Wall $treet focus: Twitter goes public, IPO on the rise

  • Follow Business

Twitter is joining the flock of companies that have filed to make their stock market debut this year. The online messaging service is seeking to tap into public financing as the number of companies making their initial public stock offering is on the rise.

So far this year, 131 companies have begun trading for the first time.

That’s a 44 percent rise over the same period in 2012. Renaissance Capital, an IPO tracking firm, estimates there are at least 70 companies that may make their initial public stock offering by year’s end. That would bring the number of debuts to 200, a level last reached in 2007.

Here’s a look at some of the companies that have filed to go public and are sitting in the IPO pipeline.

Companies sitting in the IPO pipeline

You do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. Please click here to download the PDF file.

View the Chart

Initial filings to go public, by month, in 2013

You do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. Please click here to download the PDF file.

View the Chart

Top headlines

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
Search Augusta jobs