7 of the Best IPOs to Buy

May 7, 2015, 12:50 pm EDT
7 of the Best IPOs to Buy

The IPO market can be an ample source of big-gain potential for investment portfolios. After all, many of these companies are in their early stages, and focused on cutting-edge technologies. Source: ©iStock.com/Photo-Dave

Just imagine if you bought some of the best IPOs in tech history, such as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) when they came public. Those companies have netted investors percentage returns in the thousands, even tens of thousands.

And investors have access to the same kind of big-return opportunity all the time. Read 

Noodles & Company (NDLS) Gets Fried Again

May 6, 2015, 1:22 pm EDT
Noodles & Company (NDLS) Gets Fried Again

Not long ago, Noodles & Company (NDLS) was a red-hot IPO. On its first day of trading back in mid-2013, NDLS stock shot up 104%. But since then, shareholders have had not much to be happy about.

So far this year, NDLS stock is off a grueling 36%.

Then again, as seen with the latest earnings report, the business is rapidly deteriorating. In the first quarter, NDLS posted adjusted earnings of 3 cents per share and revenues of $105.8 million. Yet the Street was looking for earnings of 5 cents and revenues of $108.7 million. Read 

13 New Stocks on Deck This Week as Biotechs Lead the Way

May 4, 2015, 4:05 pm EDT
13 New Stocks on Deck This Week as Biotechs Lead the Way

The market for new stocks has been fairly listless during the year. But as for the upcoming week, the activity is going to ramp up. Consider that there are 13 deals on the calendar this week. Source: ©iStock.com/AlexRaths

However, there could be some problems. After all, nine of this week’s deals are biotech operators (including a carryover from last weekCoLucid Pharmaceuticals). Yet the sector has come under lots of pressure.

So for more details on things, let’s take a look at all the deals: Read 

Bojangles’ IPO: Get Ready for a Sweet Deal

Apr 28, 2015, 2:06 pm EDT
Bojangles’ IPO: Get Ready for a Sweet Deal

Bojangles‘, a restaurant chain with more than 600 locations, has set the terms for its upcoming IPO.

The company expects to issue 6.3 million shares — on the NASDAQ under of the ticker of BOJA — at a range of $15 to $17.

The lead underwriters on the Bojangles’ IPO include Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Jefferies, Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS), Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), Piper Jaffray, William Blair, KeyBanc Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets. Read 

5 New Stocks Gearing Up to Go Public

Apr 27, 2015, 11:28 am EDT
5 New Stocks Gearing Up to Go Public

Unfortunately, the market for new stocks went quiet last week. There were only two IPOs last week, and they were pretty unimpressive.

One was National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA), a consolidator in the self-storage market. The stock was only able to muster a gain of 1%. Then there was Apigee Corp (NASDAQ:APIC), a developer of back-end technologies. Yet the company saw its stock fall about 2%.

For the upcoming week, there are new stocks scheduled to go public, including some biotech, energy and commodity operators. Read 

VIRT Stock: High-Frequency Trading Gets a Lift With the Virtu Financial IPO

Apr 16, 2015, 1:08 pm EDT
VIRT Stock: High-Frequency Trading Gets a Lift With the Virtu Financial IPO

The IPO journey for Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) has not been easy. But the firm, which is a top high-frequency electronic trading operator, was able to get its deal off the ground today.

Virtu Financial priced 16.5 million shares at $19 each, which was at the top of the $17 to $19 range. So far in today’s trading, the stock is up about 17%.

The lead underwriters on the deal included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Sandler O’Neill, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS), Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE:EVR) and UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS). Read 

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