The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange in 2019. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

After being on pace to beat the overall market earlier this year, Reuters' April Joyner reports that a Reuters analysis finds "[u]nprofitable U.S. companies holding IPOs this year have had a median stock return of 0%."

Between the lines: This is likely because Beyond Meat is now profitable and its 228% stock increase this year is no longer counted among the returns of unprofitable companies.

  • Adding to that, companies like Lyft, Uber, Peloton and Slack have floundered on the public market.
  • Unprofitable IPOs have beaten the market about 47% of the time, according to Bloomberg.

On the other side: Apple shares have surged 62% year-to-date, Microsoft stock is up 41%, and the overall S&P tech sector index has risen 36% YTD.

Go deeper: Saudi Arabia approves IPO of oil giant Aramco

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Leon Black says he "made a terrible mistake" doing business with Jeffrey Epstein

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black on Wednesday said during an earnings call that he made a "terrible mistake" by employing Jeffrey Epstein to work on personal financial and philanthropic services.

Why it matters: Apollo is one of the world's largest private equity firms, and already has lost at least one major client over Black's involvement with Epstein.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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