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Matthew Salthouse
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John Jeffrey, CEO, Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.

John Jeffrey
CEO | Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.
Suite 1000 - 207 9 Ave SW, T2P 1K3 Calgary (CAN)


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15. February 2021 | 10:48 CET

Grenke, wallstreet:online, flatexDEGIRO - Multibagger: The incredible development continues!?

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Multibaggers are stocks that have multiplied in value. Peter Lynch, the former star fund manager, coined the term tenbagger. This term refers to shares that have increased tenfold in value. The idea is not pure speculation, but to find growth companies and participate in their successes over the long term. The list of success stories is long but also just as varied. If you look at the top performers' rankings of the last decades, some even disappear from the rankings because they (temporarily) crashed or were overtaken. We present three companies below. The first still belongs to the multibagger category but is currently going through hard times. Despite their brilliant share price performance, the other two companies are growth stories that invite you to buy.

time to read: 3 minutes by Carsten Mainitz
ISIN: DE000A2GS609 , DE000A161N30 , DE000FTG1111

Thomas Soltau, CEO, wallstreet:online capital AG
"[...] With, we have been committed to the self-deciding customers for almost 20 years and have been reducing the costs of capital investment in the long term. [...]" Thomas Soltau, CEO, wallstreet:online capital AG

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Carsten Mainitz

The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

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GRENKE AG - the second Wirecard?

Since September 2020, there has been a lot of unrest at the SDAX group. While the share price was still around EUR 100 at the beginning of last year, it was only around EUR 60 in late summer. Developments came to a head in the short term in recent days. After volatile trading, the share ended the week at just under EUR 31 and a corresponding market capitalization of EUR 1.5 billion.

In its more than 40-year history, the Group has evolved from a pure leasing provider for IT and office equipment to a provider of comprehensive financing, factoring and banking services for commercial and private customers. The Group operates in 32 countries and has grown rapidly in the past through acquisitions. Concerning the latter aspect, accusations were increasingly voiced in 2020. It was alleged that the Group had paid too high prices for acquisitions and was not transparent enough in general. The Wirecard scandal also led to investors becoming very alert and reacting sensitively in recent months. As a result, Company founder Wolfgang Grenke resigned from his supervisory board position in the late summer. External expert opinions were commissioned.

Then, last week, another blow. On Monday, Group CEO Mark Kindermann resigned with immediate effect. The share price subsequently plunged by over 30% to around EUR 25 on the same day, recovering over the course of the week following an open letter from the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Kindermann vacated his post as auditors uncovered far-reaching deficiencies in the area of compliance and BaFin reserved the right to take the step of removing the board itself after a further review. The stock market has digested the shock somewhat, however analysts continue to keep their distance from the Company and the majority have suspended their rating for the share. Only when the auditors' reports are complete can investors breathe a sigh of relief again. The current status of the reports sounds more like weaknesses and errors that will not have any massive or existentially threatening consequences for the Group. But trust has to be earned. If it is lost, it takes a long time to regain it.

WALLSTREET:ONLINE AG - from all-time high to all-time high

The market slowly realizes the potential of the share of the largest independent financial portal operator in the German-speaking world - despite the enormous share price rally. But the dreams of the future and the value enhancement lever for shareholders do not come from the established and profitable core business.

Still, they lie in the transaction business of the 70% subsidiary wallstreet:online Capital. Smartbroker, a so-called neo-broker, was launched in the market at the end of 2019. However, Smartbroker stands out from the Group of neo-brokers, as it offers a broad range of products in addition to low terms and conditions.
The Group announced an important personnel development last Friday. Effective March 1, Matthias Hach will become the Group's new CEO. Hach brings years of experience in online brokerage with several established players. Current CEO Stefan Zmojda will assume the position of Chief Revenue Officer on the then four-member board.

Concerning further growth, the Group was optimistic and expects new customer growth of 30,000 investors in the first two months of the year. Central to this, in addition to customer growth, is the expansion of the Smartbroker's offering, including the launch of an app this year and the leveraging of synergies between the portal and transaction businesses. wallstreet:online is a storybook tale of a successful and dynamically growing listed company. The share continues to have excellent upside potential.

FLATEXDEGIRO AG - Tenbagger. And it goes on...

Those who put the online broker's share into their securities account 10 years ago and were patient, can today proudly look forward to a twenty-fold increase in their invested capital. Last year, flatex acquired its competitor DEGIRO and has since operated under the name flatexDEGIRO while using both the flatex and DEGIRO brands. The Group is one of Europe's leading and fastest-growing online brokerage platforms.

Earlier this month, the Group reported a brilliant start to the new financial year. In January alone, the Company acquired 130,000 new customers, so the Group now expects to record up to 750,000 new customers in 2021, instead of "over 350,000" as previously stated.

By year-end 2021, the Group expects to have a customer base of up to 2 million traders and up to 90 million transactions. In January, the Company already achieved a tripling of trades to 11.4 million. Analysts at Warburg and Jeffries were impressed by the figures and the forecasts and raised the share price to EUR 105 and EUR 118, respectively.


Carsten Mainitz

The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

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05. February 2021 | 12:22 CET | by Stefan Feulner

Deutsche Bank, wallstreet:online, Bayer - The return of the giants!

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The dinosaurs of the German economy report good news. Deutsche Bank has made it into the black for six years, and Bayer AG is making progress in settling the Monsanto debacle. Among online brokers, the wheat was separated from the chaff last week and we present you with an online broker you can trust!


06. January 2021 | 09:05 CET | by Carsten Mainitz

Lang & Schwarz, wallstreet:online, Commerzbank - Explosive Growth: License to Print Money

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Many securities trading banks and brokers completed the best year in their corporate history in 2020. Profits and share prices multiplied. There is no end in sight to the trend. The stock market climate is robust and positive, and we are seeing historically high trading activity. Several providers offer securities trading free of charge or at extremely low conditions, and new investors are also flocking to the market. Therefore, it is worth taking a look at the shares of Lang & Schwarz AG. The Company operates the third-largest trading venue for private investors in Germany. Also, little is known about the growth story of Smartbroker, which belongs to the largest publisher-independent financial portal operator wallstreet:online. With Commerzbank, we take a closer look at a potential turnaround candidate in 2021. The last shares in Comdirect were acquired at the end of 2020, and further far-reaching restructuring measures are pending. Which share price will double first in 2021?


30. November 2020 | 10:45 CET | by Carsten Mainitz

Delivery Hero, wallstreet:online, flatexDEGIRO: Despite a doubling of the share price: Which share is about to be revalued?

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"The trend is your friend." This stock market wisdom is quoted often. The message is simple: as long as trends continue, investors should let profits run. In the following, we present three stocks that have doubled in value within the last 12 months. The common denominator is the online business, from which the companies profit differently. Some of these companies are facing a revaluation, thanks to the scalability of their business model and expansion course. Buy and leave it - is the question for which share?