• Play the Chinese Market with These Three Game Developers

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CYOU, GA, GAME

    According to IDC, China's gaming market will reach $22.01 billion, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.57% through 2017. With the proliferation of smartphones in China, there is enormous opportunity to capitalize on the mobile platform, compelling companies to develop products tuned to it. Along with mobile games, companies are also developing web games that users play in a browser. The web games market is currently more »

  • Gaming These Gaming Stocks

    By Damian Illia - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, EA

    We’ve come a long way since Atari’s Pong; however, the end of video-gaming seems nowhere near. Since video games became publicly widespread in the early 70's, several companies have been competing to offer the best gaming experience.

    Over the last few years, some game developers have stood out among the crowd for the quality of their games, catching larger portions of the public. This has been the more »

  • Eroding Growth Prompts Response From Baidu

    By Peter Pham - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, CYOU, GOOG, QIHU, SOHU

    China’s leading search engine Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) posted mixed results for the fourth quarter and full year. Baidu attributes this decline to China’s weak economy, greater competition in search engine industry, and consumers shifting from desktop to mobile.

    Baidu’s quarterly revenue increased by 41.6% to $1.017 billion, while annual revenue rose by 53.8% to $3.58 billion. Quarterly income increased by 36.1% to more »

  • Will China Legalize Gaming Consoles?

    By Evan Buck - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: CYOU, MSFT, NTDOY.PK, SNE

    Is that Mario bounding over the Great Wall?  China is reportedly considering opening its borders to gaming consoles and that could have significant implications for investors.

    The Chinese government has clamped down on video gaming consoles since the year 2000 over concerns that video games would corrupt China’s youth.  The entire Chinese video game market is PC-based because of the ban on video game consoles.  Now, reports have emerged that China’s government is mulling lifting the ban on consoles.

    Although the growth potential for China’s gaming sector is promising, I still hold to a belief of cautious optimism.  China is a very complex market, and the government’s whims dictate whether or not gaming consoles will be allowed in the first place.  Piracy is also a massive problem which can eat away chunks of profit margins.   I believe that industry leaders like (NASDAQ: CYOU) and NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) will continue to maintain growth and profitability, while companies such as Sony (NYSE: SNE), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Nintendo (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) will be able to reap benefits if China does indeed open itself up to traditional gaming consoles.

  • Is Changyou Right for You?

    By Leo Sun - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: CYOU, GA, NTES, PWRD, GAME | Editor's Choice

    Over the past decade, many analysts have touted the strength of Chinese Internet stocks, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world’s second largest economy. However, I think a lot of investors are overlooking an important market in China - online gaming. This market is a young one with plenty of growth potential, growing 35.1% year-on-year in 2012.

    Thus I present my undervalued growth stock of the day more »

  • Taking A Deeper Look into Four Picks from Cramer

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: CYOU, GNRC, PPL, SWKS

    Mad Money is among the most popular finance shows in the U.S. Jim Cramer, the host, defines Mad Money as the money one can gain from stock trading. Cramer provides all kinds of advice to stock traders in a unique, entertaining style. During the Lightning Round, what I think is the most fun part of the show, Cramer accepts viewers' challenges. He spends a few seconds before making a more »

  • Billionaire Icahn Moving Back To Take-Two

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, EA, GAME, TTWO

    At the beginning of 2011, Carl Icahn owned nearly 10 million shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO), a PC and video game company that publishes games such as Grand Theft Auto and BioShock. By the end of the year he had cut his stake to 7.3 million shares. However, during the second quarter of this year, Icahn slightly increased the size of his position. A purchase recently disclosed more »

  • This Zynga Board Member Thinks It’s Not Game Over Yet

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, EA, FB, ZNGA

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has been consistently declining. The stock is down 8% in the last month, 22% in the last three months, 73% in the last six months, and a whopping 76% from its IPO last December. Well, one Board member has had enough. Ellen Siminoff, formerly a Yahoo! executive and CEO of search advertising company Efficient Frontier, alongside her husband, purchased 250,000 shares of Zynga on Oct. 31 more »

  • Zynga: Yeah, Not This Quarter Either

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 9, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, EA, FB, ZNGA

    Wall Street consensus had been for Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), already suffering from a plunge in its stock price since its IPO in December 2011, to come in at zero cents per share in earnings for the third quarter. October 4th, however, was “take out the trash day” as the company made three negative announcements. The first was somewhat expected: The (cash!) acquisition of OMGPop, which appears to have come more »

  • China Online

    By Mary Posey - August 9, 2012 | Tickers: CYOU, SOHU, TUDO, YOKU

    Youku (NYSE: YOKU), a popular Chinese online television company, has been working to clean up its reputation and offer licensed content in an attempt to draw advertising dollars from foreign and domestic companies.  The company has faced struggles with piracy lawsuits, government censorship, and the state-owned media’s web expansion.  In the most recent quarter Youku posted a significant loss due to an increase in operating expenses, but the extra more »

  • Can Investors Trust Electronic Arts Again?

    By Soroush Pour - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, EA, TTWO

    Oh the joys of being Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA).  One minute you’re on top of the virtual world, the next you’re being called one of the worst companies in America.  Mired in a slump as deep as the Miami Dolphins, shares of EA stock have been in fourth and long territory for the majority of 2012, losing more than 40% since the start of the year.  These declines more »

  • 2 Tech Companies Spending a Boatload on R&D

    By Soroush Pour - July 13, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, ACOM, CYOU, GA, PWRD, TTWO

    Since the start of 2012, the technology sector has been one of the best bets in a struggling global economy, returning 13.4 percent.  In order to make bank from this trend, investors’ first inclination may be to hold a tech ETF or mutual fund, but there may be a better way to grasp the opportunities that lie in this sector.  While it is always important to invest in companies more »

  • This Chinese Game Developer Has Monster Potential

    By Soroush Pour - June 11, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, CYOU, GA, SOHU, TTWO

    The technology sector is one of the most widely covered – and hyped – segments of the financial world.  Over the past year, it has been the axiomatic engine of the economy, returning 7.4 percent while the broader markets have yielded squat.  Investors’ first inclination may be to hold a tech ETF to ensure adequate diversification, but there’s a better way to seize the opportunities that lie in this sector more »

  • SOHU Just Can't Seem to Fight Off the Bears

    By John Mylant - May 24, 2012 | Tickers: BIDU, CYOU, SOHU (NASDAQ: SOHU) is an Internet services company in China that provides users with news, search, e-mail, games, and wireless messaging on its different web sites. If you know anything about the company it has struggled trying to turn itself around from a very long bearish journey that started in May of 2011 and has not stopped since then. With this type of drop, is the stock a good more »

  • Playing Chinese Internet Gaming Companies

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 9, 2012 | Tickers: CYOU, RENN, GAME, SOHU

    Seemingly every Chinese internet company wants a piece of the lucrative online gaming market, which is characterized by the popularity of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) and adventure classic gaming (ACG) games. Tencent (HKG: 0700) occupies the top five positions in the Credit Suisse Game League Table with Cross Fire at the top, but given that it trades on the Hong Kong exchange, we elect to analyze four online more »