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Most famous IPOs

The last year were a good year for IPOs. Uber company joined the party, others are expected to join like Airbnb, SpaceX and others are expected to go out of the market during this year. Having a look on the past decade, let’s see top 10 IPOs based on the value of their shares in the moment they entered the market.

1. Alibaba Group (BABA)

When Alibaba Group went public on September 19, 2014, it was valued $21.7 billion. It still stands as the largest IPO in the world. Shares were priced at $68 per share and opened at $92.70 before closing their first day of trading at $93.89. One year after it went public, the stock fell 3%, after it was raised continuously up to 161%.

2. Facebook (FB)

Facebook went public on May 18, 2012. It was one of the most highly anticipated IPOs during the last decade. Facebook’s share price was $38 the first day it went public and it was closed in the same day at $38.23. The first year of trading Facebook shares was difficult, but investors who stuck around were greatly rewarded. The stock has soared 395% since its IPO.

3. General Motors (GM)

The year we are in will mark the 10th IPO anniversary of General Motors. GM went public on November 18, 2010 and its offering value was $ 15.8 billion. Shares were evaluated at $33 and they were closed in the first day at $34.19 per share, which is 3% higher. It was not a good year the first one of trading, which caused a falling of 34% and since the first public debut it went up by 15%.

4. Uber Technologies (UBER)

Uber went public on May 19, 2019 with an offering size of $8.1 billion and it stays on number four on the list. Even though there were high expectations, their share price started at $45 but stared to go below $42 and ended up to $41.6 as a closing price of the day. The biggest competitor of Uber, Lyft went public earlier, being public with a price of $72, but now they are trading below $50.

5. HCA Healthcare (HCA)

HCA Healthcare went public on March 10, 2011. It is considered as the largest IPO in health care sector during the past decade. Its initial public offer value was $3.8 billion and the share price $30 per share. The closing price of the first day was $31.02, it sank 15% in its first year and now it has done great by raising over 312% since its IPO.

6. Snap (SNAP)

Snap was the biggest hit of the market after Facebook in Social Media Industry. It became public on March 2, 2017 with a value of $ 3.4 billion deal size. The price of a share in the first day was $17 and Snap closing price in the first day was $ 24.48. The first year was a good one, jumping 5% but it is living precipitous decline. Since IPO the value of the stocks has been raised up to 38%.

7. Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

Citizens Financial Group was public on September 24, 2014. The deal value was about $ 3 billion, and the stock's price was $21.5 and the closing price on the first day was $ 23.08. During the first year there were no big moves on the price of the stocks. Since the company went public the stock price has jumped 67%.

8. Banco Santander México (BSMX)

Spanish bank Banco Santander’s Mexican went public in the same year as Facebook. Exactly it went public on September 26, 2012. The stock’s price was $ 12.18 and the closing price of the first day was $12.91.

9. Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Synchrony is the North American retail finance unit which was spun off General Electric’s finance division. It went public on July 31, 2014. For that year it was considered the biggest IPO of the year. Stock’s price was $23 and did not changed during the first day. Over the time the price of the stocks has risen 52%.

10. Kinder Morgan (KMI)

Kinder Morgan went public on February 11, 2011 with a $2.9 billion deal size. The initial stock’s price was $30 and the closing price of the first day was $ 31.05. After one year of IPO the price went to 8% rise but since that time it started to fall up to 34%.

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