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Pumped IPO Market Has Slow Puncture

Jan. 04, 2022 4:10 AM ET
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  • Stock market listings harvested over $300 billion in 2021 in the United States, nearly doubling the record set in 2020.
  • However, the performance of newly public shares points to a slowdown.
  • One sign of a hyped-up market is how much stocks rise on their debut from the IPO price set by underwriters. In 2021, excluding blank-check companies, that figure was a bit over 30%, according to Dealogic. That’s a lot more than is typical, but not as bubbly as the dot-com era.

IPO Initial Public Offering

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By Breakingviews

Bankers have had a bumper year helping companies raise capital. Stock market listings, the most public sign, harvested over $300 billion in 2021 in the United States, nearly doubling the record set in 2020. Examined closely, it still isn’t

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