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

The IPO Buzz: Tough Medicine for IPOs

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
This week, the IPO calendar closes out February with two deals. Actually, the month ends with just one traditional IPO as the other is a closed-end investment trust. Nevertheless, investment professionals don’t look for either to produce an opening-day moonshot.
 
February 21, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Icy Road Conditions for IPOs

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
This year’s stock market topped out in mid-January, about the same time bankers unveiled the 2010 IPO calendar. The results for both over the last month have not been good. The major stock market indexes lost anywhere from 5.8 percent to 6.5 percent and IPOs have been floundering.
 
February 15, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPOs American Style

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
While the Chinese IPOs were hitting a stone wall in lower Manhattan last week, the barbarians were swarming all over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing window in Washington, D.C. The message: China’s “out” and the good old U.S. of A. is “in.”
 
January 31, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPOs for Home and Hotties

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Don’t expect to find the latest edition of Penthouse magazine laying about your local Century 21 real estate office, but you will find each on this week’s IPO calendar. Both companies are planning on going public, but under different names.
January 22, 2010 Read More

The IPO Buzz: IPO Party of Five

By: John E. Fitzgibbon, Jr.
 
Friday’s child is loving and giving,” as the old nursery rhyme goes. But on Wall Street, this Friday could be a different story.
 
January 17, 2010 Read More
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