The IPO Buzz: Reason to Smile

The financial press took aim at the IPO market last week, posting front-page stories about its poor performance since 2015. The supporting numbers looked like a plague had swept through Wall Street, but those stories left smiles on the faces of the investment professionals. The pros took this as a reverse indicator that the IPO […]

February 21, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Frost Bite

Friday’s powerful stock market rally wasn’t strong enough to erase the bone-chilling losses racked up earlier in the week. On Thursday, the major U.S. stock indexes hit their 52-week lows. Even with Friday’s big surge, U.S. stocks ended the week still in correction mode. That took its toll on the IPO calendar. The pending deals […]

February 15, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Working That IPO Mojo

The Super Bowl, the Iowa caucus and another down week for the U.S. stock market dominated the news last week, but 2016’s IPO production line finally kicked into gear. Two out of an expected six IPOs got out the door. The two IPOs that made their debuts last week were from the health-care sector. Each […]

February 7, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Heating Up for February

Hey, January, don’t let the door hit you in the rear on the way out. It’s been widely reported that January 2016 went into the history books producing no IPOs. The last time a January failed to price an IPO was in 2009, but that wasn’t the first time. Going back to 1974, it has […]

January 31, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Warming Up Again for a 2016 Launch

Wall Street’s investment bankers will give the IPO market another shot to launch 2016 this week. On tap are four deals, looking to raise about $234 million. Last week, there were two offerings: One was pushed into this week and the other postponed due to “market conditions.” That’s the key to IPOs – “market conditions.” […]

January 24, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Behind The Headlines

Over the weekend, a New York City radio station broadcast that stocks are in a bear market, “according to analysts.” They got it wrong. A bear market happens when the market sells off 20 percent or more from its previous high. A correction happens when the market sells off 10 percent or more from its […]

January 18, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Rough Start, Slim Opening

The stock market got off to a memorable start last week. It began the year like no other. With Chinese stocks plunging and oil prices falling, the major U.S. stock market indexes got pounded. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,078.58 points to close at 16,346.45, DOWN 6.19 percent for the week and the year […]

January 10, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Backstage Before 2016 Begins

There are no shortages of names of companies that could go public this year, but there are two things needed to make this magic happen: A friendly stock market and IPO leadership. Both happened during the first part of 2015. The stock market got off to a good start and IPO leadership came from the […]

January 3, 2016 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Getting A Handle On 2015

The financial media’s headlines have been blaring: “2015 – The Worst Year for IPOs Since 2009” and it was. On the other hand, the year was not as bad as reported. Reaching back through the stats to 2005, the IPO traffic for this year turned out to be the mean point between 2005 and 2015. […]

December 27, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Dance of the Unicorns

A unicorn pranced out on the IPO stage last week, kicked up its heels and scored an opening-day gain of 32.3 percent. In November, another unicorn did the same – with an opening-day gain of 45.2 percent. And as the year began, another unicorn started the 2015 parade with an opening-day pop of 65.9 percent. […]

December 13, 2015 Read More
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