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With huge anticipation around Facebook’s IPO, we decided look at how other digital media companies that have gone public over the past year have fared. Most have had a bumpy ride — and only one has had steady gains since its stock-market debut.

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With huge anticipation around Facebook’s IPO, we decided look at how other digital media companies that have gone public over the past year have fared. The big takeaway: Most have had a bumpy ride — and only one has had steady gains since its stock-market debut: LinkedIn. Read on to see how the others, including Yandex, Zynga, Renren, Groupon, Pandora, Demand Media, Yelp, Brightcove and FriendFinder, have made out.

Yandex

Stock market debut: 5/24/2011
Deal size: $1.3 billion
Valuation: $8.4 billion
Number of shares offered: 52.2 million
Set price/share: $25
Opening price/share: $35
* Most-recent opening price: $21.93
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Zynga

Stock market debut: 12/16/2011
Deal size: $1 billion
Valuation: $7 billion
Number of shares offered: 100 million
Set price/share: $10
Opening price/share: $11
Most-recent opening price: $8.49
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Renren

Stock market debut: 5/4/2011
Deal size: $743 million
Valuation: $4 billion
Number of shares offered: 53.1 million
Set price/share: $14
Opening price/share: $18
Most-recent opening price: $6.39
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Groupon

Stock market debut: 11/4/2011
Deal size: $700 million
Valuation: $10.5 billion
Number of shares offered: 35 million
Set price/share: $20
Opening price/share: $28
Most-recent opening price: $12.66
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LinkedIn

Stock market debut: 5/19/2011
Deal size: $353 million
Valuation: $4 billion
Number of shares offered: 7.8 million
Set price/share: $45
Opening price/share: $83
Most-recent opening price: $112
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Pandora

Stock market debut: 6/15/2011
Deal size: $235 million
Valuation: $2.6 billion
Number of shares offered: 161 million
Set price/share: $16
Opening price/share: $20
Most-recent opening price: $11.50
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Demand Media

Stock market debut: 1/26/2011
Deal size: $151.3 million
Valuation: $1.5 billion
Number of shares offered: 8.9 million
Set price/share: $17
Opening price/share: $23.50
Most-recent opening price: $9.06
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Yelp

Stock market debut: 3/2/2012
Deal size: $107.3 million
Valuation: $898 million
Number of shares offered: 7.15 million
Set price/share: $15
Opening price/share: $22
Most-recent opening price: $21.63
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Brightcove

Stock market debut: 2/17/2012
Deal size: $55 million
Valuation: $290 million
Number of shares offered: 5 million
Set price/share: $11
Opening price/share: $14.30
Most-recent opening price: $14.98
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FriendFinder

Stock market debut: 5/11/2011
Deal size: $50 million
Valuation: $263 million
Number of shares offered: 5 million
Set price/share: $10
Opening price/share: $10
Most-recent opening price: $1.15
FFN Chart

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* All most-recent opening prices are from May 17, 2012.

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