The IPO Buzz: Cover Story

All you had to do was to look at the cover. We’re talking about the cover page of the prospectus for each of Friday’s four IPOs. Two went splat and two popped in the aftermarket.
November 12, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Down to Earth

This fall’s high-flying IPO market lost altitude last week and hit the runway without all its landing gear in place. By Friday’s close, three of six deals finished below their initial offering prices and the average aftermarket performance for all six was a minus 0.21 percent.
November 5, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Fall Frenzy

What do you get when you see an opening-day gain from a $20 billion IPO of 15 percent, a REIT popping for 13 percent and a deal from a troubled industrial sector gaining 18 percent? Maybe an IPO frenzy?
October 29, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Sink or Swim

On Friday morning, Mr. John Coustas, president and CEO of the Greek shipping company Danaos, stepped onto the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell. It was to launch the listing of his company’s IPO. The stock opened flat. It sank in the aftermarket.
October 8, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: A Super September

September 2006’s IPO market closed on an upbeat note. Wall Street bankers priced three deals for Friday’s trading, seven for the week and 15 for the month, according to available reports.
September 30, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Going for the Gold

If you don’t know the horse, bet the jockey. That advice has floated around the race tracks for decades. The same could be said for Wall Street, its IPO stable and its investment bankers.
September 24, 2006 Read More
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