|Bid||72.77 x 1100|
|Ask||75.66 x 800|
|Day's range||72.01 - 74.54|
|52-week range||60.78 - 104.10|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||N/A|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings date||28 Aug 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||105.75|
Elastic, iRobot, Chipotle, Texas Instruments and Snap highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
(Bloomberg) -- Cisco Systems Inc. approached software company Datadog Inc. in recent weeks with a takeover offer significantly higher than the $7 billion valuation it aimed for in its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.Datadog rebuffed the advance to pursue a stock listing because it felt it could be worth more as a public company over time, according the people, who requested anonymity because the talks were private. Talks between Cisco and Datadog are no longer active and Datadog is committed to going public, they said.A representative for Cisco declined to comment. Datadog couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.Cisco rose less than 1% to $49.72 at 10:12 a.m. in New York trading, for a market value of about $211 billion. Several rivals to Datadog also gained, including New Relic Inc., up 5.8%, Splunk Inc., which rose 3.9% and Elastic NV, which rose 3.1%.Datadog raised $648 million in its U.S. IPO Wednesday, selling 24 million shares for $27 each after marketing them at $24 to $26. The listing values Datadog at $7.83 billion.Software companies that power business processes have delivered some of this year’s best IPO debuts thanks to high margins and solid revenue. Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Crowdstrike Holdings Inc. have doubled in value since they began trading and are among the ten best performing offerings this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.In 2017, Cisco succeeded in buying a company on the eve of its IPO. It acquired AppDynamics Inc. for $3.7 billion right before the data analytics company was set to price its listing.(Updates share prices in fourth paragraph, details about IPO in fifth.)\--With assistance from Crystal Tse.To contact the reporters on this story: Liana Baker in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Gillian Tan in New York at email@example.com;Ian King in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alan Goldstein at email@example.com, Liana Baker, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- WeWork’s IPO prospectus lacks the information needed to create a financial model of the company, according to an analyst who specializes in new listings.The We Co., which is expected to raise about $3.5 billion in what would be 2019’s second-biggest initial public offering, must have put in a great effort to conceal the unit economics underlying the coworking space provider, said Triton Research Inc. Chief Executive Officer Rett Wallace.“The prospectus is a masterpiece of obfuscation,” he said in an interview. “If the underlying facts were positive, why would a company go to so much trouble to prevent you from understanding them?”Using what it calls an obfuscation index as one component of its ratings, Triton has built a strong track record predicting the winners and losers among technology IPOs. Since January 2018, listings that won an above-average score from Triton have risen about 92% from their offering prices, nearly triple the return of those scoring below average.IPOs with the highest Triton scores include standouts Elastic NV, Smartsheet Inc. and Anaplan Inc., while post-listing duds such as Sonos Inc., Dropbox Inc. and Lyft Inc. rank among the low scorers.Triton sees high levels of obfuscation in WeWork’s filing. For example, the company stops counting sales and marketing expenses at a given location once it’s been open for two years -- but the spending doesn’t actually stop after that. Instead, it counts as an operating expense, Triton said.A representative for New York-based WeWork declined to comment.Opening DatesWeWork’s filing doesn’t disclose the dates of when its locations opened or when the spending at a given location will switch into the operating expense bucket, according to Wallace. Like some government agencies, WeWork labels some compensation as investments.“When you make it impossible for people to have data-driven conviction, then everything is just sentiment,” Wallace said. “Sentiment can come and go, especially in a volatile tape like this.”Read more: WeWork IPO May Polarize Wall Street Into Warring Camps, MKM SaysThe lack of disclosure becomes even more apparent when contrasted with other IPO filings that are more direct, he added.“When companies fight you on understanding the basic proposition of the mousetrap, it’s always bad. People who have good mouse traps say, ‘This is the thing: You put the cheese in, the trap is designed to never break your thumb, and it catches mice nine times out of ten.’”Read more: WeWork IPO Shows It’s the Most Magical Unicorn: Shira OvideTo contact the reporter on this story: Drew Singer in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brad Olesen at email@example.com, Michael HythaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.