Stock market volatility forces Albertsons to delay IPO

By Money Times

Oct 16, 2015 09:39 AM EDT

Just a couple of hours after CNBC released Albertsons Companies' intent of rescheduling their IPO due to market volatility, the news website has now made another recent update detailing Albertsons' plans on conducting their IPO before Thanksgiving.

According to CNBC, instead of going public last Wednesday, the company was forced to postpone their initial public offering as shares from the retailer giant Wal-Mart plunged.

It was also mentioned that the original plan was to raise $1.95 billion at pricings between $23 and $26 per share, but the company was instead priced at $20 last Thursday.

The source familiar with the company's plans revealed that the IPO will likely come before the Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps hoping that the stock market will have recovered by then and allow the company to reach their target in sales on their debut.

In an attempt to improve investor's trust and comfort in Albertsons, the Boise-based supermarket company is reported to release updated financials. But with the stock market currently in bad shape for investors overall, there's no telling what will happen, or if the company will even reach their target.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart is putting investors on very shaky ground as dives in shares have created a stock market scare among the wealthiest American families, which was recently reported on USA Today.According to the article, one of the companies which suffered the most from these latest changes was Walton Enterprises, owning 1.4 billion shares of Wal-Mart. Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway also lost a substantial amount of almost $405 million from their 60.4 million shares. 

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