5 IPOs That Are Down but Not Out

Jul 18, 2014, 11:03 am EDT

The month of July, at least for me, has become a time for picking recent IPOs whose new stocks are down but not necessarily out. In July 2012 I picked five IPOs whose new stocks were underperforming as public companies. I repeated the exercise last July and now I’m going to do this same this year.

Before I jump in let me fill you in on how the 10 stocks have done since I selected them. Only one — Green Dot (GDOT) — has lost money; it’s down 27% in the two years since I recommended it through July 16. Otherwise, the remaining nine picks have delivered returns almost identical to the S&P 500.

While this might not seem like a big deal consider that all 10 picks were in negative territory when I recommended them. These new stocks had every possibility to continue falling — but didn’t. Instead, they turned around. Read 

11 New Stocks to Watch – TerraForm Brings the Dividends

Jul 14, 2014, 12:35 pm EDT
11 New Stocks to Watch – TerraForm Brings the Dividends

Because of the 4th of July holiday, there were no IPOs last week. Yet this did not stop the momentum. For the upcoming week, there are 11 new stocks on deck.

The new stocks span a diverse set of industries like the cloud, biotech and energy. But with the market setting new highs and some analysts beginning to urge caution, will there be enough enthusiasm to propel these deals higher? We won’t know until the end of the week.

So let’s take a look at each of the deals: Read 

The Alibaba IPO Is Nigh – Here’s How to Prepare

Jul 11, 2014, 1:28 pm EDT
The Alibaba IPO Is Nigh – Here’s How to Prepare

Alibaba IPO Timing

We’ve got a timeline.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Chinese Internet company Alibaba expects to launch its much-anticipated IPO process at the end of July, which means BABA stock could start trading on the New York Stock Exchange by mid-August. Read 

Potbelly Gets Major Heartburn

Jul 10, 2014, 1:23 pm EDT
Potbelly Gets Major Heartburn

Potbelly (PBPB), an operator of sandwich shops, pulled off a huge IPO back in October, with the stock soaring 120% to $34 on its first day of trading. But since then, life as a public company has been downright miserable. Just look at today’s chart, in which PBPB stock falls off a cliff. As of now, the price is hovering just above $11.

What’s going on here? Well, the growth rate is slowing down.

Just look at the latest announcement from the company, which provided a warning for fiscal second-quarter earnings. PBPB expects to post a meager 6.9% increase in sales to $83.6 million, which compares to the Wall Street estimate of $87 million. Read 

Shale Boom, IPO Boom – 5 New Energy Stocks to Buy

Jul 10, 2014, 6:00 am EDT
Shale Boom, IPO Boom – 5 New Energy Stocks to Buy

When investors think of big gains from newly minted stocks, they tend to focus on the technology sector. That’s been true as some recent big tech IPOs — like GoPro (GPRO) have surged since hitting the ticker tape this year. Tech has certainly been the reigning IPO king. Source: Flickr

At least until fracking came to town.

As the U.S. has undergone its energy renaissance, the appetite for new energy stocks has been great. How great, exactly? There were seven new energy stocks that went public during the second quarter alone. Perhaps more importantly, data from Dealogic shows that those IPOs in the energy sector saw an average first weekly gain of nearly 19%. Read 

The Alibaba IPO – How the Timing Works

Jul 9, 2014, 7:00 am EDT
The Alibaba IPO – How the Timing Works

Will Alibaba time their IPO during the typical Wall Street vacation season?

Over the past few months, Chinese Internet giant Alibaba has taken some key steps in the IPO process, such as the filing of the F-1, which includes details like the business description, financials, executive compensation and risk factors. Then there were two amendments to the F-1, which updated the financials as well as indicated the ticker (BABA) and exchange the company will list on (New York Stock Exchange).

Going forward, the Alibaba IPO process will involve some other key events. Here’s what to expect: Read 

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