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5 IPOs I’d Like to See

Where are all the exciting public offerings?


Although IPOs tend to be terrible first-day buys; retail investors seem mesmerized by them.

The interest in Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) was off the charts, and Manchester United’s proposed $100 million IPO is getting a fair bit of media play despite the fact the offering does little to improve the team’s fortune beyond paying down a small amount of debt. It’s a loser with a capital “L,” and yet soccer fans across America will be buying the stock within the first few days of trading.

I’m not a soccer fan, but it got me to thinking about some of the privately owned household names I would like to see go public:

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