Initial public offerings this year have hit record territory. Through the first week in December, 262 companies have raised $82.1 billion through initial public offerings - the largest annual total in the past 10 years. In fact, 2014's IPOs have more than doubled the yearly average of $38.6 billion.
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Through the month of August, 188 companies have gone public in the United States, with some high-profile stocks like GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) and El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) posting triple-digit gains in their first several days.
That has investors clamoring for new upcoming IPOs to profit from.
La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) stock was down in its first day of trading today (Wednesday) after the company's IPO price disappointed early investors.
The company announced late Tuesday that it was offering 38.3 million shares at $17 each. The company had estimated offering 37.2 million shares at a price range of $18 to $21. The La Quinta (NYSE: LQ) IPO price was lower than expected, and the stock opened down today. But these bullish indicators still remain for LQ.
The La Quinta IPO price may be lower than expected but these bullish indicators still remain for LQ stock...
Music-streaming service Spotify acquired Echo Nest today (Thursday) in a move that will have a major impact on the rumored 2015 Spotify IPO.
The acquisition is a shot across the bow to several Spotify competitors who use Echo Nest now and plan to continue using the service in the future.
The 2014 IPO market has already seen 37 companies go public, and this IPO chart shows which industries have produced the most initial public offerings.
When numerous companies go public from one industry, it means there is high demand for stocks in that field. And in 2014, one industry has trumped the rest: healthcare.
If the first two months are any indication, the 2014 IPO market could be the biggest ever.
Through the first two months of 2014, 56 companies filed for initial public offerings in the United States. That's the highest total for any year in the past decade, and 60% higher than the next closest year, 2007.
The 2014 IPO market is booming as 61 companies have already filed for initial public offerings. Biotech companies like Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: RARE) have led the way with first-day gains of 207% and 101%, respectively.
The success of biotech IPOs has led Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson to call this "the biotech century."
As of March 4, 61 companies have filed for initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2014, leaving many investors wanting to know how to invest in IPOs.
What makes initial public offerings intriguing is how they can bring huge first-day gains to shareholders.
Twitter, in keeping with its conservative approach to its forthcoming IPO, has set an offer price at about 9.5 times projected 2014 sales -- making it cheaper than other hot social media stocks like Facebook and LinkedIn. No doubt, the Twitter IPO will set the market on fire - at least on Day One. But before you get too excited,