47.20 +0.98 (2.12%)
Pre-Market: 4:59AM EST
|Bid||47.14 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 3000|
|Day's Range||46.12 - 46.49|
|52 Week Range||42.43 - 61.02|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.27|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.72|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.26 (0.59%)|
|1y Target Est||78.00|
The Tokyo-based company said on Wednesday it would open up an internal accelerator program to external entrepreneurs, including a partnership with Tokyo University under which students can turn ideas into businesses. Depending on the opportunity, Sony may invest, strike an alliance, provide office space or support the startups with its own marketing and sales expertise. “All kinds of people should have a chance to be an entrepreneur, that’s our slogan,” said Shinji Odashima, head of Sony’s accelerator program, at an event in Tokyo.
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Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with SHO. During this time, coordinated action by the world's central banks kept interest rates near zero and the prices of nearly all asset classes high. Until the fourth quarter stumble, U.S. equities were 119 months into the longest-ever bull market, led mostly by growth stocks riding a global wave of technological innovation and expanding prosperity.
What's Caused AMD to Outperform Its Peers Intel and NVIDIA?(Continued from Prior Part)AMD’s expectation from Rome Previously, we learned that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) gained server CPU (central processing unit) market share in 2018 as more
While mainstream attention tends to focus on the biggest budget films of the year, understated is the profitability of smaller budget films that appear to be a safer investment, coming from production houses such as The Wonderfilm Media Corporation (WDRFF) (WNDR), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF-A), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX), and Sony Corporation (SNE). No stranger to both critical and financial successes, independent film producer Kirk Shaw, has had his fair share of accolades.
Disney Update: Q1 Results, ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu, and the Fox Deal(Continued from Prior Part)Disney’s Studio Entertainment revenue The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) Studio Entertainment revenue fell 27% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.8 billion in the
The producers of the long-running NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” are suing the show’s distributor, Sony Pictures Television.
Over the last several years, few investment sectors have generated as much buzz and excitement as video game stocks. As gaming culture evolved from a niche subgroup to a global, mainstream phenomenon, both game makers and console manufacturers have enjoyed spectacular growth.At the same time, mass anticipation is a double-edged sword. When video game publishers establish dominance with their flagship titles, Wall Street expects sustained success. When that doesn't happen, the volatility among gaming stocks is often brutal.Unfortunately, investors got a taste of that whiplash when several high-profile game developers disappointed with their latest releases.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, 2018 represented bad timing and misfortune for even the best stocks in the gaming arena. The broader selloff that occurred in the final quarter of last year took down most publicly traded companies. Further, the ongoing U.S.-China trade war did video game stocks no favors. After all, the Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market for the industry.But it wasn't just "big picture" trends that negatively impacted gaming stocks. Competitive threats, such as Epic Games' free-to-play (FTP) title Fortnite, have forced mainstay contenders to reexamine their business model. Fortnite makes its revenues off of in-game purchases, which is a relatively new phenomenon.Despite obvious challenges, video game stocks also offer contrarian optimism. These companies tend to feature boom-bust cycles. A cursory look at their technical charts indicates that we're in the bust phase of that cycle. If you follow through with the logic, now may be the ideal time to load up. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century Plus, gaming stocks tap into a proven and viable growth market. Engagement across demographic categories is only increasing. Eventually, the top names will find their way out of their malaise.So with that in mind, let's discuss the seven best stocks for any video game portfolio!Source: Dalvenjah via Flickr Sony (SNE)I'm about to upset fans of rival gaming consoles. However, the numbers don't lie. When it comes to video game stocks, Sony (NYSE:SNE) stands above the rest. Last month in a press conference before the Consumer Electronics Show, SNE announced that lifetime sales of its PlayStation 4 console hit nearly 92 million units.To put this haul into perspective, the predecessor PS3 -- a successful release in its own right -- sold 84 million units. Of course, the difference is that the current-generation PS4 still has some shelf life left. What this outrageous popularity tells us is that the PS5, when it finally comes out, will once again dominate.That's a bold statement, considering that I just stated that gaming stocks suffer frequent volatility. But SNE leverages an enviable content umbrella. With that advantage, I expect them to gain significant mileage through PlayStation-exclusive titles.Source: Shutterstock Microsoft (MSFT)Coming in second place is typically a disappointing result, especially if you're an alpha dog like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). That said, the software and cloud-computing giant's Xbox One console is no slouch, having shipped more than 40 million units worldwide.Initially, it appears that MSFT is choking on Sony's tailpipe. Much of that is due to the latter's content advantage. However, nothing much separates the two consoles from a technical perspective. Also, the predecessor Xbox 360 sold 86 million units worldwide, eclipsing the PS3. Some extra life remains before the successor rolls around, so the current tally will likely increase.In addition, MSFT levers its own exclusive titles, such as the ultra-popular Halo series. That and Microsoft's unbeatable reach in computer software and relevant hardware makes Microsoft one of the best gaming stocks to buy. Nintendo (NTDOY)Back in the 1980's, Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) offered a paradigm shift among video game stocks. Prior to Nintendo's iconic console format, consumer video games were clunky affairs. Future versions, such as the Super Nintendo, helped bridge the performance gap between arcade machines and home-entertainment systems.Usually in the tech sector, going retro is not an attribute. For instance, you'll never see me work on an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) IIc computer. But with gaming stocks, nostalgia drives big revenues. NTDOY released miniature versions of their classic consoles to rave reviews. At one point, these retro offerings beat PS4 and Xbox One sales, prompting copycat responses.But NTDOY isn't just about profiting from past successes. Instead, Nintendo has found new life with its unique Switch product. With this hybrid home-and-portable console, Nintendo aims to drive sales to multiple members of each household. With a personalized flair and attractive pricing, the Switch might be a gamechanger.Source: Dennis Amith via Flickr (Modified) Sega Sammy (SGAMY)I've always viewed the predecessor to Sega Sammy (OTCMKTS:SGAMY) as the "bad boy" among video game stocks. Covered in an all-black chassis, and emblazoned with futuristic font, the iconic Sega Genesis contrasted sharply with Nintendo's family-friendly consoles. Some of its games, including Mortal Kombat (with the "blood code") lived up to the bad-boy hype.Unfortunately for Sega fans, the Genesis and its successor Saturn couldn't keep up with Sony and Nintendo. Eventually, Sega would give up on the console business altogether, instead focusing on video-game development and publishing. Later, Sega and pachinko-machine manufacturer Sammy merged to form SGAMY.Admittedly, SGAMY is the riskiest name within companies that have gaming-hardware exposure. That said, favorable Japanese legislation towards casinos can potentially breathe new life into Sega Sammy. Plus, SGAMY reserves the option to tap into the nostalgia market with its own throwback console.Source: Shutterstock Electronic Arts (EA)Within the development and publishing sphere, very few names have achieved the far-reaching success of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA). However, no one also knows how to shoot themselves in the foot like EA. After dominating most other video game stocks, EA came crashing down due to their own hubris.Gamers blasted Electronic Arts for botching their Battlefield V launch. What once was supposed to be their hallmark moment turned into a PR nightmare. Adding to the woes, the game itself had multiple bugs. Several critics pointed out that the gameplay was boring, suggesting that EA released the title prematurely.Naturally, EA stock bombed. However, the markets assume that the company won't learn from its mistake, which is itself a mistake. For instance, EA recently released an FTP game called Apex Legends, which has gained significant traction. Plus, with another Star Wars movie coming up, EA can leverage its exclusive license.Source: Via Rockstar Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)Perhaps no other name among video game stocks highlights the sector's volatility than Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO). Relative to the competition, TTWO produced solid results for its recent earnings report. It exceeded consensus targets for earnings per share, although it missed revenue expectations.What did TTWO in, though, was a poor sales outlook for the upcoming Q4. However, I think the Street is missing the forest for the trees. What the earnings print revealed was that Take-Two is one of the gaming stocks least impacted by Fortnite. A resounding performance from the company's flagship title, Red Dead Redemption 2, ensured that competitive privilege.Additionally, the markets apparently have not figured in Take-Two's in-game purchases, which increased 31% against the year-ago quarter. Since such purchases drove Fortnite's financial success, logically, this metric bodes well for TTWO stock. Ultimately, I agree with our own Ian Bezek: Take-Two is the most convincing among the contrarian cases for video game stocks.Source: Wikipedia Ubisoft Entertainment (UBSFY)Ubisoft Entertainment (OTCMKTS:UBSFY) perfectly demonstrates the need to strike while the iron is hot. Last year, UBSFY was on the verge of returning nearly 60% profits. That would have made it one of the best stocks to buy in the gaming industry. However, the broader market selloff negated almost all those gains.Even this year, UBSFY has proven incredibly volatile. In early February, shares were up over 15%. Now, they're under parity. But like the other names on this list, I think the Street is overreacting to competitive threats. While FTP games have currently altered the landscape, their longer-term impact remains unproven.Moreover, I really like Ubisoft's content portfolio. Among its library of compelling games, UBSFY is most famous for its Assassin's Creed series. Plus, UBSFY is getting serious mileage out of its ultra-popular shooter Rainbow Six Siege. I expect unprecedented demand should the company release a sequel soon.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long SNE. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Jim Ryan will be appointed Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO on April 1, taking the reins from John Kodera. The move marks the second time in two years Sony has named a new PlayStation boss and comes after a drop in profits and sales of the PS4. Speculation has been growing over the Sony's next big console, as the PS4 approaches the end of its lifecycle.
Jim Ryan will take over as president of Sony Interactive Entertainment effective April 1 after previously leading the division’s sales and marketing teams, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The management changes come at a critical time for Sony, which is preparing to unveil a successor to the PlayStation 4 console as soon as this year.
Sony has made a change at the top of its games division as the PlayStation maker prepares for an intensified battle with mobile gaming, PC-based esports and the threat that Netflix -style streaming of ...
Sony Corp said on Tuesday it had replaced the chief executive of its gaming unit with his British deputy, as profit falls and the company looks to the launch of its next console. Sony Interactive Entertainment said Deputy President Jim Ryan would become president and CEO from April 1. The appointment comes days after the unit reported falling profits as its hit PlayStation 4 console nears the end of its lifecycle.
Semiconductor stocks have rebounded sharply this year but only a few are expected to continue thriving amid global economic challenges.
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Sony Corp announced its first-ever major share buyback on Friday, worth 100 billion yen ($910 million), helping its stock recover from a hammering days earlier when investors freaked over lackluster earnings. The announcement marked Japan's second major buyback this week after tech investor SoftBank Group Corp scheduled the repurchase of 600 billion yen in shares using proceeds from the IPO of its telecoms unit, sending its stock price soaring. The government has also chimed in, hoping higher returns will attract more foreign money to Japan.
The shares rose 4.1 percent in Tokyo on Friday after the company announced the buyback, which starts Tuesday and will last through March 22. The repurchase makes up 2.4 percent of the stock, and comes days after Japanese telecoms and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. announced a record 600 billion yen buyback. Sony has been seeking to strengthen its financial footing under Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida, who was promoted from chief financial officer last year.
Japan's Nikkei dropped to a near three-week low on Friday morning as renewed U.S.-China trade fears curbed risk appetite, while dismal earnings results from Japan Inc. continued to sour sentiment. The ...
Overall, the stock market has made a huge improvement at the start of 2019 from where it ended in 2018; it has been a complete turnaround from last year's drop when markets entered bear market territory. But even though many stocks have completely erased all of their losses and made it back into the green, not all stocks have had this luxury. What this means is that while there are still plenty of duds out there, there are also a few undervalued stocks to buy … it has just become a little trickier to find them amid all the flashy comeback stories.To find the best stocks to invest in now, disciplined investors might start with their own watch list, which should contain "wish list" stocks that are usually too expensive or have been put there to be on the backburner for later. Among such stocks, companies that got left out of the rally are the most compelling. Even better, the best undervalued stocks to invest in are those that dropped by double-digit percentages during the current rally.Why is that?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMarkets that are pricing in the negative news typically lower the risk for investors. Such companies may work to resolve the business problem at hand, which improves its prospects and leads to a higher share price in the long run. As long as the bad news reported is a temporary setback and the business model is not broken, the risks behind buying a stock on a dip are lower. * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond With all of that in mind, here are five undervalued stocks to invest in that aren't as scary as they seem.Source: Dalvenjah via Flickr Sony (SNE)Investors expected more from Sony's (NYSE:SNE) earnings report when the company posted results on Feb. 1. Revenue of 2.4 trillion yen in the third-quarter missed estimates for 2.67 trillion yen.Adding salt to the wound, many SNE investors are fretting over Sony's weaker sales outlook, with smartphone and camera sales lagging. On the flipside, the PlayStation 4 business still could rebound. Even though the console cycle is many years old, customers will continue to buy new game titles. And in the smartphone space, a refresh in the second half of this year may give customers a reason to buy a new Sony device again.Sony is clearly not a broken company, so the stock's drop from $50 on Feb. 1 to $46.29 appears overdone. At just 4% above its yearly lows and a whopping 24% below its 52-week high, which SNE set just a few months ago, Sony stock clearly deserves its spot among the best undervalued stocks to consider now.Source: Shutterstock Celestica (CLS)Celestica (NYSE:CLS) reported fourth-quarter revenue of $1.73 billion, up 10% from last year. Net earnings rose $46.5 million to $60.1 million, bringing in earnings of 44 cents a share. However, investors were unimpressed with the weak sequential revenue in its Communications, ATS and CCS segments, which were either flat or down. Still, revenue from all segments grew in the double digits from last year.Celestica ended the year with $422 million in cash and cash equivalents. Net cash fell $335 million for the year. And the balance sheet is not as strong as it could be, with non-IFRS debt leverage at 2.6X.The company supplies equipment in ATS -- aerospace and defense, industrial, smart energy, health tech and capital equipment. Its enterprise unit consists of servers and storage. Why then, should investors believe the company will offset the weakness it faces in the eroding semiconductor market?Celestica is cutting costs in operations to align the business with the lower revenue. It will continue to build its capital equipment business. Management believes the fundamentals in this space will only improve in the long run. As next-generation adoption in display continues, its OLED business, for example, will add to its bottom line. * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Watch After falling 16% in the last week, Celestica stock is an undervalued play worth considering.Source: Everjean via Flickr Allergan (AGN)Generic drug supplier Allergan (NYSE:AGN) recently fell 12.8% for two reasons. First, its fourth-quarter earnings report did not please investors. Earnings-per-share came in at $4.29 (non-GAAP) while revenue fell 5.8% to $4.08 billion. With GAAP down $12.83 a share, its big difference from non-GAAP is scaring off investors. Allergan's accounting does not show any transparency in the health of the business.On Friday, Feb. 1, the Food and Drug Administration approved Evolus' (NASDAQ:EOLS) Jeuveau. This product competes directly with Allergan's Botox. Pricing could come in at 20% below that of Botox, putting pressure on Allergan's bottom line.Be warned: it's likely that AGN stock will continue to sell off as investors price in the worst case scenario for Botox. Even though management already expects some pricing erosion, it is confident that the sales volume will taper off slowly. But this is good news for iinvestors in search of a bargain, as the more the stock falls, the more discount value investors get on AGN stock.As Allergan launches new products this year, it will offset the negative impact of generic drug competition for Botox, making it an undervalued stock to watch.Source: Shutterstock Innoviva (INVA)Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA) is another stock in the drug space whose 17.5% weekly drop appears greatly overdone. The market all but erased the powerful uptrend in the stock that began after INVA sold off in November 2018 and bottomed at $14.The FDA approved Mylan's (NASDAQ:MYL) generic version of Advair, which GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) produces. This forced investors to worry about Innoviva's prospects because the company is paid royalties from Glaxo. In the third quarter, Innova received $65.1 million in royalty revenues from Glaxo; $51.7 million came from global net sales of Revar/Breo Ellipta.On Feb. 6, Innoviva reported revenue of $79.86 million, up 14.9% from last year. With the stock trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 7.6, the price-earnings-to-growth ratio is 0.55. As such, this general pessimism has created an appealing entry point to INVA stock. * 10 Dividend Growth Stocks You Can't Miss Investors appear to be overreacting to the generic competition. If demand for Innoviva's formulation does not drop and prices hold, royalty revenues should not fall as much as markets think, which makes INVA an ideal undervalued stock to invest in now.Source: Shutterstock Vodafone (VOD)Telecom stocks are out of favor. Just look at Verizon (NYSE:VZ), which is down 12% from its yearly highs; AT&T (NYSE:T) is down 24% from its highs. But Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) is down the most, falling 43% from its 52-week highs.Third-quarter results for VOD missed analyst consensus sales forecasts. Vodafone continued to under-perform in Europe, due to rising competition. Although the company highlighted improving customer trends in Italy, Germany, and reduced churn in Spain, this was not enough to prevent revenue falling 5.6% in Europe and 6.8% overall.With all that bad news, it is little wonder why the stock has been marching lower. But VOD still has ways to mend the wound. The company could trim the dividend and re-allocate its resources toward advertising and capital expenditures. That would put it in a better position to compete with its European counterparts. And the stock would respond if those efforts lead to better revenue numbers.Vodafone shares pay a dividend yield in excess of 6%. This is higher than Verizon's 4.45% dividend yield but almost a point below AT&T's 6.8% rate. If Vodafone grows its U.K. business as it signs on users to its 5G services and cuts costs as it signs on more customers, VOD stock will finally move higher.As of this writing, Chris Lau owned shares of Innoviva. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks That Won Super Bowl Sunday * 7 High-Yield ETFs for Brave Investors * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio Compare Brokers The post 5 Undervalued Stocks to Invest In appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Electronic Arts is getting a lot of attention for its new game ‘Apex Legends.’ Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss what it could mean for EA and the other game companies.
Technology giant Sony has announced its first-ever buyback of shares worth more than $900 million dollars, but as Reuters Breakingviews' Robyn Mak explains, it's likely just the first step on a journey to higher valuation. Jayson Albano reports.