NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Oracle, Research in Motion, National Semiconductor, Atmel, and Harmonic

Dec 14, 2010, 10:23 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM), National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM), Atmel (Nasdaq: ATML), and Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- In late 2008, when Oracle was trading at $16.84. McWilliams advised Next Inning readers they should consider it a strategic investment and a good "potential core tech holding."  In September 2010, when Oracle was trading at $26.50, he reiterated the call and set a price target in the mid-30s. With Oracle now hovering around $30, McWilliams has updated his outlook for the stock and set a new target for 2011.  How did the acquisition of Sun Microsystems fundamentally change Oracle's business model?  What does McWilliams mean when he suggests that Oracle is now pursuing an "ecosystem" strategy, and what moves will Oracle make to support that shift?  Might Oracle consider buying Research in Motion to bring a mobile strategy to its ecosystem model?  How does he think the pairing of Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd, formerly CEO of Hewlett Packard, will work out for Oracle?  What is his new price target for 2011?

-- McWilliams advised Next Inning readers last July it was time to buy Atmel and stated with unusual confidence the stock would trade in double digits by year's end.  Since then, the price has moved up nearly 170% in less than six months.  What did McWilliams recognize early with Atmel that Wall Street was missing?  What is a reasonable price expectation for Atmel based on McWilliams' in depth valuation analysis?

-- McWilliams noted on October 11 that the risks of National reporting at the low end of its guidance made the stock unworthy of consideration? As McWilliams predicted, National, reported disappointing results late last week.  With Wall Street caught by surprise and selling off the stock aggressively, is an opportunity arising for investors to grab shares of National at a bargain price?  Or should investors continue to avoid National?

-- Should Harmonic investors be optimistic about the potential for ramping growth in 2011?  Does McWilliams think 35% to 40% revenue growth in 2011 is something investors should model for Harmonic?  Does a valuation analysis of Harmonic suggest that shares could be worth considerably more than their current price?  What does McWilliams see as the drivers for Harmonic in 2011? Does he believe the company is poised to grow earnings faster than it grows sales in 2011?

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Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks.  Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926.  Interested parties may visit adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information.  Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

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