Analysts: THQ Falls Short in Q2

Lower-than-expected sales of games like Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and Stuntman: Ignition lead analysts to believe THQ will miss its Q2 fiscal guidance.

Mike Hickey with Janco Partners suggests that investors avoid THQ shares for the time being, and instead invest in Take-Two, GameStop or Electronic Arts.

He explained in a note to investors that THQ shares may be more desirable in the future. "At some point we believe [THQ's] shares will offer a compelling entry point, as fiscal '09 growth prospects could benefit from lower than anticipated fiscal '08 financial performance, the financial resources to roll up growth through IP acquisitions, general video game market growth, and an easier comp for their Pixar feature film game tie-in strategy."

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