Facebook IPO: If You Bought 10 Shares of …

May 15, 2012 7:46pm

By ZUNAIRA ZAKI and LAUREN PEARLE

In the coulda/woulda/shoulda category with Facebook’s upcoming IPO, here is how you might have fared with some other IPO stocks:

  • Johnson & Johnson for $375 at its IPO price in 1944, your investment would be worth about $10 million  (source:  Johnson & Johnson)
  • Apple for $220 at its IPO price in 1980, your investment would be worth about $44,800
  • Amazon for $180 at its IPO price in 1997, your investment would be worth about $27,240
  • Google for $85 at its IPO price in 2004, your investment would be worth about $6,111
  • McDonald’s for $225 during its IPO in 1965, it would now be worth about $676,000.  (source: McDonald’s)
  • AOL for $254.50 at its (second) IPO price in 2009, it would now be worth about $270  (you made essentially no profit, taking inflation into account)
  • PETS.com for $1,110 at its IPO price in 2000, it would now be worth NOTHING
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