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The Alibaba IPO is not only the biggest of this week's upcoming IPOs, it could be the largest IPO ever.
It's the largest e-commerce company in the world's largest e-commerce market. And according to a new report today, Alibaba stock is expected to reach as high as $70 per share when initially priced on Sept. 18.
The August IPO calendar has been extremely slow in 2014, with just 10 companies holding initial public offerings in the month.
Before August, each month of 2014 had averaged more than 25 IPOs. July was the busiest month of the year, with 33 companies debuting their shares.
There are 11 upcoming IPOs this week, marking another busy week on the IPO calendar following last week's 15 initial public offerings.
August is traditionally a slower month for IPOs, but this week's full slate of deals is not surprising considering how many IPOs we've seen in 2014. According to IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital, there have been 181 IPOs so far this year. That puts 2014 on pace to be the busiest year for initial public offerings since the Dot-Com era ended in 2000.