logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Reports: Facebook Likely To Be Listed On Nasdaq

Facebook Inc., which is anticipated to go public next month, has chosen the Nasdaq for listing instead of the New York Stock Exchange, reports said Thursday.

Although the listing will not benefit Nasdaq much in financial terms, addition of the social network giant will be a matter of honor for the bourse, which in recent times saw a dip in technology listings.

While technology titans such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) chose Nasdaq for listing, the recent firms such as LinkedIn (LNKN) and Pandora Media (P) are listed on the NYSE.

The advantage of choosing Nasdaq is that it is a fully electronic exchange, while the NYSE has the hybrid model that uses both floor and electronic methods. While the NYSE has more global recognition, it is more expensive compared to Nasdaq.

Facebook is believed to trade under the ticker symbol "FB" after an initial public offer that is expected to raise over $5 billion. Such a listing is said to be the largest for Nasdaq.

The social networking site is a dominant player in the industry with over 800 million users and revenues of $3.7 billion. The IPO is expected to value the company at over $100 billion.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Amazon has slashed the price of 4K movies and tv shows, probably to compete with launch offer of Apple TV 4K that plans to sell 4K content at the rate of HD content. The 4K version of its set-top box is expected to be in market next week. The Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC announced Monday its two new initiatives aimed to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors. SEC announced the creation of a Cyber Unit to focus the Enforcement Division's substantial cyber-related expertise on targeting cyber-related misconduct. The agency also established a retail strategy task force. China has largely blocked instant messaging service WhatsApp, the media reported. The disruption is said to be the latest step to tighten censorship as the country prepares for the Communist Party's congress in Beijing, which starts October 18.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT