It was a pretty good year for those investing in IPOs. Of more than 200 IPOs from this year that I looked at (excluding any OTC or Pink Sheets offerings), the average return to date is around 23%, with just less than 65% of the IPOs trading above the offering price. While there are definitely some dogs in the bunch, there are also a number of serious standouts, with some stocks already doubling, tripling, or, in one case, even hitting six-bagger status.
With that in mind, picking out a bank that shone this year was a little tough. Though I'm partial to Goldman Sachs
Here's a snapshot of a few of Credit Suisse's big hits this year.
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With a great batting average and a few home runs in the mix, it was easy to put Credit Suisse on my nice list for 2006.
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Fool contributor Matt Koppenheffer can take no credit for the success of Credit Suisse's IPOs this year, but would gladly accept a portion of the bonus pool. Matt owns shares of Goldman Sachs, but does not have a stake in any of the other companies mentioned. Omniture is a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool'sdisclosure policyis always nice.