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    * Company raises about $2.38 bln from offering. * Marks the biggest U.S. offering so far this year. * Citigroup, Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Barclays underwriters. By Avik Das. Ally Financial Inc's initial public offering has been priced at the lower-end of the expected range at $25 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the bailed-out auto lender at about $12.04 billion.

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    By Matt Jarzemsky and Andrew R. Johnson. Auto lender Ally Financial Inc.' s initial public offering priced at the low end of its expected range, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, raising some $2.38 billion for the U.S. The deal marks the largest U.S.-listed IPO of the year and sharply reduces the U.S. government's stake in the former General Motors Co. financing arm.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Ally Financial Inc. priced its initial public offering late Wednesday at $25 a share, according to reports. The price came in at the low end of the auto-loan company's $25 to $28 range. Ally is offering 95 million shares.

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    WASHINGTON-- The Treasury Department said it's going to sell its Ally Financial stake at $25 per share, which will raise $2.375 billion for the government. Taxpayers currently hold 37% of the former General Motors Acceptance Corporation, and after the initial public offering, taxpayers will hold about 17%, or as low as 15% if the overallotment option is exercised. When including anticipated proceeds from Ally's IPO, taxpayers will have recovered approximately $17.7 billion,...

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    - Ally Financial Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $25 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the bailed-out auto lender at about $12.04 billion. Ally's IPO raised $2.38 billion, after the offering of 95 million shares was priced at the low end of its expected range. The US Department of Treasury is offering all the shares of Ally.

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    Ally Financial Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $25 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the bailed-out auto lender at about $12.04 billion. Ally's IPO raised $2.38 billion, after the offering of 95 million shares was priced at the low end of its expected range. The US Department of Treasury is offering all the shares of Ally.

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    NEW YORK-- Hotel operator La Quinta Holdings (LQ) shares fell as much as 4% to $16.32 on Wednesday on its first trading day after pricing its initial public offering at $17 a share. The stock most recently traded down 2.2%. The offer price was reportedly already below the company's expected range of $17 to $21. It offered 38.3 million shares for sale.

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    NEW YORK-- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) ended a choppy first day of trading with a slight gain, coming back from an early selloff that sparked talk that the bull market in IPOs, like the broad stock market, had run its course. La Quinta shares ended up 0.7% at $17.12 Wednesday. The mid-level hotel chain had priced its stock at $17 a share, below the expected range of $18 to $21, selling 38.3 million shares to raise roughly $650 million.

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    Price guidance for a public sale of shares in Italy's Anima Holding has been narrowed to 4-4.25 euros per share, one day before the offering is due to close, a message to investors showed on Wednesday. An email sent to investors, seen by Reuters, said orders had been placed for all shares on offer at the top of the original 3.5-4.5 euros per share price range.

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    Hotel chain operator La Quinta Holdings (LQ), backed by the Blackstone Group (BX), priced its initial public offering shares at $17 each late Tuesday. The pricing fell below the initial $18 to $21 per share it anticipated in March in regulatory filings, putting an equity value on the chain of up to $2.5 billion.

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    Shares of La Quinta Holdings  were lower this morning on the hotel operator's first trading day by about 1.7% to $16.71 after pricing its initial public offering at $17 a share. The company is backed by Blackstone Group LP (BX), The company raised a lower than expected $650 million in its initial public offering. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    One of Ally Bank's latest television commercials features a customer who is reluctant to try new things. The spot flashes back to her traumatic memories:. --Her auto-piloted vacuum cleaner careened into her cat.

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    The Russian unit of German retailer Metro now has four banks working on its delayed initial public offering, with Morgan Stanley (MS) and Citibank working alongside Goldman Sachs (GS) and Sberbank, three financial sources said. Metro has delayed the stock market listing of a quarter of its Russian cash-and-carry wholesale operation because of market turmoil. Citibank and Goldman Sachs (GS) declined comment.

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    * Tentative IPO price range at 1,600-1800 yen. * Earlier estimate was 2,300 yen. * Japan stocks down 12 pct so far this year. By Ritsuko Ando. Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings slashed the estimated price of its initial public offering by as much as a third on Wednesday, leading its top shareholder Cerberus to forego an exit from an often fraught relationship.

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    MADRID-- Nigerian oil and gas firm Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC on Wednesday priced its initial public offering for a listing on the London Stock Exchange of 210 pence per share. The company will be listing in Nigeria as well, and will be the first to have a dual Nigeria/U. Based on the offer price, the total market capitalization of Seplat is roughly $1.91 billion.

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    Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings set the tentative price of its initial public offering at 1,600 to 1,800 yen per share, as much as 30 percent lower than an earlier estimate and said its largest shareholder, U.S. private equity firm Cerberus, would not participate.

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    HONG KONG-- The Chinese pork producer that bought Smithfield Foods Inc. in a landmark deal is planning to sell its shares at a valuation of 15 times to 20.8 times its forecast earnings for its multibillion-dollar initial public offering in Hong Kong, people familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The price range of the offering and the fundraising size are still to be decided, the people said. The company could raise up to $6 billion from the IPO, other people familiar with the...

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    The initial public offering of La Quinta Holdings (LQ), owned by the Blackstone Group (BX), was priced at $17 per share on Tuesday, valuing the hotel chain at about $2.1 billion. La Quinta's IPO raised $650 million, after its offering of 38.25 million shares was priced below an expected range of $18 to $21 a share. Irving, Texas-based La Quinta is selling all the shares in the offering.

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    Blackstone Group LP (BX) -owned La Quinta Holdings Inc's (LQ) initial public offering priced at $17 per share, according to Bloomberg, valuing the hotel chain at about $2.1 billion. La Quinta's IPO raised $650 million, after its offering of 38.25 million shares priced below an expected range of $18 to $21 a share, Bloomberg reported. Irving, Texas-based La Quinta is selling all the shares in the offering.