Shopify Earnings Prove Hot IPO Was No Fluke (SHOP)

Jul 30, 2015, 12:10 pm EST
Shopify Earnings Prove Hot IPO Was No Fluke (SHOP)

Ecommerce platform operator Shopify (SHOP) pulled off one of the year’s hottest IPOs, with SHOP stock doubling on its debut in late May. But, as is typical for many hot IPOs, enthusiasm cooled off as investors started selling — presumably to take enormous profits. Source: Shopify

But the latest Shopify earnings report showed that Shopify is still full of growth. And Shopify stock is up 13% in early trading as a result.

In Q2, revenues soared 90% to $45 million and the adjusted net loss came to a moderate 3 cents per share. Meanwhile, the Street consensus only expected revenues of $38.1 million and a loss of 6 cents per share. So yes, it was a big-time beat for SHOP sotck. Read 

NantKwest, Largest Biotech to Go Public, Leads 6 IPOs for the Week

Jul 27, 2015, 2:44 pm EST
NantKwest, Largest Biotech to Go Public, Leads 6 IPOs for the Week

In typical summer fashion, the IPO market is slowing down, considering there were only three new stocks that went public last week. Of those, Neos Therapeutics (NEOS) and Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) were up over 30%.

With only six deals on tap this week, the low activity continues.

So let’s take a deeper look at each of this week’s new stocks: Read 

Ferrari IPO: Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) Is Spinning Off Historic Brand

Jul 23, 2015, 1:39 pm EST

Get ready, investors. The Ferrari IPO is coming. Automaker Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), which owns 90% of the luxury Italian sports car manufacturer, filed an S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announcing the spinoff.

Fiat, the seventh-largest automaker on the planet, owns a large line of brands; Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ferrari, and Maserati all count themselves as parts of the FCAU portfolio.

The price of the Ferrari IPO is not yet known, as the S-1 is preliminary and merely serves to announce the offering and give a few numbers. Here are the numbers investors need to know: Read 

Blue Buffalo Leads 4 New Stocks to Watch This Week

Jul 20, 2015, 12:39 pm EST
Blue Buffalo Leads 4 New Stocks to Watch This Week

The summer is often fairly light for initial public offerings, but things are different this time around. The market for new stocks remains robust, as seven companies pulled off IPOs last week.

And, at an average of about 25%, the returns were solid. The cybersecurity operator Rapid7 (RPD), for instance, saw its deal soar 58%, and ProNAi Therapeutics (DNAI), a developer of cancer drugs, posted a sizzling 81% return. In fact, there was only one bad deal among last week’s new stocks: Ooma (OOMA), a provider of cloud-based communications services, plunged a grueling 16%.

As for the upcoming week, do not expect as many fireworks. The market for new stocks will mostly come to an end within a couple weeks, as it typically does every year in late summer. Read 

Cybersecurity Operator Rapid7 Leads This Week’s New Stocks

Jul 14, 2015, 4:18 pm EST
Cybersecurity Operator Rapid7 Leads This Week’s New Stocks

Last week, the market for new stocks slowed down in the wake of the Independence Day holiday. And the IPO market probably only has a few weeks activity left before it goes into hibernation mode until mid-September or so.

In the meantime, it looks like the market for new stocks will remain robust. For example, this week there are 8 deals on the calendar, and some of them should be big-time winners, like Rapid7 — a top player in the red-hot cybersecurity space.

Here’s a closer look at this week’s new stocks. Read 

Albertsons IPO: All the Tasty Details

Jul 9, 2015, 2:58 pm EST
Albertsons IPO: All the Tasty Details

Albertsons may not be the most exciting company out there, but it is the No. 2 grocery operator in the U.S. thanks to lots of dealmaking. And now the company wants to pump things up even more with an Albertsons IPO.

So, will investors bring a big appetite to the offering? Investors interest is tough to gauge at this point, because terms have yet to be set on the deal. However, the fact is that Albertsons is a solid operation and could see nice gains in profitability during the next few years.

The core strategy at Albertsons is something called the Operating Playbook, which allows for decentralized decision-making. Read 

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