PHOENIX — Riding a compelling growth story in a hot industry, Sprouts Farmers Market literally and figuratively rang the bell of the NASDAQ stock market during its first day of trading Aug. 1. The natural food retailer raised $333 million by selling 18.5 million shares at $18 during the initial offering — shares that were initially expected to sell between $14 and $16 per share, according to a prospectus. On the public market, shares opened at $35 and closed at $40.23 — ...
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