Stock Watch: Stellar Debut for Vitria

On Friday, Vitria Technology (Nasdaq: VITR), which manufactures software that helps companies keep track of and fulfill e-commerce orders, put an exclamation point on a week that saw many high-flying initial public offerings take off. After strong showings by Internet IPOs such as, and Luminant Worldwide, Vitria recorded the strongest opening of the week.

The IPO priced at $16, above the revised range of $13 to $15 and well above the original range of $10 to $12. Shares of Vitria more than tripled in their first day of trading, soaring 32-1/4 to 48-1/4, a gain of more than 201.5 percent.

It looks like the hot IPO market is going to stay busy this week. Among the IPOs on deck are E.piphany, which develops customer-interaction software, direct marketing company Cybergold and upscale e-commerce retailer

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