5 New Stocks to Watch: Can IPOs Get Their Groove Back?

Feb 1, 2016, 12:03 pm EST
5 New Stocks to Watch: Can IPOs Get Their Groove Back?

The grueling correction has certainly taken a heavy toll on the market for new stocks. Consider that there were no offerings in January, which has not happened since 2011 (this is when the European crisis was in full force and spooked markets). Yet, this week should see things get back into action as there are five new stocks to watch.

Although, investors are likely to demand dirt-cheap valuations. After all, four the new stocks are in the high-risk biotech category. And yes, the performance of this sector has been horrific, with the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) already off 21% during the year.

OK, so what are the new stocks to watch this week? Well, let’s take a look at each: Read 

Square Inc Dives … So Is It Time to Buy SQ Stock?

Jan 25, 2016, 11:42 am EST
Square Inc Dives … So Is It Time to Buy SQ Stock?

Square Inc (SQ), which operates a mobile payments platform, provided some hope to IPO investors in November. The company’s offering saw a nice 45% spike on the first day of trading. But of course, with the recent grueling correction, things have turned sour — and quickly.

Last week, Square stock broke its offering price.

So might there be an opportunity here? Or should investors still hold off on Square stock? Read 

Supervalu (SVU) OKs Save-A-Lot Spinoff

Jan 8, 2016, 11:24 am EST

Supervalu (SVU) has filed a form for the possible spinoff of Save-A-Lot.

Supervalu filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which could see Save-A-Lot be separated into its own company. While this is progress toward a spinoff, there’s still no guarantee it will occur.

The Form 10 filing with the SEC can bee seen here. It was filed on Thursday and was accepted later that day. It’s made up of 13 different documents in relation to the potential spinoff of Save-A-Lot. Read 

10 Best IPOs to Expect in 2016

Dec 24, 2015, 11:33 am EST
10 Best IPOs to Expect in 2016

The IPO market often provides lots of juicy investment opportunities, especially in hot areas like software and biotechnology. Source: Flickr

But for 2015, things weren’t so interesting. For the most part, there were no high-profile deals. Perhaps the reason is that the venture capital (VC) market has been strong, which has resulted in little incentive for private companies to pull off IPOs.

But this could easily change next year. First of all, there are signs that VCs are getting more circumspect. To this end, several mutual funds like Fidelity and BlackRock (BLK) have recently slashed the valuations on companies like Snapchat and Zenefits. Read 

JPMorgan Is Hot on Square — Should You Care? (SQ)

Dec 14, 2015, 1:00 pm EST
JPMorgan Is Hot on Square — Should You Care? (SQ)

Square (SQ), which develops mobile payments technologies, certainly had a struggle with its IPO in mid-November.

The company priced the offering $9, which was well below the expected range of $11 to $13. While SQ stock did shoot up about 45% on its debut, the stock price is still below the high point of the range (currently trading at about $12).

Yet for some analysts on Wall Street, this looks like a pretty good opportunity. Just look at JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Read 

Atlassian: Is This the Last Red-Hot IPO of the Year?

Dec 8, 2015, 2:50 pm EST
Atlassian: Is This the Last Red-Hot IPO of the Year?

The tech initial public offering market has been a big letdown this year — there were only 22 deals, with the average return of about 12%.

Although, it does look like things will end on a positive note, with the upcoming Atlassian IPO (the offering is expected to hit the markets on Thursday with the ticker of TEAM). The company, which develops cloud-based collaboration software, is definitely ginning up lots of interest from Wall Street.

Keep in mind that the underwriters of the Atlassian IPO — which include Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), Allen & Company, UBS Investment Bank (UBS) and Jefferies — have boosted the terms on the deal. Read 

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