The IPO Buzz: Of Maps and Moonshot Alley

You won’t find Moonshot Alley on any street map of lower Manhattan. It is part of a place called the IPO market. Last week, three offerings found their way onto that elusive pathway and one made into the “IPO Hall of Fame” with a moonshot opening-day gain.
September 22, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Indian Summer

The post-Labor Day IPO market remained quiet last week, but U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing window was alive with IPO traffic. The signals are flashing that the calendar is coming back to life in the final weeks of Indian summer.
September 8, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer’s Healthy Swan Song

When the market launches its IPO calendar this week, it could  well be the final one for the Summer of 2013. Year after year, decade after decade, the IPO production line traditionally closes down during the last two weeks of August – vacation time ahead of the Labor Day break. This year looks no different.
August 11, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Pops, Flops and the Home Front

Last week was not a banner one for IPOs. Twelve companies went public with mixed results. Four IPOs finished their opening day as winners, six as losers and the other two were unchanged. The bio-IPO sector gave us a couple of noteworthy pops and flops. Their performance should not have surprised anyone. It was all right there in their respective prospectuses.
July 28, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Cover Story

Last week’s best-performing IPO, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (OMED ), started trading 65.6 percent above its initial offering price. This should not have come as a surprise. The clue to this biotech IPO’s winning performance can be found on the cover of its prospectus. This week’s calendar has a few more IPOs sending the same signal. All you have to do is look.
July 21, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer Storm

The IPO market exploded out of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window with the fury of a summer storm. Starting last Monday, five companies filed plans to go public, 15 companies updated their previous filings and 14 IPOs hit the calendar. That’s not bad for the dog days of summer.
July 14, 2013 Read More
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