Twitter’s confidence appears to be increasing ahead of its initial public offering set for later this week.
The 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO, saying that it now expects to price its shares at between $23 and $25 each. It previously planned to sell the shares for between $17 and $20 each.
At its new range, the IPO could raise more than $2 billion.
The increase doesn’t come as a big surprise. Many observers considered the previous pricing to be relatively conservative, given that Twitter is poised to pull off the year’s hottest IPO. And some predicted that rather than set its expectations too high; the company would likely raise its pricing in the days leading up to the IPO.
Twitter said in its regulatory filing that it still plans to sell 70 million shares. If all of those shares are sold, the offering’s underwriters can buy another 10.5 million shares.
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