Harsh Chauhan

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  • A Few Reasons Why This Stock Was Unfairly Punished

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BRCM, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    One of the most frustrating experiences in life can be when, as an investor, you see your investment go under. The frustration multiples when the company that you’d invested in had good prospects, solid clients, and great innovation; but still, it fails to do well as an investment.

    A similar thought would be running through the minds of Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) investors, the semiconductor company which, according to me more »

  • A Few Solid Reasons Why This Stock Should Be in Your Portfolio

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, S, XLNX | Editor's Choice

    Having a well-diversified semiconductor company in your portfolio can help your returns improve. Why? Because semiconductors are the basic building blocks of a number of things around us, ranging from a tiny calculator to an aircraft, and so, having a company which makes chips that are sold to various end-markets is a good idea.

    One such company is Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX), which makes programmable chips that are used across various more »

  • This Retailer’s Expensive Valuation Is Warranted!

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, COST, WMT | Editor's Choice

    There’s no doubt that warehouse club operator Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has turned in a solid performance so far this year with a gain of around 16%. The stock trades close to its 52-week high and trades at a rich valuation, which might create some doubts in the minds of investors whether Costco can keep chugging like it has done so far.

    Costco trades at 24 times trailing earnings, and more »

  • A Few Reasons Why This Explosive Stock Is Worth Buying

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, OVTI, TSLA | Editor's Choice

    When the Street unfairly punished OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) a quarter ago for failing to provide a snazzy outlook, it was clear that this overreaction would open up opportunities for astute investors. Well, those investors certainly celebrated this weekend with a bottle of champagne as OmniVision shares overreacted on the positive side after it released its fourth-quarter results.

    The stock soared close to 20% as OmniVision delivered a heavy beat more »

  • Is This Company’s Business About to Turnaround?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: GA, NTES, PWRD | Editor's Choice

    It was exactly a year ago when I’d recommended that investors buy Chinese online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) after the stock had crashed following a terrible first-quarter report. One year on, I see that the stock has appreciated close to 40%. However, almost all of the growth has happened since 2013 began and the stock soared earlier this week after the company posted better than expected results more »

  • Put Your Dollar in This Stock and Watch it Grow

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO | Editor's Choice

    It has been a great year for dollar stores so far, and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) has been one of the best performers in the sector with year-to-date gains of around 27%. The gains are a result of some solid strategies and great execution, which have led to robust growth in its business.

    But if you though that you’ve missed the train considering the stock’s run up this more »

  • This Company Beat Earnings, But Does That Make it a Buy?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: MRVL, STX, WDC | Editor's Choice

    It was really fascinating to see chipmaker Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MRVL) beat the Street handsomely in the first quarter. While it was expected that the company would meet consensus estimates, Marvell posted big positive surprises on both the top and bottom lines.

    What’s more, the company’s outlook for the second quarter proved to be the icing on the cake, as Marvell’s earnings expectation of $0.17 to more »

  • Why Buying This Company’s Peers Makes More Sense

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY | Editor's Choice

    The U.S. auto industry has done pretty well so far this year. Sales of new cars have gained strength, although there was a temporary slip in April when sales slowed down a bit, but they were still strong nevertheless. However, shares of aftermarket retailers have done tremendously well even though new car sales might be picking up, with Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), and O'Reilly more »

  • This Stock Will Improve Your Portfolio’s Health

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM | Editor's Choice

    Stockholders of organic and natural foods company Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) have had a pretty good time this year, with shares gaining around 20%. That’s even after the company dropped more than 3% last week after releasing its third-quarter results which weren’t up to the mark. A similar phenomenon was seen in February when Hain had reported disappointing results and issued a gloomy outlook.

    But, back then, I more »

  • This Stock Has Bottomed and Is Headed Higher

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, BBRY, MSFT, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    Shares of Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) have rallied around 30% over the last six months, but the stock’s year-to-date performance has been flat. A poor quarterly report earlier this year had brought an end to Atmel’s rally, and the stock has been in the doldrums ever since. But, the company’s latest quarterly report might provide it positive momentum as management believes that the business bottomed out during the more »

  • Ignore This Company’s Upcoming Results, It’s Destined for Greatness Anyway

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, PHG | Editor's Choice

    I had expected light-emitting diode (LED) maker Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) to light up in 2013, but the stock’s performance is worthy of even better adjectives. Cree has been on a trailblazing run, appreciating more than 60% so far this year as of this writing. It has successfully defied gravity and left analysts, who had remarked last year that Cree was priced for perfection, in awe.

    Come next week, when more »

  • Be Prepared, This Stock Could Jump After Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MU, SNDK | Editor's Choice

    When flash memory company SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) issued a cautious outlook in its last earnings release in January, I knew that there was more than advertised. SanDisk had decided to scale down NAND supply in an effort to support prices, and the move seems to have worked well so far. A better pricing environment has instilled confidence in the stock, which is evident from its year-to-date gain of around 35 more »

  • Be Prepared, This Stock Could Jump After Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MU, SNDK | Editor's Choice

    When flash memory company SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) issued a cautious outlook in its last earnings release in January, I knew that there was more than advertised. SanDisk had decided to scale down NAND supply in an effort to support prices, and the move seems to have worked well so far. A better pricing environment has instilled confidence in the stock, which is evident from its year-to-date gain of around 35 more »

  • BlackBerry’s Comeback Is Fact, Not Fiction

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    One of my favorite mythological symbols is the Phoenix -- a bird which is reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. In real life, I’ve witnessed “rising like a Phoenix” moments a few times -- like Manchester United winning the European Championship in 1999 in the dying minutes after being a goal down, or Pete Sampras making a comeback against Jim Courier at the Australian Open quarterfinals in 1995.

    Such moments more »

  • This $5 Stock Is the Key to Unlock Smartphone Riches

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK, RFMD | Editor's Choice

    What’s the best way to benefit from the smartphone wars? Some would say invest in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), some might suggest Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) or Nokia (NYSE: NOK), and many would say that Samsung is the best way to play the smartphone revolution. In light of the highly polarized views and opinions in the smartphone arena, an investor would probably choose one of the options and hope more »

  • Want to Profit From the Smartphone Wars? Check out This Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, NOK, RFMD | Editor's Choice

    There are some component suppliers that are Apple derivative plays in the true sense of the word, while there are some that are made to look like Apple plays by analysts to garner more hits, even though their relationship with Cupertino is just the tip of a big iceberg. One such company is RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD), a maker of radio frequency components that has reinvented itself successfully and more »

  • Apple Needs Bigger Guns to Fight the Global Smartphone War

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG | Editor's Choice

    The fight amongst the plebeians in the smartphone war is quite interesting as I pointed out in the first part of this series. While it seems Nokia is already on the road to redemption with its mix of premium and budget Windows Phones, Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) would be unveiling its potentially soul-saving BB10 platform later this month. But the royalty in the smartphone empire belongs to two companies more »

  • Which Also-Ran Will Run the Fastest in the Smartphone Race?

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MSFT, NOK | Editor's Choice

    Smartphones and tablets have come to play such an important role in our lives that a sense of paranoia might set in if someone is asked to spend a week without one. But these mobile devices go way beyond than just making people’s lives easier. They help companies make billions, they help investors get richer, they help technology analysts/bloggers earn their bread and help tech websites survive.

    Being more »

  • Looking Beyond JDS Uniphase's Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: T, FNSR, JDSU, OCLR | Editor's Choice

    2012 hasn’t been a very good year for optical networkers as telecom companies have kept their wallets on a tight leash owing to economic headwinds. Stocks of fiber optics companies such as Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro (NASDAQ: OCLR) are down in the red so far. Oclaro’s recently reported quarter missed the Street’s bottom line expectations while revenue contracted.

    The light in the tunnel

    Under such conditions more »

  • Glu Mobile is Ready to go to the Next Level

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 5, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GLUU, ZNGA | Editor's Choice

    I really love the games Gun Bros and Contract Killer; spending hours playing it every day on my smartphone. But the publisher of the games, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), didn’t get much investor love after its second quarter earnings report. The maker of mobile games raced past estimates in the second quarter, but a tepid outlook for the current quarter sent shares south.

    I have always been a Glu more »

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