The IPO Buzz: IPO Haves and Have Nots

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
In case you haven’t noticed, 2010’s IPO traffic is building. In April, 14 new issues were priced. The last time more came to market in a single month was in December 2007 with 23 deals. April’s IPO calendar raised nearly $2 billion. In addition, another 33 companies filed to go public to raise nearly $7 billion.
 
May 2, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Last Call for April’s IPOs

  
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
As April rolls into its closing week, the IPO Calendar has three deals on the launching pad. Assuming that everything gets out the door, it would bring April’s new-issue traffic to 14 IPOs, the same number as in March. The last time more deals came to market over a two-month period in the same year was in November/December 2007 with 61 IPOs. Back then, there was a reason. The stock market had been flying, but more on this later.
 
April 25, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: For IPOs, Eight May Be Enough

   
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The nursery rhyme tells us Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Interestingly, Wall Street’s investment bankers plan to price all eight of their IPOs on Wednesday evening.
 
April 18, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Room at the IPO Inn

  
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Investment bankers reach into a hot industrial sector this week to price a single deal. But the handicappers at the IPO Downs don’t see an opening-day moonshot in the cards.
 
April 11, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: For IPOs, Strength in Numbers

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Wall Street is a numbers game. Stocks are quoted in numbers, their indexes are defined by numbers and the IPO traffic is calculated in numbers. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, the new-issues numbers confirm the trend cited by the financial media: IPOs are back in town.
 
April 4, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Springtime for IPOs

 
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
This week’s IPO calendar has a few deuces -– two out of China, two technology companies and two carryovers from last week. It’s also the first week of spring and it could be a sign of better things to come in the IPO market. All told, bankers have lined up seven new issues to make their public debuts for the week of March 22nd. That’s the busiest weekly calendar since December 2009.
March 21, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Pipeline Dreams

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Last week was nothing to write home about and this week looks to be about the same. However, if you had been watching the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window, you’ll see the IPO pipeline building and with some exciting names.
 
March 14, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Sleepers

                         
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
The much maligned IPO market is doing much better than people think. As of Friday’s close, March 5, a total of 75 percent of this year’s offerings had closed above their initial offering prices. That’s right -– three out of every four IPOs had closed above their offering prices this year. And they have outperformed the Nasdaq Composite Index by nearly 64 percent.
 
March 7, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Life Beneath the Ice

  
By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Friday’s close rang down the financial curtain on 2010’s first two months. There was no barroom bragging in any of Wall Street’s watering holes, and the IPO market was no standout either.
 
February 28, 2010 Read More
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