SolarWinds' IPO Raises Hope

SolarWinds (SWI) sells neither solar nor wind technology, but it landed in the spotlight and caught a puff of air when it went public on the New York Stock Exchange on May 20. The maker of software for monitoring and repairing computer networks went out at $12.50 per share, quickly rose above $14, and later closed at $13.75 in spite of declines in the broader market.

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