Investors Are Feasting On GRUB Stock

Feb 5, 2015, 12:19 pm EDT
Investors Are Feasting On GRUB Stock

GrubHub Inc (NYSE:GRUB), which operates an online and mobile platform to allow takeout for restaurants, is showing no signs of slowing down. In the fourth quarter, revenues surged by 50% to $73.3 million. And yes, Wall Street is buying up GRUB stock, which is up about 10%.

Of course, company handily beat the consensus estimates. Revenues came in about $3 million higher and earnings were 13 cents per share, compared to the average forecast of 11 cents per share.

The outlook for GrubHub is also encouraging. For the current quarter, the company is looking at revenues of $83 million to $85 million, which compares to an $80 million Street consensus. Read 

9 New Stocks On Deck — Healthcare Dominates Again

Feb 2, 2015, 11:33 am EDT
9 New Stocks On Deck — Healthcare Dominates Again

The IPO market got into stride last week, with 10 new stocks pulling off their deals, including eight biotech operators.

But of course, the standout deal was Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK), a fast-growing burger chain. On its debut on Friday, the stock soared by 119%.

OK, so what’s on tap for new stocks for this week? Let’s take a look (one is holdover from last week, Infraredx, which I covered in a prior post). Read 

Shake Shack IPO: SHAK Shoots Up 130%

Jan 30, 2015, 11:42 am EDT
Shake Shack IPO: SHAK Shoots Up 130%

Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK), the rapidly growing burger chain, was widely expected to have a hot IPO.

But I doubt few people were imagining SHAK stock would have this much sizzle.

The Shake Shack IPO already set up well, pricing a deal at $21 despite a range of $17 to $19. But it really blew the doors off this morning, when SHAK raced up more than 130% on its debut. Read 

5 Hot IPOs That Could Hit the Markets in 2015

Jan 30, 2015, 11:06 am EDT
5 Hot IPOs That Could Hit the Markets in 2015

Last year saw plenty of excitement out of the IPO market. All told, 268 companies came public with an average return of about 21%, and 24 IPOs generated gains of more than 100%. Source: ©iStock.com/pupunkkop

2015 is getting off to a decent start, too, as seen in recent successful IPOs such as Box Inc (NYSE:BOX) and Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK).

And there’s a lot more runway this year. Read 

11 New Stocks On Deck — Shake Shack Leads Tasty Offers

Jan 26, 2015, 11:25 am EDT
11 New Stocks On Deck — Shake Shack Leads Tasty Offers

The IPO market got back into gear last week, but there were only two new stocks that pulled off deals. There was an offering from Euronav NV (NYSE:EURN), a shipping company whose shares dropped about 1%. But of course the deal that got the most attention was cloud-based operator Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX). On its debut, the stock soared by 66%.

As for the upcoming week, expect 11 new stocks to hit the markets. Yet there is one IPO that is likely to grab lots of headlines: Shake Shack, the fast-growing burger chain.

Let’s take a deeper look at all the new stocks on this week’s calendar. Read 

Box IPO: It Could Be An Investor Trap

Jan 23, 2015, 11:57 am EDT
Box IPO: It Could Be An Investor Trap

Box Inc, (NASDAQ:BOX) which operates an enterprise cloud platform for storage and collaboration, pulled off its IPO today. The company issued 12.5 million shares at $14 each, which was above the range of $11 to $13.

And so far in today’s trading, the BOX stock is up about 68%. But as I’ve noted at the IPOPlaybook.com, investors need to be wary of this deal.

Now there certainly some positives to the Box IPO. The CEO and co-founder of the company, Aaron Levie (who I’ve met with several times), is a great promoter of the company and has built a strong brand. This has helped to create a large customer base, which includes more than 44,000 organizations. They range from small businesses to large enterprises like Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP), Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS), and Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB). Read 

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