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  • A Laser Company With Staggering Growth Potential

    By Piyush Arora - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: COHR, IIVI, IPGP, NEWP, RSTI

    The common reason for distressed earnings is, “higher labor costs.”  Yes, humans have an upper hand in discretionary tasks, but recurring industrial tasks like welding, etching and cutting can be automated. But precision holds the key, and robotic arms are no good if they are not equipped with proper tools. As technology advances and designs get more sophisticated, fiber optic lasers are not only cost effective but also save time more »

  • An Industry on the Rise with Numerous Fundamental Questions

    By Brian Nichols - January 27, 2013 | Tickers: COHR, IPGP, NEWP

    Last Friday shares of photonics-based solutions company Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) traded higher by almost 11% after reporting earnings. As a result, numerous stocks that manufacture and develop similar products also traded higher. However, the question is whether or not this industry is growing and if it’s time to buy.

    Coherent Earnings and Valuation

    Coherent’s earnings weren’t anything special. The company’s revenue was actually lower 2.5 more »

  • This Laser King is Poised for a Rally

    By Piyush Arora - October 16, 2012 | Tickers: COHR, IIVI, IPGP, NEWP, RSTI

    With the recent market rally, finding undervalued growth stocks has become more difficult. Well it’s difficult, but not impossible. Industries have moved onto robotic welding, etching and cutting machines for precision. Gas lasers which were earlier used on a large scale for these operations are being rapidly replaced by fiber laser technology. This brings the pioneer of the technology IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) into the limelight.

    IPG Photonics which more »

  • Is This Laser Manufacturer a Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 25, 2012 | Tickers: COHR, IIVI, IPGP, NEWP, RSTI

    The increased usage of laser technology within the consumer, industrial, and medical industries has boded well for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP).  IPG is known for manufacturing the groundbreaking fiber-based laser.

    Lasers have progressed substantially since they were first operated by Theodore H. Maiman in 1960. Today, traditional laser technologies are based on CO2 and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG), which combine to create the high-powered beam. The increased usage of laser more »

  • 5 Attractive Acquisition Targets In 2012

    By Christopher French - February 12, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, CSCO, DSX, EXK, EXPO, AG, FLR, HL, HPQ, IBM, IPGP, NEWP, PZZA, RDWR

    During February our interests turn to the matter of love. Here are five stocks that could set the pulses racing of companies looking to expand.

    Money out to buy a reputation

    It was hired by NASA in 1986 to determine the causes of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and through the years Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) has featured in other prominent cases, and continues to be one of the brightest more »