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Disney: Proxy Wars

2024-04-10T10:46:52+02:00

Despite boasting 17 consecutive years of dividend increases, Emera has been an underperformer on the market relative to a peer like Next Era Energy, which we recently covered here on Magic Markets Premium. As we continue to operate in an environment of higher rates and a focus on yields, does Emera offer compelling value, or is this more likely to be a value trap?

Disney: Proxy Wars2024-04-10T10:46:52+02:00

Emera: Is There a Spark?

2024-04-03T22:50:22+02:00

Despite boasting 17 consecutive years of dividend increases, Emera has been an underperformer on the market relative to a peer like Next Era Energy, which we recently covered here on Magic Markets Premium. As we continue to operate in an environment of higher rates and a focus on yields, does Emera offer compelling value, or is this more likely to be a value trap?

Emera: Is There a Spark?2024-04-03T22:50:22+02:00

Recap: Ferrari

2024-03-27T22:45:48+02:00

Sainz may be out of a job despite winning over the weekend for Ferrari, but shareholders in the group seem to have no such stress. The Ferrari share price has gone from strength to strength, with the market treating it as the best luxury stock on the planet. Just what is it that makes Ferrari so lucrative as a company? Join us as we recap this exciting stock that we first covered in September 2022.

Recap: Ferrari2024-03-27T22:45:48+02:00

Under Armour: Underperformer

2024-03-20T20:33:26+02:00

Under Armour is a bit like ordering Nike on Wish. As the joke goes, you aren’t quite getting what you thought you paid for. The business operates in the apparel market, yet it has struggled to gain proper traction with consumers. The leadership of the group is now in disarray, after the sudden departure of the CEO and the return of the founder to that role. Is Under Armour truly broken, or is this an interesting speculative play?

Under Armour: Underperformer2024-03-20T20:33:26+02:00

Affirm: Not So Firm

2024-03-13T18:29:11+02:00

Affirm is the leader in the US buy-now-pay-later space, which has exploded onto the scene as a FinTech offering in recent years. Essentially an alternative to credit cards, Affirm and its competitors offer a service that delights consumers who have a low-friction way to buy goods at no additional finance cost if they pay in full within usually 60 days or so. But with the share price having peaked at almost $180 in the pandemic before plummeting all the way down to $9, Affirm has terrified rather than delighted investors. Now at $38 and having made a lot of money for recent punters, is there any reason to believe that the rollercoaster ride could calm down?

Affirm: Not So Firm2024-03-13T18:29:11+02:00

Toyota: Priced for Perfection

2024-04-03T10:17:44+02:00

With the hype around battery electric vehicles seemingly evaporating and sales forecasts being called into question, Toyota emerges as a global giant that foresaw this happening. Although they haven’t completely ignored battery EVs, Toyota’s focus has been on hybrids. This seems to have been the right decision. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing though, with the recent reputational crisis at Daihatsu as a perfect example of the risks in this market. Has the Toyota share price gotten too far ahead of itself, with hype swinging the other way?

Toyota: Priced for Perfection2024-04-03T10:17:44+02:00

Public Storage: Behind the Garage Door

2024-02-28T22:05:52+02:00

Public Storage is the leading self-storage business in the US, so this is a great example of a different way to play the property theme. After the pandemic called into question what everyone always thought they knew about the resilience of property, this type of property model became more popular as investors saw self-storage as being more resilient. Resilient to pandemics, maybe. Resilient to other factors? Perhaps not so much.

Public Storage: Behind the Garage Door2024-02-28T22:05:52+02:00

Uber: Turning the Corner

2024-03-05T18:24:25+02:00

It’s not every day that a company name becomes a verb. Usually, this only happens when a company becomes so synonymous with a particular service that consumers feel like there’s only one choice in the market – even when there isn’t. Uber’s brand has done an excellent job of becoming part of our everyday language. But for years, the company reported vast losses. When tech platforms finally turn the corner and become profitable, the results can be rather explosive, as we’ve now seen at Uber.

Uber: Turning the Corner2024-03-05T18:24:25+02:00

Palantir: Out of the Shadows

2024-02-15T02:54:50+02:00

Palantir is the name for the indestructible crystal balls in Lord of the Rings. Those crystal balls or seeing stones were used by both good and evil in the story, which is rather apt. Palantir the listed company has been one of the most secretive and least understood companies around, which makes its status as a publicly listed company all the more surprising. The group is now pushing harder than ever into a corporate client base, so it is coming out the shadows and chasing real growth with its military grade data solutions. This has gotten the market excited.

Palantir: Out of the Shadows2024-02-15T02:54:50+02:00

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent

2024-02-08T00:22:27+02:00

In 2023, Alphabet’s advertising revenue was over $100 billion higher than in 2019. In big tech, the numbers are, well, rather big. There was a time in this world when Google seemed to have an unassailable position as the go-to search engine. It’s not every day that a brand becomes a verb! Yet here we are, looking at Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality and other disruptors to the Google kingdom. Has Alphabet done enough across its businesses to still be interesting?

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent2024-02-08T00:22:27+02:00
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