In fact, 16 IPOs priced this week, for a total value of $4 billion.
While social media companies like Twitter are popular offerings now, other sectors dominating the IPO market include biotech, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
So to look past Twitter, here are some of the week's biggest IPOs and how the stocks have fared thus far.To continue reading click here...
Twitter IPO Price Conservative at $11 Billion; Date Moves to Nov. 6
Facebook's anemic 2012 initial public offering has gone down in history as one of the great IPO flops. Twitter, it seems, is eager to avoid repeating Mark Zuckerberg's mistake, with the Twitter IPO price set at a modest $17 to $20 per share.
At that price range, the offering of 70 million shares will raise between $1.1 and $1.4 billion for the company. It will give the company an initial market capitalization around $11 billion, excluding warrants, options, and restricted stock units.there's something you should know about the latest tech darling...
IPO Investing: Put These Market Debuts on Your Calendar
It's been a busy year for initial public offering (IPO) investing, and despite recent volatility, it's looking to be a busy fall for the new issues market...
The stock market has remained firm in spite of increasing tensions in the Middle East and the fear of quantitative easing (QE) tapering from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
IPO Market 2013: What's Next After the White-Hot Start
The IPO market has had a strong first half in 2013, in some cases delivering double-digit gains for those who have ventured into IPO investing.
As the stock market has staged an impressive rally, investor demand to get into the IPO market is returning to pre- credit-crisis levels. The second quarter was actually the most active three-month period for IPOs in six years.
So far in 2013, we have seen 92 deals. The average gain for initial buyers is around 20%.
The pace seems to be picking up, as the first quarter saw 31 deals raise about $7.6 billion, and the second quarter had 61 offerings raise more than $13 billion.
Financial firms, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), have been the most active industry, with 35 offerings. Healthcare companies are right behind, closing in on 34 deals so far this year.
Some analysts think we could see more than 200 deals by the end of the year.
That means more opportunity for IPO investing for double-digit gains...here's where to look.
The IPO Market Is Back Big-Time
As we move deeper into the second half of the year, we're seeing a robust IPO market that has been able to shake off 2012's Facebook IPO shame.
So far this year there have been 116 debut offerings, the strongest pace since 2007.
As Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon explained earlier this week in his Private Briefing investment service column, the IPO market in 2013 is "white hot."
From Bill's analysis: The market has locked and loaded on about $4 billion in U.S. IPOs so far this year, Bloomberg News reports. At that pace, companies "going public" would raise the most this year since at least 1999, the financial news service says.
IPO Calendar 2013: Three Companies that Could Lead a New Rally
On the upcoming IPO calendar in May 2013 are three companies representing how a sector's recovery can create new profit winners.
Typically investors don't trust any company in a distressed sector, even if that company's fundamentals are strong. This makes it extremely difficult for companies in that sector to raise capital, recover, and grow.
For several years now this has been the case with industries and companies tied to the residential real estate market.
Housing prices have been in a virtual free fall since late 2007. Very few analysts feel comfortable declaring a market bottom.
This has made it almost impossible - until recently - for homebuilders to raise additional capital through IPOs.
The weak market also disrupted banks and financial institutions that fund homebuilding and buying.
But things are finally changing.
Large institutional investors are becoming more comfortable with the housing market and we see that the IPO calendar has two banks and a homebuilder coming to the marketplace in the next week.
This could be very good news for IPO investors as the first deals in the space tend to be among the best performing as a sector recovers and comes back into favor on Wall Street. Those who are coming to the market first could be market leaders as the rally gains momentum.
More good news for investors is that the recovery in the housing and banking markets is just starting to take hold. As faith continues to build in these industries, we will see more IPOs of related companies.
IPO Performance of 2013: Check Out Winners and Losers
2013 has been a strong year for IPO performance so far.
About 40 deals have been priced through the second week of April, and 33 of the deals have moved higher in the secondary market with an average gain of more than 20%.
If you missed these profits, don't worry. There is no sign of any slowing in the IPO market, as there are currently nine deals already scheduled for the next two weeks. In fact, IPO dollar volumes for the year so far are nearing the $9 billion mark, on par with the levels seen in 2012.
Let's take a look at the biggest and best IPO performances so far in 2013.
IPO Calendar: 2013's Most-Anticipated Deal So Far is Coming to Market
One of the most anticipated IPOs of 2013 is coming to market next week.
It's part of the handful of deals debuting next week, many of which include investment banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in lead roles.
The following few deals are expected to be high-demand offerings with solid aftermarket potential.
First, let's look at a couple of the small deals hitting the market next week. These are in addition to the three we profiled earlier in the week.
Three More for Your IPO Calendar
On Thursday, April 18, we will see an IPO from Taminco Corp. (NYSE: TAM), which produces alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives. These are used in the manufacturing of products for the agriculture, water treatment, personal & home care, animal nutrition and oil and gas end-markets. They help neutralize acidity, and remove contaminants from a wide range of products.
Taminco is the dominant player in a niche market with few competitors, giving it substantial pricing power, according to the prospectus. Most raw material price changes are easily passed on to the end consumer.
IPO Calendar 2013: This Could Be the Biggest Week of the Year
The third week of April is going to be a busy one for our IPO calendar. Six companies will be making their debut including some of the most anticipated offerings of the year so far.
The aftermarket has remained strong with recent offerings like Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF), which appreciated more than 20% following the IPO. As long as the equity markets remain stable and pricing in the aftermarket remains solid we should continue to see strong demand from institutional investors for IPOs.
Let's take a look at what investors have to watch in the IPO market next week.
IPO Calendar 2013 Heats Up With These Five New Offerings
After a slow start to April with just one deal scheduled for pricing, the IPO calendar is getting crowded again in the second week of the month.
The equity markets remain fairly strong and recent IPOs have performed very well so there is strong institutional demand for equities in general, and new offerings specifically.
As long as the market is propped up by an aggressive U.S. Federal Reserve policy, stock prices should stay firm and that makes for favorable conditions for new equity offerings.
Here are five to keep on your radar.