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Sony stock has received an average of a ‘buy’ rating from 25 credible analysts. This is a strong indicator that the shares are experiencing a buy pressure and likely to hit its ATH set in mid-march of 2000.
Sony Corp (NYSE: SNE) stock has dropped nearly 3% during Tuesday’s pre-market trading session. This drop was attributed to a report that the company has cut its production budget for its latest PlayStation – PS5.
At the time of writing, Sony stock was trading around $76.59 (-1.47%). The shareholders of the Japanese conglomerate company have seen their portfolio up approximately 14.29% year to date through Monday, up around 12.0% in the past three months through the same time, dropped 6.34% in value in the past one month, and added approximately 2.25% in the last five days.
The company is one of Japan’s largest corporations by market capitalization and operating profit, it has devised several ways to increase its revenue collection during the coronavirus pandemic.
As of July 2020, its market value is at over $90 billion, placing Sony as one of the five most valuable companies in Japan. However, as of the time of publication, the company had added $5 more billions in its value.
Sony stock has 1.26 billion outstanding shares and has seen a 52-week range of between $50.94 and $84.15.
According to a report provided by MarketWatch, Sony stock has received an average of a ‘buy’ rating from 25 credible analysts. This is a strong indicator that the shares are experiencing a buy pressure and likely to hit its ATH set in mid-march of 2000.
Apart from the popular gaming consoles, the company engages in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices. With years of experience, the company is capable of delivering exactly what the consumers are looking for especially in regards to the tech industry.
Sony (SNE) Stock Future Prospects
After years of meticulous planning, the company launched the PS5 to bolster its shrinking revenue collection avenues amid the pandemic. The launch of the latest gaming console gave investors hope that the Sony stock will get new fuel to pump.
Less than a quarter a year since the launch of the PS5, the company is now reportedly slashing its production budget. According to people familiar with the company’s operations, Sony has cut the PS5 production budget and reduced the units in the fiscal year by 4 million.
However, the effect might not be severe on the Sony stock if the company can deliver consistently and manage to keep the rest of its business doing well.
“If Sony can really ship 11 million for this fiscal year, we do not think the shortfall will be critical,” Kazunori Ito, senior equity analyst at Morningstar Investment Management Asia, told CNBC. He added that the market’s focus will be on pricing as well as the pipeline of games.
Bloomberg said the Japanese electronics powerhouse has been facing manufacturing issues, with production yields as low as 50% for its SOC (system-on-chip).