Panasonic Corporation

  • Why Japanese Stocks Will Go Even Higher

    By Adrian Campos - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, TKECF, TM

    Japanese equities could bring excellent returns to your portfolio, without involving too many risks. Tokyo is excited: it seems that the momentum investors have been waiting for the last 20 years has arrived. An unexpected yen depreciation that started when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power last year, in combination with the recovery of US demand, a possible delay of the consumption-tax hike initially planned for 2014, and steady progress more »

  • Sony Could Deliver More Returns For Its Shareholders

    By Anh HOANG - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, SHCAY.PK, SNE

    Dan Loeb, the founder and CEO of Third Point LLC, has delivered great returns for his investors. Since Third Point Offshore Fund’s inception in 1996, Third Point has managed to produce a 17.8% annualized return, handily beating the S&P 500’s annualized gain of only 6.6%. The fund follows an opportunistic approach, seeking “attractive event-driven equity and credit opportunities and occasional “macro” trades.” Recently, Dan Loeb more »

  • Follow the World’s Largest Automaker’s Lead in Battery Tech Investments

    By Lori Weaver - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: JCI, PCRFY, TSLA, TM

    If you’ve yet to invest in emerging energy technologies, recent actions by the world’s largest automaker in lithium-ion battery development could get you off the fence and into the game.

    Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)announced in May that it plans to expand the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries to six times its current production. The move is a joint effort between Toyota Motors and electronics giant Panasonic (NASDAQOTH: PCRFYmore »)

  • Investing in Sony With Dan Loeb

    By Anh HOANG - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, SHCAY.PK, SNE

    Recently, billionaire Dan Loeb, the famous hedge fund manager, has boosted his stake in Sony (NYSE: SNE), from 64 million to around 70 million shares, via both direct ownership and cash-settle swaps, accounting for around 6.9% stake in the company. Since the beginning of the year, Sony stock has increased 93.30%, beating the S&P 500’s return of only 13.30%. Let’s take a closer look more »

  • Bigger TVs Won't Revive The Collapsing TV Market – Not For Long

    By Criag Adeyanju - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, SSNLF, SNE, TOSBF

    While whole world is going "smart" – which I'm not so positive about – in term of our choice of gadgets, the TV market believes going "un-smart", at least in terms of size, is what it needs to ramp up sales again. Technology consultancy IHS found that sales of LCD TV in the US dropped 3% in 2012 and a further 11% drop during the first quarter of this year. In more »

  • Why Did Sony Get Such a Big Boost?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, SHCAY.PK, SNE

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) is a household name in Asia, but currently earns almost two-thirds of its annual revenue from its operations outside Japan, and is considering a corporate restructuring plan proposed by its largest shareholder Daniel Loeb. Mr. Loeb is the head of Third Point hedge fund and has earned quite a reputation for shareholder activism in recent years. Incidentally, Third Point currently owns around a six percent share in more »

  • This Healthcare Unit Is Attracting Attention From Big-Name Bidders

    By Mike Thiessen - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: KKR, PCRFY, TOSBF

    The recent announcement that beleaguered electronics manufacturer Panasonic (NASDAQOTH: PCRFY) would solicit bids for its non-core healthcare business has cheered investors and spurred renewed interest in the company's stock. Although a final timeline for the division's sale has not yet been established, it was recently announced that the preliminary round of bidding had closed. Panasonic is expected to conduct a follow-up bidding round next month.

    Although interest in more »

  • Is Whirlpool Still a Good Investment?

    By Lior Cohen - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: GE, PCRFY, WHR

    The sharp rise of Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) in the stock market hasn’t gone unnoticed, and I recall many analysts and traders, including Jim Cramer, making calls to buy Whirlpool. Is this company still a viable investment? Will it meet its 2013 projections? Let’s find out!

    Shares of Whirlpool have sharply risen by 28% year-to-date. Moreover, in the past year, the company’s stock spiked by 121%. Let’s more »

  • Sony Is Relatively Cheap, and Opportunistic

    By Anh HOANG - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: PCRFY, SHCAY.PK, SNE

    Famous hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has come to Japan, targeting one of the biggest Japanese corporations, Sony (NYSE: SNE). Dan Loeb revealed that his firm, Third Point LLC, with 64 million shares, including both direct share ownership and cash-settled swaps, was the largest owner of Sony. Dan Loeb has laid out several steps to unlock the hidden shareholder value, believing that the company has as much as a 60 more »

  • Apple iTV: The Absurdity Continues

    By Leo Sun - April 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PCRFY, SNE

    These days, there are three rumored devices that keep making the rounds in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) headlines: the smart watch, the transparent two-sided iPhone, and the iTV. All of this news is based on second-hand information - patent applications, supply chain observations, analyst predictions, and unnamed sources. Apple CEO Tim Cook obviously hasn’t confirmed any of these rumors.

    But it’s understandable why Apple investors are so eager for a more »

  • Sony, Toyota, Apple, and The Bank of Japan

    By Nate Wooley - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GM, HMC, PCRFY, SNE, TM

    The Bank of Japan's decision to inflate the yen is a strong move, but one with the potential to backfire horribly.

    It's also an unpredictable strategy ... with the potential to set two countries that should be partners at each others' throats.  Can every nation afford to follow the same policies and expect worldwide growth?  That's silly and counterproductive. 

    Inflation? Who worries about inflation?

    Unfortunately, I think the more »

  • 4 Reasons to Dump This Tech Stock

    By Bill Edson - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: ARUN, CRUS, PCRFY, SSNLF

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic (NASDAQOTH: PCRFY) has been suspect for years - not for verifiable wrongdoing, but because the increasingly poor business decisions of leadership have led to a plummet in value.

    Kazuhiro Tsuga, who took over as Panasonic's leader almost a year ago, moved the company to a widespread scale back from popular items – items which might have saved it from this year long tumble - like mobile phones in more »

  • Apple iTV: The Absurdity Continues

    By Leo Sun - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PCRFY, SNE

    These days, there are three rumored devices that keep making the rounds in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) headlines: the smart watch, the transparent two-sided iPhone, and the iTV. All of this news is based on second-hand information - patent applications, supply chain observations, analyst predictions, and unnamed sources. Apple CEO Tim Cook obviously hasn’t confirmed any of these rumors.

    But it’s understandable why Apple investors are so eager for a more »

  • Apple iTV: The Absurdity Continues

    By Leo Sun - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PCRFY, SNE

    These days, there are three rumored devices that keep making the rounds in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) headlines: the smart watch, the transparent two-sided iPhone, and the iTV. All of this news is based on second-hand information - patent applications, supply chain observations, analyst predictions, and unnamed sources. Apple CEO Tim Cook obviously hasn’t confirmed any of these rumors.

    But it’s understandable why Apple investors are so eager for a more »

  • Sony, Toyota, Apple and The Bank of Japan

    By Nate Wooley - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GM, HMC, PCRFY, SNE, TM

    The action by the Bank of Japan to inflate the yen is strong move with unpredictable long-term consequences. By tripling the yen supply the Japanese central bank is attempting to force down its value and get Japan back to the export-led growth model that served it so well as it rose to economic superpower status.

    Inflation? Who worries about inflation?

    Unfortunately, I think the most likely positive effect will only more »

  • Apple iTV: The Absurdity Continues

    By Leo Sun - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PCRFY, SNE

    These days, there are three rumored devices that keep making the rounds in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) headlines: the smart watch, the transparent two-sided iPhone, and the iTV. All of this news is based on second hand information - patent applications, supply chain observations, analyst predictions, and unnamed sources. Apple CEO Tim Cook obviously hasn’t confirmed any of these rumors.

    But it’s understandable why Apple investors are so eager for more »

  • 4 Reasons To Dump This Tech Stock

    By Bill Edson - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, PCRFY, SSNLF

    Panasonic Corp. (ADR)a unit of Japanese electronics giant Panasonic (NASDAQOTH: PCRFY) has been suspect for years - not for verifiable wrongdoing, but because the increasingly poor business decisions of leadership have led to a plummet in value.

    Kazuhiro Tsuga, who took over as Panasonic's leader almost a year ago, moved the company to a widespread scale back from popular items – items which might have saved it from this year more »

  • Will 3-D TVs Become the Betamax of the 21st Century?

    By Stephanie Faris - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: PHG, PCRFY, SNE, LG

    One thing was very noticeable at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES): last year's CES darling, the 3-D TV, was sporting a much lower profile. While consumers were excited about the prospect of watching the Super Bowl in 3-D from the comfort of their sofas, the idea of sitting around for hours wearing goofy paper glasses was...shall we say...less than appealing.

    Investors have been closely watching more »

  • Panasonic to Focus on Core Assets

    By Daniel James - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: PHG, PCRFY, SNE

    When companies are in financial heavy weather, it is common for them to undertake a number of steps to shore up their balance sheets and boost earnings. One of the ways in which this can be done is cutting jobs. Another option is to sell off the divisions that are underperforming in order to focus the company’s efforts on the more profitable sections, thus becoming a leaner and more more »

  • How Currency Exchange Rates Will Impact These Stocks

    By James Catlin - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: HMC, PCRFY, SNE, TM

    Currency exchange rates play an important role in the success or failure of businesses that conduct major operations in foreign markets.  Having a basic understanding of a few key principles can give investors a significant advantage in the market. Given highly predictable inflationary conditions, let's discuss how you can make money by investing in individual exporters.

    Dollars & Sense

    Recently, the world has been focused on the Euro vs. the more »

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