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FACTBOX-Bumper crop of U.S. IPOs in first half of 2019

June 28 (Reuters) - The IPO market got off to a hot start in the first half of 2019. A series of strong performances by technology and healthcare/biotech companies, and the stratospheric performance of Beyond Meat, have led to average IPO returns of about 30%. But while other high profile IPOs such as Chewy and Pinterest delighted investors, the ride-hailing firms Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc were major disappointments.

TOP 10 IPOs BY RETURN, YEAR-TO-DATE

Company Ticker Debut IPO SectorDate ReturnBEYOND MEAT INC BYND.O 5/2 558.9% Consumer StaplesMMTEC INC MTC.O 1/8 252.5% TechnologySHOCKWV MDCL INC SWAV.O 3/7 234.4% HealthcareSOLITON INC SOLY.O 2/19 195.1% HealthcareZOOM VIDEO COM A ZM.O 4/18 144.5% TechnologyCORTEXYME INC CRTX.O 5/9 144.2% HealthcareSILK ROAD MEDCL SILK.O 4/4 139.6% HealthcareADPTV BIOTCH CRP ADPT.O 6/27 136.0% Life SciencesTRNG PNT THRPTC TPTX.O 4/17 116.2% Health CarePAGERDUTY INC PD 4/11 96.0% Technology

BOTTOM 10 IPOs BY RETURN, YEAR-TO-DATE

Company Ticker Debut IPO SectorDate ReturnRUHNN HLD LT DRC RUHN.O 4/3 -73.12% Cons Disc.ANCHIANO THRPTCS ANCN.O 2/12 -61.39% HealthcareHOOKIP PHARM INC HOOK.O 4/18 -50.71% HealthcareAXCLA HEALTH INC AXLA.O 5/9 -48.03% HealthcareWAH FU EDUCA GRP WAFU.O 4/30 -47.13% Cons Disc.GRENLNE HLD IN A GNLN.O 4/18 -41.82% Cons Disc.UP FINTCH HLD LT TIGR.O 3/20 -32.94% FinancialsBICYCL THRPT PLC BCYC.O 5/23 -28.93% Health CarePOWRBRDG TECH CO PBTS.O 4/2 -26.80% TechnologySUPER LEAGUE GMN SLGG.O 2/26 -23.73% Comm. Services

(Reporting by Lance Tupper and Stephen Culp; editing by Alden Bentley and Tom Brown)