News / stock soars on first trading day

By , | Posted - Oct 31st, 2013 @ 8:16am

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of 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 percent, at $24.13 in morning trading. 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. says it is China's largest local online marketplace based on monthly visitors to its website and mobile applications.
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