Along with multitudes of excited onlookers today, we are going to be spending the second-to-last trading session of Summer 2014 with a large part of our focus on the much-anticipated Alibaba IPO. It certainly has been a summer of unusually many tech IPO’s; we saw companies like Mobileye (MBLY) and GoPro (GPRO) go public, and now the biggest one of them all (of all time, actually) BABA is sure to make its mark.
Where there’s a huge IPO concerned, there’s a huge amount of hype, and with huge hype comes the potential for rapid profits… Of course, wherever there’s a chance for rapid gains to be made, we’ll be right there!
Folks interested in more of a long-term relationship with the stock are liking BABA for simple yet powerful reasons; Alibaba is rapidly growing, already profitable, and has more than an 80% market share of Chinese ecommerce, a market that includes hundreds of millions of potential customers, and a lot of free cashflow to throw around. For many investors, those points will be all they need to know.
For those who like to have a bit more to go on, the numbers are certainly impressive. With an annual customer base of over 270M active consumers, yearly orders totaling roughly $14.5B, and total sales of almost $300B, the new kid on the block is also going to be the big kid on the block! The twenty-teens have brought many of the most exciting tech IPO’s of all-time, and this one could just be the most tantalizing of all.
VIVUS, Inc. VVUS
From off of our extended watchlist in yesterday’s pre-market report, VVUS had a pretty solid session. It saw a low of 4.21 in the morning before running as high as 4.82 in the afternoon, and in doing so, recorded volume on the order of more than 24x the one-month average. That was an intraday run of roughly 14.5%
VVUS has been yet another stock that we’ve caught coming off of 52-week lows that has found support and shown us a positive move.