Redfin soars in its first day of trading

Real estate software-company Redfin soared by as much as 39% on its first day of trading Friday.

The company had priced its initial public offering of about 9.2 million shares at $US15 apiece. This was above the expected range of $US12 to $US14 per share.

Redfin was worth $US1.73 billion at the end of trading. Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company were the lead book-running managers for the IPO.

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