• Avoid IPO Madness

    By Timothy Green - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: MANU, NDLS, SSTK

    The life cycle of the typical IPO seems to be this: the stock shoots up on the first day to outrageous levels, stays there for a time as it's propped up by nothing more than enthusiasm and hope, and then eventually crashes when people realize that the business model isn't as bulletproof as they had originally assumed.

    The second stage of this life cycle is a dangerous one more »

  • Growth Picks From The Baron Funds: Part 2

    By Reuben Brewer - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: FTNT, RDWR, SSTK

    Baron Opportunity Fund has been a laggard of late, but that isn't surprising since the fund's express purpose is to invest in up and coming technology and ideas. Sometimes that works out quickly, and other times it takes longer for a good idea to make money. Still, the fund is a good place to start looking for emerging trends. Growth minded investors would do well to consider recent more »

  • Are These Top Post-IPO Performers Still a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMBA, CHUY, SSTK, SCTY, TSRO

    Investors are no stranger to large IPO pops, but in the last year we have seen incredible post-IPO runs, indicating that these companies were priced too cheap. Thus I am looking at the top five to determine if more upside exists.

    #5 Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA)

    Since its IPO on Oct. 10, 2012, the technology company Ambarella has rallied 154.6%. Currently the stock is trending higher and is just $0 more »

  • Shutterfly Rallies: What Happens Next

    By Chris Lau - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: SFLY, SSTK, SNE, YHOO

    Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) shares exploded to the upside. After rising over 25% on the week on strong quarterly results, investors are asking how much more upside remains. There are 4 things to look at in determining what Shutterfly shares will do next.

    1) Quarterly Results

    Shutterfly generated $641 million in revenue in 2012, up 35% from 2011. The acquisition of Kodak Gallery was a success, while Tiny Prints added to more »

  • IPO’s See Good Results

    By Arveal L Turner - October 16, 2012 | Tickers: AMBA, ANFI, FANG, ICPT, KYTH, LNCO, RLGY, SSTK

    Much time has passed since the hey day of the IPO, when they generated tens of millions of dollars almost no matter what the company was. These days dollars are more closely invested in IPO’s and the value of the offered product or service has to show some significant potential worth. Gone are the days when investors would blindly throw money at an IPO. Sometimes they still miss the more »