THQ has outshone its games-publishing peers with a stock price (Nasdaq: THQI) that's actually gained in value over the last year. That's actually quite an accomplishment in an industry beset by fear that we're headed towards some sort of doomsday scenario during the difficult console transition period. (The graph above is from a report published by games industry analysts Jason Kraft and Chris Kwak of Susquehanna Financial Group.)
The graph shows how well THQ management has done insulating the stock from the shocks and jolts that have bruised its competitors. Best-selling THQ game Destroy All Humans has a lot to do with this.