The IPO market is heating up. There have been 140 IPOs priced in 2013 thus far, which is 40 percent more than the same time last year, according to Renaissance Capital. And this week alone, 13 companies are expected to go public. But do investors really know the first thing about these companies?
If they don't, then the companies' names aren't offering any great clues. When we provided professional traders (and Options Action contributors) Scott Nations and Brian Stutland with the names of six companies going public this week, their guesses ranged from the humorous to the indignant—to the impressively accurate.