BlackBerrys stock touched two-year highs of about $11.50 in early June after it won a surprise $940 million arbitration award relating to a dispute with Qualcomm. However, the stock has declined by over 20% since then, presently trading at levels of under $9 per share. Below we take a look at some of the factors that may have resulted in the selloff.
Trefis has a $9.50 price estimate for BlackBerry, which is slightly ahead of the current market price.
BlackBerry has been banking on its software business to drive growth, but its progress appears to have slowed down in recent quarters. During fiscal Q1, software and services revenues declined by about 12% on a sequential basis to $160 million, while its total number of customer orders also declined by about 6%. BlackBerrys overall revenues have also been trending lower, amid sharp declines in both the service access fee business and the shift from a manufacturing to a licensing model in the smartphone operations. The company is expected to see its lowest-ever levels of revenue during Q2 FY18 (quarter ending August 2017), with the market consensus standing at around $221 million, compared to revenues of around $334 million in the year ago period. BlackBerry has been betting on areas such as fleet tracking and automotive technologies, announcing small acquisitions or partnerships from time to time. However, there has been little news on this front over the last quarter, and there remains little clarity as to how BlackBerry can compete at scale with rivals such as Verizon in the fleet tracking space and Tesla and Google in the automotive tech space. Analysts at Goldman Sachs also resumed coverage on the stock earlier this month, issuing a sell rating, noting that BlackBerrys enterprise mobility management offering could face more competitive pressures, as rivals such as VMware and Microsoft bundle their EMM with other products. This likely hurt the sentiment surrounding the stock.
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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)
- [By Cameron Saucier]
Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: Pilot Gold Inc (PLGTF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Wesdome Gold (OTC:WDOFF) is confirming the potential of its Kiena Deeps discovery with the latest batch of drill results from this venue. Itinerant Musings subscribers who joined us in this trade will be pleased. Treasury Metals (OTC:TSRMF) needs to find more underground ore to justify a construction decision of its Goliath gold project, and it’s doing just that as reported in the latest news release and explained in this article. NuLegacy Gold (OTCQX:NULGF) finally announced results from the twin hole of the Avocado discovery. A detailed discussion will be forthcoming for Itinerant Musings subscribers shortly. Pilot Gold (OTCPK:PLGTF) is making progress at its Goldstrike project in Utah. The latest set of results confirmed the Peg Leg and Covington targets as valid targets for further drilling. Arizona Mining (OTC:WLDVF) is countering controversy by releasing more drill results, and reporting the discovery of Taylor Deeps. The roller coaster continues.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: CME Group Inc.(CME)
- [By David Zeiler]
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My pick this week has created a faster, more centralized marketplace for bond traders… and it’s led by a guy who once worked the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Better yet, recently passed regulations could force traders’ hands in joining this new system.
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Sure, I will invest more in certain high-confidence picks than others, but without going overboard. This might limit the impact from a triple-digit winner in my High-Yield Investing portfolio, such as CME Group (Nasdaq: CME), where we are showing a 156% gain at last count, but it will also soften the blow from a laggard.
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Market Exchanges like the CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) have just started allowing trading in bitcoin futures and could attract an entirely new type of retail user as well as allowing institutional clients access to the bitcoin theme. Exchanges make their money on transactional volume, so a bursting of the bitcoin bubble wouldn’t necessarily mean weakness for shares.
Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2018: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)
- [By Paul Ausick]
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- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market lost ground on Monday, sending major market benchmarks lower by more than half a percentage point. The Dow lost its grip on the 20,000 mark in the wake of concerns about economic growth and new U.S. immigration policy, and some believe that the broader geopolitical climate could have a negative impact on global commerce that in turn could start affecting multinational corporations’ business prospects. In addition, bad news from some individual companies weighed on the markets, and Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.