Archive for the ‘IPOs’ Category

VMware (NYSE: VMW) Is On Fire

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Today VMware, the hottest tech stock of the year, confirmed that its profits increased 125% in the second quarter.

Based in Palo Alto California, the company’s earnings rose to $34.2 million from $15.2 million, an increase of 10 cents a share compared to 5 cents a share for the same period last year.License revenue rose to $204 million over last year’s $113.3 million, while services sales more than doubled to $92.8 million from $43 million a year ago. The company ended the quarter with $280 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared with $94.6 million in the second quarter of 2006.

Sales for the second quarter rose almost 89% to $296.8 million, up from $156.4 million. Shelby Seyrafi, an analyst for Caris & Company has given VMware a target of $90 a share. Forbes recently rated Seyrafi one of the top analyst in the computer technology sector.

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Masimo Corp. (MASI) – 30% Rise from Initial Public Offering Last Month

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Masimo’s shares have rapidly gained in price since the company’s beginning on the public markets. Masimo Corporation is a medical technology company focused on developing, licensing and marketing advanced medical signal processing technologies and products for noninvasive monitoring of patient vital signs.

Thursday of last week, the company announced that it has completed University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ system-wide implementation of Masimo SET pulse oximetry. The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 471-bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States.

Joe E. Kiani, Chairman and CEO of Masimo, stated in the press release, “We are proud to partner with The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in their efforts to provide their patients with exceptional level of safety and care. This is clearly an organization that is focused on patients and understands the importance of adopting innovative technology to assist them in enhancing the quality of the care they deliver. The opening of the new American Family Children’s Hospital, which is designed to give the best and kindest care possible, are examples of UW Hospitals and Clinics’ commitment in this area. Their system-wide conversion to Masimo SET technology will further advance patient safety and care throughout this fine organization.”

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EHouse Holding Ltd. (EJ) Shares Rocket Up 10.56%

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Shares of EHouse Holdings climbed up 10.56% to close at $19.99, its highest closing price to date since going public. The company has shown very strong resilience since going public, with shares being pulled to a low of $12.26 during the August market pull back. Since then, shares of EHouse have climbed steadily back up to today’s high.

EHouse Holdings is a leading real estate services company in China based on scope of services, brand recognition and geographical presence. Since its inception in 2000, E-House has experienced rapid growth and has become the largest real estate agency and consulting services company in China.

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WuXi PharmaTech Inc. (WX) is Strategically Positioned to Grow Rapidly

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

WuXi is the leading China-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D outsourcing company. The company offers global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies an extensive portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services varying from discovery chemistry to biological services and manufacturing of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for R&D.

The company provides cost-effective outsourcing solutions to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug discovery and development. Its management team is comprised of Ph.D.s and MBAs with broad experience in drug R&D methodologies and Western-style business practices. The company’s senior management has more than 100 pending or granted patents, published over 500 publications and an average of 10 years of experience with working in major international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

With over 1,300 scientific staff members, a 630,000 sq. ft. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone research facility, a 220,000 sq. ft. cGMP-quality manufacturing plant, and a new 130,000 sq. ft. Tianjin research facility, WuXi PharmaTech is well-positioned to offer its customers high quality services.

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Horsehead Holding Corp. (ZINC) Products can be Used in Many Different Applications

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Horsehead Corp. is the largest zinc producer in the U.S. and the leading manufacturer of value-added zinc products. The company’s products are used in an array of applications, including the galvanizing of fabricated steel products and as components in rubber tires, alkaline batteries, paint, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The company also operates four hazardous waste recycling facilities, which are focused on recovering zinc from electric arc furnace dust that can be used as a raw material feedstock for producing zinc metal and value-added zinc products. Their recycling and production processes form a complete recycling loop, and have been used to recycle over 500,000 tons of electric arc furnace dust.

Horsehead’s zinc powder is used in many different chemical, metallurgical and battery applications, in addition to being used in corrosion-resistant coating applications. The three basic lines of powders the company manufactures includes, special zinc powder for general chemical and metallurgical applications and friction applications, battery grade zinc powders for most types of alkaline batters, and copper-based powders for brazing, infiltrating and powdered metallurgical hardware.

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Paragon Shipping Inc. (PRGN) Shares Rise as Market Recovers

Friday, August 31st, 2007

On August 9th, shares of Paragon Shipping Inc were priced at $16 a share in their initial public offering. At the time, the market was suffering a 10% dip and pullback lead by the sub-prime bubble bursting. During that time, shares of PRGN dipped with the market to a low of $13.75 on August 16th. Since then the company’s share price as been rising to close today at $15.80, showing a strong recovery from the recent market pullback.

Paragon Shipping Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of drybulk cargoes. The Company’s current fleet consists of eight vessels; four Panamax drybulk carriers, three Handymax drybulk carriers and one Supramax drybulk carrier, with an aggregate capacity of approximately 482,922 deadweight tons.

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VMware, Inc. (VMW) Solutions are Key Resources to Many Businesses

Friday, August 31st, 2007

VMware is focused on creating software that creates and manages virtual machines. Many companies use VMware’s software to more efficiently manage their servers, storage, and networking functions because of its ability to lower the operating costs of computing resources.

According to customer results, VMware’s product increased hardware utilization by 50-70%, decreased hardware and software capital costs by 40%, and improved responsiveness.

VMware is regarded as “The fastest-growing software company in a long time”. There is much potential for this IPO as it has only begun to edge into the market.

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Cosan Ltd. (CZZ) Bold Approach and Market Vision Gives the Company Plenty of Opportunity to Succeed

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Cosan is one of the largest sugarcane and ethanol producers in the world. With seventeen manufacturing units and two port terminals, the company has the capacity to grind more than 40 million tonnes of sugarcane.

The company has entered into strategic partnerships with large groups as a way to achieve greater presence in the international market. The alliances include Tate & Lyle, Tereos, Sucden, and Kuok Group, which is known as one of the most dynamic and diversified international conglomerates.

Cosan stands out from the competition with its professional business management staff. Its board of executive officers combined with highly experienced experts, results in a unique team with plenty of potential to thrive in the sugar and ethanol industries.

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