SNE : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  2. OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    August 30, 2013
    Weaker handset demand and disappointing margins send the shares down sharply again.
  3. A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    August 7, 2013
    There was a little noise in this quarter at Disney, but it doesn't change the long-term story
  4. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  5. Advanced Micro Up on Analyst Upgrades - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. surged 11.8% to $4.45 as several analysts upgraded the stock's ratings and price targets following ...
  6. Citigroup Vends Liabilities of $2.2B - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Citigroup recently transferred the obligation of paying pensions to about 20,000 employees of EMI Group to Pension Insurance ...
  7. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  8. Apple Files for iWatch Trademark in Japan - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Reportedly, Apple recently filed for a trademark for iWatch in Japan.
  9. Qcom's Snapdragon 800 Gets a Boosts - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Qualcomm Inc., will supply its popular Snapdragon 800 processors to Samsung Electronics's Galaxy S4 LTE-A.
  10. Amazon, PBS Deal Expanded - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013 Inc. announced an expanded multi-year content licensing agreement with Distribution, a unit of The Public Broadcasting ...
  11. QCOM's Snapdragon 800 for LG Optimus - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    LG Electronics, Inc. has decided to use the popular Snapdragon 800 processors of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the business ...
  12. Apple Hopes iRadio Keeps Users Tuned In

    June 4, 2013
    Apple's gearing up to launch its own internet radio service, but how much will this really affect its stock?
  13. OmniVision Showing Much-Needed Signs Of Improvement

    May 31, 2013
    Always-volatile OmniVision is moving in a positive direction again.
  14. Get Ready For The Wearable Technology Revolution

    April 30, 2013
    For investors, wearable tech is just beginning to become science fact.
  15. Why Steve Jobs' Big Blunder is Starting to Cost Apple

    February 13, 2013
    In coming months, moviegoers will be treated to a pair of hagiographic films about Steve Jobs. In early April, we'll get ...
  16. Amazon Gains from Holiday Spending - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013's (AMZN) fourth quarter earnings of 21 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8 cents (27.6%). However, ...
  17. Netflix's New Content Deal - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Video streaming services provider Netflix (NFLX) recently signed a new content deal with Turner Broadcasting System and The ...
  18. New Gaming Device from NVIDIA - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In a bid to cash in on the growing popularity of hand-held gaming devices, NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) recently unveiled its ...
  19. Broadcom Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    We recently reiterated our Neutral recommendation on leading chipmaker Broadcom Corporation (BRCM). The company recently ...
  20. Pirelli and Other Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    December 13, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; ...
  21. AMD Partners Ubisoft for Far Cry 3 - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is collaborating with Ubisoft to provide support to Far Cry 3 in the U.S. The latest chapter ...
  22. For OmniVision, Weird Is Just Its Version Of Normal

    November 30, 2012
    OmniVision continues to defy anything close to common sense or orderly evaluation.
  23. Nintendo Introduces Wii U - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Nintendo Co. Ltd (NTDOY) has launched Wii U, its first console upgrade in six years since the release of Wii. The Wii U is ...
  24. ATVI Confident About Black Ops II - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) has released Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is claimed to be "the most ambitious Call ...
  25. DTS Posts Loss in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    DTS Inc. (DTSI) reported dismal third quarter results. The company reported a loss of 70 cents per share (excluding amortization ...
  26. Harman Reports Sluggish 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 2, 2012
    A developer of audio products and electronic systems, Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR) reported third quarter 2 ...
  27. Is The Traditional Gaming Market In For A Shake-Up?

    October 25, 2012
    With mobile and social media gaming platforms taking off in 2012, we look at the changes that the traditional gaming industry ...
  28. The Post-Jobs Apple: Is it still a "buy" one year later?

    October 9, 2012
    In the final months of his life, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs worked hard to ensure a vital future for his company. ...
  29. Regulatory Nod for Citi-UMG Deal - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    On Friday, the deal between Citigroup Inc. C) and Universal Music Group (UMG) received approval from the European Union (EU), ...
  30. Sony Corporation and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on ...

    September 17, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.2%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  31. Hudson Acquires West LA Property - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    In order to leverage its portfolio repositioning and leasing capability, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (HPP), a real estate ...
  32. OmniVision Looks Fueled Up For Another Run

    September 5, 2012
    While the volatility of this stock definitely makes this a risky play, I think aggressive investors ought to be considering ...
  33. Citigroup-UMG Deal Awaits EU Nod - Analyst Blog

    September 4, 2012
    In order to receive confirmation of the Citigroup-UMG Deal from the European Union (EU), Vivendi's Universal Music Group ...
  34. The Top 10 Most Profitable Companies in America

    August 27, 2012
    Take your mind to 2003. The United States has just sent troops into Iraq, Alex Rodriguez has just swatted 47 home runs for ...
  35. Bull Vs. Bear - Don't Expect A Mobile Payment Revolution

    August 21, 2012
    Not enough Americans own smartphones for the mobile payment revolution to really take off.
  36. Sony Corporation (ADR) Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers

    August 15, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow is unchanged. The ...
  37. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Sony Corporation (ADR), Making ...

    August 14, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.6%, the S&P 500 up 0.3% and the Dow climbing 0.3%. The consumer ...
  38. Harman Beats Estimates in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR) reported better-than-expected fourth quarter 2012 results with earnings beating ...
  39. Another "Good Enough" Quarter For Disney

    August 9, 2012
    Disney delivered better margin leverage this quarter. However, while Disney's long-term performance history is impressive, ...
  40. Amazon Launches iPad Video App - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012 Inc. (AMZN) has recently launched an iPad app for its Instant Video streaming service, allowing customers to enjoy ...
  41. Amazon's Q2 a Non-Event - Analyst Blog

    July 27, 2012's (AMZN) second quarter earnings were just short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate 2 cents. Earnings came in at ...
  42. Blockbuster Acquires Alpha Bay Software - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corp. (DISH), has acquired the assets of Alpha Bay that provide business ...
  43. Activision's New FPS in 2013 - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) is set to release a new first person shooter ("FPS") game called The ...
  44. DTS' Audio for Huawei Smartphones - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    DTS Inc.'s (DTSI) high definition ("HD") sound technology, Envelo, will now be available on Huawei C8655 smartphones. The ...
  45. Harman Looks To Carry A Tune

    May 2, 2012
    Harman is seeing solid OEM growth as car sales rebound in the developed world and grow rapidly in emerging markets. This ...
  46. 5 Ways to Spot Tech's Next Winner (or Loser)

    April 13, 2012
    The dynamics of technology investing change constantly, and no stock—even Apple—is immune to the Next Big Thing. ...
  47. Pandora Embarking On A Long, Strange Trip

    March 13, 2012
    As basically a reseller of music content, it’s hard to see Pandora surviving without a wider selection of products and a ...
  48. Dell Profitable But Stagnant

    February 28, 2012
    Dell will eventually need to return to consistent top-line growth.
  49. The Wild Ride Continues For OmniVision Technologies

    February 27, 2012
    OmniVision may be on the way back to recovery
  50. Cybersecurity Is The Way To Play Defense Spending

    February 9, 2012
    As the number of cyber attacks continues to grow, cybersecurity will see the bulk of future defense spending.
  51. The Price of Apple's Huge Success

    February 6, 2012
    The tech giant’s gleaming product line is resting on a much uglier foundation of cruel outsourced manufacturing, a ...
  52. Best Buy Gets Run Over By A Reindeer

    December 26, 2011
    Best Buy's inventory management problem is an embarassing gaffe.
  53. What Comes After “Worse” For OmniVision Technologies?

    November 30, 2011
    OmniVision continues to underperform and disappoint.
  54. Smoke Starting To Billow From The OmniVision Story

    November 9, 2011
    OmniVision bears have a feast on a big revenue revision.
  55. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  56. The Smart Plays In Smart TV

    October 28, 2011
    Smart TV's web integration is helping televisions move beyond their old "idiot box" moniker. Learn how to play this growing ...
  57. Adobe Successfully Moving To The Cloud

    September 26, 2011
    Adobe is successfully fending off the advances of rivals and it appears to be succeeding in the latest market segment of ...
  58. Can Barnes & Noble Change One More Time?

    September 6, 2011
    Barnes and Noble has a long way to go before it proves it can stay viable.
  59. Barnes & Noble Likely To Avoid The Recycle Bin

    September 1, 2011
    Barnes & Noble investors may want to wait on the sidelines until cash flow trends are clearer.
  60. Can Skullcandy Marry Performance With Image?

    August 31, 2011
    Skullcandy has the hype, but there's real hope for the stock as well.
  61. OmniVision Feeds The Bears

    August 29, 2011
    OmniVision's major guidance revisions stoke all of the old fears once again.
  62. The Real Threat To Netflix Isn't RedBox Or BlockBuster

    July 19, 2011
    Netflix recent price increase could cost them customers, and some familiar, yet unlikely companies are in the best position ...
  63. Investing For Growth And Value

    June 28, 2011
    Growth at reasonable prive (GARP) allows investors an alternative to portfolio diversification in risk management.
  64. Is Micron Bull Bait Or A Value Trap?

    June 27, 2011
    Micron's disappointing quarter makes it a tough call on valuation.
  65. Philips Needs A Shake-Up

    June 23, 2011
    Philips badly needs to reform and rebuild its operations.
  66. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    June 14, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  67. Take-Two Still Offering Twists And Turns

    May 31, 2011
    Take-Two needs more consistency to unlock its value.
  68. It's Always Something With OmniVision

    May 31, 2011
    OmniVision can never seem to put the bears to sleep.
  69. Cisco Dumps Flip - Who Stands To Profit?

    April 15, 2011
    Cisco's decision to get out of the pocket camcorder business says more about Cisco than it does about the viability of the ...
  70. A Sustainable Boost To Japanese Banks?

    March 21, 2011
    Operating conditions will soon be very different for Japanese banks, but the long-term picture may be little different.
  71. Gaming Industry In Desperate Battle

    March 18, 2011
    The gaming industry has the ammunition to battle the crisis in Japan.
  72. OmniVision Hosts A Bear Roast

    March 1, 2011
    OmniVision brings the pain to shorts. See if this tech company finally has to momentum to crack the $30-per-share mark.
  73. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    February 10, 2011
    Learn how to invest in this multibillion dollar industry!
  74. Time Warner Goes Global

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  75. Top Video Game Stocks Of 2010

    December 21, 2010
    The video game industry in 2010 was a tale of two seasons. For the first three quarter’s of the year, business was mediocre ...
  76. What's In The E-Book Business For Google?

    December 9, 2010
    Find out what Google's entry into the e-book business means for to the book industry.
  77. OmniVision Still In Sharp Focus

    December 3, 2010
    OmniVision has the technology, but more cash flow would be a help.
  78. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  79. Will Gorilla Make Corning King Of The Jungle?

    November 3, 2010
    Corning has a promising new product, but its valuation seems difficult to justify.
  80. Adobe No Longer Priced For Perfection

    September 27, 2010
    Adobe's stock fell dramatically as a result of a disappointing outlook, and has pushed the valuation into very reasonable ...
  81. Is Best Buy Recession-Proof?

    September 17, 2010
    During this recession, consumers have still been buying the latest electronics gadgets, and Best Buy is benefiting.
  82. Barnes & Noble On A Downward Spiral

    September 1, 2010
    The long-term picture for the traditional booksellers is a sobering one.
  83. Corning's Crystal Clear Quarter

    August 2, 2010
    Corning had a terrific quarter led by its sales of LCD glass panels for use in tvs. Investors should note that demand may ...
  84. Yahoo's Cost Cutting Doesn't Cut It

    July 23, 2010
    Yahoo's income incrased in the second quarter on essentially flat revenue. The market wants to see a turnaround and top-line ...
  85. Video Game Industry Betting On A Turnaround

    July 16, 2010
    New technology in the video game market promises to boost flagging sales.
  86. The Book Is Thrown At Barnes & Noble

    June 30, 2010
    The decline in Barnes & Noble's traditional book business is happening faster than expected.
  87. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  88. A New Dawn For Old Media?

    June 2, 2010
    Technology was supposed to kill old media, but it may be a new technology (e-readers) that gives old media a second life.
  89. Consumer Confidence Powers Up Video Game Manufacturers

    April 20, 2010
    The video game sector saw rising sales in the month of March and that trend will continue as consumer confidence grows. A ...
  90. A Rising Sun Recovery

    April 19, 2010
    Japan's woes may be over as a strong Asian recovery favors the world's second largest economy.
  91. Solid Stocks For Value Investors

    April 1, 2010
    Many believe that the markets have gone up too far too fast, but there are still some solid opportunities for value investors.
  92. High Tech Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    After a banner year in 2009, many tech investors are worried about their holdings. Instead of selling, investors should take ...
  93. 3D Television Reality Check

    March 17, 2010
    Panasonic and Samsung are gung-ho about 3D television, but is the average consumer? Investors shouldn't get too excited just ...
  94. DivX Wins As Digital Video Goes Prime Time

    March 5, 2010
    As handful of tiny tech companies stand to cash in on Hollywood's bet on downloadable movies.
  95. Show Biz Stocks Worth Watching

    February 11, 2010
    Catch a rising media star by following box office receipts.
  96. Netflix's Breakout Performance

    January 28, 2010
    Shares soared more than 20% after the company boostsed its outlook.
  97. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  98. Video Game Developments In 2009

    December 15, 2009
    These three issues facing the video game market may be the curtain call for the industry.
  99. Marvel-Disney's Magical Kingdom

    October 8, 2009
    Many in the investment community are wondering whether the Marvel-Disney merger is a good deal after all.
  100. What's Next For Q3's Biggest Losers?

    October 5, 2009
    All the bullish planets are lining up just right for video game designer stocks following a pathetic Q3.
  101. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  102. Earnings Season Confusion

    July 21, 2009
    Investors who were hoping to find evidence of economic direction in the global economy during second quarter earnings season ...
  103. Can Nokia Get Smart?

    June 17, 2009
    Even Nokia's soon-to-be-launched iPhone killer, the N97, won't solve Nokia's problems.
  104. ADP Analyst Meeting: A Review

    March 31, 2009
    ADP seeks to calm weary investors. The company's diverse sectors are promising, even with some tough competition.
  105. Waiting For 'Watchmen'

    February 26, 2009
    The DC Comics-based Warner Bros. film "Watchmen" is due for release March 6. We look at its background and the comics-to-movie ...
  106. No Mas From "The Boss"

    February 6, 2009
    Springsteen calls an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart a "mistake", but is this view justified?
  107. Philips' Lights Flicker

    December 12, 2008
    Philips' Electronics gave mid-quarter guidance projecting weaker near-term results.
  108. Eastman Kodak's Blurry Picture

    November 3, 2008
    Although positive Q3 earnings is a good thing, Kodak is not the picture of health.
  109. Majesco Is One Cool Micro Cap

    September 22, 2008
    This pint-sized producer of family-friendly video games has a troubled history, but 2008 may be the beginning of something ...
  110. Telecom King In The Bargain Bin

    September 9, 2008
    It's hard to recall a time when Nokia's shares were so cheap. Investors could be duly rewarded as Nokia expands profitability ...
  111. Wii Will Rock You

    August 4, 2008
    Nintendo's revolutionary game console remains the hands-down winner in the gaming war.
  112. Euroland's Tech Wreck

    July 25, 2008
    Europeans need a break on rates before their love affair with "le mobile" can continue. That's bad news for Europe's top ...
  113. Rekindle Your Love For Amazon

    June 4, 2008
    The introduction of Amazon's Kindle eReader could change the future of the publishing business and create a new reason to ...
  114. 'Tis The Season For Electronic Arts (ERTS)

    December 21, 2007
    Electronic Arts has its second wind. If the past is any indication, shareholders will profit once again.
  115. Motorola Walking The Razr's Edge

    September 19, 2007
    The Razr handset is getting old. The Krzr, Pebl and Slvr have failed to impress. Perhaps Motorola should add more vowels.
  116. Logic For Sale (XLNX, ALTR, LSI)

    July 16, 2007
    Logic and programmable semiconductors are an indispensable part of design and manufacturing - a look at three mid-cap companies ...
  117. NVIDIA Battles The Big Boys (NVDA)

    May 10, 2007
    NVDA is a growing tech company competing with giants Intel and AMD, but NVDA's best-in-breed products make the company attractive.
  118. Off the Pace (PACR)

    May 3, 2007
    Positioned within a booming industry Pacer should be prospering, yet the company is falling behind its peers.
  119. Ericsson On The Margin (ERIC)

    May 2, 2007
    Ericsson's numbers are great, but don't hold your breath for more upside in the stock.
  120. GameStop Not Just For Kids (GME)

    April 24, 2007
    An expanding customer demographic and strong March sales bode well for largest, independent video-game retailer.
  121. Activision Does Well Even With Delayed SEC Filings (ATVI)

    March 30, 2007
    Activision is still embroiled in an options scandal, but the video game market is running so hot, it does not seem to matter.
  122. DreamWorks Stops The Show (DWA)

    February 7, 2007
    While short-term concerns are likely to dominate trading in DreamWorks shares, the company's excellent entertainment franchise ...
  123. A Hard NOK For Investors (NOK)

    November 28, 2006
    Shrinking margins and a less-than-certain outlook make Nokia a tough stock to buy.
  124. Are Video Games A Good Play?

    June 8, 2006
    A look at the early stages of the new wave of video game consoles.
  125. Can TiVo Replay Its Early 2006 Success?

    April 20, 2006
    A look at the factors behind the recent run-up of TiVo shares.
  126. Lions Gate Roars

    March 1, 2006
    A look at the entertainment company's potential to become a blockbuster for shareholders.
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