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5 of the Best New Stocks of Q2 2014

These IPO hits have run off returns of more than 70% in just a few short months


The prospects for IPOs didn’t look bright at the start of the second quarter. Small-cap stocks hit a great deal of turbulence, especially in the go-go biotech and cloud industries.

quarterly review and outlookIn fact, to get new stocks off the ground, Wall Street investment banks had to lower the price ranges on IPOs and cut back on the number of shares being offered.

Somewhere in the middle ground of banks’ tactics working and fears being overblown, Q2 turned out to be a standout one for new stocks. We saw 65 public offerings during the period, and they posted an average return of nearly 25%. Among these new stocks, only 19 generated negative returns.

On the other side of things, Q2’s winners were winners by a mile, with five of the best IPOs for the quarter each returning more than 70%. Here’s a look at five of the most outstanding new stocks from Q2:

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