Equity market round up: The month in numbers
180 – the percentage rise in the value of US real estate ECM deals in the year to date over the same period in 2006. The total raised so far this year is $19.5 billion, up from just $7 billion in the 2006 period. The proportion of money raised by real estate companies through convertibles has increased 20 times, and currently accounts for 58% of US real estate ECM volume, $11.3 billion, compared with just 8% in the same period in 2006.
–15.5 – the average current percentage return of US real estate IPOs. The average one-day return is 3.7%
63 –the percentage rise in US convertibles issuance year-to-date compared with 2006. Total issuance stands at $38.4 billion via 88 deals.
23,200,000,000 – the dollar volume of Asia Pacific-ex Japan IPOs raised so far this year. The figure, the highest year-to-date volume on record, is almost double the $12.2 billion raised over the same period in 2006.
23 – the percentage of total Asia Pacific-ex Japan IPO volume raised by Chinese A-share IPOs.
24 – the percentage by which European analysts are raising their estimates more than lowering them, which, according to Merrill Lynch, contrasts sharply with the US, where analysts are lowering their estimates 16% more than they are raising them.