The Stock Market • By Jimmy Zhen
Stocks Bought • Companies Invested In: • Synnex (SNX) • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) • Comcast (CMCSA) • Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) • Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
SYNNEX(SNX) • Synnex is a global information technology supply chains service company. (Technology Distributors) • Recently, “Synnex acquired gem. Gem is a European based provider of customer contact solutions that supports a global customer base in 28 languages from locations in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Debrecen, Hungary.
Activision Blizzard(ATVI) • “In a most curious display of expansive commercialisation, over in the States Activision have partnered up with Pepsi in order to facilitate Modern Warfare 3’s “Rank Up XP” promotion. Rank Up XP goes like this: if players buy any PepsiCo products – like Mountain Dew or Doritos, say – they’ll be able to redeem codes found in the packaging that offer certain amounts of limited Double XP time in Modern Warfare 3.” • Also, Blizzcon 2011 will be starting on October 21, 2011.
Comcast(CMCSA) • Comcast is a internet service provider, cable provider, and VOIP provider. • “Dreams and Comcast Sports Group Launch Regional Online Fan Shops • New Engagement Builds Upon Successful Partnership with NBC Sports”
Microsoft Corporation(MSFT) • Microsoft Corporation is a multi-national corporation that develops, manufactures, and licenses a wide variety of products predominantly those related to computing. • “Microsoft Corporation NASDAQ:MSFT yesterday announced that its Silicon Valley campus has made a donation of about $16.7 million in form of cash and software. This donation will help more than 60 Bay Area non-profit organizations to continue to enhance their service delivery to thousands of local citizens.”
Take-Two Interactive Software(TTWO) • Take-Two Interactive Software is an major American developer and distributor of video games. They own two labels, Rockstar and 2K. • On October 11, 2011, they released the game of the year edition of Red Dead Redemption.
Overall Profit • Overall, I gained $497.27.
Citations • http://games.on.net/article/13886/Activisions_MW3_Cross-Promotion_Buy_Pepsi_Products_Receive_Double_XP • http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dreams-and-comcast-sports-group-launch-regional-online-fan-shops-2011-10-11 • http://galaxystocks.com/14311/business-news/microsoft-corporation-grants-cash-software-donations-to-bay-area-ngos-nasdaqmsft/ • http://phx.corporate-ir.net/preview/phoenix.zhtml?c=86428&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1615589&highlight= • mspmentor.net • geek.pikimal.com • arstechnica.com • gaygamer.net