InitialPublicOffering

Did Facebook Ruin the IPO Party for Everyone Else?

After Facebook's belly flop of an IPO, the next major dot-com slated to go public -- popular travel website Kayak -- is slowing down. And its not just Kayak: Twitter, LivingSocial and several others are now in an IPO holding pattern too.

Morgan Stanley Cut Facebook's Forecast, Then Boosted Its IPO

After all the finger pointing over Facebook's rapid share price decline, there is one factor that should have served as warning. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, cut earnings estimates in the lead-up to the IPO -- while expanding its size and raising its price.

Maker of Fender Guitars Files for $200M IPO

The company that makes Fender guitars is going public with a $200 million IPO. The iconic guitar maker was founded in 1946 by Leo Fender, and Fender guitars were played by some of the world's biggest music stars, from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton.

The 10 Most Important IPOs to Watch in 2012

After a year which featured lingering economic uncertainty, and underperformance from many popular IPOs, 2012 should see some exciting activity from the more than 200 companies hoping to go public. Here are 24/7 Wall St.'s picks for the top IPOs to watch.

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.

Zynga's $10 Billion IPO Game: Should You Play?

If you're not familiar with Zynga, the undisputed champ of social gaming, odds are that you're not a fixture on Facebook or into smartphone app gaming. This month, it rolls the dice on a big public offering. Are you game?

Is Facebook Finally Ready to IPO?

Facebook may finally be ready to go public in the second quarter of 2012. At an estimated valuation of $100 billion, the social networking giant is probably no longer a ground-floor opportunity -- but could even that number be too low?

Yelp IPO's Profit Enigma: Is the Site Making Money?

After reading the breathless media coverage about the rumored $2 billion Yelp IPO, I have one question: Does the online-review site make money? None of the articles made any mention, but profitability is the issue that should be first on investors' minds.

Investors 'Unfriend' the Facebook IPO

Are you hungry for a piece of the Facebook IPO? If so, then pull up a chair. There's plenty of room at the table, because the other guests are fleeing. After months when all we've heard is that this (eventual) stock sale will be the hottest thing since Google, the hype trend has reversed.

Most Expensive Groupon? The One You Forget to Use

As Groupon prepares for its IPO, here's a gentle reminder to the company's original public investors: the bargain buyers. If you don't redeem those Daily Deals -- and many of us forget to after we buy them -- they're just money down the drain for you, and pure profit for the company.

Should You Buy Shares in Your Favorite Sports Team?

The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers got the NFL's approval this week to sell more stock to the public, but even the Pack can't compete with the buzz of another anticipated "football" stock offering: Manchester United. Certainly owning stock in a team makes for great pub talk, but is it a wise investment?

LPL Financial Preps for a $600 Million Initial Public Offering

LPL Financial Services, the largest independent brokerage firm, has filed for an initial public offering to raise as much as $600 million, joining several other companies in the IPO market, including HCA, Toys "R" Us, NXP Semiconductors and Nielsen Holdings.