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Investor skepticism prompts WeWork to postpone its IPO

Reading Time: 1 minute “WeWork has put its plans to go public on hold. The shared-office-space company pulled the plug on its initial public offering less than two weeks before its shares were likely to hit the market. Given all the skeptical headlines about WeWork while it was getting ready for its IPO —

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SmileDirectClub flops in one of the worst-performing IPOs in decades

Reading Time: 1 minute “Proving that investors will not always tolerate money-losing tech companies going public, online ‘teledentistry’ startup SmileDirectClub flopped on its Nasdaq debut on Thursday with shares in the company down 27.5% as of the close of regular trading, making it one of the worst-performing initial public offerings in 29 years,” writes Silicon

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Peloton puts its own spin on accounting metrics ahead of IPO

Reading Time: 1 minute Ahead of its IPO, home-exercise company Peloton may leave some investors questioning exactly what its defining metric – average net monthly connected fitness churn – is all about when reviewing its pitch.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on the company’s journey to an initial public offering in this story

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Goodbye IPO, hello direct listing?

Reading Time: 1 minute Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter recently discussed IPOs with CNBC’s Jon Fortt on his show Fortt Knox in honor of the 15th anniversary of Google’s IPO. See Ritter explain the basics of the IPO market and what’s happening in IPO news today. 

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Today’s Tech IPOs Offer Lower Growth for Top Dollar

Reading Time: 1 minute Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter shares insights with The Wall Street Journal on how “investors now pay higher prices for companies that are less profitable and growing more slowly than their predecessors.” In other tech IPO news, Dr. Ritter also comments on WeWork’s initial public offering and its questionable

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Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2018-2019 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative

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Finance professor appointed to evaluate post-financial crisis reforms

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mark J. Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar Chair, has been appointed to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) evaluation of “too-big-to-fail” bank reforms. The study is an ongoing evaluation by the FSB, an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, of

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Chewy Falls in Line With Expectations in First Earnings Report Since Public Debut

Reading Time: 1 minute “Chewy reported earnings mostly in line with estimates in its first report since becoming a public company,” writes Cheddar.com. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter discusses the earnings and the current IPO landscape in an interview with the news outlet. Ritter was also recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace explaining the rationale

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Rest of 2019 will have a healthy IPO market, says expert

Reading Time: 1 minute Cordell Eminent Scholar and “Mr. IPO” Jay Ritter comments on how technology stocks may perform over the next half of the year in this new interview on CNBC‘s “Squawk Alley.” You can also check out his comments in this story about TheRealReal’s recent IPO from Barron’s, how tech companies in Silicon

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Chewy opens for trading at the NYSE

Reading Time: 1 minute As pet-product company Chewy begins trading this month, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter comments on the valuation of the latest company to join the list of companies going public in 2019. Check out what Ritter had to say on CNBC.