Oct 1, 2015, 12:40 pm EST
Whenever there is a spike in volatility, the market for new stocks always gets hit particularly hard. This time around has been no different. For the most part, the initial public offering market has gotten off to a very slow start.
But this does not mean that things are hopeless.
Keep in mind that conditions can change quickly — and the result can spike interest in new stocks. What’s more, for the third quarter, there are a variety of large, high-quality companies prepping IPOs. Read
Sep 30, 2015, 12:30 pm EST
Fiat Chrysler’s (FCAU) Ferrari IPO could happen as early as this Friday after a year of talk about it.
Source: Auto Car India
News that the Ferrari IPO, which could be worth $1 billion, could occur as soon as Friday comes from unnamed sources. It’s also possible that pricing for the IPO will start in mid-October. The IPO was first heard of in October 2014 after a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, reports Business Insider.
The new Ferrari IPO will be for a company that isn’t just focused on cars, but will also include luxury goods. The shares will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange alongside Fiat Chrysler shares. Legally, the company can’t start its IPO until Oct. 13 due to the recent merger of Fiat and Chrysler, NBC News notes. Read
Sep 28, 2015, 12:17 pm EST
The good news is that there are plenty of new stocks on deck. However, the bad news is that most of them are biotech operators.
Of course, the sector has plunged into bear market territory, with the ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (BIB) off more than 30% since July.
As should be no surprise, the smaller operators have taken the biggest hits. And this certainly will make the environment extremely tough for this week’s biotech IPOs. Read
Sep 21, 2015, 1:03 pm EST
Market corrections are always poison for initial public offerings. So it should be no surprise that there have only been a handful of IPOs so far in September. But this should be a good thing, as Wall Street will focus mostly on quality deals.
Yet, this does not mean you can buy just about anything. Let’s face it, tech IPOs are likely to continue to lag, especially as investors want to see more balance of growth and profitability.
“For those companies that do navigate the choppy IPO waters, they will be held to a higher standard and best be prepared to deliver results,” said Ron Heinz, who is a managing partner at Signal Peak Ventures: Read
Sep 3, 2015, 11:17 am EST
Timing is everything for an initial public offering, which gym operator Planet Fitness (PLNT) learned the hard way.
When the company launched its IPO in early August, it was on the heels of the markets move into a brutal correction. So on the debut of the deal, PLNT stock posted a return of zero and quickly fell from $16 to $13.65.
But as the market turned, so did Planet Fitness. As of now, PLNT stock is trading at about $18.70. Read