While investors flocked to cloud technology and software companies this year, one of the biggest winners in the IPO market was a firm that makes organic mac and cheese. Berkeley, California-based Annie's (BNNY) saw its shares rise by 89% on its opening day on the NYSE, which, at the time, made it the single best IPO performance since LinkedIn the year before.
Riding the country's growing demand for natural and organic foods, the stock continued to soar, returning well over 100% six months later.
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