Market awaits first Spotify trades

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Until Tuesday morning, there had been little insight into how the stock would perform once Spotify completed its IPO. The stock opened at $165.90 per share and has been trending down since then; according to Market Watch, as of this writing, it's hovering around $153.

But Spotify is based in Stockholm, Sweden, not Switzerland.

CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek has voting power that represents 23.8% of the company.

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Spotify's growth has been one of the company's most important assets, and Spotify claimed in its filings that it is "double the scale" of Apple Music, with more than 159 million monthly active users and more than 79 million premium subscribers as of the end of 2017.

Some market-watchers cautioned investors not to read too much into the first day of trading, given the mixed performance of recent tech IPOs and an increasingly competitive music streaming landscape.

Users of streaming music services don't like to rebuild playlists or profiles, making it likely they will stick with Spotify if given good value, according to the analyst. 2015 saw 1.94 billion Euros in revenue (about $2.38 billion). It has about 71 million paying customers and hopes to increase that to 96 million. On a comparable basis the Apple Music service has 46 million subscribers.

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Google and Amazon are also attempting to muscle in on Spotify's business.

The growth was nearly entirely attributable to the public's embrace of streaming, with subscriptions to paid platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and the new service of retail giant Amazon growing 56 percent to 35.3 million users. "So I take full ownership for doing that", Ek said of the controversy.

While Ek eschews New York Stock Exchange rituals such as opening bell-ringing and trading floor interviews to tout the stock, the front of the 115-year-old Greek Revival exchange building has been draped in a vast green-and-black Spotify banner.

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The NYSE set Spotify's reference price late on Monday to be in line with informal, private trading of Spotify shares, giving an early estimate of the level at which supply and demand could be balanced. The Swedish company's use of a "direct listing" allows its early investors and employees to sell as many shares as they want whenever they want. The company says the goal is to make investment in the business more transparent.

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