Shanda Games Limited

  • 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 »

  • Gaming Industry Thrilling Investors

    By usman iftikhar - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, GAME

    The gaming industry is facing cutthroat competition more than ever due to the console transition and competition from smartphones and tablets. Sales in this industry have remained flat in the last few years. However, now the industry has started showing positive signs.

    According to Forbes, DFC intelligence reports have forecasted that the global market for video games will grow at a rate of 3.4% until 2017 and revenue will more »

  • 3 Chinese Internet Companies Poised for Gains

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: PWRD, RENN, GAME

    There is a major demographic shift going on in China right now. What was once primarily an agrarian society is quickly becoming an urbanized country, with millions of citizens moving into cities and taking advantage of amenities that many in the developed world take for granted.
    As part of this shift, the number of Chinese Internet users is increasing dramatically. As a giant portion of the population begins using computers 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 Online Gaming Stock Looks Good for the Long Run

    By Harsh Chauhan - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, GLUU, NTES, GAME

    The online gaming companies in China have had a difficult time this earnings season. A few of them, such as NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) and Perfect World, were hammered into the ground after their results and outlook failed to satisfy the Street. But some, like Shanda Games (NASDAQ: GAME) and Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA), have managed to buck the trend and have saved their investors from the agony of a stock more »

  • Perfect World Might be Down, but it’s Surely Not Out

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 31, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, PWRD, GAME

    Even the most promising of players might hit a rough patch. But that doesn’t mean that their flair has diminished. The same can be said about Chinese online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). After an exhilarating report at the beginning of 2012, Perfect World has failed to replicate the same charm so far.

    The company has failed to satisfy the Street and brought despair to investors after its more »

  • Don’t Worry; Activision Blizzard is still a Good Deal

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 5, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, NTES, GAME

    How does one feel when going through mixed emotions? Simple. Like an Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) investor.

    On one hand, the investor is fretting over the fact that the company’s majority stakeholder, Vivendi, which owns 61% of the gaming giant, is rumored to sell off its Activision stake in the open market if it doesn’t get a buyer. Vivendi is sea deep in trouble. Its stock price is more »

  • Chinese Companies with No Debt

    By Mary Posey - June 22, 2012 | Tickers: NPD, DANG, EDU, GAME, MOBI

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the slowing of China’s economy.  Most of this talk comes from China’s lessened manufacturing output.  However, China has more to offer than just manufacturing.  The following five companies all target different sectors of the Chinese market and they all hold zero debt, making them a great investment value.

    Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME) is China’s leading online game more »

  • This Online Gaming Stock Looks Like a Winner

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 14, 2012 | Tickers: GA, PWRD, GAME

    I have covered a couple of Chinese gaming stocks this earnings season and both of them looked enticing. While Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) had brushed aside guesstimates in its most recent quarter, Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) continued on its roller coaster ride.

    Giant’s revenue jumped even though the company didn’t release any new game in the quarter, something that can be interpreted as quite fantastic as it shows 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 »

  • Predictions for 2012

    By Nikhil Shamapant - December 27, 2011 | Tickers: AFL, AAPL, ATPAQ.PK, GLW, MHS.DL, NBS, GAME

    Before the New Year begins, I figure I should make a few predictions for 2012, just for fun. This blog is copied from my CAPS blog post, but modified a little bit.

    Here I go:

    1. ATP Oil and Gas (NASDAQOTH: ATPAQ.PK) will FINALLY get its footing. There will be a gigantic short squeeze and the stock will fly. I'm actually in the process of synthesizing 30 articles of more »

  • Shanda Games, A Worthy Investment

    By Nikhil Shamapant - December 6, 2011 | Tickers: GA, GAME, SNDA

    Being a gamer myself, I feel that the video game industry is one that I can truly understand. I have played many MMORPGs and other online games and even now take part in the compelling hold that they have on their players.

    This being the case, I believe I have found an excellent investment in one of China’s leading online game companies: Shanda Games (NASDAQ: GAME). Shanda Games is China’s largest online gaming company in terms of the size of its game portfolio and the size of its game pipeline. Shanda has a proven track record for providing hit games, having produced the games Mir II and Woool in 2001 and 2003, and more recently putting Final Fantasy XVI and Dragon’s Nest on the markets.