The Last Word
THE LAST WORD
With eight billion- dollar gaming franchises in its portfolio, including the wildly popular Call of Duty and Destiny, Activision Blizzard’s share price shot up 79 per cent in 2017.
A beneficiary of the America First doctrine, First Solar’s share price rose a 114 per cent thanks to likely tariffs on Chinese imports. Green tech = greenbacks!
Posting a 132 per cent growth over 2017, the company behind Invisalign is the S&P 500’s best performer. Its 10 per cent market share is only going up because metal braces will never be cool.
High dividends may explain its 89 per cent rise, but a seven per cent increase in commercial plane deliveries helped too. Guess who committed to US$3 billion (RM12 billion) worth of planes last year? Hint: Malaysia.