Nokia Corp (ADR)

  • Nokia: Like Catching A Falling Knife?

    By Godiyal .S - August 27, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, NOK, SI

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has been losing money in recent years; lots of it. Net income applicable to common shares converted from a $1.8 billion gain in 2010 to a $1.9 loss in 2011, then dropped off the table with a $5 billion loss in 2012. Faced with such big losses, and moving to strengthen their liquidity, the company decided against paying dividends to shareholders for 2012.

    In response more »

  • PCs End is Near?

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, INTC, IBM, MSFT, NOK

    There are massive problems looming for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and I can’t imagine it to be an easy path to growth anytime soon. The most prevailing and alluring idea going forward is this idea of “universal computing.” The concept is simple, stick a chip in anything.

    Shift in the use of computing

    The idea of having separate devices capable of the same computing functionality has been played around with more »

  • Why Microsoft Shouldn't Buy Nokia

    By Robert Baillieul - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, NOK

    Is a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) led takeover of Nokia (NYSE: NOK) in the cards? Probably not - with the brightening future of Windows Phones, there's no longer a pressing need for Microsoft to buy the Finnish handset manufacturer. 

    No longer a pressing issue

    There was a time months ago when such a deal made sense. Windows was a fledgling mobile operating system, mired in stagnation, and Nokia was the only more »

  • Nokia: Like Catching a Falling Knife?

    By Godiyal .S - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MSFT, NOK, SI

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has been losing money in recent years; lots of it. Net income applicable to common shares converted from a $1.8 billion gain in 2010 to a $1.9 loss in 2011, then dropped off the table with a $5 billion loss in 2012. Faced with such big losses, and moving to strengthen their liquidity, the company decided against paying dividends to shareholders for 2012.

    In response more »

  • Should Microsoft Acquire This Handset Maker?

    By Ramesh Malayappan - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), recently introduced Windows 8, an operating system that powers desktops, phones, and tablets alike. While this software giant simultaneously introduced its own Windows 8-powered tablet, the Microsoft Surface, it chose not to unveil a similarly Microsoft-branded smartphone.  Instead, it relied on its traditional model of partnering with hardware manufacturers to introduce the new Windows Phone to the market.  Was this an oversight -- or a deliberate strategy with more »

  • Pay Attention to China’s Sector Shift

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, BP, CVX, NOK

    When China experienced double-digit economic growth, multinationals probably felt like there was plenty of market share to be had. The pie kept getting bigger. But now that China’s growth is slowing, the pie has more definite boundaries.

    In an International Finance Discussion Paper, Dr. Jane Haltmaier, senior adviser to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, presents the following breakdown of Chinese GDP growth (notice the single-digit more »

  • Nokia Will Get a Free Push from Google’s Moto X Phone

    By Lennox Yieke - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, GOOG, NOK

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is spending $500 million to market the new Moto X Phone. This is significantly, if not suspiciously, high, considering that Apple and Samsung spent a total of $333 million and $401 million, respectively, to market their entire lines of devices in 2012. Why spend so much on just a single smartphone that doesn’t even stack up (spec-wise) against existing flagship products in the market? It is more »

  • Is the Surface a Problem for Microsoft?

    By Chris Moore - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, INTC, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has put together a few wins recently, even in the face of a declining PC market. The Surface was supposed to be the company's big break into the tablet space, but unfortunately it seems to have fallen short.

    Despite being an impressive demonstration of the company’s innovation capabilities, its lack of sales forced the company to take a $900 million inventory write-down. In addition to more »

  • Deals Won’t Save This Tech Giant

    By Marie Palumbo - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is stuck. From early in the 2000’s to today Microsoft’s share price has traded in a relatively small price channel. More troubling, Microsoft can’t find anything to move the company’s valuation needle and ultimately break its share price free from this narrow channel. Microsoft is searching for a new product, an impressive deal, or simply anything that will advance Microsoft’s stock price more »

  • Turmoil ruining the turnaround and returns

    By Callum Turcan - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, NOK, TGT

    How many CEO's does it take to turn around a failing retailer? Apparently more than 2, as Bill Ackman and Perry Capital try to force J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) to find a new CEO. J.C. Penney's stock has fallen 34.7% YTD and a turn around has yet to unfold. If J.C. Penney could turn itself around it would have to do so under the more »

  • Windows Mobile Needs More Apps!

    By Reuben Brewer - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MSFT, NOK

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has tied its fortunes to Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Mobile, but the new mobile operating system doesn't have the same industry backing as Google's Android or Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). That's a problem for both companies.

    The Wall Street Journal quotes Nokia's head of smart phone devices, Jo Harlow, as highlighting the Nokia and Microsoft relationship as a partnership. She notes that both more »

  • Technology And Smartphones – Where Not To Invest

    By Awais Malik - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK

    The smartphone revolution is forever volatile with technological improvement occurring at an exponential rate. At the same time, smartphone stocks are also the most easily influenced by news and speculation – in other words, investor confidence drives these stocks to a large degree. Recently though, the industry has hit somewhat of a stagnation, with some companies considering going private while others seek shores anew to keep their growth up. From a more »

  • Apple’s New Low-Cost iPhone May Hurt More Than Help

    By Michael Mandala - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, NOK

    News hit the papers this week that the ubiquitous iPhone was going to have a cheaper cousin on the market, the iPhone 5C — as named by reporters and industry insiders — whose main observable difference is that the phone has a plastic backing.

    This latest leak proclaiming advancements coming from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is actually a step back from the iconic company as it reshapes the iPhone to compete with lower-priced more »

  • Will Nokia Make A Comeback?

    By Jessey Yi - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CHL, NOK, SI

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is the world's second largest mobile manufacturer. However, the company's disappointing performance over the last two years has led to a significant loss in investors' confidence . The current scenario and speculation in the smart phone market regarding the impact of Windows 8 has left investors wondering whether a resurgence would even matter anymore.

    Although Nokia has been struggling in a world dominated by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPLmore »)

  • 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 »

  • Can Nokia Defeat Apple in the Smartphone Wars?

    By Victor Alagbe - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, NOK

    The digital camera is no longer a necessity on a trip out with family and friends unless you are a professional photographer. More so, the fact that you cannot upload pictures to social media sites from most digital cameras is not helping the cause of the digital camera. Of course, the best camera is the one in your hand right now, probably the one on your smartphone. This is probably more »

  • Could This Be a Game-Changer?

    By Zain Zafar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, MSFT, NOK

    In recent times, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has struggled to compete with the Android-iPhone duopoly, especially when it comes to high-end smartphones. With the launch of the much-hyped 41 megapixel PureView phone, the Lumia 1020, Nokia hopes to give competitors something to think about. However, as an investor, I don’t think that this phone would be able to live up to its hype as an integral step in the company more »

  • Apple's Smartphone Profits Compared to the Competition

    By Mark Hibben - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, NOK, SSNLF

    On July 26, Strategy Analytics (SA) issued a report with the attention grabbing headline "Samsung Becomes World's Most Profitable Handset Vendor in Q2 2013." The report estimated Samsung's (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) operating profit from mobile phones to be $5.2 billion for Q2, whereas Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) operating profit from iPhone sales was estimated to be $4.6 billion. In fact, SA's number for iPhone operating profit more »

  • Three Stocks On Which to Ride the Market’s Momentum

    By Michael Mandala - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MXIM, NOK, TRST

    So far the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen over 15% year-to-date. This meteriotic rise has left many investors scratching their heads, wondering what to do next. One school of thought is to continue to look for equity positions that would ride the momentum upward. Another is to buy defensive stocks that would hedge against a market correction. I’ve uncovered three stocks that would cover both schools of thought more »

  • This Tech Giant Is Still Building a Competitive Ecosystem

    By Reuben Brewer - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) just cut prices on the Surface and wrote down nearly $1 billion worth of the tablet's inventory. Is this an admission that the Surface is a flop, or is it just this tech giant's way of gearing up for a long-term fight?

    Copycat

    There's little question that Microsoft has been late to the mobile party. It tried to break into the group with a more »

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