The IPO Buzz: A Moonshot and A Blank Check

The IPO Express blew through Wall Street on its final run of the summer last week and its cargo did not disappoint: It delivered an opening-day moonshot and a blank check that had some pop. A moonshot is any IPO that closes it opening day with a gain of 100 percent or more. Lighting Up […]

August 17, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Last Dance of the Summer

This week is the IPO calendar’s final summer run – or for fans of the late disco diva Donna Summer, it’s the “Last Dance” before Labor Day. Five deals are set, with bankers expecting to raise a little over $550 million. Then there is nothing on tap until after Labor Day, which falls on Sept. […]

August 9, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Let’s Get Healthy

Fitbit (FIT) exploded for an open-day gain of 48.4 percent on June 18 and that opened the calendar to fitness IPOs. This week has two deals from this sector: Amplify Snack Brands (BETR – proposed) and Planet Fitness (PLNT – proposed) and both are reportedly on everybody’s “most wanted” list. There is more. Last week […]

August 2, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Defying Gravity

Last week, the U.S. stock market took a hard hit as the leading indexes lost over well over 2 percent each, but a couple of IPOs defied gravity. We don’t know what this week’s stock market will bring, but the calendar has a couple of new issues that have similar traits to last week’s IPO […]

July 27, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Sparkling July for IPOs

With 12 IPOs already launched this month and another seven looking to be priced over the next two weeks, July’s traffic is headed to the record book as “well above average.” Since 2001, July’s monthly calendar has generated 204 IPOs, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That makes an “average” July amount […]

July 21, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Roaring Back from the Break

Don’t look now, but the IPO Express is pulling into the Wall Street Station – right on time with recent years. This week’s calendar delivers its first IPO about two weeks after the July 4th holiday break. The downtime is in keeping with the recent past and is no reflection of current stock market conditions. […]

July 13, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Moonshot Before the Fourth

June’s final week closed out the IPO second quarter and first half of 2015 with a pre-Fourth of July explosion – a moonshot. Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) popped Friday for an opening-day gain of 185.6 percent. This was the fourth IPO to do so this year. Note: An IPO moonshot is any deal that ends its […]

June 29, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Sweet 16

Wall Street closes out the second quarter of 2015 with the largest IPO calendar of the year. It has 16 deals that could raise over $2.6 billion. Now that’s a “Sweet 16” scenario that even the toughest Wall Street bankers could love. Looking back, the largest previous calendar was for the week of July 28, […]

June 22, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Brisk IPO Box office

Wall Street is picking up a cue from Broadway, where the box office is booming. Look no further than U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window. It was a busy place last week. Actually, it was the busiest week in nine months. Consider this: Last week, 11 companies filed plans to go public. Thirteen companies […]

June 15, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO with Wings

The IPO calendar in the second week of June takes flight with Wingstop (WING – proposed), a restaurant franchisor and operator known for its way with chicken wings. The deal is on the “most wanted” lists of many IPO professionals. This year could go down in IPO history as the year of the fast-casual restaurant […]

June 8, 2015 Read More
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