Monday, July 30, 2007

IPO Market Continues Unfazed

There were eight new issues this week that Mr. Gaskins has reviewed and provided his expert grade and ranking. To learn more about Mr. Gaskins and his analysis please visit the website

This week’s podcast covers BladeLogic (BLOG) a firm developing data center automation software. Grade: C+, rank 7. Next is ImaRx Therapeutics (IMRX) who creates blood clot therapies; C, 6, lululemon athletica (LULU) An apparel sector company focused on yoga-inspired apparel: B-, 8.

In technology we find Monotype Imaging (TYPE) a developer of text imaging solutions: C+, 7 and Perfect World (PWRD) A China online 3D video game company: B-, 8 finally, Voltaire Ltd. (VOLT) for server/storage switching and software solutions: C+, 6.

Rounding out the week are; Rex Energy (REXX) operating in oil & gas drilling: C+, 7 and Validus Holdings, (VR) a property catastrophe reinsurance company: C+, 7

In this cast there is also an update on the recent IPO of private equity firm Blackstone (BX)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

10 IPOs Hit Wall Street - Firms Net Over $5 Billion: AIRV, DHC, EBTX, HGG, IMRX, LIMC, MF, NZ, OWW, SGLP

This week Mr Gaskins got busy with 10 new issues to cover. As usual, he provides his analysis as well as proprietary grade and rank. For more details on the analysis please visit the website

This the following companies are covered:

Airvana (AIRV) an infrastructure company in the mobile broadband sector: Grade B-, Rank 9 Dice Holdings (DHX) the long popular technology and finance career website: B-, 8 Encore Banc (EBTX) a bank holding company out of Texas & Florida: C+, 7 hhgregg (HGG) an online retailer of video/audio/appliances/etc: C+, 7

ImaRX Thera (IMRX) who produces therapies for blood clots: C, 6 Limco-Piedmont (LIMC) providing services in aerospace maintenance: C+, 6 MF Global Ltd. (MF) a broker of exchange-listed futures and options: C+, 8 Netezza (NZ) manufacturer of data warehouse appliances: B-, 8
Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) a leading online travel search service: C+, 7 SemGroup , L.P. (SGLP) operating in crude oil midstream services: C+, 7

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