PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has issued updated outlooks for Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO), EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq: EZCH), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and Towerstream (Nasdaq: TWER).
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Topics discussed in the latest reports include:
-- Fusion-IO: McWilliams wrote years ago that solid state drives (SSDs) would be broadly adopted in both the enterprise and PC markets and even helped Next Inning readers earn huge returns on STEC when it was the early mover in the sector. When Fusion-IO was hyped by Wall Street in the fall of 2011, McWilliams pulled no punches in advising Next Inning readers it was time to sell, and other than a couple successful swing trades, has consistently maintained a negative view of the stock ever since. Since his original call to sell Fusion-IO, the price of its stock has dropped more than 60%. What did McWilliams see that everyone else was missing? Does McWilliams believe now is the time to buy Fusion-IO or should investors steer clear?
-- EZchip: What is it that EZchip does that even the largest semiconductor companies still can't duplicate and how will its strategy unfold going forward? What five factors have interrupted EZchip's growth curve during the last two years, and what leads McWilliams to believe things will change for the better this year? McWilliams' in depth earnings preview digs well below the surface to explain the technical aspects of the EZchip story in simple terms investors can easily understand. In addition to this, he also provides strong and compelling value based arguments to support his forward price objectives for EZchip. This is a must read for tech investors and analysts.
-- Arrow: McWilliams advised readers to buy Avnet and its rival Arrow when the stocks were bottoming in the fall of 2012. What is McWilliams' view of Avnet heading into its upcoming earnings report? Does McWilliams prefer Avnet over rival Arrow? What valuation penalty does Wall Street tend to apply to these two mega-distributors and why is that likely to continue?
-- UMC: McWilliams suggested that investors buy UMC at the end of 2012 when the stock was trading for $1.99, and projected it would return 20% to 30%. UMC hit that target range early in July. Going forward, is there reason to believe there is more upside to come? McWilliams predicted Chartered Semiconductor would be bought out three months before its agreement to be acquired by ATIC was announced. Does McWilliams expect that UMC will also be bought out in the not too distant future?
-- Towerstream: Might Towerstream be positioning itself to sell off HetNet, its new wifi offload business? What should Towerstream investors be looking to learn from the company's earnings report this week?
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