NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Apple, Synaptics, Alcatel-Lucent, Harmonic and Tellabs

Oct 20, 2010, 08:18 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT) and Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- Was Wall Street right to be disappointed by Apple's earnings report, or is McWilliams expecting shares to rebound quickly?  What did McWilliams make of CEO Steve Jobs' controversial conference call comments?  Is Jobs right that Apple's moat in the tablet space is deep and that the soon to be released 7" tablets will be "Dead on Arrival?"  Why should Apple's numbers give investors reason to revisit their thinking on Intel?

-- Is McWilliams expecting Infinera shares to rebound by as much as $2 in the wake of the company's post-earnings sell-off?  Why might the sector-wide sell-off be reason for investors to add shares of rivals like Finisar and JDS-Uniphase?  Which of these two stocks does McWilliams like best?

-- What two trends may work in Alcatel-Lucent's favor going forward?  Does McWilliams expect Alcatel-Lucent shares to move higher towards the $4.50 range?  What is McWilliams' fair value range for Alcatel-Lucent and how much upside does it represent from current prices?

-- Does McWilliams believe that Harmonic's acquisition of Omneon will prove to be a winner and that Harmonic shares are undervalued here?  Why have analysts been so hard on Harmonic and why does McWilliams think they are wrong? Does McWilliams expect Harmonic shares to move above $10 in the near term?

-- What has Tellabs' new CEO done to better leverage the company's resources to deliver substantially higher profit margins?  What does McWilliams see as the drivers for Tellabs going forward?  Does he think Tellabs is a potential acquisition candidate and, if so, what does he see as a fair valuation for its stock?  Does McWilliams think Wall Street analysts are materially underestimating Tellabs earnings potential for the coming year?  What is his estimated fair value target for the stock?

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