Answered By: Barbara Coffey
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019     Views: 74

IPO stands for Initial Public Offering.  This is when a company offer its shares to the public market. Companies register with the SEC in advance of going public.  A company files an S-1 with the SEC in advance of going public.  S-1s include the company’s business, management, financials, industry and risks. 


  • SEC site for specific company S-1s
  • Thomson One (SDC) in Firestone has data under “Deals & League Tables” – Equity
  • Bloomberg – under Corporate Actions (CACT) or IPO <go> 
  • Professor Ritter of University of Florida’s IPO data page
  • Also see the IPO section of the Finance Guide.

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