Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) decided to purchase United States gaming platform corporation Gaikai Inc, based in Aliso Viejo, California, for almost $380 million, as the manufacturer of PlayStation game consoles getting ready to broaden cloud- based entertainment services.
The Tokyo-based electronics manufacturer reported in a statement that the deal was planned to be done by the end of August and the effect on earnings is projected to be minute. Sony’s game unit spokesman Satoshi Nakajima stated that closely held Gaikai has expertise in transmitting data between cloud servers and users without postponement.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai pledged in April to restore earnings at Sony by concentrating on game players, digital imaging products like cameras, and mobile gadgets comprising smart phones. TIW Tokyo-based analyst Takashi Oka stated that the planned purchase confirms that the corporation looks to raise sales from going online.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Panasonic Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:PC) decreased -1.48% to settle at $7.98, Universal Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:UEIC) moved down -0.30% to end at $13.13 while Harman International Industries Inc./DE/ (NYSE:HAR) jumped +0.13% to finish on Monday at $39.65.
Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) last session volume of 0.92 million shares was higher than its average volume of 0.18 million shares. The stock after opening at $1.15 hit high price of $1.20 and then closed at $1.18 by scoring +1.72%.
SNE generated revenue of 81.40 billion in the following twelve months and earned -$5748.50 million. The Company showed a negative -6.17% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained -1.04%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -4.78%.
The SNE past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.18 and price to cash ratio remained 0.72. As far as the returns are concern, the SNE return on equity was recorded as -20.04% and dropped -4.81% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at -3.06%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +1.72% which was maintained for the month at +12.25%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -31.76% and for the year was -46.56% while the YTD performance remained at -21.29%.
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