After opening higher, building products maker Azek ended its first trading day up over 18%. The company raised about $765M in the biggest initial public offering of the week.
Vroom (VRM) opened on June 9 at $40.25 after having priced its 21.25M share IPO at $22.00 per share. The deal size was increased to 21.25M shares from 18.75M shares and the deal priced above the $18.00-$21.00 range. Goldman Sachs, BofA, Allen & Co. and Wells Fargo acted as joint book running managers for the offering. Vroom is an e-commerce company that allows people to buy and sell used vehicles.
After the stock's opening, Benchmark analyst Michael Ward initiated coverage of Vroom with a Buy rating and $55 price target. The company's initial public offering "seems to have hit the target," said the analyst, who added that he was making an "attempt to get out in front of a pricing opportunity in the early days of trading." Vroom's e-commerce segment offers access to consumers, provides transparent pricing, real-time financing and home delivery while the virus-related shutdown resulted in an expansion of selling vehicles on-line, Ward tells investors. Until there is a clear path to profitability, he sees a multiple of revenue being the best way to determine valuation for Vroom shares, noting that he is using two times expected 2020 revenue to arrive at his $55 target.
Lantern Pharma (LTRN) opened on June 11 at $14.80. The company had priced 1.75M shares at $15.00. ThinkEquity acted as lead book running manager for the offering. Lantern Pharma is a biotech redeveloping abandoned drugs for non-small cell lung cancer.
The AZEK Company (AZEK) opened on June 12 at $27.50. The company had priced 33.25M shares at $23.00. The deal size was raised to 33.25M shares of common stock from 31.25M share of common stock and priced above the $19.00-$21.00 range. Barclays, BofA, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies acted as joint book running managers for the offering. Azek is a manufacturer of residential and commercial building products, committed to innovation, sustainability and research and design. The company's composite decking solutions compete with those made by Trex (TREX).
Avidity Biosciences (RNA) opened on June 12 at $26.50. The company had priced 14.4M shares at $18.00. The deal size was increased to 14.4M shares from 12.0M and priced at high end of $17.00-$18.00 range. Cowen, SVB Leerink, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo are acting as joint book running managers for the offering. Avidity is a preclinical-stage biopharmaceuticals company backed by Eli Lilly (LLY).
Generation Bio (GBIO) opened on June 12 at $22.15. The company had priced 10.5M shares at $19.00. The deal size was increased to 10.5M shares from 10M shares and priced at the high end of the $18.00-$19.00 range. JPMorgan, Jefferies and Cowen acted as joint book running managers for the offering. Generation Bio is a preclinical biotech developing gene therapies for rare diseases.
Burning Rock Biotech (BNR) opened at $22.80 on June 12 after the company priced 13.5M shares at $16.50. Morgan Stanley, BofA and Cowen acted as joint book running managers for the offering. China’s "number one NGS-based cancer therapy selection company" based on number of patients tested in 2019, aims to "transform precision oncology and early cancer detection," according to the company's IPO prospectus.
Vaxcyte (PCVX) opened at $20.80 on June after having priced 15.6M shares at $16.00. The deal size was increased to 15.6M shares from 14M shares and priced at the high-end of the $14.00-$16.00 range. BofA, Jefferies and Evercore ISI acted as joint book running managers for the offering. The company seeks "to improve global health by developing superior and novel vaccines designed to prevent or treat some of the most common and deadly infectious diseases worldwide," according to its offering prospectus.
Vroom closed trading on Friday at $43.03 per share.
After opening at $14.80, Lantern Pharma finished Friday at $14.75.
Generation Bio ended the week at $24.69 after opening at $22.15.
AZEK finished Friday at $27.15.
Avidity Biosciences ended its first trading day at $28.50.
After opening higher at $22.80, Burning Rock Biotech finished Friday at $24.63.
Vaxcyte jumped in its first trading day, ending Friday at $26.15.
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