30. October 2019 | 11:34 CET
BEYOND MEAT, RYU APPAREL, WIRECARD - SHARES FOR CONVERSION
Social change will never be as slow as it is now. The worldwide networking through the Internet and the social media has won people platforms to continuously exchange information around the globe in a matter of seconds on topics that move them. Against this backdrop, innovations and trends are particularly exciting and include topics such as nutrition, fashion and technologies that enable change over time. In this context, Beyond Meat, RYU Apparel and Wirecard are also moving into the focus of interested market participants.
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MEAT SUBSTITUTES FROM BEYOND MEAT
Beyond Meat is one of the fastest growing food companies in the U.S. and offers a portfolio of revolutionary vegetable meats. The company develops meat substitutes directly from plants, an innovation that enables consumers to experience the taste, texture and other sensory properties of popular animal-based meat products while experiencing the nutritional benefits of eating vegetable meat products.
The products are successful and appeal to a wide range of consumers who typically eat animal meat. The stock has risen from USD 45 to over USD 239 since its stock market debut in May of this year, and yesterday dropped out of trading at USD 81.99 after a caprile.
SPORTY FASHION FROM VANCOUVER
RYU Apparel is a Canadian model label and also focused on growth. The special feature of the brand is its sporty line. Stylish casual wear and high-quality fitness clothing for women and men as well as various complementary items such as bags and backpacks round off the portfolio. In recent years, the company has achieved sales growth in the two to three-digit percentage range. In its operating business, the company is profitable with a margin of over 40%.
In view of the fact that RYU has relied on the commitments of an anchor investor and has expanded its growth course accordingly, the company is now in a financial squeeze after having failed to make an equity injection so far. As soon as the market becomes aware that fresh money is flowing into the coffers in order to meet customer demand with new products, the share should recover from its current low of CAD 0.03 and remain a turnaround speculation until then.
GLOBAL PLAYER WITH HEADQUARTERS IN GERMANY
Wirecard is a German success story that has grown into a DAX member in around 15 years through a takeover of a shell company. Electronic payment processing is at the core of the company's activities, around which the service offering has been built. Wirecard operates in a highly competitive market around the globe and is now one of the world's leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions.
Accepting electronic payments from various sales channels is becoming increasingly important for customers. A global multi-channel platform offers a choice of international payment acceptances and procedures with complementary fraud prevention solutions. In the past, there have been repeated negative reports about the company and short attacks, which have proven to be untenable and therefore as entry opportunities. At around EUR 115, shares are currently changing hands.