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Poll: Was Facebook's IPO Priced Perfectly?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Facebook's (FB) IPO has come and gone to a muted reaction, and today's price performance will surely make its bankers cringe.

Facebook's underwriters priced its IPO at $38 a share, selling 421.2 million shares in the offering. The IPO raised $16 billion for the company and its investors, but left little for an after-market pop, rising just 0.6% on Friday. In January, TheStreet conducted a poll, with almost 75% of readers saying they did not think Facebook was worth $100 billion.

What do you think of Facebook's IPO?

Facebook's IPO had 31 underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Despite incredible interest in the offering, the underwriters used a significant portion of their allotment defending the $38 level, as investor demand seemed to be waning.

Underwriters buying shares on the first day is hardly a confidence inspiring sign, and may indicate an error in judgement on the investment bankers' part. Was Facebook's IPO priced perfectly given its performance on Friday and so far today?

TheStreet wants to know what you think. Vote in our poll and results will be up tomorrow afternoon.

Facebook shares are solidly lower in Monday trading, off 8.7% to $34.90.


Was Facebook's IPO priced perfectly given its performance on Friday and so far today?

Yes. It's the underwriters job to raise as much money for the company and its investors as possible.
No. There was no after-market pop and the underwriters miscalculated demand.
I'm not sure.

Interested in more on Facebook? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock.

Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices.

--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

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