The IPO Buzz: Weathering the Storm

The U.S. debt crisis wrapped its fingers around the stock market and dragged it down to the sharpest single-week loss since the week ending Aug. 13, 2010. During this summer storm, the IPO calendar took its share of hits as well.
 
July 31, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Deals by the Dozen

If you think 12 IPOs on this week’s calendar is awesome, look in the rear-view mirror. Look past the Internet bubble of 1999/2000 all the way back to 1996. That was the busiest year for IPOs, when a record number of 874 were priced, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. And 109 came in October of that year.
 
July 24, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Summer Lightning

The buzz on Wall Street is its investment bankers will be burning the midnight oil that will run to the Labor Day break. It’s been said there is a backlog of IPOs waiting to get out the door before the coming holiday. If the recent burst of filings at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is any indication, then maybe there is some truth to the latest scuttlebutt.
 
July 17, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sparklers Vs Shooting Stars

After the long holiday break for Independence Day, the curtain is finally going up on July’s IPO calendar – mid-month – with just one deal. Instead of promising a fireworks show to remember, this week’s IPO appears to be somewhat tamer – like those sparklers deemed safe for backyard use with parental supervision.
 
July 10, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Four Before the 4th

The IPO Express is gearing up for its final run for 2011’s first half. On board are four hopefuls: a carryover from last week, a retread and two smiling new faces. None are expected to be greeted by roaring crowds with brass bands, but such is today’s market.
 
June 26, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Sizzle and Steak

 
There’s a big difference between the sizzle and the steak in any IPO calendar. Sometimes they come together and other times – well, let’s take last week’s Pandora Media (P). It was a classic example of each going their separate ways.
 
June 19, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: The IPO Trifecta

 
Hot topics in this year’s IPO market have tended to come from names in three sectors — private-equity firms, limited partnerships and “insanity-dot-com” companies. Each sector is running a horse this week, according to the IPO calendar. But there can be only one “pick of the week.”
 
June 12, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Spotlight on Specialty Tech

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
First, the bad news: The stock market has taken a few body blows over the last five weeks. The three popular indexes have lost on average 4.9 percent since the end of April. Now for the good news: Leadership is emerging in the IPO market. It’s in specialty technology.
 
June 5, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Solo Act

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The Memorial Day holiday is usually a small speed bump on the IPO Highway. This year is no exception. After 23 companies went public in May, the month of June opens with just a single deal. It’s a carryover from May. But tiny Internet bubbles can be seen floating on the horizon.
May 29, 2011 Read More

The IPO Buzz: LinkedIn’s Legacy

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
LinkedIn (LNKD) leaped into legend last week with a moonshot. The IPO skyrocketed for a 109.4 percent opening-day gain. You could almost hear eyeballs popping in Silicon Valley and hearts beating faster with anticipation of another wave of “insanity-dot-com” sweeping over the IPO calendar. And that set the stage for this week.
 
May 22, 2011 Read More
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