Published March 26th 2024

Daily Brief - From Wall Street to the World

TLDR: The global IPO market is on fire. In a remarkable week, over $5.6 billion was raised worldwide, with companies enjoying significant gains upon their market debut.

Going Public

In the spotlight is Reddit's stellar IPO in the U.S., raising $748 million and witnessing its shares leap by more than 48% on the first day of trading. Not far behind, chipmaker Astera Labs celebrated a 78% surge in share value following a $713 million upsized offering. These successes reflect a vibrant appetite among investors, eager to back companies with promising futures.

This IPO enthusiasm is not confined to the U.S. From Switzerland's Galderma raising $2.2 billion to Japan's Trial Holdings and UAE's Parkin making strong debuts, the trend is unmistakably global.

Bankers and analysts view this uptick as a significant boost for the IPO market, hinting at a bustling pipeline of companies considering public offerings. The market's revival is propelled by a mix of economic optimism and a quest for growth and profitability among investors.

While the IPO market rides a wave of current enthusiasm, industry insiders urge caution, pointing out that lasting stability hinges on consistent performance and a stable economic backdrop.

The enduring health of the IPO arena will be determined by the success of both recent and forthcoming public offerings, underscoring the critical need for companies to demonstrate growth, profitability, and rational valuation strategies to win over investors.

Market Movers: When the SPX rallies:

Here are the historically best and worst performing sectors on a 1 month horizon, post a 27% rally in the S&P 500 over 5 months:

The top 3 performing sectors:

  1. Industrials with a return of 1.35%
  2. Consumer Discretionary with a return of 1.12%
  3. Materials with a return of 0.83%

The bottom 3 performing sectors:

  1. Energy with a return of -2.60%
  2. Communication Services with a return of -1.70%
  3. Health Care with a return of -0.84%

Asset Spotlight: Positive Seasonality for Constellation Brands

Positive Seasonality for Constellation Brands

In the last 29 years of data, analysis from Toggle indicates a median increase in Constellation Brand's stock price over the next 2 weeks.

Recently, Sam Glaetzer was appointed as the new Executive Vice President and President of the Wine & Spirits Division. This strategic move is aimed at fueling the next wave of growth for the company's Wine & Spirits business.

Earnings Update: Gamestop reports tomorrow

Gamestop reports tomorrow

In its recent quarters leading up to 2024, Gamestop has reported results that varied, with some earnings surpassing expectations while revenues lagged, indicating a complex financial performance pattern.

Analyst expectations heading into 2024 had been adjusted, reflecting a cautious outlook. Notably, there was a revision of consensus EPS estimates to a $0.38 loss, underscoring a challenging financial environment for GameStop.

Discover how other companies could react post earnings with the help of TOGGLE's WhatIF Earnings tool.

Daily Brief - From Wall Street to the World

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