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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.

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?

Can Yandex Find Profits to Justify Its Hot IPO?

Russian search engine Yandex saw its IPO soar more than 55% on its first day of trading Tuesday. But while this Russian beauty managed to lure in investors with its ability to crush Google in the former USSR, some analysts are cautioning investors to temper their enthusiasm.

Trefis Values LinkedIn at Just $30 a Share: Here's Why

Trefis put a value estimate of $30 a share on LinkedIn as it launched its IPO Thursday. Shares actually opened at $83, raced past $100, and closed at $94.25. Wondering why the Trefis estimate is so much lower? Let's re-examine the fundamentals, and how they arrived at that number.

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.

LinkedIn Sets an IPO Price Range

LinkedIn threw investors a bone on Monday, releasing the initial pricing range for its long-awaited IPO. But the business-focused social networking site is likely to bump up both the price range and the number of shares on offer before it goes public next week.

This IPO Could Be The Next Exxon Mobil

Biofuels company Solazyme owns a unique process when it comes to converting algae into a fuel could replace the gas in your car -- a method that could be used to create oil on an extremely large scale and at an extremely low cost. The company has just announced it's going public: You might want to get in on the action.