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  • What a Deadlock will mean for Dell Investors

    By Muhammad Bazil - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, IEP

    Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is the 3rd largest PC maker in terms of PC shipments and commands an 11.8% market share. This is according to a report released by Gartner Group in June 2013 that gave the estimated PC unit shipments by major PC makers. Dell is in the process of transforming itself from a technology manufacturer into a solution company. The chart below gives PC estimates for the more »

  • Time to Buy Nokia’s Promising Future

    By Muhammad Bazil - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, NOK, SI

    A lot has been said and written about Nokia (NYSE: NOK) in the past few months -- most of which has been negative -- and it would take a superhuman effort for followers of the stock to make sense of it all.

    On one side, we are fed with stats that show Windows Phone 8's market share is steadily growing, albeit at the expense of Symbian, while on the other hand more »

  • Verizon’s High P/E Ratio Makes Stock Attractive

    By Muhammad Bazil - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: T, VZ

    Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a telecom company that focuses on the provision of communication, information and entertainment products as well as services to businesses, consumers and government agencies. Verizon Communications has two main subsidiaries: Wireline and Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless offers wireless voice/data equipment and services in the US while Wireline offers Internet access, voice, broadband video and data, IP network services and other services. Verizon Wireless is more »

  • A Soda Stock with Great Upside Moving Forward!

    By Muhammad Bazil - May 5, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has been manufacturing, distributing and selling its carbonated soft drinks since 1886. Coca-Cola is an established brand known worldwide. The company has been generating and sharing some of the best returns possible in the market among its shareholders for over 100 years. Coca-Cola is unarguably a stock with a good track record of solid dividend payouts. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is another giant producer of non-alcoholic beverages more »

  • Is PepsiCo Still A Great Stock To Buy Now?

    By Muhammad Bazil - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: KO, JNJ, PEP

    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is a renowned food and beverage company with a diversified product portfolio that includes a long list of acceptable brands. The company dominates the worldwide carbonated soft drink industry, along with market leader, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). The two giant producers of non-alcoholic beverages are well-known globally as recognizable brands in the consumer beverage industry. Early this month, both companies reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, proving to shareholders that more »

  • Coco Cola: a Sweet and Sugary Stock

    By Muhammad Bazil - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a world renowned soft drink producer. With famous brands under their belt such as Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta and PowerAde, this company is certainly popular. However, so too are two of their main competitors, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) and PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP).

    PepsiCo currently own a company called Frito-Lay who is a major salty snack producer, currently holding 60% of more »

  • Sprint Eyes Brighter Prospects

    By Muhammad Bazil - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) eyes brighter prospects with regard to its financial and market performance in the current year. Despite the weak financial results reported by the company in the recent past, there are a number of factors that will play a vital role in the improvement of Sprint’s market performance. Some of those factors include: the acquisition of a significant stake in Sprint by Softbank Corp and more »

  • The Global LTE Chipset Maker Stays Strong

    By Muhammad Bazil - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, TXN

    If any telecom company enjoys a very stable position, it is Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM). Qualcomm holds the leading position in the market for mobile processors, and its business is expanding in tandem with the smarphone market. As smartphone makers battle each other, Qualcomm enjoys a fruitful relationship with all of them. Several factors exhibit this company's strength, and indicate that Qualcomm will continue its growth going forward.

    Strong Financial more »

  • The Windows Maker Continues to Underperform, but for How Long?

    By Muhammad Bazil - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) seems to have lost its last chance for revival as the company’s latest offerings fail to perform in accordance with expectations. The tablet ‘Surface,’ which was considered to be Microsoft’s strongest chance at getting back on track, failed to exhibit any impressive sales, therefore rendering Microsoft in an even worse condition. Recently, multiple factors have been playing against Microsoft. Among them are the diminishing market more »

  • Will Mayer Make Yahoo! Continue Moving Upwards?

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, YHOO

    The share price of Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) has been moving upwards in the past few months, recently reaching its 52-week high. There are a number of factors responsible for the hike in share price, including the structural changes brought by the new CEO of the company Marissa Mayer.

    Mayer, formerly an executive at Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), joined Yahoo! in July 2012. Since then, she's made several changes at Yahoo more »

  • Local Service Provider Continues to Struggle

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: DEXO, YHOO, YELP

    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) recently disclosed the financial information for its fourth quarter in 2012, and the company's outlook does not seem bright. The online review business exhibited stronger financial performance when compared to the same quarter last year; however, the company is still far from reaching break even, as the losses continued in the fourth quarter. Yelp announced a loss of $5.6 million for the fourth quarter, which more »

  • This Electronic Stock Continues to Grow Stronger

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: PHG, PCRFY, SNE

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE: PHG) has shown tremendous market performance in the recent past, and there is sufficient evidence pointing toward a positive outlook for the company’s stock. Two of the factors contributing to the strong market performance of Philips are the commendable financial performance of the company, and timely mitigation of business risks. Philips recently announced strong numbers for the fourth quarter of 2012. The company also more »

  • This Cloud Infrastructure Stock Misses Revenue Expectations

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: AKAM, LVLT, LLNW

    Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) recently witnessed a steep decline in its share price after the company announced the financial information for the fourth quarter of 2012. Despite showing growth in both revenue and net profit, the company’s share took a hit as the amount of revenue did not coincide with the analysts’ expectations. For the fourth quarter, Akamai reported a net income of $68.3 million which was more »

  • Southern Copper Slides After Ratings Downgrade

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 10, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, SCCO

    A steep decline was witnessed in the share price of Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE: SCCO) after multiple analysts downgraded the company’s stock. The downgrades were made due to the weak expectations regarding the prospective financial performance of the company. Southern Copper Corporation was downgraded from Hold to Underweight by BB&T. The reasons cited by the analysts for the downgrade were the likelihood of reduced dividend payments, the overvaluation more »

  • BP Seeks a Potential Cut in Oil Spill Fine

    By Muhammad Bazil - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    BP (NYSE: BP) is seeking a reduction of the $3.4 billion fine for pollution caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. According to the company, at least 810,000 barrels of oil were collected before it spilled into the Gulf, and it should be accounted for while calculating the fine in accordance with Clean Water Act penalties. The officials at BP state that the government has more »

  • 3 Reasons to Avoid This Miner

    By Muhammad Bazil - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, SCCO

    Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) is one of the few companies that are significantly influenced by copper prices. Freeport is one of the world’s largest copper miners and the strength of the company’s financial position significantly depends upon the strength of copper prices. The overdependence on copper prices is one of the biggest business risks faced by the company, and this is one of the reasons why more »

  • The Blue Chip Exhibits Strength in Multiple Aspects

    By Muhammad Bazil - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has been moving forward in all of the essential aspects. The marketing performance of the company has been fairly positive and the company holds multiple positive stock ratings. There is higher diversity in business segments of Pepsi when compared to its competitors and the company is one of the favorites among the investors that seek long term investment avenues. It holds a secure market share backed more »

  • Dr. Pepper Snapple and the Competition

    By Muhammad Bazil - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE: DPS) has maintained a commendable financial and market performance in the past. However, whether Dr. Pepper Snapple will continue to follow the upward trend depends upon multiple factors. Some of the most important factors include: the competition faced by the company, the pace of growth in the business of the company, and the effectiveness of the expansion strategy of the company.

    The biggest competitors of Dr more »

  • Verizon's A Good Play For Income And Growth

    By Muhammad Bazil - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    In today’s dynamic stock market, it’s very rare to come across a stock that sufficiently meets the needs of both income and growth oriented investors. Not only are these two inclinations of investing at opposite sides of the spectrum, but it’s also next to impossible to optimize on growth while simultaneously dishing out hefty dividends. Interestingly, I have been able to narrow in on a stock that more »

  • This Conglomerate Is Inclined Toward Longevity

    By Muhammad Bazil - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: C, GE, PHG

    While General Electric (NYSE: GE) still remains the largest U.S. conglomerate and arguably one of the most renowned names in the global space, a section of pundits have, for the past several years, questioned its ability to deliver utility for its shareholders. This argument is founded on the lackluster, yet steadily improving, performance that General Electric’s stock exhibited at the wake of the dreaded 2008 financial juncture. In more »

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