Great news! I was allocated shares of the Bare Escentuals IPO. Bare Escentuals (Nasdaq: BARE) priced on Thursday afternoon at $22 per share. Bare Escentuals, which is based in San Francisco, develops and markets mineral-based cosmetics. They were originally expected to sell 16 million IPO shares at between $15-17 per share.
The final share pricing of $22 per share indicates a high degree of demand for the underlying stock. I expect BARE to rise well above the $22 IPO price in early trading on Friday morning. Buying shares in an IPO such as this one is an almost certain guarantee of make money. Buying IPO stock is one of my investment strategies. I'll write more about the intricacies of subscribing to and getting an IPO share allocation in a later post.