Just this week, IPOs hit a rough patch as companies like HD Supply (HDS) and CDW (CDW) slashed the pricing on their deals, GDC Technology postponed its transaction and Tremor Video (TRMR) saw its offering plunge 15% on its first day of trading.
Of course, a correction was to be expected. IPOs have been red-hot for most of the rest of the year. In all, we saw 88 deals — including a record May that saw 30 companies hit the market — that returned an average of nearly 20%. You can chalk up much of that success to the general market, which has been in full bull mode for most of the year.
But which IPOs really stood out amid the highs and the lows? Here’s a look at the three best and three worst offerings so far in 2013: