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Best of 2012: IPOs

By: Wyatt Investment Research
Posted: 1/3/2013 3:55:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: GWRE;PRLB;VIPS

It was a so-so year for initial public offerings.

Sure, the 128 companies that went public was the second-highest tally of the last five years. But those IPOs raised 23% less money than they did a year ago, and the 20% collective returns was only the fifth-highest total of the last decade.

Still, the 20% returns marked a sharp turnaround from the 10% losses IPOs suffered in 2011. In fact, it was the second-biggest collective annual gain for new offerings since 2006.

In a mixed-bag of a year for new stocks, here were the three best performing IPOs in 2012: