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  • A look at local tech IPOs
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    The Risks and Rewards of IPOs

    The Best 5 IPOS    The Worst 5 IPOS


    The Best Five IPOs
    Company (link has quote, news & data) Went Public Offering Price Price Through 11/30 Percent Change
    Network Solutions Sept. 1997 $18 $65.37 1/2 264.6
    Didax Sept. 1997 $5 $16.75 235.0
    Visual Networks Feb. 1998 $12.50 $3.75 178.0
    Global Telesystems Feb. 1998 $20 $43.40 1/8 117.0
    Software AG Systems Nov. 1997 $10 $19.75 92.5


    The Worst Five IPOs
    Company (link has quote, news & data) Went Public Offering Price Price Through 11/30 Percent Change
    Versatility Dec. 1996 $15 $1.50 -90.0
    N-Vision May 1996 $5 75 cents -90.0
    GSE Systems July 1995 $14 $2.75 -80.4
    Ashton Technology Group May 1996 $4.75 $1.18 3/4 -75.0
    LCC International Sept. 1996 $16 $4 -75.0

    SOURCE: Washington Post-Bloomberg Regional Stock Index

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