Shake Shack IPO: SHAK Shoots Up 130%

Jan 30, 2015, 11:42 am EST
Shake Shack IPO: SHAK Shoots Up 130%

Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK), the rapidly growing burger chain, was widely expected to have a hot IPO.

But I doubt few people were imagining SHAK stock would have this much sizzle.

The Shake Shack IPO already set up well, pricing a deal at $21 despite a range of $17 to $19. But it really blew the doors off this morning, when SHAK raced up more than 130% on its debut. Read 

5 Hot IPOs That Could Hit the Markets in 2015

Jan 30, 2015, 11:06 am EST
5 Hot IPOs That Could Hit the Markets in 2015

Last year saw plenty of excitement out of the IPO market. All told, 268 companies came public with an average return of about 21%, and 24 IPOs generated gains of more than 100%. Source: ©iStock.com/pupunkkop

2015 is getting off to a decent start, too, as seen in recent successful IPOs such as Box Inc (NYSE:BOX) and Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK).

And there’s a lot more runway this year. Read 

11 New Stocks On Deck — Shake Shack Leads Tasty Offers

Jan 26, 2015, 11:25 am EST
11 New Stocks On Deck — Shake Shack Leads Tasty Offers

The IPO market got back into gear last week, but there were only two new stocks that pulled off deals. There was an offering from Euronav NV (NYSE:EURN), a shipping company whose shares dropped about 1%. But of course the deal that got the most attention was cloud-based operator Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX). On its debut, the stock soared by 66%.

As for the upcoming week, expect 11 new stocks to hit the markets. Yet there is one IPO that is likely to grab lots of headlines: Shake Shack, the fast-growing burger chain.

Let’s take a deeper look at all the new stocks on this week’s calendar. Read 

Box IPO: It Could Be An Investor Trap

Jan 23, 2015, 11:57 am EST
Box IPO: It Could Be An Investor Trap

Box Inc, (NASDAQ:BOX) which operates an enterprise cloud platform for storage and collaboration, pulled off its IPO today. The company issued 12.5 million shares at $14 each, which was above the range of $11 to $13.

And so far in today’s trading, the BOX stock is up about 68%. But as I’ve noted at the IPOPlaybook.com, investors need to be wary of this deal.

Now there certainly some positives to the Box IPO. The CEO and co-founder of the company, Aaron Levie (who I’ve met with several times), is a great promoter of the company and has built a strong brand. This has helped to create a large customer base, which includes more than 44,000 organizations. They range from small businesses to large enterprises like Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP), Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS), and Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB). Read 

Shake Shack IPO – Should You Snag SHAK Stock?

Jan 20, 2015, 2:32 pm EST
Shake Shack IPO – Should You Snag SHAK Stock?

Shake Shack is wasting little time getting its initial public offering to market.

We got the initial S-1 filing on Dec. 29, and now we’ve got a pricing on the Shake Shack IPO — the company will issue 5 million shares at a range of $14 to $16, listing as the ticker “SHAK.”

Assuming the deal is struck at the midpoint of that range, the market cap will be about $533 million. But it’s a good bet that Shake Shack’s valuation could more than double on its debut, which is expected to hit the market next week. Read 

Etsy Crafting an IPO for Q1

Jan 14, 2015, 11:47 am EST
Etsy Crafting an IPO for Q1

According to a Bloomberg report, Etsy is gearing up for an IPO, which could hit the markets sometime during the current quarter. The company, which operates a site that allows people to sell their crafts, has retained Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) to lead the deal. However, an S-1 has yet to be filed. Source: Wikipedia

So, will an Etsy IPO be good for investors?

Well, let’s first get a little background on the company: Back in the summer of 2005, Rob Kalin looked across the web for a good online marketplace to sell his handmade wooden computers. The search was fruitless as nothing impressed him. So he started his own site and teamed up with some of his friends. After working tirelessly for a couple months from Rob’s Brooklyn apartment, they launched Etsy. Read 

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