Facebook is preparing to enter the final stages of its initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, 18 May.
Reuters cited sources familiar with the matter in reporting that the social networking giant was preparing to close its IPO ordering phase on Tuesday.
The company would then set its initial stock price on Thursday 17 May and begin trading its shares on the Nasdaq market on Friday.
In the report, the source claims that the company is closing its IPO purchase phase two days earlier than expected due to high demand.
The reported dates would fall in line with previous rumours.
Executives with the company including founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg have been touring the country in recent days to meet with possible investors and financial analysts.
Zuckerberg himself been criticised in some circles for his casual attitude and state of dress during the process.
An early closing of the IPO ordering process, however, would indicate that such concerns are not shared by the wider market.
When Facebook does go public, the IPO will be the largest public offering to hit the US market in years, with the firm expected to be valued as high as $100bn, and will be the most important for the technology sector since Google entered the market in 2004.
Industry analysts believe that the IPO will also be used by other firms as a market barometer to decide whether to move forward with the own IPOs or hold back.
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