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Investor PrimeStone urges LivaNova to shake up business, says share price could double

BOSTON (Reuters) – Investment firm PrimeStone is pressing medical device maker LivaNova PLC LIVN.O to consider strategic options including selling parts of its business, refreshing its board and hiring a new finance chief, saying such steps could double its share price.

London-based PrimeStone said that years of underperformance required a new strategic direction and that the company should divest its Cardiopulmonary business, sell or close its Heart Valves business, and consider appointing a new board chairman and hiring a new chief financial officer, according to a letter the investment firm is sending to LivaNova’s board on Monday.

PrimeStone said in the letter, which was seen by Reuters, that LivaNova’s share price could “more than double to $100”, adding: “However, to get there, several changes need to take place.”

The investment firm is urging the company to focus on its Neuromodulation unit.

LivaNova did not immediately respond to a request for

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3 Valuation Tricks to Find Cheap Stocks That Could Double

One of the simplest investment strategies of legendary investor Warren Buffett is to “be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” Simplified further, it would imply “buy low and sell high.”

Investors therefore need to figure out strategies or indicators that can help them identify cheap stocks. Be it top-down analysis or bottom-up analysis to find stocks — it ultimately boils down to valuation ratios.

Some relatively complex methods to value companies include the discounted cash flow model and Gordon Growth model. However, there are simple, yet effective methods, to find and invest in cheap stocks.

One of the most commonly used valuation ratios is the price-earnings ratio. In simple terms, the ratio gives the dollars investors are willing to pay in the market for every dollar of the company’s earnings.

Simple, no doubt, but if investors have few tricks up their sleeves,

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Strategy Analytics: Annual eSIM Sales in the IoT Will More Than Double by 2025

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategy Analytics forecasts that sales of eSIMs for IoT applications will grow to 326 million by 2025, according to a new Strategy Analytics IoT Strategies report “How will eSIM Impact the Future of IoT and what are the Implications for Stakeholders?” eSIM (Embedded Subscriber Identity Module) has been heralded as the next evolution of the SIM card, because it offers the ability to change service provider profiles using Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP), without needing to physically change the SIM card itself, which is vital in enabling devices where it is either difficult or inefficient to access a physical SIM, for example hermetically sealed medical devices, vehicles, consumer electronic devices or a whole range of other IoT devices.

eSIM developments are now ramping-up. After years of non-interoperable eUICCs (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card), the industry is now aligned with clear standards and a broad ecosystem of partners,

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Secret Double Octopus Appoints Farzad Tari as EVP Business Development

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Secret Double Octopus, the global pioneer in Enterprise-Ready Passwordless Authentication, announced today the appointment of Farzad Tari as Executive Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Tari will manage Secret Double Octopus’s global distribution channels, technology partnerships and corporate relations activities. This will amplify the company’s ability to deliver advanced authentication solutions to countless new corporate users in various industries.

Tari joins Secret Double Octopus at a time of skyrocketing interest in passwordless authentication, particularly among large global enterprises with a dynamic, increasingly decentralized workforce. Secret Double Octopus offers a highly secure, user-friendly, universal authentication method that addresses the complex needs of modern enterprise environments with solutions for boosting security while simultaneously reducing employee downtime and helpdesk costs.

Farzad Tari arrives at Secret Double Octopus with more than 20 years of experience managing global sales channels, leading transformative strategic

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South Phoenix businesses face double whammy of pandemic and light-rail construction


Hilda Peña remembers having to wake up early on Saturdays after a commercial for her Western wear business Botas Juarez aired on Spanish television. There would be a line by the time she and her husband, Miguel, got to the store.

The business has been open for 30 years, operating out of the same storefront on South Central Avenue for 27 of them. It has endured significant changes in the market over the years, including the rise in social media advertising and new online competition from Amazon.

Peña and her husband always try to be prepared for emergencies, but the pandemic hit like nothing they ever expected. The couple had to close their location in Mesa.

“We lost almost everything,” Peña, 62, said. “We tried to open a new store, but the rent was too expensive. At our age, it’s very difficult to open a new business.”

Now, light

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Samsung aims to double online business market share by the end of 2020

On the back of 100 per cent year-on-year growth in the second half (July-December) of this year, Samsung aims to double online business market share by the end of 2020. Introduced early last year, the M-series has done exceedingly well for Samsung. And the recently launched M51 is Samsung’s eighth launch under M series within this year. “We are here in the second half of 2020, and we are seeing a growth in scale and strength. We are looking at 100 per cent year on year growth between second half 2020 over the second half of 2019”, says Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India.

Samsung has witnessed this growth on the backdrop of improving average selling price or ASPs. Samsung’s ASP has also moved up by over 50 per cent. “The main part of our online business is the M series portfolio that we launched a little over one

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Samsung aims to double online mobile business

Samsung India expects to double its online mobile business in the second half of the current year, driven by new introductions in the festival season combined with customer preference for highend devices.

“In the second half, we are seeing a strong resurgent growth. We expect to double our online business in the second half of 2020 over the second half of 2019,” Asim Warsi, senior VP, Samsung India told The Hindu.

‘Uptake in ASPs’

He added that the company was seeing a “significant uptake” in the average selling prices (ASPs) of mobile phones in the online business, and these may grow in excess of 50% to be in the range of $250-300 (approximately ₹18,000-22,000).

“This is a great indication of how consumers are wanting to move up the value chain and the device capabilities…In fact, we launched M-series just last year, and we expect by the end of 2020,

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