Ironically, of course, as we noted, the request came not via Facebook, but via Twitter.
Sacca: Will someone please make facebookipodayclosingprice.com? I would love to see all the pundits place their bets.
Proud (programmer James Proud): @sacca Ok!
Proud: @sacca yo, so I went and created
As of 2:15 p.m. EDT, 2261 people have predicted at an average closing share price of $54, which would value Facebook at $135.7 million.
However, the Facebook IPO opening appears modest. The stock is trading at $40.15 at the time of this writing (about 2:15 p.m. EDT). It opened to the public at $42 a share, so that's not good performance for day one.
It's not clear what's holding back the stock, but it doesn't appear as though it is going to pop up to a high value. It's possible, though, that other pressures are weighing the stock down, including the European debt crisis.
Volume is extremely high, at 10.5 million shares traded at the time of this writing.
You still have time. If you want to place your "bet," head over to Facebook IPO Closing Price. All you need is a Twitter account to post your own estimate.
Update: Facebook finished the day at $38.27, far below the "betting" average at FacebookIPOClosingPrice.com. It is also down another 5 cents in after-hours trading.