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Morgan Stanley (MS -2.6%) has offered a price adjustment to Facebook (FB +2.5%) investors in the...

Morgan Stanley (MS -2.6%) has offered a price adjustment to Facebook (FB +2.5%) investors in the event they overpaid due to order execution problems, Dow Jones reports. The news comes as lawsuits fly, politicians huff and puff, and sources tell the WSJ MS and other underwriters have made a $100M profit through "greenshoe" short positions on Facebook shares (Felix Salmon recently explained the arrangement in detail).
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  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    And how would one go about obtaining that price adjustment? I have been unable to find any details from MS or NASDAQ
    23 May 2012, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Wow! What a mess. This may have implication on related future IPOs in the social networking segment.
    23 May 2012, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • ruijei613
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    If anyone knows about how to get the price adjustment, please post it. Thanks.
    23 May 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • mrgberg
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    I'd love to know that myself
    23 May 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Here are some details. Looks like it has to do with the order execution issues:

     

    http://reut.rs/JIkasD
    23 May 2012, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • elevianne
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    I suppose the best way is to contact your broker and see where they are on this adjustment. I consider myself a very fair person but I feel that as a retail investor, I have been screwed big time. I am considered ptting myself into whatever class action lawsuit they will have against NASDAQ and the under writters.
    23 May 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • jstratt
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    The Facebook situation gets more interesting every day.

     

    First those who bought should learn a lesson about greed and risk. They didnt deserve to have been fraudulently cheated if that is what happened.

     

    However both Facebook and Morgan Stanley face risks. FB could well find that this disgusting turn of events changes the way people feel about the company. MS a decade ago would perhaps have been responsible for customers losses and penalties if they passed out information selectively. Not sure if fraud allegations against financials have severe penalties in 2012.

     

    I suspect both have made some enemies with this turn of events.
    23 May 2012, 08:04 PM Reply Like
  • beachtrader
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    Who (MS?) is managing to maintain FB above $30? Even at $30, the FB stock is not worth the paper it is printed on. Bragging rights of ownership is not worth the cost of admission.
    24 May 2012, 06:11 PM Reply Like
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