BOOM: Facebook Hits $38, Marking A Sudden Return To Its IPO Price

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Facebook’s stock is above $38 a share in pre-market trading.

This is the first time the stock has been above $38 since the first day of the stock’s trading. 

Facebook was priced at $38 during its IPO. It would have traded below $38 on the first day it was listed, but its underwriter Morgan Stanley stepped in and bought a lot of shares to keep it over $38

The next day, though, Morgan couldn’t keep it up. The stock went under $38 and sank from there. 

It went as low as $17.58 last September. Until last week, it was around $26, which is where it had been for the bulk of the year. 

But then, a twist. 

The company reported better than expected earnings with strong mobile revenue growth which sent the stock flying to where it is today. 

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