The IPO Buzz: Record Highs and IPO Favorites

With the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 Index closing Friday at record highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average not too far behind, the IPO calendar seems to be groping for leadership. This week, it falls back on favorites from the past – limited partnerships and health-care providers. All told, the calendar has six […]

April 27, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Moonshots and Milestones

A couple of moonshots skyrocketed off last week’s IPO calendar. That leads to the question: Could there be another in the works? By now, everybody knows Aduro Biotech (ADRO) and Etsy (ETSY) had breathtaking opening-day performances. Aduro, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, priced its IPO of 7 million shares at $17 each, UP from 5 million […]

April 20, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: It’s Raining IPOs

Wall Street expects some thunder and lightning to sweep into the Valley of IPOs this week. The sound effects may precede the kind of rain that favors the rainmakers and investors alike. Two of the six deals on the calendar are reportedly on everybody’s “most wanted” list and two are said to be “in play.” […]

April 13, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dawn of an IPO Spring

A thin sliver of light flashed across last week’s IPO skies, which could signal the return of the new-issues market. April marked the start of 2015’s IPO second quarter, ushering in a brand-name company (GoDaddy – GDDY) that popped for an opening-day gain of 30.8 percent and another company(Kornit Digital – KRNT)that did better than […]

April 6, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: GoDaddy Gets Ready For A Date

GoDaddy has a date with destiny. This week it prices its long- awaited IPO. The Web hosting service provider plans to price 22.2 million shares at $17 to $19 each Tuesday evening to trade Wednesday morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the proposed symbol “GDDY.” The buzz is that the books will close […]

March 30, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Here Comes the IPO Sun

This week’s IPO calendar lists eight names, which might be a warming trend after the slim calendars of the past few weeks. A technology IPO – a supplier in the solar energy business – is attracting attention. But the descriptions of several other deals on tap this week are sprinkled with Wall Street jargon. You’ll […]

March 23, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Spring Quintet

Five names are on the IPO calendar this week, when Friday will mark the first day of spring. Two of these deals are best described in Wall Street jargon: One is a “BDC” and the other is an offering on a “best efforts” basis. And Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA) returns to the spotlight. Its IPO […]

March 16, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Waiting for the IPO Trade Winds

This is another week, another calendar with only one IPO, and the question remains: “Where is the IPO market?” The answer, my friends, is blowing though the canyons of Wall Street. One look at the stock market’s close on Friday, March 6, answers the question. It shows the major U.S. stock market indexes mixed for […]

March 9, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Judging An IPO By Its Cover

March’s IPO calendar makes its debut this week with one, two or three deals, depending upon your interpretation of the fine print on the cover page of the prospectus.  Two of the three have notations alerting potential investors of a deviation from normal underwriting procedures.  The Best Effort Wowo Ltd. (WOWO – proposed) is a […]

March 2, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Spring Quintet

Five names are on the IPO calendar this week, when Friday will mark the first day of spring. Two of these deals are best described in Wall Street jargon: One is a “BDC” and the other is an offering on a “best efforts” basis. And Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA) returns to the spotlight. Its IPO […]

March 1, 2015 Read More
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