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     . Investors greeted yet another initial public offering with open arms on Thursday, sending shares of party supplies retailer Party City 21% higher to $20.45 in their trading debut. But the company's celebration could come to a swift end if it doesn't prove itself on several key fronts. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015.

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    All three stocks enjoy double-digit gains in post-IPO trade. A crop of stocks made their trading debuts Thursday with a pop, with each garnering double-digit gains after pricing at the tops of their ranges. Shares of Etsy Inc. (ETSY), the Brooklyn-based online marketplace for artisanal products, more than doubled from their initial public offering price of $16 to a peak of $35.74 early in the day.

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    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Thursday her Liberal government would sell up to 60 percent of the province's electrical utility Hydro One, but would limit minority shareholders to 10 percent stakes. Canada's most populous province will continue to regulate electricity rates, Wynne said, and the proceeds from the sale will be used to fund transit and infrastructure.

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    Virtu Financial Inc's (VIRT) shares opened for trading at $23 in its first day as a publicly traded company on Thursday. The trading firm, which is the first high-frequency trading shop to go public, priced its shares at $19 a share late Wednesday, at the high end of a $17- to- $19 range targeted by the company's stock underwriters. Virtu's shares opened 21% higher than its pricing level on Wednesday, selling 16.5 million shares, which give it a valuation of more than $2.6 billion.

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    Etsy Inc. (ETSY) shares more than doubled in their debut Thursday, opening at $30.97 and then heading up to $33.04, compared with their initial public offering price of $16 a share. The online marketplace for arts and crafts had priced the IPO at the high end of its range late Wednesday. Etsy (ETSY) sold 16.7 million shares to raise about $267 million, giving it a valuation of $1.8 billion.

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    Shares of Party City Holdco Inc. (PRTY) soared on their debut in the stock market Thursday, jumping 21% in the first few minutes of trading. The party-goods seller late Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $17 a share, the top end of the projected range. Party City offered 21.9 million shares with an additional 3.3 million shares for over- allotments.

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    The IPO market has lots to celebrate today. Wall Street seems to think good times are rolling for Party City, which is the largest party goods retailer in North America. It debuted on Thursday morning at $20.50 a share and closed at $20.70. That's more than 20% above its initial public offering price of $17 on Wednesday night.

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    Stocks were slightly lower on Thursday on mixed data, though a surge in Netflix (NFLX) shares stymied losses on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. The S&P 500 was down 0.13% on Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.06%, and the Nasdaq slid 0.14%. Must Read: 13 Volatile Stocks to Buy Right Now if You Are a Risk Taker.

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    Germany's Wacker Chemie is stepping up preparations for a stock market listing of its silicon wafer business Siltronic and has mandated banks to organise the move, two people familiar with the deal said. Citi and Credit Suisse (CS) are coordinating the initial public offering of Siltronic which may take place later this year, they said. Wacker Chemie as well as the banks declined to comment.

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    Virtu Financial Inc. late Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $19 a share, at the top of the projected range of the debut, according to the Dow Jones Newswires. Virtu, set to start trading Thursday, is one of the world's largest high-frequency trading companies. (END) Dow Jones Newswires 04-16-15 0228 ET Copyright (c) 2015 Dow Jones& Company, Inc..

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    Shares priced at high range of $19 to trade Thursday. The initial public offering of Virtu Financial Inc. will be an important test of how global investors view a firm that has been at the center of controversy around high-speed, computerized trading. Virtu is set to start trading Thursday, after pricing its shares at $19 each on Wednesday, according to Douglas Cifu, the company's CEO.

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    Capitalism, meet your "crafty" conscience. Etsy (ETSY) is now the largest certified socially-responsible company, or B Corporation, to go public in the U.S. It began life as a public company on Thursday with a bang: Etsy (ETSY) shares closed at $30 a share, a whopping 88% surge from its initial public offering price. Wall Street seems to love crafts.

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    Party City Holdco Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $17 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the largest U.S. party goods retailer at about $1.97 billion. The company's IPO will raise about $372 million at that price, the high end of an expected range of $15-$17 per share.

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    Party City Holdco Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $17 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the largest U.S. party goods retailer at about $1.97 billion. The company's IPO will raise about $372 million at that price, the high end of an expected range of $15-$17 per share.

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    Virtu Financial Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $19 per Class A share, a market source told Reuters, valuing the electronic trading firm at about $2.60 billion. The company's IPO raised about $314.11 million after being priced at the top end of the expected range of $17-$19 per share. Speed-trading firm Virtu is a market-maker in equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities.

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    Etsy Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $16 per share, a market source told Reuters, valuing the online retailer of handmade goods and craft supplies at about $1.78 billion. The New York-based company's IPO raised about $266.66 million at that price, the top end of its expected range of $14-$16 per share.

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    Deal values company at $1.8 billion. Etsy Inc., an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, priced its initial public offering at $16 a share on Wednesday, at the high end of its range, according to a person familiar with the offering. The deal raised about $267 million by selling 16.7 million shares and gives Etsy a valuation of $1.8 billion.