IPO Calendar for 2014 - Below is a calendar for
upcoming IPO's in 2014. This list of new initial public offerings shows you the top IPO's of the week and new stocks
that will soon begin trading on the NYSE or NASDAQ.
What is an IPO? IPO is short for Initial Public Offering
which is another phrase for a new stock listed on an exchange. Each month, the IPO Calendar fills up with companies
wanting to go public and issue stock. In 2014, we saw some hot IPO's start trading such as Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES),
Weibo (WB), and GrubHub (GRUB).
IPO's are exciting because
new stocks tend to get a pop on the first and second day of trading when market conditions are good. Why is this you
ask? When a new stock IPO's, most of the shares remain locked up for 6-12 months leaving a small
amount of stock trading during IPO day. With such little stock trading combined with the high demand for an
IPO, you get a buying frenzy which produces some of the biggest gainers of the year. For example, in 2013, Noodles
& Company (NDLS) priced at $18, opened at $32.90, raced to $37, dropped to $33, and then closed around $35. The
following week, Noodles & Company (NDLS) hit $52 per share. If you buy these IPO's for a trade, don't forget to
take profits! Insiders have their stock locked up during the first 6 months of going public. When the lock-up
expiration comes due, the IPO tends to come under heavy selling pressure with insiders selling their stock into the open market.
If you plan to trade IPO's, always use tight stop orders and take profits when you have them.
Through out the year of 2014, I will list new IPO's under the IPO Calendar below. Check back for IPO updates
so you can track the hottest IPO's of the year.