• Killer Apps

    By J.A. Graham - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, OPEN, WTW, YELP

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) has been shedding market cap faster than clients drop pounds. Since the fourth quarter of 2012, it’s been a story of disappearing subscribers and slowing growth for this membership driven weight loss service.

    WTW rose from its zombie–like performance in 2008-2010, to dazzle the market with lively growth in 2011 and a subsequent resurrection of its market cap and its price. The growth was more »

  • Why Analysts Are Wrong About These Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, PH, KR

    Sell-side analysts can be notoriously fickle, seemingly raising or lowering price targets based simply on whether or not a stock is currently going up or down.

    At the same time, though, sell-side research is still highly valued by institutional investors, including hedge funds and pension funds.

    Recently, analysts at Goldman Sachs released a list of stocks they believe to be over-valued and ripe for a correction. Are they right to more »

  • A Melting Arctic Means More Shipping, Drilling for Fuel

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: COP, GRMN, GNK

    As the Earth's temperature rises as a result of global warming, one of the effects is melting ice in the Arctic Ocean. Ice in the Arctic  has long been a barrier for greater trade activity because it blocks ships from crossing the body of water. For instance, in 2010, only four ships crossed the Arctic, according to Scientific American. That number rose to 34 in 2011 and a record-breaking more »

  • 3 Consumer Stocks Yielding Over 4%

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: MO, DRI, GRMN

    It can be useful for income investors to see to it that their portfolio is diversified among different sectors of the economy. While it’s easy to find high yielding stocks in some sectors (including utilities and telecoms), it can be more challenging to find, for example, consumer stocks which pay strong dividends and aren’t unattractive due to some other factor. Using data from Fidelity, here are three consumer more »

  • Cell Phones a Problem for GPS Makers, But Not This One

    By Reuben Brewer - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, GM, TRMB

    Smart phones are the GPS killer. That's a problem for industry leader Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) and auto companies like General Motors (NYSE: GM) that sell in-dashboard systems build around GPS. Phones, however, won't replace Trimble's (NASDAQ: TRMB) GPS products.

    Why Pay Extra

    Bloomberg quotes J.D. Power as stating that “46 percent of car owners with a factory-installed navigation system said they wouldn’t buy one again more »

  • Are These Tour de France Equities Worth the Cheer?

    By Arturo Cuevas - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, RSH, SHCAY.PK

    The month-long Tour de France odyssey has entered its second half. Notably, the standards of some publicly traded companies are flying in this iconic bikathon across most of France and also occasionally touching parts of nearby countries. The main rationale for their participation, of course, is the global popularity and marketing value of this annual event which marks its centennial this year.

    Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) has been harnessing the marketing more »

  • Garmin Launches Its First Portable HUD

    By usman iftikhar - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ESE, GRMN, TRMB

    The rapidly changing market dynamics in the scientific and technical instrument industry demand the market players to innovate continuously. The players have two options; either innovate or exit. The speedy technological development obsoletes the existing products, making room for the new ones.

    Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN), a prominent industry player and the global leader in satellite navigation, has always realized the need of the hour and came up with constant innovation more »

  • Innovate or Die: 3 Companies at the Cutting Edge in Scientific and Technical Instruments

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, ST, TRMB

    Companies making scientific and technical instruments have a combined market cap of $127.1 billion as of July 3. The large number of players in the industry and rapidly changing market dynamics call for continuous R&D and innovation. Rapid technological progress makes old products obsolete, and there is a steady stream of new ones to take their place. Here is a detailed analysis of the three leading players (among more »

  • Staying Relevant in a Smartphone Dominated World

    By Leo Sun - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, GOOG

    It’s hard to find any investors who are bullish on GPS manufacturer Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) these days. Garmin, which once dominated the market for dedicated GPS devices, has seen its market share crumble over the past five years ever since smartphones took center stage. Since late 2007, Garmin has lost over 70% of its market value, as the company struggled to keep its technology relevant. However, the company refuses more »

  • This Company Needs to Innovate to Thrive

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GRMN, GOOG

    Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) is still a major player in personal navigation devices, but its grip on the market is fading. Larger players like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) offer more convenient options thanks to the increased popularity of smartphones. However, only one of these technological behemoths has delivered on their maps. We’ll get to that soon.

    Garmin has seen growth in some other areas, but that growth more »

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Yield

    By J.A. Graham - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, LDR, PAYX

    There comes a time in the lives of most investors when they realize the carefree days of investing in speculative growth stocks and trading in and out of equities before the bytes of the last trade fade on the screen aren't reliable ways to generate income once they retire. Smart investors on the brink of retiring begin to search for ways to generate steady income with low risk of more »

  • This Device Should Bring More Growth for Under Armour

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, NKE, UA

    As more people turn to running as their pastime, companies try to exploit the trend. In our tech world, apparel and shoes are not enough for runners. They need wearable devices to know everything about their workout. That’s where companies like Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Nike (NYSE: NKE) are trying to squeeze more money from customers’ pockets.

    What’s on the market?

    Under Armour has recently issued its more »

  • These Three Stocks Are Better Than High Risk Bonds

    By Reuben Brewer - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: FRD, GRMN, ISIL

    Investor demand for high-yielding investment options has led to the return of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). These high risk, financially engineered products were partly to blame for the financial crisis. Investors willing to take on added risk for more yield would be better served looking at no-debt dividend payers like Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN), Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), and Friedman Industries (NYSEMKT: FRD).

    Too Much Risk

    Interest rates near all time more »

  • These Acquisition Targets Are Better for Facebook

    By Tedra DeSue - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRMN, GOOG

    Alas, it became official on Tuesday that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has indeed purchased Waze, an Israeli-based company that developed a navigation app gained popularity throughout the world.

    There has been much ado made about how Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) may have lost out on a prime opportunity to get a foothold in the growing map and navigation space by not pursuing acquiring Waze. Preventing the dominant search engine giant Google from more »

  • In The GPS Space, Business Wins

    By Reuben Brewer - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRMN, LNKD, TRMB

    Global positioning companies (GPS) Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) have both seen their shares come under pressure this year. However, one is much better positioned than the other to succeed over the long term.

    All the Rage

    GPS systems receive signals from a collection of satellites and then triangulate the exact location of the receiving device. Through the wonders of modern technology that allows all sorts of good more »

  • Is This Technology Solutions Company a Good Turnaround Play?

    By Anh HOANG - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: FLTX, GRMN, TRMB

    Since the bottom of 2009, Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ: TRMB) has advanced consistently, from around $7 per share in March 2009 to nearly $28 per share recently. Interestingly, since the beginning of the year, Trimble has declined more than 6%, lagging the S&P 500’s return of nearly 16.4%. In the first quarter of 2013, small-cap guru Chuck Royce and Ruane Cunniff kept adding Trimble Navigation to their portfolios more »

  • 2 Tech Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid as Target Prices Are Lowered

    By Chris Lau - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, JDSU, VRSN

    Editor's Note: This article originally mentioned Verisign is only spending $5 million in marketing in 2013. That was incorrect and has been removed. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    The consensus analyst decrease in price targets for a number of technology stocks is being ignored by investors. Despite a downward revision in the target price, shares of Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN), Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) are more »

  • 5 Stocks to Sell Today

    By Casey Walters - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, FXEN, GRMN, RSH, THR

    I often run across headlines like these and click to another page. So much information recommending buys and sells is produced by holders (or future holders) of a stock in effort to steer the price where they want it.

    When doing your own research, be sure to look at the reasons why. Are they suggesting sells just based on previous stock movement, or is there more of a substantial analysis more »

  • How to Grow Richer: Faster and Safer

    By Ken McGaha - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: CAH, GRMN, HLF, POT

    In an August 2012 White Paper by Goldman Sachs, it was reported that over the last 40 years, the group of all dividend paying stocks has almost doubled the return of the S&P 500. However, over the same period, the businesses that have initiated and consistently increased their dividends have beaten that group by another 33%. It is also hard to believe that a safe, solid business could pay more »

  • 3 Under the Radar, Cheap Dividend Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CALM, FL, GRMN

    Now that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit an all-time high, investors may be naturally wondering what’s next. What goes up must come down, as the saying goes, and consequently you may be anticipating a correction in the offing. Before you resign yourself to worrying about the next direction the market will take, you can protect yourself by considering stocks that aren’t trading at exorbitant valuations.

    Buying more »

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