Nymex IPO Hits a Gusher

Shares of the futures exchange soared in their public debut Friday as investors flock to the sector amid consolidation talk

Investors appear to see a rosy future for a key futures exchange. Shares of NYMEX Holdings (NMX) jumped out of the gate with a more than 136% gain in price on Nov. 17, as investors cheered the energy futures exchange's initial public offering Nov. 16 in which it sold 6,500,000 shares of its common stock at $59.00 per share.

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