Greenway Medical Surges in Ambulatory Care

Feb 1, 2012, 1:13 pm EDT

In the late 1990s, W. Thomas Green noticed that medical offices used a variety of technology platforms. It was a mess, so why not create a unified system?

With a strong background in technology, Green started Greenway Medical Technologies. All in all, the company has been a big success. And the next step is a public offering. Lead underwriters include J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The company plans to issue 6.7 million shares at a price range of $11.00 and $13.00. The proposed ticker is “GWAY.”

In the health-care information-technology sector, solutions are usually developed for broad-based segments of the market. So they often fail to address the needs of many customers. Read 

Facebook IPO Filing Is Nigh, But Calm Down

Feb 1, 2012, 8:58 am EDT
Facebook IPO Filing Is Nigh, But Calm Down

If you believe the rumor mill, social media giant Facebook should file for its initial public offering of stock, or IPO, today. Values of the 2012 IPO vary, with IFR reporting Tuesday that the price tag will be $5 billion in new stock, while previous estimates had the benchmark closer to $6 billion last week and as much as $10 billion months ago.

Needless to say, there are a lot of unknowns — how the user experience will change, how profitable Facebook really is and, of course, how Mark Zuckerberg and company will spend the mountains of money they rake in from a stock sale.

But one thing is for sure: This could be the most hyped IPO in recent memory. And that enthusiasm could be bad for investors who try to get a piece of Facebook. Read 

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