13 New Stocks to Watch: Ally Financial, La Quinta on Deck

Apr 7, 2014, 3:12 pm EDT
13 New Stocks to Watch: Ally Financial, La Quinta on Deck

Internet and social stocks such as Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Yelp (YELP) got whacked Friday and were hurting more today. But you wouldn’t have noticed based on any reaction from the IPO market, which saw new stocks such as GrubHub (GRUB), The Rubicon Project (RUBI) and Opower (OPWR) debut with strong results.

Things aren’t getting any less hectic this week, as we’ll see 13 new stocks come to market. The most notable IPOs should be Ally Financial (ALLY) and La Quinta (LQ), but let’s take a look at the whole kit and caboodle. Here are 13 new stocks to watch this week: New Stocks to Watch: Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS)

Expected Offering Date: Thursday Read 

Sabre Seeks Up to $895M With Travelocity IPO

Apr 4, 2014, 4:10 pm EDT

Sabre is looking for as much as $895 million with a Travelocity IPO. Source: Wikipedia

The global travel company is planning on offering 44.7 million shares for $18 to $20 apiece. Sabre is being backed by TPG Capital and Silver Lake Management and the company’s planning to use the Travelocity IPO funds to repay debt.

Sabre’s 2013 revenue was about $3 billion, slightly higher than the previous year. Meanwhile, the company’s losses were reduced to $137.2 million. Read 

IMS Health Stock Soars on First Day of IPO

Apr 4, 2014, 2:01 pm EDT

IMS Health (IMS) enjoyed the second-biggest initial public offering in the U.S. in 2014.

The health care company opened at $22.18 in its trading debut Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, 11% higher than where the IPO had priced. The company’s stock was expected to trade at $20 a share in its IPO.

The company sold 52 million of its 65 million shares in the IPO. The rest of the shares were sold by shareholders including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a couple of private-equity firms. Read 

GrubHub IPO: Investors Eat Up GRUB Stock

Apr 4, 2014, 11:53 am EDT
GrubHub IPO: Investors Eat Up GRUB Stock

Well, we can safely say that the GrubHub (GRUB) IPO didn’t have a demand issue.

The GrubHub IPO went live today, and even before the deal was pulled off, the company bumped the price range to $23 to $25 per share of GRUB stock, from $20 to $22.

And that still was too low. Read 

The 3 Hottest Upcoming IPOs

Apr 4, 2014, 10:31 am EDT
The 3 Hottest Upcoming IPOs

Last week showed that the IPO market is far from perfect. All in all, the tech offerings were kind of mediocre. This was definitely the case with King Digital Entertainment (KING), whose stock plunged 19%. The company is the developer of the Candy Crush Saga game.

But corrections are normal and healthy for IPOs. After all, the market has had a big run. According to Renaissance Capital, 63 deals have come to market this year and the amount raised has come to a hefty $10.6 billion. The average return was 19%.

Yet with the overall market indices in the bull mode, there should still be many hot IPOs in the coming months. So here’s a look at 3: Read 

Z Stock: Zillow Taps Into an $11 Billion Real Estate Opportunity

Apr 3, 2014, 12:37 pm EDT
Z Stock: Zillow Taps Into an $11 Billion Real Estate Opportunity

Over the years, real estate info provider Zillow (Z) has been adept at finding and expanding into various markets, such as rentals, mortgages and even home improvement. These efforts have fueled the company’s growth and Z stock, which is up 85% in the past year, including a nice 13% ramp in 2014.

Now, Z stock could receive even more oomph, as Zillow is positioning to get a piece of yet another hot market — Chinese buyers of U.S. real estate.

Zillow has struck a partnership with Leju Holdings, a division of E-House Holdings (EJ) — the largest real estate firm in China. The company has a platform of local websites and mobile apps across more than 250 cities, and it also manages the real estate businesses for Sina (SINA) and Baidu (BIDU). Read 

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