Win Some, Lose Some

Fitzgibbon Jr., John E.
April 2007
Red Herring;4/16/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 14, p36
Trade Publication
The article discusses the performance of the U.S. initial public offering (IPO) market in the year 2006-2007. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reports, from April 1,2006, through March 30, 2007, bankers priced 202 IPOs and the average gain for all 202 IPOs was 25.8%. Though all reporting services released different numbers but all were in agreement that the year's first quarter was the best since first-quarter 2000. Last April's best aftermarket performer, Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Inc., was also the top gun for the last 12 months, raking up an aftermarket gain of 282.7%. On April 20, 2006, Omrix priced its IPO at $10 per share.


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