Best and worst IPOs of 2012

Best IPOs: Annie's
best ipos 2012 annies
IPO date: 3/28/2012

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.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 26 2012 05:55 AM ET
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