Category: Sector AnalysisThe analysis published under this category are as follows.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
George Leong writes: With the upcoming release of new video consoles from Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT), the video game sector appears to be set to experience a revival, as my stock analysis indicates.
According to NPG Group, the U.S. sales of video game-related hardware, software, and accessories surged by 27% year-over-year to $1.08 billion in September. (Source: The NPD Group, Inc. web site, last accessed October 22, 2013.) The sale of software, specifically, surged 52% to $754 million, accounting for 70% of total sales. Yet with the debut of two new consoles in November (Sony’s “PlayStation4” and Microsoft’s “Xbox One”), my stock analysis indicates that sales in the hardware sector will pick up, giving a boost to the share prices of Microsoft and Sony.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sports analogies are used way too often in business, but MusclePharm Corp.'s Founder, President and CEO Brad Pyatt has used his experience as a wide receiver in the National Football League to build a nutritional supplement business, employing leadership tools he learned from great coaches and players. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Pyatt talks about his young company's explosive growth, and how he expects to continue expanding both revenue and earnings to generate tremendous shareholder value.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, September 16, 2013
George Leong writes: I love the smell of coffee brewing in the morning—and in the afternoon and evening. As you can tell, I do enjoy my coffee—but I also like watching some of the market’s top coffee stocks.
At the top of my hit list in the coffee sector is Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX), just because of its strong brand recognition not only in the United States but worldwide. Whether it’s in Asia, Europe, or Latin America, you can always find that familiar green Starbucks logo. If they are long-term in their investment strategy, there’s little chance an investor could go wrong with Starbucks.
Friday, August 30, 2013
As if the federal government were not already doing enough to kill the U.S. airline industry with restrictive workplace rules, over-regulation, and a monetary policy that supports higher fuel prices, earlier this month anti-trust authorities at the Justice Department blocked the merger between American Airlines and US Air. (Unbelievably, the regulatory roadblock was thrown up more than a year after the two companies had agreed to terms, and after great expense has been incurred to integrate operations). Although long suffering investors had hoped that the merger would allow the beleaguered airline to finally exit bankruptcy, in the days after the surprise announcement, AMR stock almost fell as much as 60%.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
After two years of winding down the U.S. military's presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rumblings of war are being felt in Syria. Calls for American intervention in Syria's civil war have been increasing lately, especially after reports indicate that Syria's government used chemical weapons on civilians.
According to a Reuters /Ipsos poll, 60 percent of Americans surveyed said they don't favor the U.S. intervening in Syria, even if it's confirmed that chemical warfare is being used in that country. Only 9 percent believe President Obama should act now.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
How to Invest in India's $10 Billion Defense Sector, New Regional Arms Race / Companies / Sector Analysis
Greg Madison writes: Here's how the other emerging Asian power can make money for investors
China's desire to dominate the seas of Asia is being challenged by an emerging regional rival - India.
With this shift in the balance of power in Asia, those who know how to invest in India's military and economic rise stand to profit handsomely from a real "ground floor" opportunity.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Proton or (Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad) was incepted in 1985 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia with the hope that it will help Malaysia hasten its industrialisation program in order achieve a develop nation status by 2020. Mahathir reckoned that to complement this vision a ‘national car’ program will be best option to fast track the process. His penchant for starting up a ‘national car’ program is partly due to the success of other countries in their ‘national car’ project which subsequently progresses into nurturing successful car manufacturers and a chain of parts suppliers. To understand a bit on the history of ‘national car’ we present below the time line of various country’s national car project.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sony and Microsoft Failure at E3, is Opportntiy for Independant Game Competitors / Companies / Sector Analysis
Tara Clarke writes: Today marks the close of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, a mammoth annual conference in which the world's best and brightest tech companies show off the latest in video game technology.
This year's E3 was one of the most-anticipated yet, as 2 of 3 gaming giants Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Sony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE) each unveiled their new gaming consoles.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, June 03, 2013
China Showing Surprising Interest in the U.S. Stock Market Food Sector / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis
George Leong writes: Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in takeover activity in North America’s stock markets by China-based companies. The takeover targets have largely been in the energy and resources areas, where China is in search of alternative sources of raw materials.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
George Leong writes:
The improved global economy has helped to drive up the spending habits of consumers, and an area that has really benefited from the income creation is the travel sector.
Airlines around the world have reaped the benefits from the improved travel sector.
The airline sector is estimated to earn $10.4 billion in profits this year, up from the previous estimate of $8.4 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (Source: “Small Boost to Airline Profitability – Industry Profit Margin Improves to 1.6%,” International Air Transit Association web site, March 20, 2013.)
Friday, May 17, 2013
George Leong writes: Gambling is akin to trading, but with much more risk of failure. Everyone knows Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the United States, but Macau is hot and growing.
Macau is designated a special administrative region of China, which means the area has the backing of the Chinese government for the purpose of casino development.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
David Fessler writes: I want to introduce you to a company the mainstream media has completely ignored. But don’t let the lack of attention fool you. It’s the largest and best company in its sector.
It’s the perfect Rust Belt Revival pick-and-shovel play.
We’ll get to the company in a moment. First, let’s take a close look at its industry. It’s called logistics.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Andrew Snyder writes: There are three reasons investors absolutely must have their eye on the world’s booming unmanned aircraft market. Not one of them involves a 13-hour rant by Rand Paul or Obama’s ability to kill American citizens on American soil.
But the recent political brouhaha is proof that you need to move.Read full article... Read full article...
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Matthew Carr writes: There is an industry that’s outperformed nearly any you could imagine.
Gold… Left in the dust.
Oil… Not even close.
Natural gas… Nope.
Silver… Yup, beat that too.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sasha Cekerevac writes: March 1 is a very big day for many people. Unless Obama and the Republicans make a deal prior to that date, billions of dollars in spending cuts will be enacted.
Of all the areas that will be hit, I think the defense market sector will bear the brunt of the cutbacks and the future viability of corporate earnings in this sector is certainly in doubt.Read full article... Read full article...