Atlassian: Is This the Last Red-Hot IPO of the Year?

Dec 8, 2015, 2:50 pm EDT
Atlassian: Is This the Last Red-Hot IPO of the Year?

The tech initial public offering market has been a big letdown this year — there were only 22 deals, with the average return of about 12%.

Although, it does look like things will end on a positive note, with the upcoming Atlassian IPO (the offering is expected to hit the markets on Thursday with the ticker of TEAM). The company, which develops cloud-based collaboration software, is definitely ginning up lots of interest from Wall Street.

Keep in mind that the underwriters of the Atlassian IPO — which include Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), Allen & Company, UBS Investment Bank (UBS) and Jefferies — have boosted the terms on the deal. Read 

Jimmy John’s CEO Cancels IPO Plans

Dec 1, 2015, 2:33 pm EDT

Jimmy John’s will no longer be going public.

The company has cancelled plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO), according to CEO, founder and majority owner Jimmy John Liauitaud.

There was plenty of buzz in the air earlier this year over the sandwich chain launching an IPO but it looks like Liauitaud wants to keep Jimmy John’s private. Read 

4 IPOs That Deserve Some Respect

Nov 30, 2015, 3:07 pm EDT
4 IPOs That Deserve Some Respect

For the most part, it’s been an uninspiring year for new stocks. Consider that the Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) is off about 5%, while the S&P 500 is up over 1%. Source: Flickr

But this is actually a good thing.

Not only are there plenty of new stocks that sport attractive valuations, the quality of the companies is also fairly strong. Read 

Square IPO vs. Match IPO: Which Is the Better Investment?

Nov 23, 2015, 10:04 am EDT
Square IPO vs. Match IPO: Which Is the Better Investment?

This week will likely mark the close of the IPO market for 2015, at least for high-profile deals.

The good news for the Q4 IPO market is that Square Inc. (SQ) and Match Group Inc. (MTCH) both posted strong debuts last week. Then again, Wall Street bankers priced the offerings at bargain levels.

As a result, the Match IPO jumped 23% and the Square IPO spiked by a sizzling 45%. Read 

Square IPO Jumps — But Only After Bankers Chop the Valuation (SQ)

Nov 19, 2015, 12:31 pm EDT
Square IPO Jumps — But Only After Bankers Chop the Valuation (SQ)

The IPO market remains brutal on tech companies, as seen with Square (SQ). While the stock shot up about 51% to $13.60 in early trading, the fact is that the company had to price the deal $2 below the initial range of $11 to $13.

In other words, investors were skeptical of the prospects of the Square IPO and definitely wanted a good deal. Keep in mind that SQ stock was valued at over $15 a share less than a year ago (this was through a round of venture capital funding).

OK then, let’s take a deeper look at the Square IPO. Read 

Square and Match Lead the Way for 8 New Stocks to Watch

Nov 16, 2015, 5:08 am EDT
Square and Match Lead the Way for 8 New Stocks to Watch

Last week, the market for new stocks got back into gear. And there were certainly hopeful signs, with various offerings posting strong gains.

Yet there are still some nagging issues. After all, the market volatility has returned, and there have also been grueling plunges from former red-hot new stocks, such as Fitbit (FIT) and GoPro (GPRO).

Something else: Last week also saw the postponement of the LoanDepot IPO. No doubt, this could be ominous for the prospects of the upcoming Square offering, which is slated to hit the markets on Thursday. Read 

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