The IPO Buzz: Tech’s Late April Run

The tech sector didn’t blink even after the major U.S. stock indexes took a couple of hits to wrap up last week. Despite this slide, the IPO calendar added up to six new names for the final week of April. Four of those six names are from the technology sector and, depending upon “market conditions,” […]

April 23, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Required Reading

Two of this week’s nine IPOs have attracted some investors’ interest. One company is a spinoff providing a platform to streamline cloud software development and the other is developing next-generation cancer therapies to boost patients’ immune systems. All you need to know can be found in their prospectuses. For that matter, if you read the […]

April 15, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: SPOT Flops

Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT) came to town last week with all the fanfare of an old-fashioned three-ring circus. The financial press loved the deal, proclaiming it a huge success and hinting that many other unicorns were lining up for direct public offerings. The press may have gotten it wrong. No one quoted the buyers. When […]

April 8, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Spotify on the Marquee

With the IPO market’s first quarter already swept into the history books, all eyes are on the big name on the marquee for the first week of April: Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT proposed). This is the only offering on this week’s calendar – and it isn’t an IPO. This is a direct listing. Note: The company, […]

April 1, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: China Play in a 4-Day Week

Four IPOs from China – out of eight on the calendar – are set in Wall Street’s four-day work week ahead of Easter and Passover. This fact follows the sharp selloff last week, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,149 points in the final two days. The slide was triggered by fears of a […]

March 25, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dropbox and the Unicorn Parade

All eyes are on the Dropbox (DBX proposed) IPO this week, but the parade of the IPO unicorns has started. One was priced last week and scored a moonshot opening-day gain. That was Zscaler (ZS) and the stock closed up 106.3 percent from its IPO price. As for Dropbox, people will have to wait until […]

March 18, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Riding on the NASDAQ’s Wings

The IPO market looks as if it is coming back to life – lifted by the wings of the NASDAQ Composite Index. The NASDAQ closed on Friday, March 9, 2018, at a record high, marking its recovery from its recent pullback. The NASDAQ ended Friday’s trading at 7,560.81, up 11.6 percent from 6,777.16 on Feb. […]

March 11, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Spotify Makes Its Move

Spotify Technology (SPOT – proposed) hogged the headlines, but it was just one of seven new IPOs that popped through the SEC’s filing window last week with plans to raise about $3.3 billion. All this drama took place amid the turbulent U.S. stock market. For the financial press, Spotify’s filing on Wednesday of its long […]

March 4, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dropbox Dances Across the Sky

All was quiet on the IPO front until late Friday, when Dropbox (DBX – proposed) lit up the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window at 3:15 p.m. Dropbox, one of the largest unicorns waiting in the SEC’s “quiet filing” line, had just sent a jolt of electricity into the IPO market with its bid […]

February 25, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Recovering from a Monster Wave

The recent wave of program selling that swept through Wall Street carried the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index into “correction” territory, with the Dow losing 10.4 percent and the S&P 500 dropping 10.2 percent from their record highs. A 10 percent decline from a recent high is a correction, according to […]

February 18, 2018 Read More
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