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.
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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.
Shares of Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) soared more than 102% today (Friday), after the company began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
COUP stock opened its first day of trading at $27.15 and reached $32.45 this afternoon. That $27.15 opening price was up from the company's offer price of $16 per share.
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.
The IPO market in 2014 has been crowded, and IPO ETFs are among the best way for investors to get in on the action.
So far, 35 companies have hosted initial public offerings through the first three weeks of February. That's up 75% from the same period in 2013.
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.
When rumors first began swirling last year about an Alibaba IPO, analysts estimated that China's largest e-commerce company could be valued as high as $100 billion.
According to a Reuters poll this month, eight analysts estimated that Alibaba could raise $15 billion through its IPO - at a valuation of $140 billion.
There's a reason why Alibaba's value continues to rise ahead of its IPO.
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The rumors of a Spotify IPO were stoked yesterday (Monday) following a report that the music-streaming company is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist.
The "External Reporting Specialist" job advertisement on Spotify's website states the company is looking for an employee who can "prepare the company for [U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission] SEC filing standards. Set up all reports necessary to be SEC compliant."