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BATS Global Markets (BATS)

BATS is defunct since August 1, 2013. IPO withdrawn
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 6:15 PM
    Update on market plans: Stock, bond and derivatives markets will open as normal Wednesday. NYSE (NYX) reports its "building and systems" are undamaged - and a solid opening there will be vital to other electronic systems. The combination of month's end and pent-up trading demand promises a hectic day - and looking further out, maybe a jolt from complacency. (El-Erian: What to expect)
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 11:11 AM
    The NYSE (NYX) says it's currently expecting to open Wednesday, critical because of its role in providing key opening and closing auctions on the last day of the month. The goal: a normal 9:30-4:00 trading session. The exchange, along with Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ), BATS and Direct Edge, continues to test a backup solution that would route trading through the Arca platform if the floor can't open.
  • Mar. 30, 2012, 3:39 AM
    BATS is thinking about suspending its efforts to recruit corporate listings after last Friday's trading glitch and IPO fiasco, sources say. The move would be a major defeat for the company, which has viewed recruiting corporate listings as critical in its efforts to compete with larger rivals NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group.
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  • Mar. 28, 2012, 6:17 AM
    Joe Ratterman is being removed as BATS (BATS) Chairman but gets to keep his job as CEO with the "unanimous support" of the board following the exchange's botched IPO last week. Earlier this week, BATS co-founder Dave Cummings urged the company to carry out the listing in Q2. (PR .pdf)
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  • Mar. 27, 2012, 1:33 PM
    Following BATS's (BATS) "horrible, ruinous Murphy’s Law-abiding fiasco" of a public offering, DealBook provides some other gems from the "IPO hall of shame." One is Vonage, which became the victim of a technical glitch on a Web site it set up to allow customers to buy shares in its 2006 listing.
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  • Mar. 26, 2012, 9:25 AM
    BATS CEO Joe Ratterman says the firm's IPO is on indefinite hold after the trading exchange had a starring role in A Nightmare on Wall Street last Friday.
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  • Mar. 23, 2012, 4:04 PM
    BATS officially withdraws its IPO, citing "technical issues" that affected trading in its shares and others. The news caps a memorably ugly day for the trading exchange, one that started with a report of an SEC investigation and only got worse from there.
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 1:53 PM
    A bad day for BATS keeps getting worse. Trading in its IPO has been delayed once again; BATS, which is launching the IPO on its own exchange, blames the hold-up on a "system overload." (also)
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  • Mar. 23, 2012, 12:52 PM
    BATS is having a pretty bad PR day. After a trade on its exchange triggered a flash crash in Apple, the company temporarily halted all trading in symbols ranging from A-BFZZZ. Meanwhile, BATS' own IPO was halted after seeing (cancelled) trades go down at a price of $.04, and is now scheduled to occur at 1:20PM ET.
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 11:24 AM
    One trade of 100 shares at $542.80 coming from the BATS exchange is being blamed for the flash crash in Apple (AAPL) earlier. It's bad luck (or a brilliant publicity stunt) for BATS which opens for trading today after its IPO.
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 6:10 AM
    The SEC is investigating whether high-frequency trading firms and exchanges collude to limit competition or manipulate markets, the WSJ reports. The probe includes the BATS (BATS) exchange, which is due to start trading today after selling 6.3M shares at $16 each in an IPO, although it's not known if the NYSE or Nasdaq are involved.
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  • Mar. 19, 2012, 6:21 AM
    Five companies are due to hold IPOs this week, led by marketing software provide ExactTarget, which aims to raise up to $144M on the NYSE. BATS (BATS), the U.S.'s third-largest stock exchange firm by volume, wants to attract $113M, while online retailer Vipshop hopes to overcome any skepticism about Chinese companies.
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Sector: Financial
Country: United States