Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tria Beauty Set to Price Their Initial Price Offering This Week

Read my latest IPO writeup. This week we center our focus on Tria Beauty. The maker of at home hair removal and acne removal products is set to go public this week.

Tria Beauty (TRIA) is set to go public by offering 4.6 million shares at a price point of $13 to $15. The initial price offering is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley (MS), Piper Jaffray, and Wells Fargo (WFC). With a total share count of 19.2 million (19,294,722), the company's market capitalization would be $270.1 million (based on mid range of $14 a share). After the offering, directors of Tria Beauty and owners of more than 5% would own 58.4% of the company.
Tria Beauty is a leading over the counter medical device maker in the beauty segment. The company offers, "easy to use, FDA-cleared medical devices to consumers that deliver results comparable to professional aesthetic treatments at a fraction of the cost." Continue Reading

Here's a look at the company's two leading products and a newer product as well:

Monday, May 14, 2012

2 Great New IPOs to check out

Over the past few years, I have switched most of my stock writing over to Seeking Alpha. Each month on that site I contribute articles on stocks that I feel are worth watching or buying. For anyone who has followed me on this blog or the Seeking Alpha community, you have seen many of those picks create great value for anyone who took my recommendations. Initial price offerings are companies who come to the public market. The investments are risky as many of the shares are held by private equity and are hard to acquire during the first public day.

Here are two recent IPO write-ups of stocks I think worth checking out after they go public.

Ignite Restaurant Group - Is the company behind the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap Brand

T.I.M. WE - Offers Mobile Markeing, Mobile Money, and Mobile Entertainment in over 75 countries around the world.