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

The IPO Buzz: Last Run in the Summer Sun

The IPO filing window at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was the loneliest place in Washington, D.C., last week. One deal was refiled, one was withdrawn, and that was it. As a result there was nothing to be added to the calendar. Nevertheless, there is one IPO for the week of Aug. 15 – […]

August 14, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Politics, Stocks and IPOs, Oh My

The Donald had a bad week and the stock market a good one. It’s been said before: Stocks are bought in hope, held in greed and sold in fear. The forces driving investors’ emotions are the perception of interest rates, the perception of earnings, and at times, politics. Last week, politics ruled the waves. Waltzing […]

August 7, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Hot and Happy July

July 2016 went down in Wall Street history with a happy face. All the major U.S. stock market indexes were solid winners and they took the IPO calendar along for the ride. For July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.8 percent, the S&P 500 Index gained 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index added […]

July 31, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tech IPOs Rule July – And 2016

As July rolls into its final week, a couple of things are starting to surface in the equity capital markets. One is the return of IPOs. The other is that technology is leading the way. Last week’s calendar produced four IPOs and this week has another four. At a rate of four per week, the […]

July 24, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Tech IPOs Are Back In Style

The LINE Corporation (LN) IPO lived up to all of its early billing – and more. The deal was priced in Tokyo on Monday at 3,300 yen (US$32.84) and opened on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning at US$42, UP 27.9 percent from its IPO price. That sparked a question from the financial […]

July 17, 2016 Read More
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