JDS Uniphase Corp

  • Why Holding On to This Stock Is a Good Idea

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, FNSR, JDSU

    JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) has had an indifferent year so far. The manufacturer of fiber optics components has underperformed badly this year, appreciating just 4%. And after taking a look at the company’s recently released fourth-quarter results, it isn’t clear if there’s a turnaround in sight.

    Missing revenue estimates and offering a light guidance aren’t good signs, especially when peer Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) issued terrific preliminary more »

  • These Stocks Stepped on the Gas in Q2 and Should Get Better

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: CIEN, FNSR, JDSU

    When 2013 began, there were a few stocks that I had tipped for success. At the end of the first calendar quarter, I reviewed my calls and found that they were, well, not exactly where I wanted them to be. However, the stock market is not a short-term game and there were a few solid reasons why I’d expected these stocks to succeed this year and in the future more »

  • What Does This Transaction Mean and How Can You Benefit?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, JDSU, KEYN

    Investors have yet another reason to watch for developments out of Silicon Valley over the coming weeks and months. Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN) recently announced that it had agreed to be taken private by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for a significant premium over its pre-announcement stock price. The nearly $400 million deal would give the struggling firm a chance to restructure its operations beyond the prying eyes of analysts more »

  • Telecom Equipment Providers in Focus

    By Damon Churchwell - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CIEN, CSCO, JDSU, QCOM

    The April-quarter results released by telecom-equipment provider Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) were impressive only when compared with its prior-year numbers. It lost $0.27 a share, while revenues jumped 6%. Nevertheless, management's guidance for third-quarter revenues in the $515 million to $545 million range, versus $508 million in the April quarter, propelled the shares to a solid double-digit gain. This showing encouraged investors like myself that the sector, one of more »

  • 3 Promising Opportunities Which You Shouldn't Miss

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, JDSU, XRX

    Continuously strong earnings are a good fundamental indicator of long-term growth of a company. EPS gives a reliable futuristic overview, as it is driven by many aspects like sales growth, product demand, profit margins, and cost control.

    Understanding the importance of EPS, I have chosen three companies that are planning to increase their EPS in the future, but have had inconsistent EPS in the past. Let's find out what more »

  • This Company Proved Analysts Wrong, Once Again

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: T, CIEN, JDSU

    When communications equipment maker Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) released its second-quarter results, one thing became very clear -- the company is indeed ahead of the rest in its industry. Management stated during the first-quarter conference call three months ago that the company’s competitive strengths have kept it ahead of the pack, and that was proved when it released its latest results.

    Surprise, surprise!

    Ciena surprised the Street with adjusted earnings of more »

  • Judgment Day Is Coming for This Company

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: ADTN, CIEN, JDSU

    It’s been an indifferent year for communications equipment maker Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) so far, with the stock gaining just around 10% and underperforming the NASDAQ Composite index. This is a far cry from what I’d expected from the stock as an uptick in telco spending was supposed to propel Ciena higher.

    However, even though Ciena had turned in a terrific quarterly report earlier this year, the shares haven more »

  • This Stock Has Kept Investors Waiting, But for How Long?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: T, CHL, CHU, JDSU

    2013 was supposed to be a good year for optical networker JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) and the company had even kicked off the year in style, posting solid results and an upbeat outlook. However, the stock’s performance has since deteriorated and the third-quarter results released earlier this month haven’t done much to revive its fortunes.

    The company missed estimates and the outlook for the ongoing quarter wasn’t 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 »

  • This Tech Stock Crashed, Time to Buy?

    By Lee Samaha - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, XXIA, JDSU, JNPR

    I'm a bit bemused by the goings on at Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA). The stock has taken a fearful battering recently after announcing accounting irregularities that reduced 2012 income and will hit revenues in Q1 2013. It sounds grim enough but in actuality no contracts have been lost. No cash flows have been foregone and -at least for now- the only major impact appears to be over the timing of more »

  • Can These Stocks Bounce Back?

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CIEN, FNSR, JDSU, XLNX

    Time indeed flies fast. The first quarter of 2013 is already behind us, and it proved to be a great one for the markets. The broader market rally left investors who had their money in the right stocks richer, but, quite naturally, there were some laggards as well.

    In a previous post, I’d discussed a few of my picks whom I’d expected to outperform when the year began more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Citadel Has Taken a 5.1% Stake in This Tech Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CIEN, CSCO, JDSU, ERIC

    A 13G filed with the SEC has revealed that Citadel Investment Group, a large hedge fund managed by billionaire Ken Griffin, owns 5.2 million shares of Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN), a $1.7 billion market cap communications equipment and software company. This comes out to 5.1% of the total shares outstanding. We track quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds such as Citadel as part of our work researching investment more »

  • Does Finisar Corporation Have Any Growth Opportunities?

    By Shas Dey - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: CIEN, FNSR, JDSU

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a leading provider of optical subsystems (transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders) and components that are used in data communication and telecommunication aapplications.

    The demand for these products is mainly driven by growth in demand for bandwidth by enterprises and service providers. The demand for bandwidth is expected to continually grow due to the increasing use of videos, photos and digital information, not to mention more »

  • This Stock Proves That Myopia Doesn’t Deserve a Place in Investing

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: T, CIEN, JDSU

    If you want to see some real life, zero-turns-hero instances, look no further than the stock markets. Just six months back, analysts were critical of communications equipment maker Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN), slapping the stock with rating downgrades. Even myopic investors had joined them then, after the stock missed estimates and panic selling shaved 20% off its market capitalization. But, Ciena’s business is such that it would ultimately do well more »

  • Will an Upbeat Earnings Report From Finisar Buck This Negative Trend?

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: T, FNSR, INTC, JDSU

    When 2012 ended, there was a feel-good factor about optical networking stocks JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) and Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), both of whom I had expected would perform well this year. An uptick in telecom spending was supposed to be the primary catalyst behind the performance of both these companies, and Uniphase proved that the recovery is for real with a stellar quarterly report in January.

    Uniphase’s management sounded more »

  • A Laser Precision Investment Decision

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: COHR, FANUY, IPGP, JDSU, RSTI

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here, the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.  Having dropped 15% on negativity surrounding a downgrade from Stifel Nicolaus and a slight earnings miss, fiber laser producer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) has seen happier days.  However, with guidance largely more »

  • This Company’s Recovering Business Makes it Worth a Look

    By Harsh Chauhan - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, T, JDSU

    The day on which semiconductor player Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) closed in on its 52-week high turned out to be the day when it posted disappointing earnings. The company missed estimates on both top and bottom lines and issued a cloudy forecast for the ongoing quarter. Analog’s revenue estimate of $647 million to $672 million for the current quarter is behind the consensus of $666 million at the mid-point more »

  • Which Optical Stock Will Reward You?

    By Declan Fallon - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: FN, FNSR, JDSU, OPLK

    This week I have gone for a former IPO darling that ultimately fell flat on its face, but now looks fit-and-ready to challenge once more.   Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) debuted in 2010 at a discount to its initial IPO price, but soon found its feet to rapidly ascend to $32.91.  However, the joy wasn't to last, and it subsequently entered a steady decline, ultimately visiting its IPO lows in more »

  • This Stock Has Kicked off 2013 in Style

    By Harsh Chauhan - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: T, CSCO, JDSU

    In the first week of January, I had written about two stocks that I believed were nicely positioned to benefit from higher telco spending this year. I was quite confident about their prospects, given their solid products and the industry in which they ply their trade. But I’d never thought that one of them would shoot through the roof after a solid earnings report.

    A perfect report

    Optical networker more »

  • Finding Value As a Result of CAPEX Spending

    By Brian Nichols - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, FNSR, JDSU, OCLR, ERIC

    It has been whispered for the last couple weeks that an increase in capital expenditures (CAPEX) for future benefits from large tech and telecom related companies would benefit telecom equipment and other optical component companies. However, markets have been slow to react as the companies set to benefit have yet to raise guidance or announce earnings. But on Thursday we got our first hint of what’s to come when more »

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