Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

September 17, 2008 -

Following the collapse of a proposed merger between Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive, GamePolitics wondered aloud yesterday whether Take-Two might be the second coming of Yahoo. That is, a company which should have accepted a reasonable acquisition offer and saw stockholder equity plummet following its rejection.

Analyst Doug Creutz (left) of Cowen and Co. thinks not. Here's what he told GP when asked if T2 was following in Yahoo's ill-considered footsteps:

I’d say no. YHOO [Yahoo] is clearly a company in decline, with an entrenched management. TTWO [Take-Two] is a company with arguably improving business fundamentals and a management team that I believe was willing to deal at the right price. I also think that MSFT [Microsoft] shareholders were not excited by the prospect of a YHOO acquisition whereas most ERTS [Electronic Arts] shareholders wanted the TTWO deal to happen at a reasonable price.

Nor did Creutz believe that T2 Chairman Strauss Zelnick was in jeopardy in the wake of EA's withdrawal from negotiations:

I don’t think so. Any shareholders who wanted to get out of the stock at $26 (EA’s best offer) had ample opportunity. Anyone who was holding out for a higher price feels the same way as Zelnick – no deal at $26. As long as the business turnaround continues then I think Zelnick is safe.


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Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

You'd think that someone would finally contact Jack's ISP and they'd get rid of him.

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

So... f***ing true.

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Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

Hmmmm,Doesnt seem Right,I think a pornangrapher,A pervert,jerk and crinimal like Mr.Zelnick is pulling a martha stewart,Surely im amazed i rid myself of T2's stocks,And if wishes were fishes...The world would be an ocean,But that isnt the point is it?

Jack Thompson

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

Nope no libel or slander to be found here.

What was that you said the other day about not being a liar?

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

Agreed with the surprised sentiment that he hasn't shown up yet claiming he'll "Have the pedophile pervert terrorist arrested" ... that reminds me wasn't Dennis supposed to be in cuffs sometime ago? Whatever happened with that, as if I even have to ask? :P Probably as much as will be left of Jack's failed attempt at 'leaving his mark' by year's end, I'm betting.

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Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

Aww... too bad Jack.

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

All I can do is laugh right now :D

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

Since the news hit, EA's stock has kept going down like the rest of the market (since banks are getting raped), and T2's stock has gone up every day since the news hit.  So I have to say yes, T2 is actually worth what they think they are.

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! 

JT jumps out of the boat like a rat!

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: Analyst: Take-Two NOT the New Yahoo, Zelnick Secure at Top

 (EDIT: Hahahahahaha! )

*Sits back and waits for Jack*

This is going to be fun.

*readies "Lulz-Absorbing Straw" for when Jack appears*

(Been waiting for this, EZK. *Goes off to let Dennis know*)

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