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The Initial Public Offering or IPO with the highest return for last year is Tri-Tech Holding (NASDAQ:TRIT), which provides software and hardware solutions to monitor and manage natural and municipal water supplies in China. The stock went public on September 9, 2009 at 6.75 per share and now trades above 20, an increase of over 190% in less than five months.

The following is a list of the top eight performing IPOs for the last year, showing the stock symbol, the day they went public, and the return so far since going public:

Tri Tech Holding Inc (TRIT) Sep 9, 2009 193.8%
Lihua International Inc (NASDAQ:LIWA) Sep 4, 2009 147.5% Ltd (NASDAQ:CYOU) Apr 1, 2009 115.8%
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (NYSE:MJN) Feb 10, 2009 95.0%
Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) Jul 13, 2009 80.0%
SolarWinds Inc (NYSE:SWI) May 19, 2009 74.8%
STR Holdings Inc (NYSE:STRI) Nov 6, 2009 74.6%
Rue21 Inc (NASDAQ:RUE) Nov 12, 2009 57.3%

Disclosure: Author does not own any of the above.

Source: Top Eight IPOs of 2009