Now that 2014 is winding down, it’s a good time to look at the best IPOs of the year. There were plenty of IPO winners this year, but only one company can lay claim to the title of best IPO of 2014.
Best IPO: Radius Health (+370%)
Despite the massive size and all the press surrounding the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA 0.22% IPO, the honors of best IPO of 2014 go to Radius Health Inc RDUS 2.67%. Radius Health, a developer of treatments for osteoporosis and other women’s heath conditions, went public back on June 9.
After IPO shares priced at $8.00, the first day of trading was relatively uneventful. IPO investors saw the stock close up just a penny to $8.01 on the stock’s first day on the market.
However, Radius Health started gaining momentum in the weeks following the IPO, and the stock never looked back. Radius Health recently peaked as high as $42.57 last week before pulling back to its current price of $37.67. This price represents a 370 percent gain from the IPO price.
Investors that weren’t lucky enough to get in on the Radius Health IPO …
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