The IPO Buzz: Reading for Meaning

One of the key words of advice to an IPO investor is: Read the prospectus. The most important thing is to zero in on the “Risk Factors.” They can grind on for pages and, you the investor, should be aware of them all. In some cases, the risk factors could make the reader’s hair stand […]

July 22, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: July’s IPO Show Right on Time

July 2018’s IPO calendar is arriving right on schedule. Last week there was nothing on tap. This week 11 deals are set to be priced and next week’s volume is already building. The lack of IPO traffic after the July 4th holiday has become a seasonal factor. “The IPO Buzz” outlined this trend last week. […]

July 15, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Taking a Cue from History

The last two weeks of June closed out the month with a bang. A total of 22 IPOs were priced, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. This excludes unit offerings. And then Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard went bare. Consider the following: Last week there were no IPOs and this week looks […]

July 8, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Warming Up for a Bright July

In many communities throughout the United States, crowds will turn out to be entertained by parades, bands and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day – also known as the July 4th holiday, which falls on Wednesday. Wall Street will be closed that day. The IPO market traditionally shuts down for the Fourth as well. This year […]

July 1, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Sizzling First Half of 2018

The IPO Calendar is on fire as Wall Street wraps up the first six months of 2018. For the final week of June, bankers expect to price 16 IPOs to raise $2.83 billion. That’s a lot of traffic. You have to reach back to the week of July 28, 2014, for a busier calendar. That’s […]

June 24, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Health Care Rules a Big Week

This week’s calendar lists 13 IPOs looking to raise almost $1.6 billion. It is loaded with nine health-care offerings. To account for the rest of it, the calendar includes a REIT, two SPACs and one technology deal. The tech IPO appears to be “the pick of the week.” Worth noting: Eight of this week’s 13 […]

June 17, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: June Running Above Average

In June’s first week, bankers priced two IPOs. June’s second week kicks off on Monday with eight deals on the calendar – and another five in the wings for the following week. That’s a total of 15 IPOs as we slide into mid-June. Last week, “The IPO Buzz” highlighted June’s monthly IPO traffic from 2001 […]

June 10, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Jumping into June

The word running around Wall Street last week was look for a big June IPO calendar. Judging from last’s week traffic featuring three small-cap deals and this week’s playbill of just two offerings, it was hard to imagine. But there is more to the market than the current IPO calendar. The recent flurry of activity […]

June 3, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Taking a Memorial Day Break

There are no new deals on the IPO calendar this week, when the U.S. stock market will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. The IPO Buzz will not be published today. The staff is observing a long holiday weekend break, in sync with most on Wall Street. We will resume publishing later this […]

May 27, 2018 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Money on their Minds

Two IPOs attracting attention this week are in the money game – EVO Payments, a global payment processor, and GreenSky, a digital lending platform. Those names are among eight deals aiming to raise over $1.26 billion on this week’s IPO calendar. That’s about normal for today’s IPO traffic. The U.S. capital markets closed on Friday, […]

May 20, 2018 Read More
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