Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



And the IPOs Just Keep on Coming

Stock exchanges are finally starting to crank out birth announcements at brisk rates.

Seven companies managed to successfully complete their IPOs last week, a welcome break from the period between mid-May and late-June when there wasn't a single debutante on parade.

This new week also promises to be exciting. Legal-documents provider, marketing software specialist Eloqua, and spinal device maker Globus Medical are all slated to go public this week if the market conditions hold up, but let's take a look at last week's incoming class of freshmen.



Closing Price on July 27


AmREIT $14 $14.02 0%
Del Frisco's (Nasdaq: DFRG  ) $13 $13.00 0%
E2open (Nasdaq: EOPN  ) $15 $13.50 (10%)
Hyperion Therapeutics $10 $10.20 2%
Northern Tier Energy (NYSE: NTI  ) $14 $14.65 5%
Natural Grocers (Nasdaq: NGVC  ) $15 $19.90 33%
Chuy's (Nasdaq: CHUY  ) $13 $17.12 14%

Source: The Wall Street Journal.

AmREIT is a Maryland-based REIT specializing in retail and mixed-use properties.

Del Frisco's runs a growing upscale steak house concept under the Del Frisco's and Sullivan's monikers. There are 32 chophouses open now, and the company plans to add three to five new locations a year. Del Frisco's was originally set to go public as high as $16, but had to settle for $13 a share.

E2open provides cloud-based enterprise solutions for global trading networks.

Hyperion is a fledgling biotech focusing on orphan diseases and hepatology.

Northern Tier Energy is an oil refiner structured as a variable-pay master limited partnership.

Natural Grocers couldn't have timed its debut any better. The growing chain of health food stores went public during the same week that the country's leading organic retailer delivered blowout quarterly results.

Chuy's runs a chain of Tex-Mex casual dining restaurants. It has three dozen locations.

The seven companies may not be off to blazing starts outside of the double-digit gains by Chuy's and Natural Grocers, but it's telling that just one of the debutantes -- E2open -- closed out the week below its IPO price. Sure, companies like Del Frisco's had to price below their initial pricing ranges, but at least the market's appetite for new issues is starting to come around again.

Shiny and new
If you're into new things, there's a new report detailing one of last year's hottest IPOs. The report is free, but it won't be around forever, so check it out now.

The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz calls them as he sees them. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (5)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1963447, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/21/2016 4:46:33 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,145.71 -16.64 -0.09%
S&P 500 2,141.16 -0.18 -0.01%
NASD 5,257.40 15.57 0.30%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/21/2016 4:00 PM
CHUY $27.14 Down -0.14 -0.51%
Chuy's Holdings CAPS Rating: ****
EOPN.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
E2open CAPS Rating: *
NTI.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Northern Tier Ener… CAPS Rating: *****