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    * IPO priced at $17 per ADS. * Sold 16.8 million ADSs, raising about $286 mln. * Initially planned to sell 20 mln ADSs at $17-$19 each. China's Weibo Corp (WB), a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth.

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    LOS ANGELES-- Chinese microblogging-site operator Weibo Corp. has priced its initial public offering at $17, the low end of its $17-$19 range, while selling fewer shares than planned, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday. Weibo sold 16.8 million shares-- raising $285.6 million if excluding the option for additional stocks-- after having planned to sell 20 million shares, the report said, citing two unnamed people familiar with the pricing. A subsequent Reuters report...

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    China's Weibo Corp (WB) priced its initial public offering at $17 per American Depositary Share at the bottom of its planned range, an underwriter told Reuters, valuing the microblogging service at $3.46 billion. The Twitter-like service, owned by web portal Sina Corp (SINA), sold 16.8 million American Depositary Shares in the offering, raising $285.6 million.

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    An initial public offering by travel booking wholesaler Sabre Corp priced at $16 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the owner of the Travelocity website at $3.93 billion. The pricing came below the company's expected range of $18 to $20 per share.

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    Online dating website Zoosk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are the underwriters to the IPO, the San Francisco-based company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

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    A slow buzz has been building around Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that is expected to debut on the American stock market in the next few weeks and whose valuation could be above $150 billion. Many Americans have likely never heard of the online retailer, but it dominates China’s e-commerce market and is expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings by a tech company.

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    A slow buzz has been building around Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that is expected to debut on the American stock market in the next few weeks and whose valuation could be above $150 billion. Many Americans have likely never heard of the online retailer, but it dominates China’s e-commerce market and is expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings by a tech company.

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    A slow buzz has been building around Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that is expected to debut on the American stock market in the next few weeks and whose valuation could be above $150 billion. Many Americans have likely never heard of the online retailer, but it dominates China’s e-commerce market and is expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings by a tech company.

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    Get ready for the Chinese stock invasion. Weibo (WB), dubbed the Twitter of China, will begin trading Thursday under the ticker symbol WB. The goal is to raise about $400 million. While Weibo (WB) was always expected to garner a lot of attention, it is being closely watched as a warm up act for Alibaba's IPO later this year.

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    Shares of Moelis & Co (MC) rose as much as 9 percent in their debut, after the boutique investment bank cut the size of its offering and priced it below its targeted range. The company raised about $163 million after its offering was priced at $25, below the expected price range of $26-$29 per share.

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    Chinese Internet giant Alibaba's net income more than doubled last quarter, fueling a bottom line beat for Yahoo!, And the results, announced by Yahoo (YHOO)! Alibaba numbers for calendar 2013: Revenue $7.95B, net income: $3.52B $ALIBABA $YHOO $SFTBY -- Patrick Walther Apr. 16 at 05:11 AM//

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     Yahoo (YHOO)! Just after market open, shares had spiked 6.9% to $36.56. Over the three months to March, the company reported first-quarter earnings of 38 cents a share, a penny higher than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters (TRI) had expected. In a post-earnings conference call after the bell Tuesday, Yahoo (YHOO)! Alibaba is expected to file for an initial public offering on U.S. markets later this year.

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    NEW YORK-- Shares of Moelis& Co. opened trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange at$ 27, up from the $25 initial public offering price set late Tuesday. Shares were up $1.39, or 5.6%, from the offering price at $26.39 in recent action. The boutique investment bank, headed by dealmaker Ken Moelis, priced 6.5 million shares at $25 a share Tuesday night, raising $162.5 million.

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    Shares of Moelis & Co (MC) rose about 9 percent in their debut, valuing the boutique investment bank at about $1.40 billion. The company raised about $163 million, after its offering was priced at $25, below the expected price range of $26-$29 per share. Moelis, founded and led by veteran Wall Street investment banker Ken Moelis, is offering 6.5 million shares of Class A common stock.

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    NEW YORK-- Shares of investment bank Moelis& Co., headed by dealmaker Ken Moelis, are set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MC" Wednesday, a day after the firm sold fewer shares than expected in a highly-anticipated initial public offering. Moelis late Tuesday priced 6.5 million shares at $25 a share, raising $162.5 million. In an earlier regulatory filing, the company had said it expected to offer 7.3 million shares for $26 to $29 each.

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    Moelis & Co. (MC), the newest investment bank to hit public stock markets, priced its initial public offering below an expected range, raising less money for the Kenneth Moelis-run M&A advisory firm. Ken Moelis Wants Your Money, Not Your Input.

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    Updated from 10:51 a.m. to include additional analyst thoughts in the ninth paragraph. NEW YORK -- First-quarter earnings at Yahoo (YHOO)! Yahoo (YHOO)! Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters (TRI) expected Yahoo (YHOO)! Piper Jaffray (PJC) analyst Gene Munster noted that user metrics are starting to turn around for Yahoo!, but there's still plenty of work to do. Much of the complaint has been made that Yahoo!

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    * Meets fundraising target. * Joins similar funds on Irish market. * Franklin Templeton one of cornerstone investors. Irish Residential Property REIT raised 200 million euros in a stock market listing, meeting its target as it became the third such real estate investment trust to launch in Ireland in the last year.

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    After selling off through the morning session the S&P 500 had a strong rally in the afternoon, closing up 0.68% and near session highs. On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel discussed Yahoo!'s bottom-line beat, decent guidance and Alibaba data. Jon Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com and trademonster.com, was impressed with the company's mobile users growth.