2010 Midyear IPO Outlook: A Buyer's Market for IPOs

Get in on the ground floor with the initial stock offerings of young, growing companies.

By Lawrence Carrel

If the performance of Tesla Motors on its first day of trading is any indication, the market for initial public offerings, moribund for much of the past two years, may be reviving. Shares of Tesla (symbol TSLA), an unprofitable maker of electric cars, surged 41% on June 29. What makes the jump especially noteworthy is that it occurred on a day when the Dow Jones industrials cratered 268 points, or 2.6%.

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