The IPO Buzz: The IPOs of August

The dog days of summer are waiting around the corner for the IPO market. This week’s calendar lists two deals. None are on tap for next week – so far. History shows that the IPO machinery closes down for the rest of August. That last statement is based on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data. […]

July 30, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Sneak Peek at July’s Stats

As Wall Street’s IPO calendar cruises into July’s final week, five deals are lined up to make it out the door. If everything gets done, July 2017 will come in with 13 IPOs – a baker’s dozen of initial public offerings. Believe it or not, that would be an “average July” based on records dating […]

July 23, 2017 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Speeding Up in Late July

July’s IPO calendar is taking a cue from the traffic in July over the past few years. The new-issue traffic traditionally gets off to a slow start in July, when Wall Street’s population ebbs for the Independence Day holiday, and then picks up steam running to the end of the month. The numbers tell the […]

July 16, 2017 Read More

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
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