The Finnish company’s shares got off to a flying start on their stock market debut, trading up as much as 7 percent from their initial public offering price of 11.50 euros. REUTERS/Jussi Rosendahl
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Rovio, the maker of hit mobile game "Angry Birds," will look to buy up other players in the gaming industry following its listing Friday, its main owner Kaj Hed said. The Finnish company's shares got off to a flying start on their stock market debut, trading up as much as 7 percent from their initial public offering price of 11.50 euros ($13.60).In the first half of this year, Rovio's sales almost doubled from a year earlier to 153 million euros, while core profit increased to 42 million euros from 11 million.At 1135 GMT, Rovio shares were trading at 11.77 euros, off a high of 12.34 euros.
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