By Liu-Yue (Louie) Lam, Oxstones
YHOO, YAHOO – $16.49, 10/30/10, remember MSFT wanted to buy it in the $30′s? Still has a great brand name, hidden international treasure asset – Alibaba, a China play on auctions a la Ebay and B2B ecommerce – global supply chain.
ELN, ELAN – $5.45, 10/30/10, still has a blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug – Tysabri. Currently trading near multi-year lows. Massive drug patent expiration from big pharma have pushed them to M&A in order to fill their product lines with acquisitions to replace revenues lost from generic competition. Potential take over target, maybe partner – Biogen or JNJ will close the deal. Johnson & Johnson did buy a stake for $12 a few years ago.
AOL – $26.68, 10/30/10. Still have that legendary brand name that must be worth something. Has a nice collection of internet properties. Relatively cheap valuation compared to peers in the industry. Potential take over target from its larger peers to further consolidate mind share.
SNE, SONY – $33.84, 10/30/10. Great brand name and international recognition. Still makes great electronic products of high quality. But missing the old legendary innovation for new products. Maybe Apple can help ignite the old R&D by joining forces? Sony is cheap in terms of valuation for a world class brand. Currently trading near multi-year lows and below its book value for additional margin of safety for a high quality company.
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Liu-Yue (Louie) Lam, Co-Founder, CEO, & Chief Investment Strategist
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