IPOs: 4 Stocks To Buy After The Plunge

Apr 16, 2014, 3:08 pm EDT
IPOs: 4 Stocks To Buy After The Plunge

In just a few weeks, much of the air has come out of the IPO market. The damage has been particularly hard for the high-fliers, and some of the drops have been downright scary.

Despite all the trouble, might there be some juicy stocks to buy now?

I think so. For the most part, the plunge in IPOs doesn’t look like a repeat of the dot-com bust. Back then, many of the companies had minimal revenues and huge losses. So when the capital stopped flowing, it caused a flood of disaster for investors. Read 

3 Reasons VJET Stock Will Keep Crashing

Apr 15, 2014, 1:58 pm EDT
3 Reasons VJET Stock Will Keep Crashing

3D printing company Voxeljet (VJET) went public back in October. The timing was certainly spot-on, as the stock price soared 122% on its debut and then went on to double from there. But so far this year, there has been a grueling unwinding. In fact, VJET stock is almost back to its offering price. For the year, the return is about -64%.

What went wrong? Well, as should be no surprise, there are a variety of reasons (and with them, lessons for investors). So here’s a look at some of the key reasons VJET stock has tanked. #1 — Momentum Investors

Last year, momentum investors poured huge amounts into red-hot sectors like social media, biotech and, of course, 3D printing stocks. Just about all the names in those industries surged. But such moves generally cannot last for long. After all, aren’t markets supposed to be efficient? Read 

Weibo Leads 10 New Stocks to Watch This Week

Apr 14, 2014, 2:30 pm EDT
Weibo Leads 10 New Stocks to Watch This Week

Last week, the IPO market finally started to slow down. There were originally 16 deals on tap, but only 10 made it to the finish line. And, for many of the new stocks that did hit the market, the performances were shaky. For example, Ally Financial (AALY) dropped by 3% and Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) plunged 19%.

Despite all this, Wall Street bankers have not been deterred. For the upcoming week, there are 10 new stocks to watch. Two are holdovers from last week — City Office REIT and Paycom Software (you can find details on them here).

Here’s a look at the rest of the new stocks to watch this week: Read 

TWTR: 4 Reasons the Twitter Stock Horror Show Will Continue

Apr 11, 2014, 12:12 pm EDT
TWTR: 4 Reasons the Twitter Stock Horror Show Will Continue

Twitter (TWTR) has become a sobering example of the inherent risks of buying into a fresh IPO.

Anyone in Twitter at the onset was fine, sure. Twitter stock priced at $26 in November before shooting up to as high as $74 near the end of the year.

But right before 2014 got rolling, Twitter stock began a rocky decline that currently has TWTR shares off 45% from their peak. Read 

What Does The Tech Wreck Mean for the IPO Market?

Apr 10, 2014, 6:00 am EDT
What Does The Tech Wreck Mean for the IPO Market?

This week for IPOs is expected to the busiest since 2007, with 14 deals on tap, according to The Wall Street Journal. But with the recent volatility, could the good times slow down or even come to an end?

Well, there are already signs of a deceleration, especially in the tech sector. And things could easily get much worse.

Of course, the tech sector has taken some painful hits lately: Read 

La Quinta IPO Is No Bueno For Wall Street

Apr 9, 2014, 2:48 pm EDT
La Quinta IPO Is No Bueno For Wall Street

The La Quinta (LQ) IPO turned out to be far from easy. The company sold 38.3 million shares at $17 each, which was below the expected range of $18 to $21. And in today’s trading, the stock is up only 17 cents. All in all, it is a sign that the IPO market is starting to show some weakness.

But let’s take a deeper look at La Quinta: Founded about 45 years ago, the company is now a top operator, owner and franchisor of select-service hotels, which serve midscale and upper-midscale segments. The typical hotel has fewer costly services and amenities, which helps to drive cash flows. There are usually no fancy business or banquet facilities.

Instead, the company has been investing in its technology. In 2012, La Quinta launched its mobile site and its new LQ Instant Hold feature, which allows guests to use their smartphone to hold a room for up to 4 hours — just by entering a phone number. Read 

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