IPOs

3 Likely IPOs You Should Watch for in 2014

2013 was a banner year for IPOs -- the best since 2000 -- and many predict the trend will continue. Here are three companies that stand to be big winners if they IPO in 2014.

The 5 Most Painful IPO Flops of 2013

2013 was a banner year for IPOS, with 156 new stocks coming to market -- the most since 2007. But it wasn't such a great year for all of those stocks individually.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From the latest program out of the leading video streaming service to an IPO that's more than a little wet, there will be plenty of news breaking in the coming days.

Blackstone-Owned SeaWorld Readies IPO

The theme park operator is going public, probably launching its IPO this month. SeaWorld will offer 20 million shares, expecting to price them between $24-27 apiece.

IPO Activity Heats Up Again

Investor uncertainty, the fiscal cliff debate, and the misadventures of some high-profile initial public offerings last year have led to a lack of new issues recently. But that's about to change.

Congress to America: Sorry. Gone Fishin'

Did you lose money on last month's Facebook IPO? How about on Groupon or Zynga? Perhaps something seemed a little off when you logged on to your brokerage account and either couldn't place an order or couldn't get confirmation that your order was placed? Congress couldn't care less.

What to Watch This Week: Funds, 'Flix, Photocopies and Freshmen

This week on Wall Street, everyone will be watching Netflix; mutual funds will talk assets under management; we'll see earnings from some stock freshmen; NFL teams will pick their own fresh stock; and a few companies are likely to issue deja vu quarterly reports.

Could Mark Zuckerberg Make $24 Billion?

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Being as wealthy as a quarter of the households in the United States combined. That may soon be the state of the Facebook founder's finances; the company plans to go public at a valuation of $100 billion dollars.

10 IPOs You Can Buy at VIP Prices

IPOs can leave your average retail investor feeling left out -- a bunch of powerful bankers and their friends getting first dibs on a hot new company. But herein lies an advantage of the recent market turmoil: Many of the most noted recently-public companies are now trading for less than their original values.

Look Out for Dot-Bomb 2.0

The red-hot success of recent IPOs by internet companies has investors feeling lucky. But like every bubble, Dot-Bomb version 2.0 will leave investors bruised and banker laughing. Here's how you can avoid getting burned, and cash in on the trends driving these stocks without taking on all the risk.

Last Week's Biggest Market Head-Scratchers

Wall Street can be fickle, leaving investors scratching their heads in bewilderment. Some of last week's biggest surprises, blunders, and flat-out boneheaded moves included Morgan Stanley's downgrading of Google, another step toward a LivingSocial IPO, and irrational exuberance with respect to Wendy's stock.

LinkedIn Raises Price Range on IPO By Nearly 30%

Fueled by strong investor demand, LinkedIn bumped up its IPO pricing range by nearly 30% to between $42 and $45 a share on Tuesday, according to its filing with the SEC. The business-focused social networking giant previously had set its initial pricing range at $32 to $35 a share on May 9.

As IPOs Revive, Should You Be Joining In?

After a few comatose years following the financial crisis, the IPO market is roaring back. And with names like Facebook and Groupon driving the rumor mill, smaller investors are wondering if how to get in on the action. The answer: Carefully, thanks to the risks.

Where's the Surge in Social Media IPOs?

You'd think investors would be frothing at the mouth for any IPOs in the social media sector. But only a few players look serious about going public soon, and investors aren't putting as much pressure on them to jump as you'd expect.

Gevo: Richard Branson's New Age Chemical Company Goes Public

Gevo, part of Richard Branson's Virgin Group companies, went public this week on Nasdaq. The firm sold 7.15 million shares at $15 each, which was at the high end of its estimated range of $13 to $15. On its first day of trading, the stock shot up about 16%.

Groupon CFO Jason Child: 'I Don't See Any Limits'

Although he says he's "not exactly certain what" Groupon's appeal is, Jason Child has plenty of possibilities. And he's certain that even give the online coupon company's explosive growth, there plenty of room for further expansion. But don't expect an IPO anytime soon.

Chinese Firms Will Be IPO Fixtures in the U.S. in 2011

Look for Chinese companies to keep the U.S. IPO pipeline primed in 2011, coming off a year when they accounted for nearly a third of U.S. offerings. But they'll be less prominent on private exchanges like SharesPost, Second Market and Xpert Securities.

The Year in Tech: Top 10 Highlights of 2010

A broad array of technology news helped define 2010, from the launch of Apple's iPad to the arrival of the app to a supernova of Internet stock gains. Here's a look back at those major stories -- and a glimpse of some highlights you can expect next year.