Elevate Credit’s IPO

Online lender Elevate Credit (ELVT) began trading shares of company stock on Thursday; the firm’s CEO Ken Rees talked with CNBC about subprime lending and the IPO; shares opened for the day at $6.50 with a 19% increase to close at $7.76 giving it a market cap of $270 million; the offering was below expectations which had the stock estimated at $12 to $14; the firm offers loans to subprime borrowers with an underwriting system that considers over 10,000 data points.  Source