Manchester United PLC

  • Avoid IPO Madness

    By Timothy Green - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: MANU, NDLS, SSTK

    The life cycle of the typical IPO seems to be this: the stock shoots up on the first day to outrageous levels, stays there for a time as it's propped up by nothing more than enthusiasm and hope, and then eventually crashes when people realize that the business model isn't as bulletproof as they had originally assumed.

    The second stage of this life cycle is a dangerous one more »

  • Parallels Between Apple and Manchester United

    By Victor Alagbe - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MANU

    Most investors will find it hard to draw any similarities between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Manchester United (NYSE: MANU), a soccer (or is it football) club in England. But the companies have more in common than you might imagine.

    For one, both companies seem to have had the seemingly bad luck of losing the men that have been most instrumental to their success, death in the case of Steve Jobs more »

  • Fergie Is Leaving United - Time to Buy?

    By Ash Anderson - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: LMCA, MSG, MANU

    Sir Alex Ferguson has been at the helm of one of the world’s most well-known sports teams for 26 years. In that time, Ferguson and Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) won thirteen premier league titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles, and that’s just naming the top tier titles.

    The legendary manager announced his retirement from the game last week, and that may not play well more »

  • This Sporting Stock is a Winning Play

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: AON, MANU, NKE

    Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) is one of the most popular teams across the globe. Some argue that it has the largest following in the world, and I don't really doubt that statement. I am sure that it is the world’s most valuable sporting company with an enterprise value estimated at about $3.56 billion. Only the Yankees come close to it, at about $1.85 billion.

    However, Manchester more »

  • The Biggest Brands (and Teams) in Sports Part Two

    By Ash Anderson - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: MSG, MANU, UA

    In the last part of this article we took a look at three big companies, all of whom have their hand in sports. This second part of the article will continue onwards through the world of sports with a look at Manchester United (NYSE: MANU)Madison Square Garden (NASDAQ: MSG), and Under Armour (NYSE: UA)

    The World's Team

    Manchester United may not be too popular in the U.S more »

  • Make Money From Sports!

    By Keshav Rajendran - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: MANU, WWE

    The best way to feel super rich is to own a part of a sports team. Only billionaires with their cigars and their fancy cars generally know how this feels, so if you want to feel a bit like a billionaire, investing a sports team might not be such a bad idea. But is it a great investment idea? The honest answer is, no. In fact, the financial performance of more »

  • Ackman’s Wager: Public Service or Public Penance?

    By Nick Slepko - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, FB, GOOG, HLF, MANU

    Lose credibility now.  Ask Ackman how.

    Often entertaining and right enough times that people will actually pay attention to his 300 slide PowerPoint presentation, celebrity investor Bill Ackman has not only wagered that Herbalife’s (NYSE: HLF) stock will drop to zero, but has promised all the proceeds of his short will be donated to charity.  Ackman has stated that he’s doing a public service in challenging Herbalife, which more »

  • Want to Feel Like A Billionaire? Buy a Sports Team

    By Ash Anderson - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: MSG, MANU, RCI, STRZA | Editor's Choice

    If you’re a sports fanatic you will have likely spent some time looking at potential ways to own your own sports teams. You don’t have to be a multi-billionaire to do so, there are many teams hidden in the stock market. If you want to become part owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers then you could invest in Madison Square Garden (NASDAQ: MSG). Perhaps more »

  • Soccer on the NYSE?

    By Chris Martin - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: MANU, NWSA

    I grew up in a soccer household.  My dad is from Glasgow, so the ins and outs of football (as we know it anyway) is something I've lived with every day for a while now.  Seeing publicly traded sports teams, however, is not something that is very common over here.  Most teams are owned by eccentric billionaires or media empires.  The Glazer family changed that with the IPO of more »

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    By Andrés Cardenal - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AON, GM, GOOG, MANU, NKE | Editor's Choice

    For those of us who understand the passion involved in football –  called soccer in the US –  Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) sounds like a unique opportunity to invest in one of the most powerful teams on the planet, with a tremendous brand power and millions of followers on a global scale. Digging below the surface, however, the economics of an investment in United don't seem very exciting, and the management more »

  • Why I'm Not Playing With This Team

    By Andrés Cardenal - September 20, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, GOOG, MANU

    Football – soccer, for the USians – is one of the biggest popular passions in Europe and South America; we think, talk, dream and even obsess about our beloved teams, their performance and their perspectives. For this reason, a stock like Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) sounds like an interesting alternative for investors looking to profit from a truly loyal – even fanatic – customer base.

    On the other hand, there are some serious red more »

  • IPOs in the Wake of Facebook

    By Jennifer Streaks - September 12, 2012 | Tickers: BLMN, FB, MANU, MCD, PFMT

    Since Facebook, several companies have engaged in IPOs. Analysts have been watching for two very important things: What is the level of investor confidence and what impact has the Facebook debacle had on Wall Street? Ever since Facebook's IPO fail, the investor rush to buy into IPOs has cooled considerably.

    This wait and see approach has resulted in companies being slow to proceed with IPOs. What is interesting about more »

  • ManU Really Stepped in It

    By Peter Pham - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GM, MANU, NES.DL

    Honestly, with the way things are going for U.S. IPO’s this year, one has to wonder just what people are thinking in setting these things up.  First we have Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), which Morgan-Stanley (NYSE: MS) hyped to the moon and back again, taking the IPO price from around $10-12 per share in November to $38 per share by the time the IPO occurred.  We all know what more »

  • A Chance to Own Shares in One of the Most Storied Franchises in Sports

    By Ryan Guenette - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: MANU

    Have you ever been to a sporting event and looked around at tens of thousands of screaming fans? Having already paid a substantial sum of money to even attend the game, the fans proudly wear their apparel sporting their favorite player’s name, at the same time munching on food priced at levels that make movie theater prices look cheap. Have you ever wished you could have a stake in more »