Elliott's Investment in SalesForce is a Mere Sign that the Stock's Finally Reached Fair Value
Activist investor Elliott has made a multibillion-dollar investment in Salesforce (CRM). Elliott will probably push for CRM to make operational improvements (and possibly seek board representation). The company's already laid off 10% of its workforce. The fears of an economic slowdown may prompt potential customers to postpone the acquisition of new CRM functionality. Revenue has recently decelerated.The stock's lost about 50% of its value in a little over a year. A co-CEO's leaving the company, and so is the co-founder of Slack Tech, which CRM acquired last year (after buying Tableau and MuleSoft earlier). Starboard Value, another top investor, has also acquired a key stake in CRM. But, unsurprisingly, it's not advocated for major changes. Indeed, there is nothing too...
Howard Hughes & Pershing Square
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. has a 31.7% stake in Howard Hughes (HHC). If you believe Bill Ackman is a smart investor - and he is - 's got to make you... think. The firm has strong management, a compelling portfolio of strategically-located real estate assets, and is rather cheap, making it a possible value investment. Ackman serves as director and chairman, has waived all compensation.
Insiders Buy Shares at Varonis Systems
Key insiders including the CEO, CFO, and SVP of Sales, bought shares of Varonis Systems (VRNS). All three are key decision-makers. the purchases are also large enough that they warrant scrutiny. The Company is expected to be profitable over the next couple of years, as is made clear below: Meanwhile, the 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Varonis Systems have a median target of 25.00, with a high estimate of 63.00 and a low estimate of 20.00. The median estimate represents a +50.69% increase from the last price of 16.59. After their recent collapse (see stock chart below), the shares seem rather cheap. Varonis Systems, Inc. (Varonis)...
Flipped A Coinbase And Landed On Tailwinds: It's A Buy
Summary A bear in crypto, a deteriorating bottom line, intensifying competition, negative sentiment, and the prospect of heavier regulation, make any investment in Coinbase a contrarian play. But crypto will not go away. Coinbase knows it. BlackRock knows it. Even the government knows it. We go against the grain, make the case Coinbase is a buy. Coinbase has to regain profitability but network effects, a strong balance sheet, solid competitive positioning, and leadership in risk management and regulatory compliance, hold promise. Coinbase is actively fighting trading fee erosion via the creation of a unique ecosystem that offers a wide range of services (well beyond trading) and multiple income streams. Check out www.funanc1al.com for market insight and so much more. We...
Tags: Bullish Case, Buy, Coinbase, Contrarian, Crypto, Economic Moat, Growth Stock, Innovation
Insider Purchase at Adobe (ADBE) Holds Promise
EVP and CFO Daniel Durm purchased around $935,000 worth or 3,250 shares of Adobe stock (ADBE) at an average price of $288.11 per share on Sep. 22, 2022. The shares have lost around 60% of their value in a year. The company has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Figma, a leading web-first collaborative design platform, for roughly $20 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition price, which is more than 50 times annualized recurring revenue, or ARR, of Figma, has rattled some investors. ADBE lost 17% the day this deal was announced on September 15, 2022. But the acquisition seems like a solid strategic fit. Further, Adobe has come to dominate in content creation software with its iconic Photoshop and Illustrator solutions, both...
Ginkgo's Potential for Appreciation
Investing Rationale As it revolutionized not one, but several industries, Amazon's stock went from $.08 to $123 (as of end of day, June 7, 2022, after adjusting for splits) in 25 years. Invest $10,000 at or shortly after the IPO, and two decades and a half later, you find yourself inheriting a fortune of $15,375,000. Essentially, one dollar turns into $15,000. You read that right! All you had to do back then, and we have to do now, is pick the right horse and never sell. Hold, no matter what. Bears, wars, revolutions, bugs and viruses, recessions, terrorism, inflation, presidents, hardly make a dent. Let's find the next Amazon. We'll make some mistakes along the way and apologize for the...
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