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UCP shares decline in 1st day on the NYSE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of homebuilder UCP are falling in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company's stock fell 70 cents, or 4.7 percent, to $14.30 in Thursday midday trading.

UCP Inc. raised approximately $116.3 million from its initial public offering of about 7.8 million shares. The offering priced at $15 per share, at the low end of the projected range of $15 to $17 per share.

UCP Inc. is a holding company for UCP LLC, a homebuilder based in San Jose, Calif.

It anticipates about $105.6 million in net proceeds. The company plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including land acquisition, land development, home construction and other purposes.

The shares are trading under the "UCP" ticker symbol.