- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Facebook is preparing to file paperwork as early as Wednesday for an initial public offering of stock, according to The Wall Street Journal. Its public debut will be the most anticipated tech IPO since Google went public in August 2004.

Below is a look at how the stocks of some recently public companies are faring. The companies are all loosely Internet-related, though their businesses vary widely.

_ Zynga Inc., developer of online games, first day of trading on Dec. 16, 2011

Pricing: $10 per share

First-day close: $9.50, down 5 percent from IPO price

Monday’s close: $10.39, up 4 percent from IPO price

Trading range since IPO: $7.97 to $11.50

_ Jive Software Inc., creator of tools to run social networks for businesses, first day of trading on Dec. 13

Pricing: $12 per share

First-day close: $15.05, up 25 percent from IPO price

Monday’s close: $14.84, up 24 percent from IPO price

Trading range since IPO: $14.18 to $16.86

_ Angie’s List Inc., consumer-reviews site, first day of trading on Nov. 17

Pricing: $13 per share

First-day close: $16.26, up 25 percent from IPO price

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