17. April 2020 | 10:50 CET
BP, Enthusiast Gaming, TUI - why these shares are interesting now
The stock exchanges are currently in an interesting market phase. After the price slumps since February 2020, as a result of the spread of the Corona Pandemic, most indices have been able to make significant gains again and are now fluctuating in the middle between the time before COVID-19 and the days when the panic was at its highest. This is no coincidence, as central banks and politicians are all pulling together to provide support, and in some European countries a ban on short selling has even been imposed. In other words, without official market intervention, the recovery would probably have been less rapid.
time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose
Market leader in North America with potential
Enthusiast Gaming is the largest online gaming provider in North America. The Canadian company now reaches over 200 million people every month. In times of the spread of COVID-19 and the accompanying initial restrictions, Enthusiast Gaming offers a varied entertainment program for the home with over 100 gaming portals. More than 50 influencers give gamers recommendations and advices and on more than 900 YouTube channels the target group receives different contents around the clock, which can be advertised simultaneously.
In addition, the company has seven professional Esports teams that provide excitement and entertainment. The gaming industry has now reached a sales volume that is twice as large as the music and film industry combined. The value driver of the growing company is access to customers and the opportunities to make money from them.
OPEC+ must continue to cut back
The oil producer BP is currently in the focus of investors like all other large companies in the industry, e.g. Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Total. The low oil price is a major concern for the industry. The oversupply due to the decline in demand in connection with the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 is depressing the price of the black gold, and storage capacity must also be created and maintained.
OPEC+ and the major producers will have to agree on further cuts in production in a timely manner to prevent the situation from escalating further. No member of OPEC+ and producer can have an interest in a low oil price, because each barrel produced can only be sold once and the proceeds are needed for the national budget or the return expectations of banks and investors.
Oil producer builds up reserves
The Canadian oil producer Saturn Oil & Gas is interesting in this context, as the company was able to increase its reserves by 63% to over 7.4 million barrels last year. By February 2021, management has hedged half of daily production at a price of over CAD 65.00. In addition, Saturn Oil & Gas plans to play a front-running role in ESG. Oil from countries like Canada, where human rights and environmental protection are important, will become more important in a better world.
The CEO of dynaCERT, Jim Payne, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Saturn Oil & Gas. This decision was based on the expertise of dynaCERT, which has developed a hydrogen technology that reduces the emission of pollutants from combustion engines.
Winners of the crisis
The travel group TUI has experienced the Corona Crisis as the greatest possible accident. The problem for a group with image and reputation is complex and must be handled with confidence in order to emerge from the situation as a potential winner. Already sold tours were cancelled, the program for timely travel was discontinued and stranded customers were brought back home. In simple terms, money is remitted back, revenues are lost and costs to protect customers rise.
The advantage of TUI is that the brand has not been damaged and access to customers is maintained. As soon as the wanderlust returns and the restrictions disappear, the business will flourish again and market shares will increase.