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  • Are we seeing a repeat of Yelp's lockup expiration? Facebook (FB +9.7%) has shot higher even though 773M shares and 31M restricted stock units are eligible for sale for the first time. Short-covering is undoubtedly a factor, but Pivotal Research claims many institutions were waiting for the expiration to arrive to jump in. One potential risk: unlike Yelp, Facebook's expiration isn't centered around just a handful of insiders owning large stakes, but is spread out over many employees and investors.  [View news story]
    I know everyone speaks of share lockup expiration but has anyone verified that the rise in the stock price is attributed to insiders exercising their options to buy shares? I know everyone keeps talking about shares but I was under the impression that insiders who worked at the company were given options. If that indeed is the case, then I wouldn't be surprised if the rise in the stock price is due to insiders buying shares after exercising their options or due to typical Wall St. manipulation.
    Nov 17, 2012. 06:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Despite Big Price Drop, It Is Not A Compelling Value  [View article]
    Overvalued. Overrated. Overhyped. Nuff said. I just feel like this whole Web 2.0 IPO is a bubble. How are all these companies are going public in the red?
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment