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What: Shares of pan-Slavic media empire Central European Media Enterprises
So what: The company's fourth-quarter report showed some management optimism as the company expects to grow operating profits in five of its six markets in the coming quarter. Advertising sales in Eastern Europe are getting back to levels not seen since the global meltdown of 2008.
Now what: CME nearly went belly-up in 2009 before the media market started showing signs of life again, and the stock now trades at nearly four times the rock-bottom levels seen back then. Management is busy buying shares with their own money, which is another positive sign for investors. Still, you'd have to be a brave investor or perhaps an avid Global Gains follower in order to expose your portfolio to the murky market waters of Bulgaria, Romania, and the provinces of former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
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