How do I sell an IPO stock?
Steps to sell IPO shares in pre-open market on the day of listing:
- Call broker or go online and place the sell order with the price at which you would like to sell.
- If listing price is equal or higher than the price you order to sell in pre-open; your shares are sold at the listing price.
you can sell shares by speaking to a broker or through a DIY investing platform. The cost of trading shares varies depending on the platform or broker you are using and whether you are selling your shares online, or in the case of paper certificates, on the phone or by post.
The IPO is a bit of a hurry-up-and-wait, as employees usually can’t sell their stock for up to 180 days. This is called a lock-up period, and is meant to prevent employees from all dumping their stock and depressing the stock price.
Money can be made in the equities markets without actually owning any shares of stock. Short selling involves borrowing stock you do not own, selling the borrowed stock, and then buying and returning the stock only if and when the price drops.
You may have to pay Capital Gains Tax if you make a profit (‘gain’) when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) shares or other investments. Shares and investments you may need to pay tax on include: shares that are not in an ISA or PEP.
Any ASX broker can set up an account for you and create a HIN. You will need to quote your SRN which is shown on your holdings statement sent by the registry on behalf of the company. You can also sell your shares in a ‘one-off’ sale.
Do IPOs usually go up or down?
Do IPOs always go down? Not exactly. IPOs are typically priced so that they go up about 15%-30% on the first day. In my view, this is usually too much because it means the company could have sold its shares for a higher price and raised more money (more on that, later).