- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Facebook has filed paperwork for an initial public offering of stock. Its public debut, expected this week, 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.

_ Yelp Inc., developer of online games, first day of trading on March 2, 2012

Pricing: $15 per share

First-day’s close: $24.58, up 64 percent from IPO price

Wednesday’s close: $21.60, up 44 percent from IPO price

Trading range since IPO: $19.36 to $31.96

_ 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

Wednesday’s close: $8.22, down 18 percent from IPO price

Trading range since IPO: $7.34 to $15.91

_ 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

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