Online Lending IPOs Off to a Bad Start

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All the major stock indexes have tanked so far in 2016 but the new online lending stocks have really taken a beating.

OnDeck closed at $8.57 yesterday, near its all-time low. Investors, who originally appeared to have renewed interest after the JPMorgan Chase partnership announcement, have disappeared, even before details of the announcement emerged.

Lending Club and Yirendai have also plummeted. Meanwhile loanDepot cancelled their IPO altogether after concerns about the pricing environment in the public markets.

Yirendai, a Chinese Peer-to-Peer lender that was spun off from CreditEase has gone nowhere but down in its first month. They had originally hoped to get a public valuation of $2 billion but instead came in at around $625 million.

Here is what some day traders are saying out there:

$ONDK Ondeck will probably double this year. While $LC is going to be highly challenged. Their market cap still too high.

— WingPuppy (@WingPuppy) Dec. 26 at 01:11 PM

$LC $ONDK These stocks have been left for dead, but fundamentals are great! Excellent sales, profit growth, and cheap. Like both for 2016

— Stanky Pigano (@StankyPigano) Dec. 23 at 01:23 PM

$ONDK Awful Business Model, lend at insanely high interest rate to "subprime" businesses, they cant pay because the rate is so high #deault

— Alex Baker (@abaker) Jan. 5 at 10:19 PM

Will online lenders change the mind of the public markets later this year?

Last modified: January 12, 2016
Sean Murray

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