What were the best IPOs of 2014?
Immune design (IMDZ), a bio technology company that develops immune-based therapies to fight cancer, released its IPO in July. Starting out at $12.00, it has now risen to a healthy $35.22. Keep watching this stock.
Lets talk about GoPro (GPRO), which was released in June and has a current price of $79.15 when it started at $24.00. In the very first day, the camera company increased 30% and raised another 27% after the weekend. Investors are definitely anticipating high growth for this company.
ReWalk Robotics (RWLK) shares sore after they downsized to a $36 million IPO. This was the first IPO for local robotics in 2014 and has paid off. They company has produces to products: the ReWalk Personal which is designed for home/work, and the ReWalk Rehabilitation for clinical rehab centers. Opening at $12.00, it is now at $27.90.
Hungry for more? Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) IPOed in April entering in at $15.00 and now serves up $33.19 per share. Fast, but casual restaurants seem to be a growing trend, such as Panera. Zoe's menu offers fresh mediterranean food delivered with southern charm. Many say this stock is performing so well ever since the chase for the next Chipotle stock has been alive.
Last but not least, one can not forget the most anticipated IPO of the year: Alibaba (BABA). Known as the Amazon of China, the IPO started at $92.70. Early stock holders gained an immediate return of 36.3% on the offer price ($68). Hitting the market at 11:58 am, the stock hit a high of $99.25 almost immediately. Currently, Alibaba is priced at $115.10 and is growing at a fast pace.
Some IPOs to look out for the end of 2014?