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Upcoming IPO's & IPO Discussion - New stocks coming to the market!

Discussion in 'Stock Market Today' started by Tiptopptrader, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Tiptopptrader

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    Trade Desk Soars On First Trading Day, Fueling IPO Fire

    Digital ad technology company Trade Desk (TTD) on Wednesday added more fuel to the resurgent market for initial public offerings with a strong opening in its stock market debut.

    Late Tuesday, Trade Desk priced 4.66 million shares at 18 a pop, raising $84 million. Shares priced at the high end of its 16-18 range, which had been hiked from 14-16 as investor demand swelled. Trade Desk opened at 28.75 and was near 29, up 62%, in afternoon trading in the stock market today.

    In another IPO Wednesday, Novan (NOVN) opened at 14.40 after pricing at 11, and was trading near 17 Wednesday afternoon, up 55%. Novan develops acne treatments.

    Trade Desk operates a digital-advertising-technology platform for ad buyers. Many ad tech stocks have struggled in recent years, but Trade Desk is profitable, with revenue swelling 155% to $113.8 million in 2015. Trade Desk said revenue rose 93% to $47.2 million in Q2.
     
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    great thread idea and you should do one for the FDA too :)
     
  3. I_am_so_siri

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    Bought trade desk today. Also interested in the apptio IPO too. Yeah do a bio teck. Got some I'm holding that are not on this site
     
  4. stock1234

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    E.l.f. Beauty Shares Soar in IPO

    E.l.f. Beauty Inc. shares surged 56% during their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, valuing the discount-priced cosmetics company at more than $1 billion.

    The company aims to provide beauty products at prices below the brands typically sold in department stores and high-end specialty stores. According to e.l.f.—which stands for eyes, lips, face—most of its items retail for $6 or less.


    E.l.f. products are sold online and in roughly 19,000 retail stores in the U.S., according to the company. It counts Target Corp. as its oldest national retail customer but also has agreements with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Gap Inc. ’s Old Navy chain and CVS Health Corp.

    The company also had nine of its own retail stores in the New York metro area, as of August, and plans to open more stores nationally in high-traffic locations.

    The stock, which trades under the symbol “ELF,” closed at $26.50 in New York, valuing the company at $1.18 billion. The shares opened at $24 and rose as high as $27.40 intraday.

    The new listing comes amid a weak IPO market. As of Friday, just 68 companies had gone public on U.S. exchanges this year, raising $13.7 billion, according to Dealogic. At this point in 2015, 138 companies had listed on U.S. exchanges, raising $27.3 billion—a 62% drop from the same period in 2014.

    Wednesday, the company’s initial public offering of 8.3 million shares was priced at $17 a share, above the estimated range of between $14 and $16 each. E.l.f. received $63.2 million in proceeds, before expenses, the company said, while its selling shareholders received $68.5 millions.

    E.l.f. was to sell 4 million shares in the offering, with the remaining 4.3 million shares offered by selling shareholders. The company’s primary shareholder is private-equity firm TPG, which is expected to own 43% of the company after the IPO.

    For the six months ended June 30, e.l.f. reported a profit of $1.1 million, compared with $2.7 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 29% to $96.8 million.

    E.l.f. said it aims to expand its brand into skin care and other products, and that it recently introduced a skin-care line priced at $4 to $12 per product.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/discount-cosmetics-firm-e-l-f-soars-in-stock-market-debut-1474560269
     
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    Valvoline (VVV) Prices 30M Share IPO at $22/Share, at Upper End of Range (ASH)
    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) and Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) announced the pricing of Valvoline's initial public offering of 30,000,000 shares of Valvoline's common stock at a price to the public of $22.00 per share, the upper end of the expected $20-$23 range. In addition, Valvoline has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 4,500,000 shares of its common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

    After the completion of the offering, Ashland will own 170,000,000 shares of Valvoline's common stock, representing 85% of the total outstanding shares of Valvoline's common stock (or approximately 83% if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full).

    Valvoline's common stock has been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "VVV" and is expected to begin trading on September 23, 2016.

    BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering and representatives of the underwriters. Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan are also acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Scotiabank is acting as senior co-manager for the offering and BTIG, Mizuho Securities, PNC Capital Markets LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as co-managers for the offering.

    Valvoline Inc. is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. In 2016, it ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil in the DIY market by volume brand in the United States. The brand operates and franchises approximately 1,050 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze.
    http://www.streetinsider.com/Hot+IP...Share,+Upper+End+of+Range+(ASH)/12064391.html
     
  6. I_am_so_siri

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    Ttd above my first day buy. I'm passing on apti as of now. Nutanix is tempting. As usual twlo kicking butt. Been exciting IPO trades
     
  7. I_am_so_siri

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    Forgot airg. Another IPO making new highs for me
     
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    Acushnet Holdings Corp. will begin trading on the NYSE under the ticker GOLF starting Friday. The company plans to issue 19.33 million shares through its IPO at a price range of $21.00–$24.00.

    BlackLine Inc. will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker BL. It is coming out with 8.6 million IPO with a pricing of $13.00–$15.00. The stock will start trading publicly Friday.
    DXP Enterprises Inc

    DXPE 1.77% is coming out with a secondary issue of 2.7 million shares. The stock closed Monday's trading at $20.36, shedding 3.83 percent. The new shares are expected to start trading on Thursday.

    Myovant Sciences NYSEMYOV plans an IPO of 13 million shares (with an overallotment option for 1.95 million shares) with the price range of $12–$15.

    QUANTENNA Communications Inc. NASDAQQTNA is coming out with 6.7 million shares of IPO with a $14.00–$16.00 price range. The company's shares will commence trading on Friday.
    RA Pharmaceuticals Inc., to trade NASDAQRARX came out with 5.8 million IPO with a price range of $12.00–$14.00. The stock will start trading on Wednesday.

    ZTO Express will go public on the NYSE under the pending ticker ZTO. It plans to issue 72.1 million shares with a price range of $16.50–$18.50. The stock would commence trading on Thursday.
     
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    ZTO debut's today
     
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    Looks like a flop, was down about 10% from open but coming back some but still down

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    Wow what a big flop :eek:
     
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    Snapchat Parent Begins the IPO Process
    Messaging company, now called Snap, could be valued at $20 billion to $25 billion

    Snap Inc. has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a major step forward in plans for what would be one of the highest-profile share debuts in recent years.

    The messaging company, formerly known as Snapchat, made the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of the presidential election, and the surprise victory of Donald Trump hasn't affected its plans to go public as early as March, according to people familiar with the matter.

    An IPO could value Snap at between $20 billion and $25 billion, one of the people said. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the valuation could be $25 billion or more. It isn’t clear what’s caused the valuation to edge downward.

    If Snap moves forward with an IPO at the current expected valuation, it would still be the largest U.S.-listed technology offering since Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. made its debut at a $168 billion valuation in 2014.

    It also could provide a boost for an IPO market that has had a dismal year. Just 103 companies have listed their shares in the U.S. this year, raising $21.8 billion, according to Dealogic. That is down from 165 deals raising $34.6 billion at the same juncture last year and marks the lowest year-to-date level for deals since 2009 and proceeds since 2010. Technology IPOs have experienced similar weakness.

    But bankers and investors are optimistic that a successful debut for Snap could convince other large bellwether tech companies to tap the IPO market. The recent strong performance of the few tech-company shares that have started trading this year has given market participants confidence that the new-issue market is due for a rebound next year.

    Snap would become the first of a small group of highly valued and closely watched venture-backed companies, led by Uber Technologies Inc., to test the public markets.

    Snap has the ability to file confidentially because it expects to generate less than $1 billion in revenue this year. Through the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, companies with annual revenue under $1 billion have the option to file an initial draft of their IPO prospectus with regulators and make adjustments before revealing it to the public. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will serve as lead underwriters on the Snap IPO.

    Mindful that there hasn’t been a big tech IPO to test the market in a while and with a view toward the long-term performance of the stock, Snap executives plan to be relatively conservative in pricing the offering, the people said.

    Recent tech offerings have generally been priced conservatively. The average multiple of total company value to expected sales for tech companies at their debut this year was three times, compared with 3.6 times last year and 4.9 times in 2014, according to a recent report from Deutsche Bank’s equity-capital-markets group.

    There is no guarantee Venice, Calif.-based Snap will proceed with a share sale in the time frame it currently envisions, or that it will achieve the valuation contemplated.

    The four-year-old company, best known for allowing users to send disappearing messages from their smartphones, has notched swift revenue growth since it first started running advertisements in 2014. The company told investors earlier this year that it expected revenue of between $250 million and $350 million in 2016 and as much as $1 billion in 2017. It is already ahead of the top end of its 2016 forecast, people familiar with the matter have said. In 2015, the company generated just $60 million in revenue. Snapchat loses money, according to people familiar with the matter, as it focuses on revenue growth and finding ways to make money off its big user base.

    Snap primarily makes its money by selling ads on Snapchat that are slotted in between stories contributed by media partners and video diaries posted by its 150 million daily active users. Marketers also can purchase location-based or event-based geofilters and “lenses” that add quirky characteristics to photos and video. Snapchat is dominant in the 18 to 24-year-old demographic, but it is now trying to broaden its reach.

    In September, the company renamed itself Snap in a bid to show that its ambitions revolve around the camera, not simply the Snapchat messaging app. As part of the change, it unveiled camera-equipped sunglasses, called Spectacles, that can record video in short bursts.

    Its foray into hardware gives Snap a potentially new way to make money, but it is rife with new challenges, such as managing inventory. Snap limited the release of the $130 Spectacles starting last week by placing a vending machine in a pre-announced location every few days. The marketing gimmick has created early buzz, with people rushing the vending machines and selling the Spectacles online for over $1,000, but it’s too early to tell whether the sunglasses will be a successful product.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/snap-begins-the-ipo-process-1479244471
     
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    This probably means Snapchat is on the decline from now.

    This markets peak snapchat! :D
     
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    I could never get into Snapchat, my wife loves it though!
     
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    at the very least we all know day 1 there will be a huge pop of the stock just off hype.
     
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    Snapchat parent firm Snap Inc. has filed confidentially for a public share offering valuing the disappearing messaging platform at more than $20 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

    The initial public offering (IPO) would be among the biggest in the tech sector in recent years and shine a light on the fast-growing platform used by more than 100 million people.

    It is one of the sector's most prominent "unicorns" -- a term used for venture-backed firms with valuations over $1 billion -- along with Uber and Airbnb.
     
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    Twitter's market cap is now at 13 billion, so Snapchat already has higher valuation than Twitter :eek:
     
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    Snapchat Passes Twitter in Daily Usage

    The four-year-old messaging app is said to have 150 million people using it each day.

    Snapchat Inc. has 150 million people using the service each day, said people familiar with the matter. That makes the four-year-old messaging app more popular than Twitter Inc. by daily active users.

    Snapchat has been growing quickly, boosted by its popularity among young people. The app had 110 million daily users in December, said the people, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak about the numbers.

    Twitter, which was founded in 2006, has less than 140 million users interacting with the service daily, according to an average of analysts’ estimates surveyed by Bloomberg. The short-messaging service was once the largest social network after Facebook Inc. but has since been surpassed by Facebook’s other apps, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

    Twitter has 310 million monthly active users, according to its most recent earnings report. The company doesn’t disclose how many of those people check in daily, but in the third quarter, it said about 44 percent of monthly users are active each day in the service’s top 20 markets. Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto said at the time that the percentage had been stable but that “we’ll be sure to disclose” if there was a significant change. The company hasn’t given an update since then. This implies a daily active user count of 136 million. Twitter and Snapchat declined to comment.

    Snapchat has made communicating more of a game by letting people send annotated selfies and short videos. It has allowed people to use its imaging software to swap faces in a photo, transform themselves into puppies, and barf rainbows. (In March, Facebook said it acquired the startup behind an app called Masquerade, which offers similar photo-manipulation tools.) Snapchat encourages people to visit the app frequently with features such as the "Snapstreak," which counts the number of consecutive days they’ve been communicating with their closest friends. Snapchat’s other content, such as news and Live Stories, disappear after 24 hours.

    Messaging on Snapchat is “very modern,” Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday at Recode’s technology conference. He acknowledged that Twitter at times can be confusing and alienating—something he’s trying to fix.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-02/snapchat-passes-twitter-in-daily-usage
     
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    Here's one more industry that can benefit from the Trump trade

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: a help for IPOs? To the many industries that might benefit from a Trump presidency, you can add IPOs.

    It's worth exploring, particularly since the IPO market has been moribund this year and Snapchat and German hotel firm Trivago filed for an IPO this week.

    And next Tuesday, the NYSE will play host to what might be the most unusual IPO of the year: Innovative Industrial Properties, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) REIT that owns and manages cannabis facilities.

    Hey, somebody's got to own the pot farms.

    Back to Trump and IPOs. Here's the thinking:

    1) The market rally is a big help. Market conditions are the number one determinant for IPO activity. With major indices at new highs, individual stocks breaking out, and trading volumes more than 50 percent above normal, conditions are ideal, for the moment.

    "With the markets moving, if you are in a private market you are not participating in the gains," Kathleen Smith, co-founder of Renaissance Capital, which provides research on IPOs and runs the Renaissance Capital IPO ETF (IPO). "There is tons of money that has been invested in companies to keep them private and avoid the vagaries of the public market. Now that the market is starting to move, they may be shamed into getting into the S&P 500."

    2) A reset in valuations? Deregulation and lower taxes, if enacted, are a strong argument in favor of higher valuations, not just for existing stocks but for potential IPOs. Remember, a major reason many companies have stayed private is that they fear their valuations will be reduced should they go public.

    Any deregulation is a positive, especially for small companies. Heavy regulations hurt small companies the most.

    Lower tax rates could also be a major plus. Most IPOs tend to be small and midcap companies that pay the full marginal rates, so any reduction (Trump has proposed lowering corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 15 percent) will have a big impact on them.

    3) Higher interest rates tough for private funding? Higher rates are a potentially double-edged sword. Generally, higher rates tend to hurt smaller companies. Also, when company's value is based on future cash flow, it will be less valuable today. So it will hurt companies valued on future cash flow.

    But there's a counter argument that could be made. Higher rates will make it more difficult for private companies (venture capital) to borrow money and invest in startups. Cheap, easy money is one of the main reasons that so many companies have elected to stay private. To the extent the cheap money goes away, it removes a major source of funding and may force companies to go public.

    All this sounds positive, but let's see if the IPO calendar expands. Right now the calendar is very light.

    And there's still plenty of things that could go wrong. Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at ThinkMarkets, a European brokerage firm, told me that IPOs would likely suffer should a trade war break out.

    "U.S.-centric IPOs may still come out, but international investors will not have any interest in U.S. IPOs should a trade war emerge, particularly between the U.S. and China," Aslam told me.

    Which brings us back to a very U.S.-centric deal: pot and Innovative Industrial Properties. How big a deal is it that California and Massachusetts legalized pot? A very big deal. Other smaller publicly traded cannabis companies have all been flying since the election.

    This company is the first cannabis company listing on the NYSE.

    The people behind the company are respected people in the REIT business. Chairman Alan Gold was CEO of BioMed Realty Trust, which has a long track record of providing office and research space to the healthcare community (Blackstone acquired it for $8 billion in October 2015).

    Remember something: banks aren't allowed to lend due to federal rules against marijuana. This is a way for pot companies to raise capital.

    Talk about going public at the right time!

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/heres-one-more-industry-that-can-benefit-from-the-trump-trade.html

    A marijuana IPO, interesting :eek:
     
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    IPO's this week and next week:

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