• Jan 30- Shares of Shake Shack Inc more than doubled on Friday, putting a nearly $2 billion price tag on the small cult hamburger chain, in a huge bet that its growth can match top performers in the crowded "fast-casual" dining space. Other hot restaurant debuts have been followed by stock swoons, including Noodles& Co and sandwich maker Potbelly Corp.

  • Jan 30- Shares of Spark Therapeutics Inc more than doubled in their debut, valuing the gene-therapy company at nearly $1.5 billion and underscoring investor's interest in the field that recently produced a million-dollar drug. The company's shares opened at $45.10 in their debut on Friday, nearly double their IPO price of $23, and soared to a high of $50 with...

  • Shake Shack opens for trading  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Squawk on the Street team discusses the Shake Shack IPO, which was initially priced at $21. The stock quickly jumped past $50/share.

  • Burger stock bull market beats market by double Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Shake Shack burger and fries.

    CNBC.com took a market-cap weighted basket of burger stocks and found the index had double the returns of the S&P 500 for the last five years.

  • Jan 30- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's financial services affiliate is planning an initial public offering that could take place next year, Bloomberg reported. Zhejiang Ant Small& Micro Financial Services Group, which contains Alibaba's Alipay payment processing and financial services arm, has an estimated value of about $50 billion, Bloomberg reported,...

  • Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share. Its origins date to 2001, when Union Square Hospitality Group, a company owned by restaurateur Danny Meyer, opened a hot dog cart in Manhattan's Madison Square Park. The stock is expected to begin trading Friday on the New...

  • Shake Shack prices IPO at $21 a share Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    A sign hangs over the entrance of a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Analysts had expected the price to fall within a range of $17 to $19 a share, up from the original forecast of $14 to $16 a share.

  • Jan 29- Growth-hungry investors snapped up shares offered by Shake Shack Inc, setting the stage for a sizzling debut for the New York- based burger chain when its stock starts trading on Friday. Shares of the company, which has won a cult following for its rich milkshakes and hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers, priced at $21 each, an underwriter said, valuing the...

  • Shake Shack prices IPO at $21: DJ  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 PM ET

    Shake Shack has priced its IPO above range at $21 per share, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators such as burger chain Habit Restaurants Inc and others that hope to replicate the sizzling growth of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.. Preliminary demand prompted Shake Shack to raise its expected IPO price to a range of $17 to $19 per share on Wednesday, from...

  • When does the biotech party end? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:27 PM ET

    The sheer volume and pace of biotech offerings are causing some to question whether the sector is nearing the end of its years of buoyancy.

  • Shake Shack IPO is hot but can it match Chipotle? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    The IPO market lately has been particularly fruitful for so-called fast-casual chains such as Shake Shack rival Habit Restaurants Inc and others that hope to replicate the red-hot growth of burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Preliminary demand on Wednesday prompted Shake Shack to raise its expected IPO price to a range of $17 to $19 per share from...

  • 2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Cathrin Petty, co-head of EMEA healthcare at JP Morgan, says the U.K. has the capacity to be a successful market for life sciences, and the year ahead for healthcare IPOs looks strong.

  • Shake Shack IPO could net $140M for Danny Meyer Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    A customer picks up a food order at a Shake Shack restaurant in New York.

    Danny Meyer has seen a lot of success in the restaurant business, but the Shake Shack IPO could mean a $141 million payday.

  • Shake Shack raises projected price range for its IPO Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    The fast-growing company, which began as a New York City hot dog cart in 2001, said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it now anticipates its IPO of 5 million shares to price between $17 and $19 per share. Its range had been between $14 and $16. Restaurateur Danny Meyer's first location, or stand, was in Manhattan's Madison Square Park.

  • Jan 28- Burger chain Shake Shack Inc now expects its initial public offering to be priced at $17- $19 per share, up from $14- $16 expected earlier, valuing the company at up to $674.5 million. The company's international outlets include those in Dubai, Istanbul, London and Kuwait. Shake Shack's offering follows a string of successful IPOs by casual dining chains last...

  • Shake Shack expects IPO to be priced at $17-$19/share Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:50 AM ET

    Jan 28- Burger chain Shake Shack Inc said it now expects its initial public offering to be priced at $17- $19 per share, up from its previous range of $14- $16.

  • Burger joint Shake Shack boosts IPO terms Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Shake Shack location in New York City.

    Shake Shack, famous for its frozen custards and hamburgers, on Wednesday increased the terms of its initial public offering to 5.75 million shares.

  • Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:57 AM ET

    Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. The State Administration of Industry and Commerce wrote the...

  • Box IPO: Reaping benefits of good market  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    Discussing Box's IPO and the long-term profitability of the company, with Brian Hamilton, Sageworks chairman, and Edmund Lee, Re/code managing editor.