- SoftBank shares have risen for a third consecutive day, reaching gains this week of 13%. Positive technology news, such as discussions with Intel over an IPO for SoftBank’s chip designer Arm, have helped boost the company’s stock.
- The Nikkei Stock Average reached a 33-year high on Tuesday, with SoftBank and Toyota shares partially contributing to gains. SoftBank’s shares rose as much as 5.5% in early trade, potentially leading to the company’s highest close of the year.
- SoftBank has faced challenges in recent years, including criticism for its opaque Vision Fund structure and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the company has made efforts to improve its fortunes, such as announcing plans to sell up to $41 billion in assets to reduce debt and launching a blank-check company for acquiring stakes in public and private companies.
SoftBank Group Corp. (TSE: 9984) saw a significant boost in their share prices on Monday after receiving positive tech news over the weekend. The stock price rose by 3.6%, reaching ¥8,777 ($82.05), which is the highest level since 2000.
The markets responded to the company’s announcement last week that it will be increasing its stake in chipmaker Arm from 25% to 29.9%. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed that the company will be investing an additional $1.1 billion to acquire more shares in the British-based semiconductor company, which builds chips for smartphones, computers, and servers.
This move is expected to benefit SoftBank Group Corp. by providing them with access to critical technology that will allow them to strengthen their position in the global tech industry. It is also a strategic decision, considering Arm’s recent developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, where SoftBank Group holds significant investments.
In addition to this, SoftBank’s portfolio of tech companies, including Uber Technologies Inc., WeWork, and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., have been performing well despite the ongoing pandemic. The companies have been adapting their strategies to meet the changing market conditions, with some even reporting profits in recent quarters.
This positive tech news has contributed to the positive sentiment around SoftBank Group Corp., which saw its share price plummet earlier this year due to the failed WeWork IPO and losses from its Vision Fund. However, with the recent developments, investors are optimistic about the company’s future prospects.
SoftBank Group Corp.’s market capitalization stands at ¥15.6 trillion, making it one of Japan’s most valuable companies. The company is expected to continue investing in the tech industry and forming strategic partnerships with global players to enhance its competitive edge.