NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Blue Coat Systems, Hittite Microwave, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel and ARM Holdings

Dec 09, 2010, 08:20 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), Hittite Microwave (Nasdaq: HITT), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and ARM Holdings (NYSE: ARMH).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- Why is it difficult to assess the durability of Blue Coat's lead in the deep packet inspection market?  How would an acquisition unlock the company's value?  Why might a company pay a notable premium to acquire Blue Coat?

-- Hittite is up 35% since McWilliams offered subscribers a valuation analysis of the company in September.  Following its strong calendar Q3 earnings report, the stock moved to the high side of the estimated fair value range established by McWilliams.  Has McWilliams seen reason to increase his estimated fair value range?  What two emerging applications does McWilliams see adding notable new demand for Hittite products?  When does he think the first of these will begin to kick in?

-- Should investors consider buying Alcatel-Lucent on the news it won a major contract with Sprint?  What structural factors have held Alcatel-Lucent back and are they likely to persist?  What does the company need to accomplish before McWilliams would consider it anything more than a speculative investment?  Does McWilliams believe Alcatel-Lucent will report notably higher profit margins in 2011?

-- Where do Intel and ARM Holdings fit within the exploding mobile processor market?  Is this a winner-takes-all segment, or will Intel and MIPS challenge ARM's dominant position?  Is it better for investors to view ARM as a growth machine or more as a broad proxy for the semiconductor industry or, possibly, a little bit of both?

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