High-tech IPOs are white hot right now, which is why many investors are trying to figure out how to invest in the 2014 IPO market.
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This year has been one of the strongest for initial public offerings in recent memory. So far, we've seen 45 IPOs in 2014 - a whopping 96% increase from last year. This week, nine more IPOs are scheduled,
King IPO: King Digital Entertainment PLC said today (Wednesday) it expects a market value of as much as $7.6 billion in its initial public offering.
On Feb. 18, the maker of several hit social Internet games, including tour de force "Candy Crush Saga," filed for a U.S. initial public offering (IPO). The stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KING," with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS), and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC) serving as lead underwriters.
According to IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital, 40 companies have been priced in the United States in 2014 and have raised a total of $7.2 billion. Eight of the 10 IPOs on this list raised at least that much in a single deal.
The IPO calendar has been packed this year, with 40 companies going public year to date. And this week we see another four companies make their public debuts.
The healthcare field once again leads the way with three of this week's IPOs. In 2014, 22 healthcare companies have gone public.
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.
The IPO calendar is busy again this week with three companies going public on Friday, March 7.
Year to date, 57 companies have gone public in the United States, and it's still only the first week of March. Through the first three months of 2013, only 36 companies filed for IPOs.
Given Wall Street's reaction to the Facebook and Twitter IPOs, it's fair to say investors are hungry for social media IPOs. Now, though, with no immediate U.S. IPO prospects, a Chinese company could end up being the biggest social media IPO of the year.
The 2014 IPO market is cluttered with hot tech offerings, but a clothing retailer might start stealing headlines as rumors pick up of a $5 billion J. Crew Group Inc. IPO.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that J. Crew could be valued as high as $5 billion when it comes to market, citing anonymous sources close to the company. Reportedly, J. Crew has been interviewing numerous banks before making a final decision on an initial public offering.
Facebook is crazy for wanting to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion - crazy like a fox. But most in the media have completely missed the key to why this deal is so smart.
China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba is expected to go public later in 2014, but investors who want to profit from China's soaring e-commerce industry don't have to wait to make money.
China's e-commerce industry is the second-largest in the world. It's on track to overtake the United States as soon as 2016, according to eMarketer.