• A Software Company Struggling in the Land of Opportunity

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: AVG, LOCK, SYMC

    The global storage market is expected to increase from $14.5 billion last year to $15.3 billion this year. Moreover, the antivirus software market is projected to grow approximately 6% year-over-year to $4.65 billion in 2013. Symantec's (NASDAQ: SYMC) major revenue generating storage software segment is following the market’s growth trend. This segment registered growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 with its back-up software solution more »

  • This Company Is a Buy With a Great Business Model

    By Jaiyant Cavale - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AVG, CHKP, SYMC

    With online security becoming increasingly important, security stocks will continue to be attractive investment options. I had discussed the importance of the three major antivirus makers, Intel, AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) in my previous article, and this time around let's us take a look at Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP), an Israeli IT and data security firm. With development centers in Israel, Belarus, Sweden and the more »

  • Computer and Internet Security Stocks Will See Tremendous Growth

    By Jaiyant Cavale - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AVG, INTC, SYMC

    With Edward Snowden revealing that NSA has been spying upon all of us and the ensuing drama still unfolding in front of us, we must give more attention to actual malicious entities that spy on computers, Internet activity and financial transactions.

    A number of rogue software applications, 'Trojans' and viruses, make their way into our devices as we browse unprotected. Of course, anti-virus programs are installed on almost every computer more »

  • 3 Reasons to Be Bullish on These 3 Tech Companies

    By Chris Lau - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: AKAM, AVG, GLW

    Quarterly earnings results give investors looking for investment ideas additional information for analysis. In the volatile technology sector, the stocks of companies reporting profits and sales that are better than anticipated will naturally go up.

    When Corning (NYSE: GLW) reported good results, the stock rose by around 10% from about $13 per share to close recently at $14.23. Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) rose 27%, while AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVGmore »)

  • World Wide Web Investment: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

    By T. M. Loyd - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: AVG, INTC, SYMC, WBSN

    Ah, the internet... how I hate it. Still, we can't do without, and when desires become demands and wants become needs, there's a dollar to be made. Admittedly, dot-coms and their ilk have seen their share of ups and downs. If you're looking to invest in the web, it’s important to learn just how well-positioned a company is before investing in them; the constant technological innovation more »

  • Hidden Value Plays in Mobile & Search

    By John Fisher - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, AVG, FB, GOOG, IBM, MSFT

    As we know mobile apps have become the focus of consumers using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Companies like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have also made it their focus as they battle for control of the Mobile Internet. Now there is a big underdog making its way to the battlefield named Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) which has partnered with small innovative mobile app search companies. Lets more »

  • Mobile Gold: Top Stocks in Mobile and Search

    By John Fisher - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, AVG, BCOV, GOOG, MSFT

    Mimvi is a mobile-first pure play discovery engine and search engine that helps people find and discover mobile apps related to their daily lives. As we know mobile apps have become the focus of consumers using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Companies like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have also made it their focus as they battle for control of the Mobile Internet. Now there is more »

  • Understanding Volume Trends

    By Declan Fallon - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: AVG, ISIS, POT

    In a brief departure from normal service, I will talk a little about what I like to see in a healthy stock, besides strong fundamentals.  Everyone wants to own a stock which is rising, and to be out - or selling - a stock which is declining.  However, stepping into the unknown is always a risk, but sometimes there are markers which can give an indication of things to come.

    Besides a more »

  • Have An Anti-Viral Christmas

    By Declan Fallon - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: AVG, MSFT, SYMC

    While it's still early days for the Santa Rally, the past couple weeks have offered a handy boost for stocks already enjoying solid periods of price growth.  

    One stock, AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), has experienced not just a rally, but a rally backed by solid volume buying.  The spark for this rally was a stellar earnings report, which comfortably took the stock out of a summer rut.  

    For growth more »

  • Four Better IPOs for 2012

    By Eric Novinson - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: AVG, NGVC, PSMI, TLYS

    Many 2012 IPOs don't look very attractive. The Fool's John Maxfield came up with a great description for several of these bad investments, zombie IPOs, and these companies might show enough life to trick some investors. Investors could avoid the zombies' debt burdens by buying into social media IPOs, but even a zombie restaurant chain still has cash coming in from diners. A social media company has to more »