NEW YORK, N.Y. – Shares of 58.com are soaring on their first trading day after pricing at $17 each on Wednesday night in the company’s initial public offering.
The stock opened at $21.20 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. It is up $7.13, or nearly 42 per cent, at $24.13 in morning trading.
58.com is Chinese company that operates an online classifieds marketplace for merchants and consumers. It had offered 11 million American Depositary Shares at that priced at $17 each for a total offering price of $187 million.
The IPO’s underwriters have 30 days to buy an additional 1.7 million shares at $17 each.
58.com says it is China’s largest local online marketplace based on monthly visitors to its website and mobile applications.