The IPO Buzz: Easing into November

As the calendar flips to November this week, only two companies are planning to go public. That’s not a surprise. Wall Street hates uncertainty. A slowdown in IPO traffic has been expected ahead of Nov. 8 when Americans will go to the polls to vote after one of the most contentious presidential races on record. […]

October 30, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: October’s Grand Finale

October’s IPO market is warming up for a grand finale this week.  Bankers expect to raise $2.6 billion. A closely watched cloud company and a billion-dollar baby from China are part of the mix. If every deal gets out the door, this will be the busiest week of the year for the IPO market. BlackLine […]

October 23, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Healthcare and Water IPOs on Tap

The three companies set to go public this week have one thing in common. Their businesses are in sectors essential to survival – better healthcare and a clean water supply. One company is using gene-editing technology to develop treatments for sickle cell disease and other blood disorders. Another offers a wearable sensor for people with heart […]

October 17, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Quartet in a Quiet Week

This week opens with a federal holiday. The next afternoon, a religious holiday begins at sundown and closes down the following day. This makes for a quiet week on Wall Street. Nevertheless, four IPOs are set to make their debuts. Monday is Columbus Day, when U.S. commercial banks will close for the celebration. On Tuesday, […]

October 9, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fall Fireworks

As the pages fold over on 2016’s third quarter, Sept. 30 left us with some interesting facts. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 9.7 percent for the quarter, the biggest gain among the three major U.S. stock market indexes. On the strength of the Nasdaq Composite, the IPO market surged back to life and September’s final […]

October 2, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Flipping On the IPO Lights

Wall Street’s IPO Business: The Worst in 20 Years – That headline splashed across the page in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 22, 2016. The reporter produced a slew of statistics to support that headline. But not to worry: There is a good side to this story. The good news is this: Negative stories […]

September 25, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Bumper Crop

There are nine IPOs on this week’s calendar – and we have to reach back over a year for more action. The last time an IPO calendar saw this much traffic was in June 2015, but don’t expect to see a landslide closing out September 2016. That is not going to happen. Here is the […]

September 18, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Opening Night

The first full week of September features opening night for the IPO market. Despite the stock market’s pullback on Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 394.46 points, the show must go on: Bankers plan to price four IPOs this week – all on Thursday night – with expectations to start trading on Friday […]

September 11, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Brisk Fall Box Office

IPO bankers have set the stage for a brisk box-office business this fall as Wall Street returns from the long Labor Day weekend and the late August break. During the past two weeks, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window attracted about a dozen new-issue filings from companies representing a broad swath of the […]

September 6, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Late Summer Break

Vacation time is here for the IPO market as the summer winds down and bankers chill out on some of the most pristine beaches in the world. At this point, the calendar looks as thin as a supermodel. We will not be publishing for the next two weeks. But we will be back for the […]

August 21, 2016 Read More
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