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In January 2020, we highlighted Canadian Solar, Inc.’s (CSIQ) strategic review for the split between its solar panel manufacturing and energy services segments, and our belief in further value in listing the former in China. As of July 27, the company has concluded this strategic review with an IPO of the MSS segment on the Chinese markets. Our previous valuation anticipated a Spinoff of MSS, so we have updated it to reflect the new strategy.
30 July 2020
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Our examination of the top gaming companies in the US has shown a valuation discount to Chinese media giant Tencent, warranting a Model Portfolio entry into Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) as it continues to leverage on the growth potential in the gaming space and as e-sports gain traction in the market. Read on for more details.
14 July 2020
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The street is saying the UK is aligning with Trump against China and Huawei in deploying 5G, directly in-line with our published thoughts on how there is a strong case for an activist investor to bring 5G to the US by pursuing a suitor to acquire Nokia Oyj (NOKIA FH) at a discounted valuation. With the right leadership, financial muscle, and US government backing, Nokia will make a formidable competitor and eliminate US concerns over the risk of losing the 5G struggle.
14 July 2020
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Previously highlighted as a value name in our analysis released March 25, 2020, VF Corp. (VFC) has unveiled its plan for reopening stores across the Middle East, Europe and the United States as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. The earnings might have missed expectations on Friday (May 15), but digital sales and the ongoing reopening plan are clear positives moving forward, and the stock provides a value-oriented entry level at the same price as we recommended two months ago.
18 May 2020
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Despite the closure of all sporting events affecting the Sporting Business, Fox Corp. (FOXA) witnessed record breaking audiences for FOX News and its FOX Businesses, helping the company to another earnings beat. With FOXA’s recent acquisitions and elections six months away to ramp up ad sales, we maintain our target price and continue to hold FOXA.
12 May 2020
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Significant cluster open market purchases made by insiders at Bunge Ltd (BG) prompted an entry into the Model Portfolio on April 9, 2020, with other factors involved as well (new CEO, potential Spinoff, activist involvement). The confidence of the management, coupled with the temporary nature of the hits taken due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, indicate to us BG will be able to recover and recommend increasing at these levels.
07 May 2020
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Assuming no supply chain disruption, ConAgra Brands, Inc.'s (CAG) management expects to fulfill and exceed its FY20 guidance, a rare occurrence during the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis. Investors also took this as positive news, and CAG is using its accelerated free cash flow to pay down debt as consumers increasingly turn to the company's attractive frozen foods portfolio during quarantine and working from home. Read on for more.
24 April 2020
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Given the current retail environment and widespread pandemic quarantine practices across the country, Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) has seen a hit to its turnaround efforts, though this has been offset by a growing digital presence and increased cash balance. The turnaround plan is still on track to be delivered by CEO Mark Tritton by next month (May 2020), and we see the sharp decline in share price as a strong opportunity to accumulate BBBY ahead of its execution.
22 April 2020
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Canadian Solar, Inc. (CSIQ) beat both the market and its own expectations in this week's earnings report, and we are still positive on the potential for this company to perform a Spinoff of its MSS solar modules segment. The company's tight control of its supply chain and international footprint has helped to mitigate the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and a newly authorized share buyback program will help offset the recent selloff. Read on for more on this catalyst name.
27 March 2020
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To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our positions in Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) and Fox Corp. (FOXA) on their fundamentals that remain intact. These companies' current levels now warrant increases to their Model Portfolio positions. See the links below for more details and respective analyses/alerts.
12 March 2020