Investor Alert

Sept. 24, 2021, 1:11 p.m. EDT

Cue Health stock opens nearly 5% above IPO price, then keeps rising

Cue Health Inc. (NAS:HLTH) received a warm reception on Wall Street Friday, as the stock opened 4.8% above its initial public offering price, and kept rising. The California-based COVID-19 test maker's IPO priced overnight at $16 a share, in the middle of the expected range, as the company raised $200.0 million. The stock's first trade was at $16.76 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern for 1.4 million shares. The stock rallied since then, and was recently up 27.8% at $20.45 in afternoon trading, which values the company at about $2.94 billion. The stock's strong debut comes on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF (PSE:IPO) dropped 1.1% and the S&P 500 (S&P:SPX) was little changed.

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