The Last Word

THE LAST WORD

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Con­tents -

Ac­tivi­sion Bliz­zard

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.

First So­lar

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!

Align Tech­nol­ogy

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.

Boe­ing

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.

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