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  • This Tech Stock Has Big Potential

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, GLW, LPL

    While the broader market has enjoyed a massive bull run over the past several years, Corning (NYSE: GLW) has done nothing more than hang around. Actually, the stock declined more than 10% over a three-year time frame. When a stock performs poorly during a strong bull run, it’s almost always a red flag for the company’s underlying business and future potential. However, that isn’t the case for more »

  • It's Time to Cash In on Korean Banks

    By Jeremy Worthington - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: KB, LPL, SHG, SKM, WF

    This is a classic case of headlines making the situation seem worse than it is. While a lot of the news recently has shifted to the tragedy in Boston, the stocks of several Korean banks have taken a beating recently due to the statements of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Two of the biggest banks, KB Bank (NYSE: KB) and Shinhan Banking Group (NYSE: SHG), are a good example more »

  • Korean Banks: Time to Cash In

    By Jeremy Worthington - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: KB, LPL, SHG, SKM, WF

    This is a classic case of headlines making the situation seem worse than it is. While a lot of the news recently has shifted to the tragedy in Boston, the stocks of several Korean banks have taken a beating recently due to the statements of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Two of the biggest banks KB Bank (NYSE: KB) and Shinhan Banking Group (NYSE: SHG) are a good example more »

  • Will Apple Roll out its iTV to Occupy Your Living Space?

    By Rajesh Marwah - March 31, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, LPL

    "When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years. It's an area of intense interest. I can't say more than that." Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said that in an interview. The Cupertino company is known for dropping hints rather than confirming its upcoming releases, as the tech giant prefers more »

  • What LG's webOS Deal Means For Google TV

    By Yasir Idrees - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, HPQ, LPL

    The webOS platform has been one of the most struggling tablet/smartphone platforms in the world. After HP's (NYSE: HPQ) acquisition of Palm, the entire operating system came to HP, which was later used for HP's entry into the tablets market. After disappointing sales, HP made the OS open source for developers in order to support existing webOS devices. The platform's future has always been doubtful and more »

  • Bargain Hunting in Korea

    By Ryan Peckyno - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: LPL, PKX, SKM, WF

    Over the past few days I wrote two articles: Bargain Hunting in Brazil and Bargain Hunting in France.  After reflecting on those pieces, I decided that I was going to go bargain hunting in a country that would provide an interesting contrast with France. I chose South Korea mainly because it has a nice story and a healthy economy.

    History

    Fifty years ago, South Korea’s per capita GDP was more »

  • Sony

    By Padam Singhi - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, LPL, MSFT, SSNLF, SNE

    It’s been a trying five years for Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), which has lost 70% of its market value thanks to global recession. A deteorating Japanese economy, a strong yen, natural disasters and the rise and rise of Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF). have all led many analysts and investors to say that Sony  which once was leader in consumer electronics with the Walkman and the Play station more »

  • Willow Glass Will Boost Corning’s Earnings and Stock

    By Anindya Batabyal - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GLW, LPL, SNE

    Higher sales of Gorilla Glass, the market leading cover glass for smartphones and tablets, drove growth in Corning’s (NYSE: GLW) revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues increased 14% y-o-y to $2.1 billion, however, profits declined 42% y-o-y to $283 million on restructuring and impairment charges.

    Despite the delivery of growth in Gorilla Glass for mobile devices and computers, Corning remains range-bound. Since September 2011, Corning shares more »

  • Can Sony Get Back The "WOW" Factor?

    By Yasir Idrees - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, LPL, MSFT, SNE

    For decades, Sony (NYSE: SNE) has been a leader and pioneer in electronic goods, including cameras, TVs and gaming consoles. However, the company has been left behind by competitors such as Samsung. Sony has been posting losses for several years now, but new CEO Kazuo Hirai is determined to take the company back to the top. Hirai aims to rebuild the company and once again make Sony a leader in more »

  • Investing in the Future of Mobile Devices Part 2 - Components and Software

    By Siddharth Dalal - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, LPL, MU, MSFT, NOK, SNDK, HXSCL.PK, TOSBF

    In Part 1, I covered a couple of device makers along with CPU and graphics chip makers. In Part 2, I'll cover software and the components that matter the most.

    After all nobody cares if they have a dual core or quad core or 1GHz or 1.5GHz processor other than geeks like me. What people care about is how cool the display looks and how easy is it more »

  • LG, Samsung and Sony Enter OLED TV Market

    By Christopher DeSousa - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: AUO, LPL, SNE, OLED

    LG Electronics entered the New Year announcing the sale of its next-generation TV display — LG 55EM9700 — a 55-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV. The company's announcement concludes the race with its rival, Samsung Electronics, to determine which company will first bring OLED technology to the marketplace. 

    LG retail outlets in South Korea have started accepting pre-orders from only domestic customers for KRW 11-million (US $10,000) with shipments scheduled more »

  • Two iPhone Sales Trends You May Have Missed

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, LPL, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will report its first quarter financials in late January, and obviously, iPhone 5 sales will be important (See: Will the iPhone 5 Give Apple Another Earnings Record?). Now it can be said with near-absolute certainty that every analyst under the sun is expecting the iPad Mini to cannibalize the company's larger tablet models to an extent, but some may have not expected that older "legacy" iPhones more »

  • Is Now the Time for This Mega-Tech Company to Make a TV?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, LPL, MSFT, SNE

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), the well-known tech company, is currently a top player in the mobile market. With the recent uncertainty surrounding many of the top television manufacturers, we see this as a time that Apple should be considering the possibility of manufacturing a TV of its own. Although Apple may be inadvertently contributing to the TV's demise with its tablets, we believe the TV industry just needs some reinvigoration more »

  • 3 Tech Stocks With Bullish Momentum to Buy

    By Shweta Dubey - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: ARMH, LRCX, LPL

    Significant outperformance or underperformance with respect to the broader markets is often a sign that something interesting is happening in a company. Analyzing fundamentals of such a company is often the first step in identifying potential investment targets. I discussed two tech stocks which have become attractive buys after recent underperformance in a previous article. In addition it is also interesting to look at tech stocks which are seeing significant more »

  • Is Corning a Good Stock to Buy Right Now?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 14, 2012 | Tickers: APH, GLW, LPL, MOLX, TEL

    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW)’s stock is about flat for the year (significantly underperforming broader market indices), and is trading at about half its price from five years ago. In the second quarter of 2012, Corning (which produces glass screens, telecommunications products, ceramics, and specialty glass materials) saw its revenue come in 5% lower than in Q2 2011. Affiliated companies’ earnings- a significant source of income- were also down and more »

  • TV Sales Won't Save These Stocks

    By Demitri Kalogeropoulos - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBY, GLW, LPL, SNE

    The TV industry needs a new product to sell.

    According to NPD, global shipments of TVs fell again last quarter, dropping another 8%. And those awful sales figures came despite a further round of price cuts by manufacturers scrambling to clear inventory. That strategy hasn't worked so far. Sony (NYSE: SNE), for example, still reported a 30% slump in TV revenue in the last year on a 13% drop more »

  • This Smartphone Component Maker is Looking Good

    By Rajesh Marwah - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, LPL, MSFT, NOK

    The success of a smartphone is not the phone maker’s success alone. It is also the success of its component providers as well as operating system provider, as each of them plays a major role in deciding the fate of the device. These component makers are often left unnoticed, but play an essential part behind the scene. Every year the Cupertino company not only delights hordes of its fans more »

  • The Past and Future of This Smartphone

    By Rekha Marwah - August 9, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, INTC, LPL

    Its chic and stylish, something that revolutionized the smartphone market and now holds a dominant position in the industry. But, what is being talked about here? An iPhone certainly. Mobile phones were launched as far back as the 80's and now we are using the Gen-X cellphones what we popularly know as the smartphones. iPhones have now become a status symbol. People flaunt them. But are they worth only more »

  • Bigger Screens, Bigger Market For Apple

    By Ron Chatterjee - May 22, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, LPL, SHCAY.PK

     The other day I was reading an article about how Steve Jobs made a business of being “cool.” Just think about this. If you don’t have the latest iPad, you are outdated among your business colleagues. If you don’t carry the latest iPhone, you are not cool among your friends.

    As Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) strives to bring new features every time, people are always ready to shell out more »

  • Life May Not Be So Good

    By Kyle Metivier - January 17, 2012 | Tickers: GLW, LPL

    Samsung Group has announced plans to invest something like, I don’t know, a kajillion dollars in its own business efforts. Actually, it’s upwards of $40 billion. That’s right, there are companies that actually exist that re-invest in themselves and their future. Refreshing, isn’t it?

    Let me tell you something, this is a telling sign in the technology sector. I know you see their TVs, but Samsung more »