the house and buy baba!
    31 Aug 2014, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • Pete P.
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    It's launching the ROAD SHOW September 8th.
    31 Aug 2014, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • alpine
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    But have you all seen how "busy. cool, sexy" Yahoo pages are these days, it seems, at least to me, what if:
    - Ms. Mayer has "mastered" monetising video;
    - Ms. Mayer has rid herself, sorry Yahoo, of certain "vulturing" content providers (I prefer not to name them as yet) and signed up lots of new "fair trade" providers like CNBC, Forbes, etc, the list just goes on and on, just in the last 2+ months;
    - their email platform finally does what it should have done since she took over, i.e. gmail was the "gold" standard; and finally
    - Alibaba, Microsoft (a la Bing, and who knows what else is on the cards), even the dreaded Google are all "blessers" of what Yahoo is trying to do in the world, as, speaking strictly for myself, I seem to be spending a lot of time on Yahoo pages, as their "content" quotient has never been higher, and recently, the highest of any of the other content "providers". So, I do suspect, it might be a lot cheaper for Alibaba to acquire Yahoo than have the inevitable dilution effect of Yahoo's ownership when the former goes IPO.
    31 Aug 2014, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • sethmcs
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    Yahoo finance used to be a good site. Now its cluttered with so much non finance stuff it isn't worth the visit.
    1 Sep 2014, 01:22 AM Reply Like
  • Pete P.
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    I think we will see positive surprises from Yahoo this qtr with regards to video, stream ads, display pricing and streaming concerts. That's just my opinion, but it seems that a turnaround is in the cards, just taking longer than originally hoped.
    1 Sep 2014, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • joegulf2
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    BABA still dont know IPO price range
    31 Aug 2014, 03:20 PM Reply Like
  • dspr
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    Anyone have an idea what will BABA ipo price be when it comes out?
    31 Aug 2014, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • bently
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    T'will be interesting to see if "Buy on the rumor, sell on the news" drives share prices this week. It will also be interesting to see if Zacks sticks with its "sell"
    recommendation on the stock.

     

    There's never any guarantee on how the market will react to any news. I thought we'd see a climb to $40 by last Friday in IPO rumblings but perhaps it will be this week =-- and maybe a little bit more than $40.
    31 Aug 2014, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • shgoh
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    Money will be diverted from the market to the IPO. Some stocks will suffer corrections
    31 Aug 2014, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • Ajayyy
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    Interesting thought that I never considered. Even though it might not be practically actionable, it's a smart idea.
    31 Aug 2014, 10:58 PM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    Amazon shareholders should be worried. A High p/e stock with an ecommerce substitute now.
    31 Aug 2014, 11:16 PM Reply Like
  • The Rebel
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    I could see Amazon shareholders selling part of their holdings for a stake in Alibaba. At least Alibaba has significant earnings, something that Amazon has been lacking since inception. But since the market can be irrational at times, a favorable IPO will probably just lift Amazon's stock as well.
    31 Aug 2014, 11:49 PM Reply Like
  • IslandMike27
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    AMZN will fall to under $100. If AMZN is trading with a p/e over 800, then BABA will send all there investors to the exits. The play has to be to short AMZN
    1 Sep 2014, 02:35 PM Reply Like
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