Giant Interactive Group

  • Use This Opportunity to Make a Terrific Addition to Your Portfolio

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: EA, GA, QIHU

    Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has turned in a good performance so far this year, with shares up around 45%. However, there have been occasional hiccups on the way, with the latest one coming after the company disappointed analysts with its outlook and crashed 9%.

    However, a company that’s plying its trade in an industry that’s expected to grow at a decent clip of almost more »

  • Digital Gaming Investment Opportunities

    By Johan Seijkens - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: GA, GAME, ZNGA

    The global video games industry was valued at just over $71 billion in 2012. Global sales growth remained more or less static at 1% in value terms last year, but it is expected to grow $30 billion in the coming years (2012-2017). Some $15 billion of this forecast revenue is expected to come from digital gaming. This will be the most exciting area for investment going forward.

    The video games more »

  • 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 »

  • These Winners Should Continue Winning This Year

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GA, MU

    As 2012 was drawing to a close, I’d expected certain stocks to outperform the market in 2013 and had covered them in a series of articles last December. When I reviewed some of my picks at the end of the first calendar quarter of 2013, I found that some had exceeded my expectations while some hadn’t.

    However, those which hadn’t done well bounced back in Q2 and more »

  • Why Buying This Stock Makes Sense After Its Recent Dip

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: GA, NTES, QIHU

    Shares of Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) have been under pressure over the past few days after the company announced that Vogel Holding Group Limited, an affiliate of its chairman, Mr. Yuzhu Shi, will be selling its shares. Vogel had initially decided to offer 15.1 million American depository shares, but the offering was reduced to 11 million shares with the option of selling another 1.65 more »

  • Is This Company’s Business About to Turnaround?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: GA, NTES, PWRD | Editor's Choice

    It was exactly a year ago when I’d recommended that investors buy Chinese online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) after the stock had crashed following a terrible first-quarter report. One year on, I see that the stock has appreciated close to 40%. However, almost all of the growth has happened since 2013 began and the stock soared earlier this week after the company posted better than expected results more »

  • Is This Cheap Stock Finally Going to Fly?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: GA, GLUU, GAME

    Given the booming nature of the Chinese online gaming industry, it won’t be wrong to expect the third biggest player in the arena to be doing well -- growing its revenue, increasing earnings, upstaging analyst expectations -- basically doing all that stuff that would indicate that the company is making the most of the opportunity in front of it.

    However, Shanda Games (NASDAQ: GAME) has done its best to disappoint on more »

  • This $8 Stock Is Set to Scale Greater Heights

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, QIHU

    I was never in doubt that Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) would turn out to be one of the best investments that one could make in 2013, and the stock’s year-to-date appreciation of close to 50% tells me that I was right. But if you’ve missed this gravy train so far, then worry not, as Giant still has gigantic prospects going forward.

    The streak continues more »

  • These Stocks Beat the Market in Q1 and Could Climb Higher

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GA, MU

    The markets have been off to a great start in 2013, with the S&P 500 gaining close to 12% in the first three months of the calendar year. Who would have thought that this was possible as 2012 drew to a close, with last minute wrangling over the fiscal cliff deal and the sticky situation in Europe? However, the stock market has rallied strongly, and those who had their more »

  • These Stocks Beat the Market in Q1 and Could Climb Higher

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GA, MU, ^GSPC

    The markets have been off to a great start in 2013, with the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) gaining close to 12% in the first three months of the calendar year. Who would have thought that this was possible as 2012 drew to a close, with last minute wrangling over the fiscal cliff deal and the sticky situation in Europe? However, the stock market has rallied strongly, and those who more »

  • Stay Away From This Gaming Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, PWRD

    Sometimes I think that Chinese online gaming company Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) should consider a name change, since nothing has been going perfect (or even close) for it. The company’s streak of terrible results continued in the recently-reported fourth quarter. Revenue fell 12% from last year to $109 million, earnings crashed 67%, gross margin fell 580 basis points, and most importantly, it became clear that not many people are more »

  • Can This Small Cap Stock Engineer a Turnaround?

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, GAME

    Not all small cap companies are destined for greatness and the same holds true for Chinese online gaming company Shanda Games (NASDAQ: GAME), at least for now. While the industry in which Shanda plies its trade is growing, its revenue and stock price have been shrinking at an alarming rate. The stock has depreciated around 30% in the last 52 weeks, and there aren’t any signs of relief yet more »

  • A Small Cap Stock You Should not Miss

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, QIHU

    If you’re in the hunt for a small cap stock with a bright future, Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) would certainly make the grade. The company has been on a terrific run of late and looks set to get better. It might even turn out to be one of the best investments you might make this year since it offers tremendous prospects, a great dividend and more »

  • 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 »

  • The Discount In Many US-Listed Chinese Stocks

    By Johan Seijkens - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: CLNT, GA, GPRC

    For several years US-listed Chinese small cap stocks have underperformed the market. Despite many of them achieving growth, pay a dividend, connect with shareholders, and so on.

    P/E ratios have never been so low going forward. Where do you find stocks with a P/E below 3? Yes, in the United States. The "China Discount" is not a discount anymore, but a bargain.  

    For a long time I have more »

  • This Stock Might Become a Giant in 2013, Don’t Miss It

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, QIHU

    As I look back at 2012, I see that one of my better stock picks was a little known stock that traded under $5 when I first looked at it. A 52-week return of almost 32% along with a terrific dividend yield of 5.6% had each and every Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) investor smiling in 2012, while resulting in higher expectations for the New Year at the same time more »

  • Business Services: A Few Quick Ideas

    By Chris Hodge - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: CTAS, FICO, GA, QUAD

    The business services industry is a pretty general term, which I like because it lets me look at several different kinds of companies. If it serves others, that's a business services company. So let's take a look at a few potential contenders for a spot in the best portfolio ever.

    Soggy Rags

    Quad Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) seems to be doing reasonably well in an under-appreciated business. While I more »

  • This Gaming Company Might be Down, but it’s Not Out

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, GAME

    It isn’t good news when a company’s top line is shrinking while the industry it operates in is growing. Shanda Games (NASDAQ: GAME), the third largest online gaming company in China, is witnessing a similar decline. In its recently-reported third-quarter, Shanda’s revenue declined 20% from last year to $170.4 million.

    I was of the opinion that Shanda might make for a good long-term investment, but now more »

  • This Gaming Stock Looks Like Chaff for Now, but Will it Become the Wheat?

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, NTES, PWRD, TCEHY.PK

    I have been quite bullish about the prospects of Chinese online gaming company Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). However, it seems that the company is not able to tap the huge opportunity presented by online gaming in China, a fact that can be seen quite clearly in its quarterly reports.

    After a strong start to the year, Perfect World’s earnings have been going down for a number of reasons. The more »

  • Have You Considered This “Giant” Performer for Your Portfolio Yet?

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, QIHU

    There are a few small companies that one shouldn’t ignore, and Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) is certainly one of them. The year-to-date stock price chart of the Chinese online gaming company is simply remarkable, appreciating around 30% in 2012. Throw in a dividend-yield of 5.7%, and those who haven’t heard of this stock will start looking up the ticker in Yahoo! Finance for sure.

    Three on the more »

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