HUYA and DouYu Combined Is More Than Just A Monopoly

HUYA Inc.’s (NYSE: HUYA) merger with DouYu International Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: DOYU) is the kind of aggressive strategic maneuvering that makes investors go for Chinese ADRs in the first place. The combination will create a live game streaming behemoth with dominant market share, almost monopolistic if I’m allowed to use that word, with a major strategic advantage over peers, leadership in technology, and better access to top streamers, right set of ingredients to ward off any emerging threats from the likes of Kuaishou. Financially, the combined company will have some…

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With Gaming Getting Re-Rated, Time To Look At SciPlay

SciPlay Corporation (NASDAQ: SCPL) is one gaming play that is delivering but investors by and large continue to ignore the name. Yes, the story is not as sexy as some of pure-play digital sports betting plays like DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG), but now that there is a growing consensus among investors that the broader gaming sector is ready for a re-rating, SciPlay deserves another look. The company is a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), a stock included in our most recent list of top ideas for the week.…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting September 28th, 2020

Every week, our model comes up with 40 stocks, 20 positive and 20 negatives, to watch for next week’s trading. The model is based on a mix of fundamental and quantitative factors, built on our proprietary database of detailed earnings model on more than 1250 U.S. listed companies. The historical data for these earnings models is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio for the week was, Net: -1.6% Longs: -3.7% Shorts:  2.1% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no…

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GameStop Stock Is Just Starting

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) stock is up over 100% over the last eight weeks, impressive performance compared to both the broader market as well as the retail sector, and now with the markets taking a breather, investors are bound to question whether its time to book profits. The market, fearful of the rise in online games, continues to see the business as a relic of the past when consumers were going to physical stores to buy, sell, and trade-in video game titles, ignoring the power of its strong franchise in…

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Aggressive Zynga Is Better Than A Cash Rich One

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), like the broader video game sector, is doing well, enjoying a favorable demand environment. What is more exciting is that the company is finally stepping on the gas to execute a growth strategy that the company talked about forever. Lockdown has fueled every video game company in the world, thanks to people staying indoors and sharpening their video game skills, and you could have picked any stock in the space; chances are you would have made money, but as we enter the ‘second leg’ of the…

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DouYu Has Achieved Critical Mass For Profitable Growth

DouYu International Holdings (Nasdaq: DOYU) is a live streaming service in China, like Twitch owned by Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) in the U.S., that has achieved critical mass needed for the stock to attract investor interest. The live streaming of e-sports and video games has been accepted as a mainstream form of entertainment in China. Two players, DouYu and Huya Inc. (Nasdaq: HUYA), dominate the market, second largest in the world, commanding close 60% market share combined with the industry growing at healthy double-digit rates. The Street continues to ignore these names…

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