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Old Nov 24, 2012, 1:41 AM   #1
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Heard today from a friend..... is Sony not looking too good on the shares front?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 4:49 AM   #2
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Sony is investing a lot of R&D money in its Digital Imaging division, which is its cash cow. Moody's downgraded Sony stock because they only care about the short term returns.
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Sony is not alone. Except for Samsung, all major Far-East consumer electronics companies are operating at a loss in the recession, especially in big screen TVs!

The problem going forward is 2 of Sony 3 pillars are showing sign of trouble:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news...igital-imaging

Gaming: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertco...rtner=yahootix

Mobile: When is the last time has anyone seen an Ericsson phone?

... and their balance sheet doesn't help (almost as much debt as asset):
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bs?s=SNE+...e+Sheet&annual
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All because somebody wanted to sell houses to people who couldn't afford them.
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Thanks guys. Sony does seem to be pushing the tech with its imaging which is great but developing new tech costs so really it's a shame they are being penalized for innovation.
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People who can't see past next quarter's returns always frown on long term expenditures. It's a good thing the government (for the most part) takes a long term view when it decides to buy aircraft carriers and such.
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