The IPO Buzz: Going for the Gold

Once upon a time, there was a race track in lower Manhattan. It was called IPO Downs. The betting was fast and furious and when bettors didn’t know the horse, they’d bet on the jockey. Things haven’t changed much over the years.
January 7, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Comeback Story

When Father Time closed the door on 2006, the numbers for the year’s IPO market were similar to 2005’s. At the Labor Day break, that didn’t seem possible. On Sept. 1, the year’s IPO traffic was well behind a year ago.
 
January 2, 2007 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Rolling Toward a Red-Hot Finish

The IPO juggernaut just keeps rolling through December. Eighteen deals were priced last week, and bankers plan to price another 11 deals this week. This surge puts 2006 on course to surpass last year’s IPO traffic.
 
December 18, 2006 Read More

The IPO Buzz: Lucky Side of the Ledger

A handful of IPOs exploded in Friday’s market much like an eruption from a smoldering volcano. They scored an average opening-day gain of nearly 40 percent. But the event that led up to Friday’s fireworks didn’t just happen overnight.
 
December 10, 2006 Read More

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
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