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Slack Insiders Could Easily All Sell Now, but Here’s Why They Might Not

In a typical IPO, insiders can’t sell shares for up to 6 months — but that isn’t the case with Slack’s direct public offering.

Insiders made a pretty penny in Slack’s (WORK) direct listing this week. But what happens if long-term investors opt to take their profits all at once?

Slack, the popular workplace messaging platform, closed its first trading day at $38.62 per share, 48.5% above the reference price of $26 per share set in its direct listing. Shares closed down 3.63% to $37.22 on Friday.

In a typical IPO, there’s a lockup period of between 90 to 180 days when insiders — including employees, executives, directors and in many cases investors — may not sell their shares. That’s not the case in a direct listing, however, such as Slack’s.

Read more here: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/slack-insiders-might-not-sell-14996851

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