The IPO Buzz: An IPO Duo in a Somber Week

This week’s IPO calendar opens Monday evening with the pricing of a “blank check” offering, which is expected to start trading Tuesday morning. The week’s IPO run ends on Thursday evening with the pricing of a small-cap offering, which is expected to start trading Friday morning. Between the two dates is Yom Kippur, the most […]

September 20, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Back in the IPO Swing

The post-Labor Day IPO calendar picked up where the pre-holiday calendar left off in mid-August. Blank checks and health-care IPOs are in play. Last week, a couple of “blank check” offerings were priced and traded, but more on those later. Let’s return to the final days of the August IPO calendar. A Look Back at […]

September 14, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: School’s Out

During the U.S. stock market’s wild roller-coaster ride, the phones rang last week. The financial media called with the burning question: “How is the stock market’s correction affecting IPOs?” That was an easy one to answer. It isn’t. School is out. The IPO market traditionally closes down between mid-August and mid-September. (See The IPO […]

August 30, 2015 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Some Good News Among The Gloom

The eyes and ears of the financial world were glued to the corner of Broad and Wall Streets on Friday. The granddaddy of the U.S. stock market indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged over 500 points for the day and lost over 1,000 points for the week. The Dow moved into correction mode – […]

August 23, 2015 Read More

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
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