Question: How can I get detailed information on IPOs?
An initial public offering (IPO) refers to when a company first sells its shares to the public. An IPO is filed with the SEC as part of a Registration Statement, generally on a Form S-1. The prospectus within the registration statement provides information about the company and its initial public offering. SEC.gov Fast Answers for IPOs offers a number of links to SEC material.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:
Hoovers: Allows you to screen on and create a list of companies based on the IPO data points for filing and trading dates, offer amount, underwriters and price. Go to the top toolbar and select Build a List, scroll down the My Criteria choices and choose IPO data.
Bloomberg: Type IPO and select <Go>. You can use the Custom Search to screen on various data items. You can also use ECDR for a IPO calendar.
Please note that Bloomberg is accessible in the Bobst Library. To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.
You may also want to review the following websites.
NASDAQ IPO Summary. List of new issues and secondary offerings for the latest two months, filings and aftermarket analysis of the recent IPOs.