The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up (week to 13 Oct)

The Weekly Comment by Pelham Smithers

Pelham Smithers discusses the whys and wherefores of Japan’s love affair with blockchain.

Company / Sector / Thematic Comments at a Glance

Macro / Politics

1. Polls Give Abe Strong Majority
2. Nikkei 225 Members Under Scrutiny:
3. Seven & I (3382): Positive Earnings Season Bellwether

Technology: Consumer and Industrial Electronics / Electronic Components

4. Sony (6758): Is Netflix a Problem? / Disappointing Start for Blade Runner 2049
5. Panasonic (6752): Tesla Model 3 Production Issues Offset by Strong X and S Demand
6. Square Enix (9684): Flame vs Blaze a Damp Squib
7. DRAM Prices Surging: IC Theme Laggards Points to Material Suppliers

Chemicals / Electronic Materials

8. Japan Display (6740): Panel Prices to Remain a Worry
9. Are Reporting Modifications Attracting or Hampering Investment?
10. NSSMC Reduces its Position in Sumco (3436) Again
11. Asahi Kasei (3407), Sekisui Chemical (4204): Uninspiring Housing Orders
12. Investments in Agro Drones


13. Kobe Steel (5406): Quality Issues for Materials in Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Auto Parts / Machinery

14. Machinery Moves This Week Continued to be Dominated by Automation
15. Broker Upgrades Echo PSA’s Positive Outlook on NOK (7240) and Ferrotec (6890)


16. A Good Week for mixi (2121), Recruit (6098), CyberAgent (4751) and GREE (3632)


17. Chugai (4519) vs Shionogi (4507) / Pharma Sector Picks


18. SoftBank (9984): Its Recent Share Price Strength / Sprint, TMUS Deal by Month-end?

PSA Company Visits, Tours and Interviews

• Call with Teijin (3401)
• Attended results meetings for Idom (7599), Lawson Inc (2651) and Yoshinoya (9861)

List of PSA Published Reports as of August 2017 

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