Compass Pathways’ stock debuts with a rally, as the first trade was 38% above the IPO price

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Shares of Compass Pathways PLC pointed north out of the gate, as the first trade was 37.6% above the initial public offering price. The U.K.-based mental health care company said Friday that it’s upsized IPO priced at $17 share, above the expected range of $14 to $16 a share. The stock’s first trade on the Nasdaq was at $23.40 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for 277,349 shares. The company sold 7.5 million shares in the IPO, up from previous expectations of 6.7 million shares, to raise $127.5 million. The company was valued at about $578.1 million at the IPO price. The stock has added to gains since it opened, to trade up 44%. Compass’s bullish debut comes at the end of a busy week for IPOs, which was highlighted by Snowflake Inc.’s red-hot debut earlier this week. The Renaissance IPO ETF has rallied 20.1% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 6.8%.
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