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10 Hot IPOs That You Could Buy in 2018

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It's been a mixed bag with initial public offerings this year. That, however, is to be expected. IPOs tend to be earlier stage companies, which means the risks are often significant.

So yes, there were notable implosions. Just look at Blue Apron (APRN), whose shares have plunged 62%. Although, perhaps the biggest surprise was Snap (SNAP).

While the IPO got off to a good start, it would not last long. Facebook's (FB) Instagram Stories was just too powerful. As a result, SNAP's user growth decelerated and the stock price would go on to fall by 40%.

But of course, there were some big-time gainers. Note that 10 offerings that posted 100%-plus gains, such as Roku (ROKU) and Canada Goose (GOOS).

OK then, so what can we expect for the companies going public in 2018? What are some of the prospects? Well, let's take a look:

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on Dec. 13. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

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