Leading Tech Analyst Issues Earnings Previews for Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Flextronics, KLA-Tencor and QLogic

Jan 24, 2013, 09:59 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has published updated outlooks on Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX), KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq: KLAC) and QLogic (Nasdaq: QLGC).

After a series of reports that nailed the market's high and low points in 2012, Editor Paul McWilliams has published his outlook for 2013. His new State of Tech report covers 72 technology stocks and outlines which stocks investors will want to own and which they should avoid. The report also dives deep into a number of exciting, emerging tech trends, well ahead of the Wall Street curve.

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Topics discussed in the latest reports include:

-- Microsoft: What is McWilliams' view of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system? Have pundits been too quick to criticize Windows 8?  Might the Windows 8 roll-out provide a catalyst that will allow Microsoft shares to break out to the upside?  What is the one thing that Microsoft could do with its new Windows strategy that would reestablish it with both consumers and enterprise customers?

-- Juniper Networks: After suggesting an exit from Juniper in early 2011, McWilliams suggested buying the stock again last summer at its then current price of $16.31. Now that Juniper has announced the major restructuring that McWilliams had predicted would occur, is the stock poised for a strong turnaround?  Can Juniper keep up with Cisco in key markets? What does McWilliams think about Juniper's new focus on Software Defined Networking (SDN)?  What is McWilliams' fair value range for Juniper and how much upside does it represent?

-- Flextronics:  What caused McWilliams to adjust his rating on Flextronics last year? Why did Flextronics decide to back away from operating an ODM model in the PC sector?  Has McWilliams taken a more bullish or bearish view of Flextronics since it made that decision?  What trends does McWilliams see that should favor the EMS sector going forward? Could Flextronics shares move above $10 this year?

-- KLA-Tencor: What differentiates KLA-Tencor from other major players in the sector like Applied Materials and Lam Research?  Are there signs indicating demand for KLA-Tencor products and services will increase this year?  Does McWilliams see this as a secular change that will last or just as a short term upside?  What are the drivers behind this change in the demand environment?  Which of these three stocks does McWilliams recommend for investors looking to cover the semi equipment sector?

-- QLogic: Now that QLogic has sold its InfiniBand product line to Intel, does McWilliams think the stock is a better investment than it was before the sale, or is it a stock investors should avoid? What trends in high speed adapters does McWilliams will impact QLogic going forward?  Is the disappointing report from Mellanox an indication that we should expect a similar report from QLogic?  Does McWilliams think QLogic's recently announced PCIe strategy will prove to be a winner?  What is changing in data center design that may prove to be very beneficial for QLogic?  What is the key wildcard that QLogic investors need to be aware of?

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