juchestyle
Commander
Commander

Who bought Shares?

Hey guys,

So who has bought shares already? I got mine!

Respectfully,

Matthew

Kaizen!
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Chris_S_UK
Expert
Expert

Up 75% already!

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juchestyle
Commander
Commander

IPO priced them at $29 (US) a share. The secondary market opened at $52. Seems to be hovering around $50 right now!

Alot of people are thinking this might be like a google performer, which increased 6 times over. If that were true, it would place the future price around $175, (not right away of course, but at some point).

Respectfully,

Matthew

Kaizen!
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Chris_S_UK
Expert
Expert

Got me some at about $51 :smileyshocked:)

Now I'll have EVEN more interest in VMware as a Company!

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gdesmo
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I found it difficult to get in at the ipo price Smiley Sad Not sure it's worth it to buy at $50 now.

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yorkie
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

That might be one of the best quotes ever at the end of the year Smiley Happy

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sbeaver
Leadership
Leadership

I think you had to be able to walk on water to get the IPO price

Steve Beaver
VMware Communities User Moderator
VMware vExpert 2009 - 2020
VMware NSX vExpert - 2019 - 2020
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yorkie
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Its been an education for me watching the amount of people and money required to IPO - the amount of roadshows, interviews, rules of engagement... amazing. I think the guys at the top did a great job.

I hope the shares go high and reward the folks on here who were a big part of the success - it still amazes me how at our internal world-wide meetings every year the company pays tribute to the community, probably unlike many other software orgs other than open source.

Next topic should be... who can predict the price at the end of the year!! Smiley Happy

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Jazzer
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I'll call you from my jet to let you know. Smiley Wink

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mreferre
Champion
Champion

>I think you had to be able to walk on water to get the

>IPO price

We have someone in Rome that might have some of those 29$ stocks then ........

I'll ask if I can buy some for 30 ........ Smiley Wink

Massimo.

Massimo Re Ferre' VMware vCloud Architect twitter.com/mreferre www.it20.info
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sbeaver
Leadership
Leadership

I ended up getting at 50 so come on hook me up

Steve Beaver
VMware Communities User Moderator
VMware vExpert 2009 - 2020
VMware NSX vExpert - 2019 - 2020
====
Co-Author of "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center"
(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach
Come check out my blog: [www.virtualizationpractice.com/blog|http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/blog/]
Come follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/sbeaver

**The Cloud is a journey, not a project.**
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mreferre
Champion
Champion

Steve,

get in touch directly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_16

Massimo.

Massimo Re Ferre' VMware vCloud Architect twitter.com/mreferre www.it20.info
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yorkie
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Or same thing, but a different outfit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystic_Meg

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yorkie
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

You only bought one share?

Smiley Happy

Just kidding... I hope you didn't mortgage the house, wife and kids otherwise we will all have to carry that burden too Smiley Happy

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mreferre
Champion
Champion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystic_Meg

I don't think she can walk on water (which I thought it was the pre-req to buy at IPO prices).

Massimo.

Massimo Re Ferre' VMware vCloud Architect twitter.com/mreferre www.it20.info
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yorkie
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

This IPO is similar to all the others I've seen... where the big institutions get a pre-IPO bite (because of their liquidity) and employees get a pre-IPO bite (because of their hard work and loyalty).

What used to annoy me, especially in the 1980s when a lot of UK national institutions were sold off, was that the banks got first ask at all of the stock and the public were left with measly pickings in a restricted market!

This is much fairer, being the USA Smiley Happy I wanted to post the link to the video of the bell ringing and all that, but realised that is probably under the control of our marketing army so quickly realised my potential[/i] mistake and possible[/i] punishment! Tis a good vid, though! Hope it can be posted asap!

BTW... what is the name of the Italian stock market?

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mreferre
Champion
Champion

BTW... what is the name of the Italian stock market?

Not an expert on the matter but it should be S&P/MIB

Massimo.

Massimo Re Ferre' VMware vCloud Architect twitter.com/mreferre www.it20.info
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