The IPO Buzz: No Bubble, No Worries

Two
opposing views surfaced last week about the IPO market. From some corners,
there was talk of an IPO bubble, and from others, the story was that the IPO
market was played out. The latter camp pointed to four postponements and an
empty forward calendar. That is true. There is nothing on the November/December
calendar at press time. But there are signs in Wall Street’s jungle that debunk
both views.  
 
November 24, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Shift in the IPO Market

 
It’s been said that when God closes a door, He opens a window. These are not necessarily comforting words on Wall Street, but there are indications that doors may be closing to certain sectors of the IPO market.
 
November 17, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: All This and Twitter, Too

November’s IPO market is already blowing into the canyons of Wall Street, thanks to a strong underlying market. This month’s traffic began on Friday with an opening-day moonshot. Twitter (TWTR – proposed) takes top billing on this week’s IPO calendar. By the way, it is shaping up to be the busiest week in six years. And that’s not all, folks! Besides Twitter, there are other “IPOs of Interest” among the names waiting to go public.
 

November 3, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Twitter, Hot Stuff and China

 
Twas the week before Twitter (TWTR – proposed) and all through the Street, the IPO calendar was hung with all sorts of treats. There are 10 deals on tap for this week, and many are what the experts call “IPOs of Interest.”
 
October 27, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Foursome on the Fourth Night

 
Most, if not all, of this week’s initial public offerings are expected to be priced on Thursday evening for Friday morning trading. The calendar lists four IPOs plus two “blank check” offerings. They expect to raise $1.3 billion. It looks as if the IPO gods rounded up a few from this year’s hot IPO industrial sectors and dropped them onto the calendar for the same day of the week. That’s right. Four IPOs are set to be priced on Thursday – the fourth night of the work week on Wall Street.
 
October 20, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: An IPO Trick or Tweet

The IPO circus came to town late Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3, when Twitter (TWTR – proposed) filed for its IPO to raise $1 billion. It triggered a nonstop media blitz with the IPO “gurus” coming out of the woodwork to give their “analysis,” but a few questions lingered in the background. They will soon be answered.
 
October 6, 2013 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Bio-IPOs Bubble Up, Up and Away

 
It has been 13 long years since the IPO bubble of Insanity-dot-com left town. But don’t look now. Another IPO bubble just might be in the making. It can be found under the heading of “Bio-IPOs,” and this year’s crop has been soaring.
 
September 29, 2013 Read More

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
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