The IPO Buzz: When Bankers Skip Town

IPOs took a holiday last week. No deals were priced. Three companies filed to go public and that was it. But don’t take this as a negative. Consider what happened during the July 4th holiday week. The U.S. stock market closed early Monday at 1 p.m. It was closed Tuesday for Independence Day. The market […]

July 9, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: 2017’s Healthy First Half

The curtain came down on the first six months of 2017 on Wall Street on Friday, June 30, and all three major U.S. stock indexes closed higher. And the IPO market started coming back to life during the robust first half of the year. In short, a good time had by all. The three major […]

July 2, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Therapeutics Trending

As the Good Ship IPO cruises into the New York Harbor, it will close out 2017’s first half with the heaviest weekly traffic in two years – and a fistful of companies with the word “therapeutics” in their names. So if you like therapeutics, this segment is in play. In short, 2017’s traffic has been […]

June 25, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Summer Unicorn Sighting

A unicorn struts on to Wall Street’s IPO calendar of eight deals this week, when summer begins. Bankers are looking to raise nearly $2 billion. Looks exciting, but that’s the Street for you. Let’s take a closer look at the traffic. Three of the eight deals are real estate investment trusts (REITs), while three others […]

June 18, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Strength in Numbers

This week’s IPO calendar shows five deals on its launching pad. That number is not exactly robust in the Land of IPOs, but a closer look turns up a surprising trend. In fact, 2017’s IPO figures far exceed last year’s by almost 50 percent – and there’s a reason. It’s the strength of the underlying […]

June 11, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: When Bankers Rev Their Engines

All of the action took place at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s IPO filing window last week. The break for Memorial Day meant the U.S. stock markets were closed Monday. But by Tuesday morning, bankers were revving their engines. They made the most of the four-day week by keeping the SEC’s window busy. The […]

June 4, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Straddling the May-June Divide

Wall Street faces a short work week, with the U.S. stock markets closed Monday for Memorial Day and just two names on the IPO calendar. This week, the calendar also flips from May to June – with just one name on each side of the monthly divide. One deal, though, is not really an initial […]

May 29, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Return of the Tech IPOs

This week’s trip through the IPO Valley takes a different route. The calendar lists four deals – one “blank check” and three technology companies. That’s right – three are technology IPOs. Over the last couple of years, the energy and the health-care sectors have led the parade, but this week returns to yesteryear. Technology is […]

May 21, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Mid-May Trio

This week’s IPO calendar looks much like last week’s. That one was mostly wing flapping and no flying. Nevertheless, it produced nine deals. This week, the world is looking at three offerings. One issue is already traded on the Euronext Brussels, the other is out of China, and the remaining one comes from the U.S. […]

May 14, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Behind the Billion-Dollar Calendar

Anytime a weekly IPO calendar is set to raise over $1 billion, it should draw interest. This week is shaping up that way, but investors’ feedback is not all that exciting. Their conclusion: Expect some wing flapping, but no flying from this group of six deals. That’s what happened last week. To recap: For the […]

May 7, 2017 Read More
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