The accommodation platform's shares reached a price of $ 155.81, up 128.69% from the $ 68 it was initially priced at.
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Airbnb's listing on the stock exchange far exceeded expectations. The platform for individual placement saw its shares increase in value by 128.69%, reaching a price of $ 155.81. Now the company is more valuable than the seven largest hotel chains in the US combined. It even outperformed Uber and the Inditex group.
On December 10th, Airbnb started trading on Wall Street. They originally planned to sell their shares at a price between $ 44 and $ 55 per unit, which equates to a value between $ 31 and $ 38 billion.
Eventually, the initial price was set at $ 68 per share, but that price didn't last long. The shares of the San Francisco-based company closed their first day on the Nasdaq in New York trading at $ 144.71, an increase of 112.8%, and hit nearly $ 86.5 billion in capitalization twice as much as expected the day before. This puts Airbnb a bit above the hotel reservation giant Booking.
Welcome @Airbnb. #NasdaqListed pic.twitter.com/eVIHCNfy4S
– Nasdaq (@Nasdaq) December 11, 2020
Within a few days, the platform's shares hit $ 155.81, an increase of 128.69% over the IPO. Airbnb closed with a final valuation of more than $ 100,000 million, according to Bloomberg.
It is now more valuable than the seven largest hotel chains in America combined. For example, Marriott is valued at around $ 41 billion. Hilton, about $ 29 billion and Hyatt another $ 7 billion. It also outperformed Uber and Grupo Inditex's market cap.
This is the biggest debut hit since May 2019, when Beyond Meat went public, up 163%.
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To celebrate its entry into the stock market, Airbnb released an emotional video in which users were thanked and invited to symbolically ring the bell on Wall Street with the company.