Angie's List jumps 40% in trading debut

The IPOs are coming in at a fast and furious pace after a prolonged freeze.

By Kim Peterson Nov 17, 2011 1:38PM
Updated 3:30 p.m. ET

Angie's List
(ANGI) saw a quick 40% pop on its first day of trading, rising as high as $18.75 before settling back to $16.50 in the afternoon.

The consumer-reviews site didn't have the first-day buzz of many of its Internet peers, but its gains showed that the IPO environment for even smaller companies is becoming more friendly.

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"The market for entering IPOs appears to be cracking back open," a Robert W. Baird analyst told Bloomberg. "This is a good first day for a smaller-scale IPO, and that could give other companies confidence."

Angie's List opened at $18 a share after the company priced the offering at the top of its range at $13. The company sold 8.8 million shares, raising about $114 million.

That didn't come close to the heavyweight IPO from Groupon (GRPN), which raised $700 million this month in a highly anticipated offering. Groupon sold 35 million shares at $20 each, and shares have gained about 20% since then.

One of the most surprising IPOs this year was that of LinkedIn (LNKD), which completed a secondary offering Thursday. Shares were priced at $45 in the May IPO and more than doubled in the first day. The price had climbed to $110 by July but has since fallen to
the mid-$70s.

LinkedIn shares rose more than 6% Thursday on the secondary offering.

The IPO market has been so chilly in recent years that many companies have delayed or abandoned offering plans. But the first sign of a real thaw -- especially for Internet companies -- was the enthusiasm surrounding LinkedIn's debut.

Now we could see more companies seizing the opportunity to jump in, and investors seem to be OK with that.
12Comments
Nov 17, 2011 2:24PM
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These IPO prices are ridiculous.  These companies arent worth what their stock prices indicate and having never shown that they can make money should make any SMART human skeptical to invest money in them. 
Nov 17, 2011 3:00PM
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The only one that will make money off of Angies List   -  is Angie!
Nov 17, 2011 3:40PM
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The idea that Angie is the only one going to make money off of this stock is not quite accurate.  You can rest assured that some legislator, congressman, or senator got the opportunity to buy at the IPO (on non-public information), and that they will see hefty returns when they sell.
Nov 17, 2011 4:10PM
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xcite -  your "indicators"?  Like the ticker that shows the Dow down $170?  Pretty easy to "predict" events AFTER They happen.

 

invone - Right.  We believe you're the CEO of Groupon or LinkedIn.  NOT. 

Nov 17, 2011 4:57PM
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Invone - I didn't think that "Bulls**t.com was a real internet company, but I guess it is, as that's the only company you're President and CEO of. Either that or "InMyDreams.com"
Nov 17, 2011 3:50PM
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My indicators are showing another down day in the Market but the Euro is poised to go up soon.  If Washington DC would DO SOMETHING POSITIVE, the economy might get better.

 

Obama still hasn't had to B***s to talk about the Fanny and Freddy bonuses.

Nov 17, 2011 4:12PM
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Excuse me, I meant to say "We believe you're the CEO of ANY company. NOT."

Nov 17, 2011 5:05PM
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mxpyyb,

The people you speak of must be invone's investors

Nov 17, 2011 5:13PM
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GreatRewards

 

Tomorrow, unless our Government LOOSERS open their mouth...it will be a  Slight to Moderate up day in the DOW.

Nov 17, 2011 5:12PM
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GreatRewards?

 

No I am not a CEO, a CFO

Indicators...information from friends in Europe along with Currency exchange rates.

Nov 17, 2011 3:44PM
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Excuse me, I meant to say of "One of the type of companies you speak of"
Nov 17, 2011 3:39PM
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Well, you boys must be from the Metal Black Lunch Box gang. Go to work at 7 and leave at 3. I am the Pres and CEO of one of the companies you speak. My investors make several times their investment year after year !

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