The IPO Buzz: Holiday Lights

Just as the holiday windows were drawing crowds on Fifth Avenue in New York, four IPOs wiggled their way onto the IPO calendar last week to light up November’s traffic and get December’s party started. Six companies are set to go public this week. ReTo Eco-Solutions (RETO), a small-cap deal of 2.8 million shares, was […]

December 3, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Holiday Traffic Patterns

The traditional Thanksgiving holiday break has bitten into 2017’s IPO calendar, but that is normal. One “blank check” deal was priced and traded on Monday, Nov. 20, and there’s nothing on this week’s calendar. If history is any guide to the future, this is nothing to worry about, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

November 26, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Behind the Blank Checks

Ten IPOs, including a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) or “blank check” offering and a Reg. A+ IPO, popped off the new-issues production line last week. This week is cut short by the Thanksgiving Day break and the calendar features just one name – a “blank check” IPO. Let’s take a quick look at both the […]

November 19, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Keeping Up with the Parade

November’s IPO parade marches into this week with 10 offerings expecting to raise $1.9 billion. The key question is: What to look for among nearly a dozen deals? Answer: Any company whose name starts with the letter “S” – and there are four of them. Last week’s calendar also generated 10 deals, which produced $1.56 […]

November 12, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: China, Banks and a Mystery

This week’s IPO calendar has three Chinese offerings and two bank deals among nine IPOs on tap. There’s also a mystery from last week. That was a rocky time in the Land of IPOs, but more on that in a minute. Let’s take a look at the coming week. For the week of Nov. 6, […]

November 5, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: November’s Abundance

What a difference a year makes. November 2017 is shaping up well. Nine IPOs are set for the first week. Bankers expect to raise almost $2 billion. Another three deals are on the IPO calendar for the following week of Nov. 6, 2017. That traffic is in sharp contrast to November 2016, when the IPO […]

October 29, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Welcome Back, Chinese & Tech IPOs

The three major U.S. stock market indexes closed at record highs on Friday and the IPO calendar joined the gold rush. That traffic opened the door to the future: Welcome back, Chinese and technology IPOs. Let’s take a look. Last week’s calendar produced two Chinese IPOs that popped like New Year’s fireworks through Friday’s close […]

October 22, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Eyes on Asia

The eyes of the IPO market are on Asia this week and there is a tweak from the past. The calendar for the week of Oct. 16 shows four IPOs and all, according to the IPO experts, are reportedly “hot issues.” Three offerings are from the Far East. Nevertheless, some IPO services are reporting up […]

October 15, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Under October’s Harvest Moon

The IPO market is in sync with the harvest moon, the first one to occur in October since 2009. This year, the harvest moon lit up the sky in the Northern Hemisphere on Oct. 5th, instead of its more traditional timing in late September on or near the autumnal equinox. Bankers – perhaps borrowing a […]

October 8, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Running with the Bulls

Wall Street closed Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, mostly at record highs. Two of the three major U.S. stock market indexes moved into the history books, and the IPO market was running with the bulls. Now for a quick look. At the close on Friday, the last trading day of 2017’s third quarter: The Dow Jones […]

October 1, 2017 Read More
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