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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.

Should You Check In to Hilton's IPO?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings brought the familiar brand back to the stock market with an IPO Wednesday. Should you book a stock purchase, or have reservations?

Pfizer Spins Off Zoetis, Biggest IPO Since Facebook, Shares Soar

Pfizer's animal health business Zoetis has raised about $2.2 billion in its initial public offering of 86.1 million shares, and the stock is expected to begin trading Friday. Merck & Co.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 7 percent as generic competition slashed sales of its blockbuster allergy drug Singulair.

SeaWorld Files to Go Public with $100 Million IPO

SeaWorld's owner, Blackstone Group LP, will likely sell some of its stake in the deal. But the private equity firm will still own a majority of the voting power of the company's shares after the IPO, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Manchester United's IPO Misses Wide Left

Manchester United has an ardent fan base -- 75,000 cheering them on at every home game and millions more watching on TV. But apparently there aren't a lot of soccer fans on Wall Street. When the club kicked off its IPO Friday, the excitement was muted, to say the least.

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.