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Nintendo Stock Value Climbs to Highest Point Since Late February

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Moving up

Nintendo's stock value has had a funny year, with a rapid spike and equally sudden decline showing how temperamental the markets can be. Since late January the big N's stock has fluctuated, but the general trend has been upwards. We reported on this in some detail in late May, with the value heading back to stable levels seen throughout much of 2013.

The past couple of days have brought more landmarks that may give Nintendo's management some cause for a smile, especially ahead of the Q1 financial results being published at the end of July. On 22nd July Nintendo stock jumped — along with some others in a positive day in Tokyo — by 3.4 percent to 12,925, a high point since 26th February. Today's close brought a further increase of 0.89%, taking Nintendo past the 13,000 mark to 13,040 Yen. The price will naturally wobble around over the next week, but it'll be interesting to see how Nintendo's business has performed in Q1 of this financial year, and how that'll affect stock value.

For you chart fans, meanwhile, below are some line graphs showing the trends over the past month and year.

Past Month

Past Year

Some positive news for the money men at Nintendo; the Q1 financial results will be published on 30th July, and we'll be dissecting the results, as usual, here on Nintendo Life.

[via bloomberg.com]

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User Comments (22)

Joalro

#3

Joalro said:

I feel like since mario kart 8, something clicked in Nintendo and somebody said "hey guys, maybe we should advertise, or something". I feel like since then, Nintendo has really been getting the point across.

TheWPCTraveler

#5

TheWPCTraveler said:

I really feel that you ignored the fact that Nintendo stock just followed the trends of Japanese stocks in general. Especially that mid-to-late Q4 surge and subsequent Q1 correction. If it was really just based on Nintendo's performance and upside potential, I'd say it would've stayed flat due to Wii U sales staying so.

In fact, I'd go ahead and say they underperformed Year-to-Date. Looking at the Nikkei 225, they're at least a couple percent above last year's closing price.

If I were investing in Nintendo, I'd do it while it predictably falls within the confines of Japanese market predictability. Nintendo's upside potential has drastically improved post-E3, and already stands to profit this quarter. I'd expect an upswing after the earrings report.

Kaze_Memaryu

#6

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Hm, let's see how long it lasts. Hyrule Warriors is slowly becoming a questionable title, Bayonetta 2 kinda doesn't draw enough attention, and Xenoblade X has almost no chances for an international release this year.

It mostly depends on Smash and amiibo whether Nintendo will be able to keep up momentum...

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

A SSB release date before Christmas would probably help the stock. I dont see how anyone would invest in a company that has so much riding on Christmas - not just SSB but also the related Gamecube controller, adaptor, and all those amiibo toys - but we dont know for sure if any of that stuff will even be out before Christmas. HW, B2 and Captain Toad are great lead ins, but its really all about when SSB U releases. I know everybody here will buy the game and amiibo in Jan, Feb or March, but they need to be on shelves before Christmas in order to put Wii U under more Christmas trees.

2Sang

#10

2Sang said:

I'm not surprised. They could only do better than the crap they've been doing for the past 2 years. Not to mention the amazing e3 performance and the introduction of amiibos and the potential money to be made there.

ThomasBW84Admin

#12

ThomasBW84 said:

@TheWPCTraveler I referenced the general uptake in the Tokyo market, and mentioned the broader trend in the past couple of months.

As a landmark had been hit, it's a chance to look at the overall picture before the financials next week.

AdanVC

#13

AdanVC said:

Thanks to the power of MK8, an excellent E3 presentation with a promising lineup of upcoming games and the Luigi death stare the factors that contributed to this rise. That's good! Hope it continues increasing.

Palutena

#15

Palutena said:

It'l go up even more when Hyrule Warriors comes out since people in Japan are just so fond of the Dynasty Warriors series. Subsequently, October will hit and Smash for 3DS will be out. Even more of an increase.Then October comes to pass and the new month of November will likely have Smash for Wii U released as well as the overly popular, new Pokemon games. Oh, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker will also be out within the holiday season. Nintendo can expect a financially safe, rest of the year.

TheWPCTraveler

#18

TheWPCTraveler said:

@ThomasBW84 Sorry for missing the reference. I guess we're not perfect, after all.

I'm just really surprised that Nintendo followed the market during the past few months. I could swear that the upward trend post-May should be steeper...

aaronsullivan

#19

aaronsullivan said:

@rjejr
You do an awful lot of worrying about exact release dates. You really are a planner aren't you? Do you know exactly what you are doing for the next two weeks down to the hour? I'm betting you do. :P

Truth be told, if that's the case, I wish I was more like you sometimes.

rjejr

#20

rjejr said:

@aaronsullivan - Oh god I have been planning almost every second of my life as far back as I can remember. I have things planned 10, 20, 30 years out (nothing is planned out beyond 30 years b/c since I was a teen I always figured Ild die between 2050 and 2055 b/c I wanted to live until 2050 - I'm expecting the arrival of space aliens by then - but 90 just seems too old). I really do wish I was able to relax, live in the moment, or stop and smell the roses. Well actually I can stop and smell the roses if I plan for it. I am almost always planning for what comes next, never ever in the moment. It's no way to live. Well maybe if your Billy Pilgrim.

Sugar_Crunch_BD

#21

Sugar_Crunch_BD said:

@Kaze_Memaryu how is hyrule warriors 'slowly becoming a questionable title'? It's always looked exactly like dynasty warriors and never bared much resemblance to past zelda games, so if people were hoping for it to be like a zelda game thats their fault. All you had to do was watch the reveal video and compare it to footage of dynasty warriors 8

Kaze_Memaryu

#22

Kaze_Memaryu said:

@Captain-Falcon Thing is, Zelda was always easily identified through either characters or gameplay. Hyrule Warriors doesn't necessarily look like a Musou-type on the surface, but more like a mix of tactics and action (most early screenshots showed both allies and enemies fighting each other).
But people are slowly realizing the obvious: that Hyrule Warriors is more or less just a Zelda-reskinned Dynasty Warriors with secondary weapons from the series, despite easily holding the means and abilities to add a bit more diversity into the game without much of a delay.

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