NI Technology Research Issues Earnings Previews for Alcatel-Lucent, International Rectifier, JDS Uniphase, Microchip Technology, Skyworks Solutions and Intersil
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has issued updated outlooks for Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF), JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU), Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP), Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS) and Intersil (Nasdaq: ISIL).
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Also included in McWilliams' earnings previews this week:
-- Alcatel-Lucent: With Alcatel-Lucent shares up sharply since McWilliams suggested buying earlier this year at $1.33, should investors consider taking profits? Has the stock now moved into overbought territory?
-- International Rectifier: Have the issues negatively impacting International Rectifier during the past couple of years been company-specific, market-specific or a combination of both? Ahead of IR's last earnings report, McWilliams warned that any upside was already built into the price of IR ahead of its earnings announcement. As we saw, Following IR's report, the stock price edged up modestly, but then fell back to trade below where it was before IR's report. What is he expecting for IR shares when it reports earnings this week? What is his outlook and price objective for IR going forward?
-- JDS Uniphase: McWilliams encouraged Next Inning readers to take profits in JDS Uniphase earlier this year when the stock moved into the mid-$15s and suggested that investors move the funds into Finisar. This call has obviously worked out very well, but leads some to ask why JDS Uniphase has under-performed Finisar so far in the second half and whether or not the trend will continue. The short story here that most investors don't understand is that there are material differences in the two companies' business models. What are those differences? In the areas where the business models overlap, is Finisar taking market share? What is a reasonable way to value the two stocks, and with that, which does McWilliams think has the most upside potential today?
-- Microchip: McWilliams says, "No company has leveraged the embedded processor market better than Microchip." What does this mean for investors? Could closer ties between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and Renesas, and Texas Instruments' intense focus on embedded processor markets be disruptive to Microchip's business model? What other changes have occurred recently in the embedded processor sector that could present new competitive challenges for Microchip? Does McWilliams think growth in the aggregate demand for embedded processing and the strength in the new housing market will be effective offsets for the higher level of competition? What is McWilliams outlook for Microchip in the automotive sector?
-- Skyworks: Is Skyworks poised to outperform the broader technology sector in upcoming quarters? Has Skyworks' once troubled acquisition of Advanced Analog turned out much better than expected? What has changed this year in the RF semiconductor market and why is it important for investors to understand this change? What strategy does McWilliams think is the best way for tech investors to cover the RF semiconductor sector?
-- Intersil: When Intersil was trading in the $7s, McWilliams boldly predicted there was only one thing Intersil needed to do that would boost the stock price by 50%. What action did Intersil take this year that was totally within its power that led to the sharp increase in its stock price? Does McWilliams believe Intersil is poised to extend its turnaround? What does CEO Necip Sayiner bring to the table? Now that Intersil shares are above $10.00, as McWilliams predicted could be the case roughly a year ago, does he see shares heading even higher in the near term?
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