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2021 was a record year for IPOs, with 2,388 new companies listing their shares around the globe.The red-hot IPO market this year occurred amid a relentless grind higher in the broader stock market.These are the 10 best performing US stocks that went public in 2021.
Helping drive a resurgence in new company listings were SPACs, which peaked in early 2021 after a surge last year. Altogether, companies have raised $453 billion in proceeds from their IPOs, representing a 67% increase relative to 2020 and a more than doubling from 2019 levels.
Firms going public have predominately been in the technology sector, and the Nasdaq Exchange captured the most IPOs relative to other global stock exchanges. High profile IPOs this year include electric vehicle startups Rivian and Lucid Group, and direct-to-consumer brands Allbirds and Warby Parker.
And with more than 900 IPOs this year on US exchanges alone, there have been plenty of big winners and losers.
These are the 10 best performing US IPOs of 2021 of companies with at least a $1 billion market capitalization. All performance data is as of December 15 and was sourced from Koyfin. (However, the chart action shown below reflects performance based on the opening price of a stock on its first day of trades, not its IPO price.)
10. Prometheus Biosciences
Ticker: RXDXGain Since IPO Price: 72%Market Capitalization: $1.3 billion
9. Verve Therapeutics
Ticker: VERVGain Since IPO Price: 75%Market Capitalization: $1.6 billion
Ticker: TASKGain Since IPO Price: 91%Market Capitalization: $4.3 billion
Ticker: BZGain Since IPO Price: 93%Market Capitalization: $14.7 billion
6. Dutch Bros
Ticker: BROSGain Since IPO Price: 98%Market Capitalization: $7.5 billion
Ticker: DOCSGain Since IPO Price: 108%Market Capitalization: $10.1 billion
Ticker: AFRMGain Since IPO Price: 111%Market Capitalization: $29.0 billion
3. Global-e Online
Ticker: GLBEGain Since IPO Price: 120%Market Capitalization: $8.0 billion
2. ZIM Integrated Shipping Services
Ticker: ZIMGain Since IPO Price: 208%Market Capitalization: $5.8 billion
1. Digital World Acquisition
Ticker: DWACGain Since IPO Price: 508%Market Capitalization: $1.9 billion
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