Alcatel-Lucent (ADR)

  • This Great IT Company Just Became Dirt Cheap

    By Adrian Campos - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Shares of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) went down 7% after the latest earnings call on August 14th. Considering that Cisco's latest quarter was pretty solid, with revenue rising by 6.2% year-over-year and GAAP earnings per share increasing to $0.42 for the quarter, up from $0.36 in the same period last year, could this be market overreaction? More importantly, does the current negative market sentiment represent an more »

  • 3 Companies Trying to Regain Their Focus

    By Marie Palumbo - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CHK, S

    “Lose your focus, lose your shirt,” is what my marketing professor used to say. When a company focuses on what it does best, it stays lean and beats all competitors. Yet all too often, a successful company begins to grow fat.

    It gets distracted by new products or services and starts buying up noncore assets. Those extras divert funds away from growing the company’s profitable core specialties. That’s more »

  • Alcatel-Lucent's Positive Results Signal Strength for Networking

    By Nihar Patel - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Alcatel-Lucent (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) has been a favorite of mine for almost a year now, and I am still not ready to chuck it into the trash pile. The recent earnings report and price action on the stock has given hope to people who believed in the company’s turnaround. There are things to like and dislike in the recent earnings release, but things seem to be moving in the more »

  • Hold Your Breath for Cisco's Earnings

    By Dan Sayers - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been ticking all the right boxes recently, and I'm convinced the company has a bright future ahead of it.

    In its third quarter, Cisco beat earnings per share expectations of $0.49 with actual earnings per share reaching $0.51. Overall sales grew 5% as well as demonstrating impressive year on year growth for several business segments including data center and service provider video, rising more »

  • Is Juniper a Good Pick After Reporting Earnings?

    By Mark Girland - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, HPQ, JNPR

    In late July, Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) released its results for the second quarter of the fiscal year. Since the tech company enjoyed a fresh cycle of customer investments, its earnings increased 71% in quarterly profits. This meant net income rose to $98 million from $57.7 million in 2012. Its operating margin increased to 12.0% from 8.1% in the second quarter of the year prior and rose from more »

  • This Stock Looks Good Even at 52-Week Highs

    By ANUP SINGH - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Operating in two segments, Platform Systems Division and Software Solutions Division, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) caters to the networking requirements of service providers, enterprises, governments, and research and public sector organizations across the globe. The two segments of company taken together provide complete solutions ranging from routing and switching hardware to network security software solutions.

    Juniper's presence in these businesses helped it announced a very strong set of 2Q more »

  • Is This Networking Company a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been doing well so far in its fiscal year (the third quarter of which ended in April 2013.) In its most recent 10-Q, the company reported that revenue had risen 5% in fiscal Q3 versus a year earlier, in line with the improvements in Cisco’s top line from the first half of the FY. Pretax margins have stayed more or less constant, resulting in similar more »

  • Alcatel Lucent: A Minnow in a Pond of Sharks

    By Mandy Seay - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, ERIC

    French telecom equipment company Alcatel Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is in the midst of a major corporate restructure, has bad debts, and its share value is just over 14% of what it was when the two companies merged in 2006. Despite its large size in 2006, it is a minnow in a pool of sharks now, and will not have high profit margins if it is to compete with its much more »

  • Cisco Is the Best Pick in the Networking Sector

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    The technology sector has seen a lot of changes in the past five years, characterized by an era of cloud computing, virtualization, and smartphones. Cloud computing is among the fastest growing segments in the industry. At the moment, networking equipment manufacturers are trying to expand into the cloud and their focus has turned to software from hardware.

    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), in my opinion, is ideally positioned to capitalize on more »

  • An Opportunity to Make 14% a Year on Cisco

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, BRK-B, CSCO, HPQ

    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the architect of the internet. It produces the routers and switches without which there would be no internet. With an ever growing demand for high-speed internet traffic, Cisco is well-positioned to satisfy that demand. In addition, the rise of internet video means that someone has to handle the higher bandwidth requirements. Bigger networks mean more routers and switches. Much of that new spending winds up more »

  • Cisco's Growth Should Continue With an Improving Economy

    By Nihar Patel - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported earnings and showed higher than expected revenue growth. Earnings growth was impressive as well, but it is revenue that has really dogged the company for some time. The perception that the company had a revenue growth issue has kept the stock down. Top line growth has been consistent, but it seemed like the market expected this to stall at some point and Cisco would spin its more »

  • Alcatel Lucent Revival Plan: Should You Jump In?

    By Vikas Shukla - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, ERIC

    Alcatel Lucent's  (NYSE: ALU) newly appointed CEO, Michel Combes, recently announced plans to cut costs. Combes said he aims to raise 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) by 2015 through job cuts and asset sales.

    After Combes joined the French-American telecom networking equipment maker in April, he has been trying to refocus the company on strengthening its position in the wireless broadband equipment business. Alcatel Lucent already has one more »

  • Nokia Siemens Network Remains On the Hot Spot

    By Nick Chiu - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, NOK, SI

    The joint venture between Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Siemens (NYSE: SI) may end soon with the acquisition of Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) by Nokia. Nokia Siemens Networks, a multinational data networking and telecommunication equipment company offering a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, may become fully owned by Nokia with a $2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) deal as reported by Bloomberg.

    Sweet for more »

  • Alcatel-Lucent's New Chief Lays Out Restructuring Plan

    By Nihar Patel - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    The new plan may sound like more of the same at Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) since the last chief also had a restructuring plan. However, the execution of that plan was minimal and left much to be desired even as laid out on paper. Not enough jobs were cut and in my opinion, not enough parts of the company were on the chopping block. The company’s market cap is very more »

  • Will These 2 Stocks See a Second Move Higher?

    By Brian Nichols - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, FSLR, RAD

    It's easy for a stock to see a multi-month rally after years of poor performance -- but long and consistent gains indicate true change on behalf of the company -- so let's look at two stocks that have seen short-term gains to determine if a longer trend higher is possible. 

    The makings of a second move higher

    Although it may be difficult to remember, think back to January of this more »

  • You're Being Sold the Same Old Story, I Wouldn't Buy It

    By Brian Nichols - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: ALU

    Tuesday, I wrote an article entitled, “Cutting Costs Should Not Be Part of This Company’s Plan!” after a report that Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) was backing out of its original plan to divest assets as part of its restructuring strategy. This strategy has created gains of more than 100% since November 2012, yet on Tuesday, the stock fell 1.5% as rumors of this strategy falling apart hit the market more »

  • Alcatel-Lucent: Is “The Shift Plan” the Answer?

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, ERIC

    The telecom industry is one of the most promising in the market mainly due to the rapid growth in sales and usage of smart devices.

    Network equipment providers such as Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) are bound to profit from this paradigm shift, along with the smartphone developers.

    However in order to fully capitalize on the shift from feature phones and traditional mobile devices more »

  • Cutting Costs Should Not Be Part of This Company’s Plan!

    By Brian Nichols - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, ERIC

    Telecom equipment company Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is on pace to post its first year of gains since 2009. In 2013, the stock has rallied 35% -- but during the last seven months the stock is higher by 87%.

    These large gains are not due to any fundamental improvements – rather a plan on behalf of the company to monetize its industry-leading IP portfolio and divest the problem areas of its business.

    Back more »

  • Top CAPS (Investment) Ideas for the Second Half of 2013

    By Brian Nichols - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, AAPL, HPQ, WDAY

    The Motley Fool CAPS is a place where you can test your wits against fellow retail and professional investors. I began playing in the fourth quarter of 2012 and already have a player rating of 96.49 with a score of 1,174.79.

    The player rating indicates how you compare against fellow players and the score is a tally of every percentage point where your selection outperforms its benchmark more »

  • Analyzing Networking Companies' Mostly Lackluster Earnings

    By Nihar Patel - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, JNPR

    Networking has been having a tough time. 2012 was just an awful year, and 2013 was off to a slow start. I took my time writing an earnings article, because I wanted to wait for Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to join the bunch and give it some thought. As far as initiatives go, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) needs to do more if it plans on returning to profitability. Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPRmore »)

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