I think it's very telling when people on this forum have a better gauge of the Switch and it's trajectory than a man who makes a six figure salary. It's weird he doesn't get the hybrid concept when the Switch. The Lite didn't release until 2019, almost 2 years later, and the system did very well. Clearly people got the Switch concept, but somehow Pachter doesn't. You'd think after the Wii he'd eat some humble pie and study this company rather than shoot off at the mouth. It seems like his job at the firm to say stuff to get headlines.
Even then he's not.
I don't remember where it was, but there was a guy who was tracking his investments, and his earnings were... 101.2%, so a tiny return on investment of only 1.2%. Mind you, that was in 2012 when the stock market was booming, so he was underperforming below the standard
To add context to your point: on 1/1/2012, the SNP closed at $1,313. On 1/1/2013, it closed at $1,498, which is about a 14 percent return. So you were better off putting your money into an SNP Index fund than giving it to Pachter. Even worse, those suckers had to pay Pachter his management fee for his 1.2% return.
I avoided posting in this thread but I feel I need to point out his biggest flaw, it isn't downplaying nintendo. It is downplaying Netflix to the point that investors want him to shut up.
"This Netflix Analyst Has Cost Investors a 2,000% Return"
"On Nov. 30, 2011, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said Netflix was a broken company, and he saw no way to fix it. Pachter advised his clients to sell the stock, and estimated its value at $6 a share."
"Anyone who followed Pachter’s advice missed out on one of the greatest stock market runs in modern history, a return of more than 2,000% over the last decade. Netflix is now worth 250 billion and trades at about $565 a share. Had you invested just $1,000 when Pachter said to sell, you’d have turned that into more than $20,000."
And most of all his opinion hasn't exactly changed much on the fact he believes you should sell.
"Pachter believes Netflix will remain the dominant player in streaming for years, commanding 30% of the market. And yet, he still has a sell rating. He’s increased his price target all the way from $6 in 2011 to more than $300 today. But that’s about $200 below where they are trading."
Last edited by Acevil - on 31 March 2021