Kinder Morgan Canada to Price IPO at C$17 in Canadian Debut

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Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »

Canada Goose Vaults Reiss From Aspiring Writer to Millionaire

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Description: Dani Reiss had no intention of running a billion-dollar clothing empire when he joined his dad’s shop making winter parkas 20 years ago. He was an English literature graduate from the University of Toronto, looking for a few bucks to finance his travel plans. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: March 17 , 2017… Read more »

Traders are paying ‘extortionate fees’ to short Snapchat (SNAP)

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Description: Traders are paying “extortionate fees” of 15% to 20% to borrow shares of Snap in order to short them, according to figures reported by Simon Colvin, a research analyst at IHS Markit. Source: BusinessInsider.com Date: Mar 10, 2017 Link: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/how-much-traders-are-paying-to-short-snapchat-2017-3-1001820424-1001820424 Questions for Discussions: How are investors treating Snapchat? Do you agree with the valuations made on… Read more »

Opinion: Here’s why Snap will reward investors like Facebook — instead of failing them like Twitter

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Description: Michael Brush lists three reasons to like the parent of Snapchat Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 03, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-snap-will-reward-investors-like-facebook-instead-of-failing-them-like-twitter-2017-03-02?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented. Would you be a buyer today?

Who’s Going to Be a Billionaire? The Biggest Winners of Snap’s I.P.O.

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Description: One of the more reliable paths to becoming a billionaire over the past 20 years has been to build a dominant technology company and then to take it public. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 02, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/business/dealbook/snapchat-ipo-billionaire.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What information stands out in the descriptions of who benefits from this IPO? According… Read more »

Snap’s IPO to Be Haunted by Twitter and GoPro

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Description: Snap Inc. has gone to great lengths to distance itself from comparisons to Twitter Inc., the last big social media public offering. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 03, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-03/snap-s-ipo-to-be-haunted-by-twitter-and-gopro Questions for discussion: What are the similarities between Snap’s IPO and those of other social media? Would you be a buyer?