6 companies eyeing IPOs next week
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Six companies are expected to make their stock market debut next week, including the companies behind Outback Steakhouse restaurants and the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains.
Bloomin' Brands, which operates Outback, is looking to raise $300 million in its initial public offering.
CKE, which runs the two hamburger eateries, is eyeing a $200 million raise.
Manchester United Ltd., one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world, also is slated to go public with an offering that looks to bring in $300 million.
The timing of the IPOs coincides with the final week before most of Wall Street goes on break until after Labor Day.
It also caps a summer IPO season that got off to a slow start due to the fallout from Facebook's disappointing market debut.