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Beware of Meme Stocks

Starting at the end of 2020 and continuing through 2021, numerous publicly traded companies saw their shares became “meme” stocks often related to trading activity sourced to the Reddit board WallStreetBets. Most market observers think of the GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) saga as the most infamous example of a meme stock, but many other stocks have been come to be known as meme stocks. If not careful, appraisers can encounter issues in both the income ...

What Business Appraisers Can Learn From the GameStop Saga

The lesson for appraisers in this saga is to be aware of potential pricing issues when using guideline public companies in the Reddit orbit. In the short term, the underlying price may not be representative of its “fundamental value” during the volatile period.

Price Versus Value: A Transaction and Litigation Perspective

According to disciples of modern portfolio theory and its efficient market hypothesis, shares of public companies should always trade at a price equivalent to their economic value, making it impossible for investors to experience short-term arbitrage profits. But try to explain that theory to any hedge fund manager or day trader who purchased or sold GameStop Corp.

GameStop and AMC set the stage to redefine ‘fair’ investment value

BVWire—UK hopes all of our readers are silently enjoying the GameStop and AMC stock price explosion these last two weeks.

‘Overstated’ projections sink plaintiff’s fair value determination

Earlier this year, a New York trial court presiding over a buyout dispute featuring an online wholesaler of faucets, sinks, and fixtures rebuffed the departing shareholder’s valuation.

BVU News and Trends June 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

New guideline public comps tool makes public debut

A large audience watched the first public demo of an affordable alternative to existing platforms on the market that appraisers use for the guideline public-company method (GPCM).

Built for BV: The New Platform for Guideline Public Company Comps

In March, BVR will launch a new guideline public company comps platform with Excel add-in. This new robust tool will help BV professionals maximize their guideline public company method work. Attend this webinar and learn how to streamline your guideline public company comparable searches and results by using this new platform. Using a structure similar to the DealStats platform, users will have the access to a wide range of beneficial features, which will be showcased ...

New tool emerges for guideline public comps

Unprepared appraisers may struggle with capturing the effect of today’s volatile economy on the value of a subject company.

Magarik v Kraus

In buyout dispute, court rejects departing shareholder’s valuation based on income and market approach, where DCF model relied on company projections used for a bank loan that were never realized and, based on evidence, were “not accurate”; court says market approach used “incorrect comparables.”

Court Discredits Valuation Based on Unrealistic Projections and Incorrect Comparables

In buyout dispute, court rejects departing shareholder’s valuation based on income and market approach, where DCF model relied on company projections used for a bank loan that were never realized and, based on evidence, were “not accurate”; court says market approach used “incorrect comparables.”

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