Fat Prophets

Looking under the hood: Tata motors

Nov 11 2015 @ 02:35
FAT PROPHETS: Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM, initial buy $34.56), owner of Jaguar Land Rover PLC and a Global Opportunities Fund constituent, last Friday reported a surprise loss in its latest quarter. Initially the shares were weak in trading but after the market had time to digest the latest numbers the shares steadied and finished the day higher. […]

Spectre scores at US box office

Nov 10 2015 @ 03:30
FAT PROPHETS: The 24th instalment in the James Bond movie franchise, Spectre, took in an estimated $73 million at the US box office as it opened in that market. That ranks it as the second highest opening for a 007 film in the United States, behind the juggernaut that was Skyfall, which raked around $15.7 […]

You can’t keep a good Mouse down

Nov 09 2015 @ 02:43
FAT PROPHETS: Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS, initial buy $48.60) shares rose over 2% in Friday’s trading in the wake of announcing 4Q15 results, brushing aside the malaise in the sector following Time Warner’s recent earnings announcement. We took advantage of the sell-off in the media sector in August/ September to establish a position in the […]

Toyota reports monster profit

Nov 06 2015 @ 04:53
FAT PROPHETS: Toyota (NYSE: TM, initial buy $94.45), once again the world’s biggest seller of autos (after Volkswagen hit the skids) and a Global Opportunities constituent yesterday reported its sales for the July to September period increased 8.4% year on year to ¥7.104 trillion. This helped the company post a bumper record quarterly profit of […]

US Economic Recovery: Rate Rise?

Nov 05 2015 @ 05:09
Recent big news from the US was that the Fed’s Chair Janet Yellen “sees a possible December rate rise, and a gradual hiking path”. Janet Yellen on Wednesday highlighted a possible December interest rate “lift-off” but said rates would rise only slowly from then on to nurture the U.S. economic recovery. These are her first […]

A golden year for gaming

Nov 04 2015 @ 03:01
The big players of the video gaming industry are enjoying a strong start to 2015, judging from the latest numbers from market research group Newzoo released earlier this week. The company released its list of the top 25 public game companies with the highest revenue, based on their tallies for the first six months of […]

Rolling on, rolling ‘em Up’

Nov 03 2015 @ 04:04
Global packaging titan Amcor continues to push ahead with its strategy of consolidating the still-fragmented packaging industry, last week announcing the purchase of a US-based preform manufacturer to bolster its Rigid Plastics business in North America. This deal comes on the heels of several other acquisitions over the past twelve months or so in locations […]

Lofty revenues, lower fuel bills result in flying profits

Nov 02 2015 @ 04:58
Boutique budget airline JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU, initial buy at $8.77) last week reported record revenues of $1.69 billion for the three months ended 30 September, up 10.4% over the year ago quarter. Higher operating revenues combined with a tumble in the airlines fuel costs of around a third more than offset increases in other expenses and led to […]

Sony’s hard slog paying off

Oct 30 2015 @ 05:13
Sony yesterday reported one of its best quarterly profits in the last eight years, swinging from a material loss in the year ago period. Sony’s fiscal year begins in April and for the July-September quarter the company reported an operating profit of ¥88 billion, or around $729 million. This represented a big swing from an […]

eSports arrives in the Big Leagues

Oct 28 2015 @ 05:24
In a sign that eSports have really arrived, one of the power players of video gaming, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI, initial buy $20.61) late last week announced that it was bringing aboard a big hitter, Steve Bornstein, to be chairman of its newly created eSports division. Mr Bornstein is a TV veteran and the former […]
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