Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have each launched professional esports leagues this year, while advertising and sponsorships are expected to make up three-quarters of the industry’s nearly $1 billion of revenue. And the recent announcement that Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) will apply its TV rating expertise to Activision’s esport events could be the catalyst that unleashes a floodgate of media buying.
In this segment from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, the cast discusses these latest developments and....More>>>
CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) manufactures, processes, and distributes medical devices and implantable living tissues used in cardiac and vascular surgical procedures. From mid-April until early October, the stock has done well, rising over 60%. Since then however, the share price dropped 20% due to a disappointing Q3 earnings report and lowered full-year guidance, resulting at least partially from the negative impact of recent hurricanes. The share price further plummeted after the company announced a $225 million acquisition of JOTEC, German-based, privately-held developer of technologically differentiated....More>>>
Blockchain stocks appear to be the next big thing (or bubble) to trade with pure play blockchain stock Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) closing up 47.59% on Friday and rising by a double digit percentage in premarket trading this morning while small cap Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) surged 171.69% and is rising as much as 90% in premarket trading. Blockchains are decentralized digital ledgers that record and enable secure peer-to-peer transactions without third party intermediaries. They also form the basis for Bitcoin.
For Riot Blockchain, there appears to be no big company....More>>>
James and Carrie Finan have been house-hunting in the Seattle area for four months in a seemingly futile race against time: Theyre living in a room in James mothers house and their first child is due in September.
Theyve seen about 40 starterhouses that match their criteria$350,000 or less, three bedrooms, about 1,200 square feet — and made four offers ranging from $32,000 to $82,000 above asking price. Theyve lost out each time.
Every time we hear were not getting it, my heart kind of sinks, James, 29, says. Its been insane.
A big reason the Finans are struggling....More>>>
LM Ericsson Telephone (ERIC)
Welcome. In this article I will give the dollar and cents reasons for how come ERIC looks like a relative bargain in today’s marketplace.
In the trailing ten years ERIC has earned their market cap in free cash flow. This is a signal the company may be undervalued. If ERIC can repeat the performance and earn over $19B in the coming ten years. In a market where many companies are being valued at twice or three times as much free cash flow as they’ve generated over the trailing ten years, this factor alone makes ERIC a relative....More>>>