SoftBank Corp

9984-JP

TYO:9984

4,298.00
1.00 (0.02%)
SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational telecommunications and Internet corporation established on September 3, 1981, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 5, 2019

One issue they have is misallocating capital in stocks like Uber and WeWork, but not really thinking through their investing decisions and relying on gut feeling. Softbank also has trouble raising money, and there's basically just one person running the show here. Also, there are questions about their corporate governance. This isn't a good way to run a business and they will suffer. Look elsewhere.

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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
November 5, 2019

One issue they have is misallocating capital in stocks like Uber and WeWork, but not really thinking through their investing decisions and relying on gut feeling. Softbank also has trouble raising money, and there's basically just one person running the show here. Also, there are questions about their corporate governance. This isn't a good way to run a business and they will suffer. Look elsewhere.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
October 28, 2019
The WeWork situation is a mess. WW started by borrowing and raising investment, but rather than go to new investors later, WW returned to SoftBank for more money. However, Softbank internally said that WW is worth more, so they paid out more to WW--that valuation bump will move through their earnings and make it look like they've had a good. He doesn't know the legality of this from an accounting perspective... Recently, WW went to the market valued at $47 billion, but the market valued WW at $10 billion. SoftBank just threw WW a $5 billion line to salvage what's left. It's hard to hold this stock if you don't trust management. Consider a half-sell and see what happens. Though, SoftBank's CEO is successful and a risk-taker. Anyway, expect volatility.
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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
October 28, 2019
The WeWork situation is a mess. WW started by borrowing and raising investment, but rather than go to new investors later, WW returned to SoftBank for more money. However, Softbank internally said that WW is worth more, so they paid out more to WW--that valuation bump will move through their earnings and make it look like they've had a good. He doesn't know the legality of this from an accounting perspective... Recently, WW went to the market valued at $47 billion, but the market valued WW at $10 billion. SoftBank just threw WW a $5 billion line to salvage what's left. It's hard to hold this stock if you don't trust management. Consider a half-sell and see what happens. Though, SoftBank's CEO is successful and a risk-taker. Anyway, expect volatility.
HOLD
HOLD
September 27, 2019
The We Work situation is hard to understand and may hold him back from investing more in them. As long as risk appetite remains positive, this will do okay.
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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
September 27, 2019
The We Work situation is hard to understand and may hold him back from investing more in them. As long as risk appetite remains positive, this will do okay.
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 14, 2019

(A Top Pick Jul 11/18, Up 16%) It's loaded with debt and has invested in risky things, like WeWork and Uber. That Uber IPO this week didn't bode well for SoftBank. They recently launched a $5.5 billion share buyback. This stock is down because of Uber weakness. (There is IPO fatigue, and not Uber's fault.)

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(A Top Pick Jul 11/18, Up 16%) It's loaded with debt and has invested in risky things, like WeWork and Uber. That Uber IPO this week didn't bode well for SoftBank. They recently launched a $5.5 billion share buyback. This stock is down because of Uber weakness. (There is IPO fatigue, and not Uber's fault.)

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 15, 2019
Double-risky bet. Funding for startups, but leveraged 2:1. Stock went up, and fell drastically with the tech sector. If you're going to take a position, it should only be 1/4 - 1/2 of what you normally would.
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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
February 15, 2019
Double-risky bet. Funding for startups, but leveraged 2:1. Stock went up, and fell drastically with the tech sector. If you're going to take a position, it should only be 1/4 - 1/2 of what you normally would.
BUY
BUY
January 31, 2019
It owns a diversified suite of assets. It trades at a 30% discount. He likes it. You have to let management surface value with these kinds of conglomerates.
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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
January 31, 2019
It owns a diversified suite of assets. It trades at a 30% discount. He likes it. You have to let management surface value with these kinds of conglomerates.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 12, 2018

Trying to become like Berkshire Hathaway, but in the tech space. Have a ton of debt. Everything they’re buying has a lot of risk. Red flag that they’re using strong stock price as currency to acquire. Doesn’t want to be in this space. Putting a lot of money into telecom, and won’t get a huge payback.

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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
October 12, 2018

Trying to become like Berkshire Hathaway, but in the tech space. Have a ton of debt. Everything they’re buying has a lot of risk. Red flag that they’re using strong stock price as currency to acquire. Doesn’t want to be in this space. Putting a lot of money into telecom, and won’t get a huge payback.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 25, 2018

(Past Top Pick, Oct. 11, 2017, Up 14%) This stock has lifted only in the past few months after being sideways or down. They have a $100-billion vision fund which is now $200 bilion, more than all that Silicon Valley has raised in two years. His catalyst was the spin-off that took a $1-billion investment. Since then, he invested in this and has been happy. There's more room to go.

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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
September 25, 2018

(Past Top Pick, Oct. 11, 2017, Up 14%) This stock has lifted only in the past few months after being sideways or down. They have a $100-billion vision fund which is now $200 bilion, more than all that Silicon Valley has raised in two years. His catalyst was the spin-off that took a $1-billion investment. Since then, he invested in this and has been happy. There's more room to go.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 20, 2018

They've invested in areas of tech that many are interested in. But can they truly achieve their objective? It's a holding company--you take arisk that over time they end up with a discount from NAV. Don't buy this, but invest in an area they are in that interests you instead.

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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
August 20, 2018

They've invested in areas of tech that many are interested in. But can they truly achieve their objective? It's a holding company--you take arisk that over time they end up with a discount from NAV. Don't buy this, but invest in an area they are in that interests you instead.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 11, 2018

It owns positions in Alibaba and Sprint. They have a $100 billion VC fund, the most powerful anywhere apparently. World-class assets. (Analysts' price target: Yen 12568 )

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It owns positions in Alibaba and Sprint. They have a $100 billion VC fund, the most powerful anywhere apparently. World-class assets. (Analysts' price target: Yen 12568 )

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 5, 2018

One of the world's biggest tech investors, based in Japan. Stock has been so-so lately. They have $100 billion invested in innovations like self-driving cars and AI. A great name. His only concern is they're heavily indebted, but are trying to create income streams from an insurance business they want to partner with.

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One of the world's biggest tech investors, based in Japan. Stock has been so-so lately. They have $100 billion invested in innovations like self-driving cars and AI. A great name. His only concern is they're heavily indebted, but are trying to create income streams from an insurance business they want to partner with.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 2, 2018

This company is like owning a venture capital firm with investments in Uber and others. The company may make investments in 20 ventures, hoping one really hits.

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This company is like owning a venture capital firm with investments in Uber and others. The company may make investments in 20 ventures, hoping one really hits.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 11, 2017

A Japanese conglomerate, well known multinational Telecommunications/Internet sitting in Japan. Trading at a huge discount to its underlying holdings. Trades at around $99-$100 billion market cap, and at a 40% discount to some of the names they own. They just bought an investment in Matchbox, which is an open-source mapping technology for every single device in the world. A good way to play some of the underlying names like Ali Baba (BABA-N) and Nvidia (NVDA-Q). Dividend yield of 0.7%. (Analysts’ price target is ¥11,750.00.)

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SoftBank Corp (9984-JP)
October 11, 2017

A Japanese conglomerate, well known multinational Telecommunications/Internet sitting in Japan. Trading at a huge discount to its underlying holdings. Trades at around $99-$100 billion market cap, and at a 40% discount to some of the names they own. They just bought an investment in Matchbox, which is an open-source mapping technology for every single device in the world. A good way to play some of the underlying names like Ali Baba (BABA-N) and Nvidia (NVDA-Q). Dividend yield of 0.7%. (Analysts’ price target is ¥11,750.00.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 10, 2014

Owns more than 20% of Alibaba, and is the best way to get exposure to Alibaba before its IPO in the next 12 months or so. His fund owns this company primarily for that reason.

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Owns more than 20% of Alibaba, and is the best way to get exposure to Alibaba before its IPO in the next 12 months or so. His fund owns this company primarily for that reason.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 15, 2014

The big asset is their Sprint ownership. Also, have a piece of the Ali Baba through the back door. Effectively it is a telecom holding company and quite well run. Good operation, but could never grasp what it really is. He is neutral on this because he just doesn’t understand it.

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The big asset is their Sprint ownership. Also, have a piece of the Ali Baba through the back door. Effectively it is a telecom holding company and quite well run. Good operation, but could never grasp what it really is. He is neutral on this because he just doesn’t understand it.

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SoftBank Corp(9984-JP) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 1

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 2

Total Signals / Votes : 4

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SoftBank Corp(9984-JP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is SoftBank Corp stock symbol?

SoftBank Corp is a OTC stock, trading under the symbol 9984-JP on the (). It is usually referred to as or 9984-JP

Is SoftBank Corp a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 4 stock analysts published opinions about 9984-JP. 1 analyst recommended to BUY the stock. 2 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is DON'T BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for SoftBank Corp.

Is SoftBank Corp a good investment or a top pick?

SoftBank Corp was recommended as a Top Pick by Paul Harris, CFA on 2019-11-05. Read the latest stock experts ratings for SoftBank Corp.

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Is SoftBank Corp worth watching?

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What is SoftBank Corp stock price?

On 2019-10-22, SoftBank Corp (9984-JP) stock closed at a price of $4298.