The IPO Buzz: Building Momentum

As every student of initial public offerings knows, IPO traffic is driven by stock market conditions, and the calendar is influenced by industrial sectors. Since last summer, the stock market has looked anemic after taking some big spills – and the most dominant IPO sector has been healthcare. Now a new sector is on the […]

June 5, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer Facts and Fiction

May’s IPO market went out with a bang and touched off the conversation that the calendar is coming to life. Next up: June, July and August. Soon “the summer doldrums” are bound to be discussed in various precincts of the financial press. But here’s the good news: The facts do not support this myth about […]

May 30, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Biggest Week Since Last Fall

Eight IPOs are on this week’s calendar. They expect to raise over $1.9 billion. Yes, eight IPOs raising $1.9 billion! This is the biggest IPO calendar since October 2015 – and the best part about this week – a few deals are reportedly “in play.” Revisiting October 2015 First, let’s look back to last fall. […]

May 22, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Thriving in a Cold Spring

“Sell in May and go away” is an old Wall Street proverb that was on target for this May’s first two weeks. By Friday’s closing bell, the three major U.S. stock market indexes were down for the month. Strangely, against those chilly spring winds, the IPO market showed signs of life last week. Three bright […]

May 15, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Cover Story

Do you want to know how an IPO will trade after it’s been priced? Look at the cover of its final prospectus. Compare the final pricing terms with those on the front page of the IPO’s last preliminary prospectus. For classic examples of how this works, look no further than the two IPOs priced last […]

May 8, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Bios Back on Stage

An industry favorite from the past is returning to center stage this week to lead the IPO calendar. Yes, the bio-IPOs are back in town. The recent deals from the technology sector (SecureWorks – SCWX) and the world of gambling (Red Rock Resorts – RRR) did not work out. This week’s IPO calendar has four […]

May 1, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Turning the Playbook Upside Down

The IPO traffic did a flip-flop from its traditional opening-day playbook last week. A REIT IPO popped at the opening while a tech IPO flopped. It usually happens the other way around. The  reasons for this surprising scenario can be found in a couple of numbers – seven, long regarded by gamblers as a lucky […]

April 24, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back To Work

This week’s calendar is expected to print over $1 billion worth of IPOs. There are only three deals on the launching pad, but the buzz around Wall Street is all are inplay. That being said, let’s get to them. They are in the order of size: MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP – proposed) plans to […]

April 17, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Second Time at Bat

Bats Global Markets (BATS – proposed), the fintech operator of an electronic stock exchange, plans to price its IPO this week. This isn’t the first time at bat for Bats. Back on the evening of Thursday, March 22, 2012, BATS Global Market (the old name featured all caps – now it’s Bats Global Markets) priced […]

April 10, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: When the IPO Past Is Prologue

The stock market closed Friday at a new high for 2016, but IPOs were nowhere in sight. Maybe the problem is the underperformance of the NASDAQ Composite Index. Even though the NASDAQ closed last week at 4,914.54, it was still DOWN 1.85 percent for the year. It closed at 5,007.41 on Dec. 31, 2015. In […]

April 3, 2016 Read More
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