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3 Reasons to Stay Away From the Snapchat IPO

Feb 2, 2017, 5:45 am EDT

This week, Snap Inc. will finally officially file for its initial public offering, which is unfortunate for the Snapchat IPO with doomsday chatter aplenty.

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Instagram — which for those who forgot is owned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) — released a rip off of Snapchat Stories last August and it appears to be eating Snapchat’s lunch. Read 

The Snapchat IPO: The Next Facebook Inc (FB) … Or Twitter Inc (TWTR)?

Jan 31, 2017, 12:58 pm EDT

Snap Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat, is gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO) filing sometime this week, according to multiple reports. Estimates suggest Snapchat stock could be worth in the neighborhood of $20 billion to $25 billion once the shares hit the market.

Essentially, with a snap of their fingers, investors could become instant millionaires. But should you buy the stock now or wait for a few weeks or months after the filing?

Valuation metrics aside, not everyone believes that Snap’s business has a future. It’s “total junk,” said Trip Chowdhry, managing director of equity research at Global Equities. Chowdhry, who insisted Snap is “hyper-inflated,” argues that market is at the end of the social media boom. “Novelty is giving way to fatigue,” he claims. Read 

Jose Cuervo IPO May Come as Early as Feb. 8

Jan 24, 2017, 1:50 pm EDT

A Jose Cuervo IPO could be a reality sooner than you might think. Source: Maiquel Borges via Flickr (Modified)

The Mexico tequila maker is working hard towards raising $1 billion for an initial public offering that many have been awaiting. The liquor producer hopes to go public with shares selling at a price of 30 to 34 pesos at launch, or $1.40 to $1.59 a share.

The Jose Cuervo IPO is targeted for a Feb. 8 launch. The company has been attempting to go public for a while, but it has faced various setbacks over recent months. Read 

The Snapchat IPO Will NOT Go Off Without a Hitch

Jan 20, 2017, 12:08 pm EDT

The secrecy with which Snap Inc. is approaching its pending initial public offering is becoming the stuff of legends. Investors, rightfully, are beginning to wonder whether Snapchat is going to stumble out of the gate in a repeat performance of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in 2012. Source: Shutterstock

Frankly, I don’t really care.

Why’s that you ask? How could I not be excited about Snapchat, the greatest thing since sliced bread? Easy. I’ve never been a fan of initial public offerings and I’m not about to start now. Read 

Want to Buy Chuck E. Cheese? Here Comes Your Chance!

Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm EDT
Want to Buy Chuck E. Cheese? Here Comes Your Chance!

If you want to buy a part of your childhood, get ready: A Chuck E. Cheese initial public offering (IPO) could hit the markets in the second half of the year.

Reuters is reporting that Chuck E. Cheese is preparing an IPO, and if so, this would be a big win for Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO), which paid $1.3 billion for the restaurant/entertainment hybrid back in early 2014.

But how would a Chuck E. Cheese IPO actually perform? Read 

3 Massive Silicon Valley Tech IPOs on the Horizon

Jan 10, 2017, 2:30 pm EDT

Silicon Valley has a long history of providing some of the most exciting new stocks in the market. The class of 2016 tech IPOs was led by cloud services company Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) and Japanese mobile app company Line Corp (ADR) (NYSE:LN). As these two stocks demonstrated in 2016, huge tech IPOs can be some of the most volatile and exciting stocks on the market. Source: ©

Tech investors are always searching for the next Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) IPO. FB stock is now up more than 225% in less than five years since its highly anticipated 2012 IPO.

However, just because a tech brand is popular and recognizable doesn’t mean its IPO will make a good investment. A little more than three years after its much-hyped 2013 IPO, shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) remain down more than 60%. Read 

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