Why are Initial Public Offerings so Important?
The initial offerings of stock from a privately held company into the market is a crucial moment for companies. It also can be an excellent opportunity for investors to buy into the company. The IPO price is often times the lowest price that a stock will ever be on the public markets. However, IPO investing can be very risky. Making a company public poses new business challenges and can often be detrimental to some companies
How does going public usually affect companies?
On average sales increase around 10% shortly after they make their company public!
Average first day returns for investors
First day returns vary for where the company is located and traded. In the United States it is around 18%