23 Jan '12, 4pm

Renewable Energy’s IPO Misses Target—Is This Bad News for Biodiesel?: Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI) went

Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI) went public this week in what was the first big-name biofuel IPO of 2012. The biodiesel firm's public offering was billed as a litmus test for the market, which might not be as hot as REGI expected. The company raised $72 million in its IPO, less than the $124 million it was shooting for according to its S-1. REGI sold 7.2 million shares at $10.00 a piece after offering 7.3 million at $13.00 to $15.00. Yesterday the firm's stock jumped up to $10.29 at one point. It's since dipped back to $10 even. Still, as the first IPO in the U.S. this year, it's already outperforming last year's offerings. According to Bloomberg , stocks that debuted in 2011 lost an average of 4.2 percent as of Wednesday. REGI, based out of Ames, Iowa, is the biggest biodiesel producer in the United States. It's an interesting case for biofuel IPOs because, as compared...

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