Leading Tech Analyst Issues Updated Outlooks on Oracle, Acme Packet, Dell, Mellanox Technologies and EZchip Semiconductor

Feb 06, 2013, 08:00 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has published updated outlooks on Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq: MLNX) and EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq: EZCH).

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.

This report is a must read for investors and analysts focusing on technology in 2013. Trial subscribers will receive the 126-page report, which includes 35 detailed tables and graphs, for free, no strings attached. Trial subscribers will also receive McWilliams' earnings previews, offering in-depth coverage ahead of key earnings reports for dozens of tech stocks.

McWilliams spent a decades-long career in the technology industry and has earned a reputation for his skill in communicating complex technology trends to individual investors and professional analysts alike. His reports have won over readers with their ability to unravel the complexities of the industry and, more importantly, identify which companies are likely to be the winners and losers as technology trends change.  To this point, no one has been more accurate than McWilliams when it comes to Apple.

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Topics discussed in the latest reports include:

-- Acme Packet: In a December 2011 report, McWilliams presented a hedge play involving Acme Packet that has yielded 30% following Oracle's announced plan to buy Acme at $29.25 a share. With Acme currently trading above Oracle's buyout price, does McWilliams see a better offer for Acme materializing? What large tech firms might consider topping Oracle's offer? Should Acme investors hold on to see what develops or take their profits now?

-- Oracle:  On the surface, it appears Oracle is paying a fairly rich price for Acme Packet, but as McWilliams reveals in his more careful analysis, the price is really not all that rich.  What do investors need to consider here before drawing conclusions on Acme's full valuation. Many pundits are wondering why Oracle appears to be moving into the telecom market where Acme Packet is a leader in the technology known as "Session Boarder Control" (SBC).  Is this the right way to look at this deal or is there more to the story that the pundits are overlooking?  Why might this acquisition and Oracle's top-down strategy suggest there is a strategic upside opportunity for Israeli semiconductor company, EZchip at Oracle?

-- Mellanox: With Oracle already owning a stake in Mellanox, might Mellanox be Oracle's next acquisition target? What three factors go into the analysis when looking at the possibility of this deal?

-- Dell: Following Dell's quarterly report last November, McWilliams encouraged Next Inning readers to buy shares in the company at the then current price of $8.86.  Based on his analysis, McWilliams projected then that Dell was worth $14.75 per share or a 66% upside to the suggested buy price.  With most pundits still stuck on the concept that Dell is a PC company that is losing market share, what is it that McWilliams saw last November that led him to make this projection?  Why does he hold fast to his opinion the buyout team headed by founder, Michael Dell should pony up at least his projected $14.75 to take the company private?  What two fundamental factors does McWilliams point to when making these claims?

-- EZchip:  Should investors be concerned about EZchip's growth prospects ahead of its earnings report later this month? Should investors consider picking up shares at current prices? What needs to happen in order for EZchip shares to return to last year's highs?

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