KONAMI Corp (ADR)
The global value of the game software industry is estimated to reach $62.4 billion in 2016, a surge of 62.6% from 2011. Global video gaming totals almost 3 billion hours each week. Gaming software companies are continuously launching new games to attract gamers. They are also diversifying their games onto new platforms including smartphones, tablets, and more. Here is an analysis of the investment opportunities present in three more »
Looking at video game company stocks, I have a tendency to pay attention to companies that produce games I enjoy playing, like the ones I discuss here. Lately though, I’ve spent some time researching other game companies to see if I might be overlooking some gems that have flown beneath my radar.
JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: JAKK)
While you may never have heard of JAKKS Pacific, you’ve definitely heard more »
Console gaming and computer gaming are in decline, but the industry is far from dead. Many gaming companies continue to do well in the console and PC space, and many will find ways to exploit new gaming interfaces in 2013.
Below, I will explain why investors should consider purchasing some of the stronger game companies at attractive valuations. Specifically, Konami (NYSE: KNM) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) are trading at more »
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is a big company with many interesting segments. But some segments are more attractive than others. As an investor, I would love to buy one chunk and cut out the parts I don’t want. Unfortunately, this is fantasy.
Fortunately, many of the competitors of Microsoft’s business units trade at lower valuation multiples, making them better deals.
A New Xbox
Microsoft announced its plans to launch more »
Computer gaming and console gaming are in decline, but they are not dead. In fact, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) latest installment of the Call of Duty franchise is setting records. Savvy investors should consider purchasing some of the stronger game companies at attractive valuations in a declining industry.
Game stocks trade at cheap price multiples:
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Investors are dumping companies involved in console gaming as they lose market share to mobile device games and social games. Have any good companies been thrown out with the bad, or are all these stocks garbage?
GameStop Closing Shops
Gaming giant Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares dropped 20% after the social gaming company’s guidance for future sales disappointed the market. The popularity of titles like Farmville and Draw Something couldn’t save Zynga. “The challenge for Zynga is to deliver a steady stream of hit games,” said Paul Sweeney, a business analyst at Bloomberg Industries. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) shares also fell by 2.7% on this news based on more »
The unthinkable has happened: after suffering a -73.7% drop in price over the past year, shares of Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) are finally reasonably priced! This is great news for investors who wish to invest in the gaming market and social media.
In today’s market investors have other compelling game stocks to choose from. These stocks will be compared to Zynga as potential investments.
Social Networking Bubble Deflating
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The online gaming industry is a huge business. It is growing as people can now play those games on new smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices. Unfortunately those devices can’t yet run full versions of many of the larger games. The cost of entry into the industry is low because all a person needs is knowledge, a computer, and an idea. I will talk about why I think more »