Just how long can the IPO window stay open?

When Wall Street folks mention the “IPO window” most people understand that to mean a period of time when public investors are receptive to buying shares in newly public companies. What many people don’t appreciate, however, is how abruptly that window can fly open or slam shut.

Online radio Pandora claims valuation of $1.3B

Online radio station Pandora has priced its shares between $7 and $9 in its upcoming initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) — giving the cloud music company a valuation of nearly $1.3 billion, according to an updated S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

LinkedIn shares still high in second day of trading

If LinkedIn represents a tech bubble, that bubble remained unpopped during the professional networking company’s second day of public trading. The company’s stock closed at $93.09 a share, just slightly below its close of $94.25 yesterday and more than double the price of between $42 and $45 set in its initial public offering.