Category Archives: IPOs

Biotech IPO Breakout – NanoString Technologies (NSTG)

Earlier today I mentioned that the small biotech/pharma plays have really been moving and while I typically stay away from these highly risky and volatile plays, they can provide for outstanding shorter term trades with smaller positions.  This morning I highlighted the trade in ENTA which staged a big breakout and just needs a retrace of that move to provide an entry.

Another trade I’ve got my eye on is NSTG which is flashing a … Read the rest

IPO Biotech Breakouts – Enanta Pharma (ENTA)

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted here, but hope to be more consistent with profitable stock trade ideas!  With today’s post I highlight the first of 3 biotech stocks that IPO’d this year and are flashing big, high volume breakouts.  Please know that biotech stocks carry considerably more risk than just about any other industry.  They live and die by results of drug trials and any negative result can send the stock diving.  Do … Read the rest

List Of Top Performing IPO’s (2012) Part I

I’m always a big fan of tracking the top IPO’s because it’s from this group every year that the next big winners will arise.  When I ran SelfInvestors I built a database of IPO’s and ranked everyone by fundamentals and technicals to keep close tabs on the best opportunities.  It was a lot of work but well worth it.   Since I’m not actively running an advisory service anymore, I don’t keep it up to date, … Read the rest

Successful IPO’s Following Facebook IPO (FIVE, DRTX, KYAK, PANW)

Last week marked a nice sigh of relief for private companies and investors alike. A string of successful IPOs marked the most successful new stock offerings since Facebook stumbled out of the gate. In the last week (ending 07/20/12) all four companies that went public traded above their offer price on their first day of trading. Here is a look at those four companies:

Offer Price: … Read the rest