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  • Are These Camera Stocks Headed for a Kodak Moment?

    By Ryan Palmer - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, NINOY.PK, SNE

    Many investors know the story of Eastman Kodak. The company was once a darling of the stock market. In the '70s it gained a near 90% market share in the American market for photographic film. Kodak could do no wrong. Then the transition to digital cameras happened, and the company couldn't keep up. Its stock is down 99.86% from July 1999 prices.

    Now makers of digital cameras are more »

  • The Death of the Point-and-Shoot

    By Marie Palumbo - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, NOK, SNE

    In the early 2000's, consumers were excited about a camera that could take more photos than the standard 30 on a roll of film. Soon, traditional film cameras could only be found in basements and garage sales while digital cameras took off. 

    Today, 1.6 trillion photos are taken annually, compared to around 100 billion in 2000, a 16-fold increase. Now just a decade after the last transformation, we more »

  • Even with a Cheap Yen, These Japanese Companies are in Trouble

    By Sam Mattera - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, KMTUY, KUBTY

    Japan’s Nikkei 225 has been one of 2013’s best performing stock indices. Year-to-date it’s up nearly 40%, almost double the performance of the S&P 500.

    Nevertheless, there are some Japanese stocks investors should consider avoiding. In particular, Kubota (NASDAQOTH: KUBTY), Komatsu (NASDAQOTH: KMTUY) and Canon (NYSE: CAJ) are all facing significant challenges.

    Japan’s market has been aided by Abenomics

    Since last December, Japanese stocks have more »

  • 3 Business Equipment Companies That Seem Equipped to Succeed

    By Damian Illia - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: AVY, CAJ, XRX

    Businesses around the world will continue to demand considerable volumes of commercial and office supplies, at least in the foreseeable future. Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), Canon (NYSE: CAJ), and Xerox (NYSE: XRX) are three industry leading companies particularly poised to benefit from the recuperating economy and the resulting increase in demand for business supplies worldwide. Let’s take a closer look at them in order to check if they stand more »

  • There Are Better Alternatives to This Business Machines Company

    By Matthew Frankel - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, HPQ, XRX

    The name Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has become synonymous with the copier business, with many office workers using phrases such as “I need to go Xerox these reports,” regardless of what company actually manufactured that particular copier. Xerox currently trades at a seemingly low valuation, pays a nice dividend, and is one of the market leaders. Is Xerox one of the few remaining bargains in the markets, or is it a more »

  • Will "Super Camera" Smartphones Be the Next Big Thing?

    By Leo Sun - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, FB, NOK, SSNLF

    People usually consider Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)  a revolutionary step in expanding and maintaining social connections, which transformed the niche hobby of sharing content over the Internet into a mainstream one.

    However, many people often overlook an industry that Facebook has permanently altered - digital photography.

    Living our Lives One Photo at a Time

    Prior to the rise of Facebook, people usually shared photos organized into albums on blogs and personal websites more »

  • 3 Tech Dividend Stocks Set To Rise?

    By Reuben Brewer - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, MSFT, TSM

    Russ Koesterich, BlackRock's chief investment strategist, believes that technology stocks offer good long-term value. To find investment ideas in the sector, I reviewed the latest semi-annual report for BlackRock Global Dividend Income Fund. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM), and Canon (NYSE: CAJ) were the only names that made the grade.

    Dividend Ideas

    Koesterich believes investors have been pushing up the prices of defensive names for so long more »

  • Hedge Fund Blue Mountain Capital Buys up 5.6% of Tech Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, HPQ, INTC, LXK, SNE

    Blue Mountain Capital Management, a hedge fund managed by Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow with $5 billion in assets under management, has reported a position of 3.6 million shares in Lexmark (NYSE: LXK), a $1.8 billion market cap company that provides printing equipment and develops enterprise software.

    We at Insider Monkey track quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds such as Blue Mountain as part of our work researching more »

  • Brighten Your Portfolio With LEDs

    By Declan Fallon - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, CREE, VECO

    The headlines are putting stocks into a mini-spin, although stocks will have to fall a long way for bears to claim any real victory. In this environment, it's all too easy to focus on the rally's big winners and watch profit takers nickle-and-dime such stocks lower. Better is to go looking for value in stocks which have avoided attention, but may be falling in sympathy with what's more »

  • Brighten Your Portfolio with LEDs

    By Declan Fallon - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, CREE, VECO

    The headlines are putting stocks into a mini-spin, although stocks will have to fall a long way for bears to claim any real victory. In this environment, it's all too easy to focus on the rally's big winners and watch profit takers nickle-and-dime such stocks lower. Better is to go looking for value in stocks which have avoided attention, but may be falling in sympathy with what's more »

  • Computer Peripherals/Office Electronics: Performance Of The Top Players

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, LXK, XRX

    With an expected annual growth rate of 8% over the next few years, the global market for computer peripherals is expected to be around $245 billion in 2015. The U.S. market is presently around $20 billion, and the anticipated economic turnaround is likely to help companies operating in this industry. Computer peripherals refers to electronic equipment connected to a computer by cables and includes items like keyboards, mouses, printers more »

  • Strong Growth Prospects Could Power up This Stock

    By Piyush Arora - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, NINOY.PK, SNE

    According to recent economic data, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has slipped to its 5-year low, while disposable income is on the rise. The basic rule of economy says that when personal disposable income rises, sales of lifestyle-related commodities get a boost. This, coupled with increasing display resolutions, has bolstered camera sales of Nikon (NASDAQOTH: NINOY.PK), Canon (NYSE: CAJ) and Sony (NYSE: SNE), and I believe that the more »

  • There Are Better Options Than This Document Equipment Manufacturer

    By Matthew Frankel - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, HPQ, XRX

    Xerox ) has become synonymous with the copying industry, so much so that office workers will actually refer to a copier manufactured by another company as “the Xerox.”  However, with lower corporate spending and lower margins leading to flat revenue, I believe that this particular company is a bit too pricey, even at the single-digit P/E multiples that it trades for.

    Profile

    Xerox is one of the leaders in document more »

  • Sony's Diversification is a Blessing and a Curse

    By Leo Sun - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, NTDOY.PK, PCRFY, SNE

    It’s been a trying five years for Japanese conglomerate Sony (NYSE: SNE), which has lost 70% of its market value since the onset of the global recession. A stagnant Japanese economy, a strong yen, natural disasters and the rise of Samsung have all led many analysts and investors to proclaim that the age of Sony - which revolutionized consumer electronics with the Walkman and the Playstation - had come to an more »

  • Five Global Patent Kings to Consider

    By Delian Naydenov - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, CAJ, IBM, SI, ERIC

    There are many ways investors rank companies – growth vs. value, cyclical vs. non-cyclical, large cap vs. small cap, developed markets vs. emerging markets, socially responsible vs. not socially responsible, and dividend paying vs. non-dividend paying. A straightforward way to select investments is to take the top companies that have issued patents in the U.S. during the year, according to IFI Claims Patent Services. This article will discuss the top more »

  • Panasonic’s 4K Gamble Slightly Ahead of the Competition

    By Peter Pham - January 27, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CAJ, MSFT, PCRFY, SNE

    To say that Japan’s leading consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic (NASDAQOTH: PCRFY) has been struggling in the past couple of years would be an understatement.  Having completely misread the market on consumer electronics trends it now finds itself in very dangerous territory. The rise of Apple and the South Korean duo Samsung and LG Electronics has brought with it the fall of several Japanese electronics giants such as Sharp, Canon more »

  • Lexmark: What's Next for Printers?

    By Matthew Frankel - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, HPQ, LXK

    Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) has been one of the premier manufacturers of laser and inkjet printers since 1997, when it introduced the first sub-$100 color inkjet printer.  Since then, however, demand for printers has become an ongoing concern, and it has forced Lexmark and its competitors to rethink their business models.  With the company set to report earnings next Tuesday, investors will be looking for concrete plans from the company more »

  • 4 Reasons Dell Will Be Acquired

    By Michael Meyer - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, DELL, BX

    Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) saw a huge move today on speculation that it has had several discussions with firms about a potential buyout.  The stock increased by 12.96% and is up an additional 3.5% in after-hours trading.  While most are still trying to wrap their heads around the possibility of a Dell takeout, I will list 4 reasons this makes sense for Dell.

    Reason #1 - Cheap Valuation

    Even after more »

  • MPS: A Tipping Point for 2013?

    By Shweta Dubey - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: CAJ, HPQ, XRX

    Managed Print Services (MPS) has emerged as a new and effective approach for improving the productivity and reducing printing costs for organizations. I was reading this report, from Photozio Group, which gives an interesting depiction (figure below) on how the market share of Managed Printing Services is going to rise in the coming years.

    With the continuous adoption of growing technologies in MPS, the big names in the printers and more »

  • Concerns About this Business Send Shares Sliding

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: CAJ, LXK, XRX

    A few days ago, shares of Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK), a known printer manufacturer with its shares currently trading at $23.18, slid by over 6%. This decline was as a result of the downgrade by Deutsche Bank analysts, with an $18 price target set on the stock. The major reason behind this is that the analysts from Deutsche Bank believe that the inkjet printers market is growing weaker by more »

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