Facebook listing on the stock exchange

Facebook is listed on the Nasdaq under the acronym FB, and is part of some important stock market indices such as the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Facebook listing on the stock exchange
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After filing the necessary documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook Inc. held a public offering on May 18, 2012, which traded at a price of $38 per share, bringing the company's total value to $104 billion dollars, the highest recorded debut of a company on the stock market.

Facebook is listed on the Nasdaq under the acronym FB, and is part of some important stock market indices such as the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500.

From October 2018 to January 2019, one of the most significant declines in its financial history was recorded.

On that occasion he revised his sales estimates downwards for the first time in 16 years and collapsed on the stock market, losing 9.96%, burning 446 billion dollars at the end of a frantic day for Wall Street.

Facebook's listing on the stock exchange

Here are all the shareholders of Facebook: The Vanguard Group 7.45%, Fidelity Management & Research 4.52%, SSgA Funds Management 4.08%, T.

Rowe Price Associates 3.77%, Capital Research & Management (International Investors) 2.24 %, BlackRock Fund Advisors 2.19 %, Capital Research & Management (World Investors) 1.90 %, Geode Capital Management 1.76 %, Capital Research & Management (Global Investors) 1.30 %, Norges Bank Investment Management 1.24 %.

On April 9, 2012, the company purchased Instagram for $1 billion. On February 19, 2014, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's acquisition of WhatsApp for 16 billion dollars, which will become 19 billion once the transaction is completed.

On March 25 of the same year, Mark Zuckerberg announced, through his social profiles, the acquisition of Oculus VR, the manufacturer of the Oculus Rift. On May 29, 2020, Facebook announced that it had acquired Giphy for $400 million, and then integrated it into Instagram.

On January 3, 2011, Goldman Sachs invested $450 million in Facebook, estimating the total value at $50 billion. In the same period, Facebook Inc. decided to move its headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park, in the offices of Sun Microsystems, which remained empty following the acquisition by Oracle.

Also in this year, a short interactive horror film was created specifically for the site, with the aim of raising people's awareness on the topic of personal data and privacy. The short film is called Take This Lollipop.

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