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The Hottest IPOs of 2013

10. Xoom
> First day increase: 59.9%
> Market cap: $1.08 billion
> Past two quarters revenue: $57.8 million
> Past two quarters income: +$4.0 million

Online international money transfer service provider Xoom Corp. (NASDAQ: XOOM) went public on February 15. The $16 offering price was already above its projected range, and shares opened up even stronger, at $21. Following its strong start, the stock price closed higher at $25.49, for a gain of 59.9% over the offering price on its first day. Shares have since traded as high as $36 and the stock closed last week at $32.57.

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9. Tableau Software
> First day increase: 63.7%
> Market cap: $4.17 billion
> Past two quarters revenue: $89.9 million
> Past two quarters income: -$6.6 million

Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) is in the rapidly changing and growing field of software-based business and data analytics. It priced its initial offering at $31. On May 17, its first day of trading, shares gapped up to $47 at the open and ended the day up a sharp 63.7% over the offering price, at $50.75. Shares continued to rise thereafter, with the stock rising above $70. It closed on Friday at $70.41.

8. Marketo
> First day increase: 77.6%
> Market cap: $1.17 billion
> Past two quarters revenue: $42.2 million
> Past two quarters income: -$21.9 million

Marketo Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MKTO) market debut was on May 17, with its IPO priced at $13 per share. Marketo opened at $20 a share and closed even higher, at $23.10, for a first-day gain over the offering price of 77.6%. Shares for this cloud-based marketing software platform operator have continued to rise, peaking at above $39 and closing on Friday at just under $32.

7. FireEye
> First day increase: 80.0%
> Market cap: $4.69 billion
> Past two quarters revenue: $61.6 million
> Past two quarters income: -$67.2 million

FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) is in the booming real-time virtual security sector. Volatility was high on FireEye’s debut day. It was priced at $20.00 a share for a September 20 IPO date. Shares opened at $40.30 and hit a high of $44.89 intraday before closing 80% above the offering price, at $36.00. FireEye’s stock may not have recaptured those highs, but shares have recently moved back above $40.

6. Rocket Fuel
> First day increase: 93.4%
> Market cap: $2.03 billion
> Last two quarters revenue: $92.6 million
> Last two quarters income: -$11.9 million

Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL) offers an ad platform that uses artificial intelligence to help advertisers market their products to consumers more effectively. Its stock has soared since its debut. The IPO was priced at $29.00 per share on September 20, its first day of trading. Shares closed up more than 93% over the offering price, at $56.10. Since then, shares have traded as high as $68 and closed on Friday at $62.52.