NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Ciena, Finisar, Cisco Systems, Motorola and Nokia

Oct 19, 2010, 07:49 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN), Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- Since McWilliams presented the idea to Next Inning subscribers in March that Finisar is a better way to gain exposure to the optical networking sector than Ciena, Finisar is up 76%, while Ciena is up only 4%.  Does McWilliams expect Finisar to continue to outperform its peers?  Should investors consider shifting allocations in Ciena to other names in the fiber optic and networking space?  What does McWilliams think fair value stock prices are for Finisar and Ciena?

-- What two ongoing ventures in Cisco's adjacent markets do Cisco investors need to monitor carefully?  What is behind Cisco's continued focus on consumer applications, and what do all the pieces of Cisco's larger strategy have in common? Does McWilliams think it's time to buy Cisco? What does he see as a fair valuation for the stock?

-- Is McWilliams bullish on Motorola ahead of the company's planned split into two separate entities next year?  Exactly how will the company be split and what will current Motorola investors get once the split takes effect? What operational problems will this split fix?  From an investor's perspective, what one thing will change considerably in how an investment in each of the two new Motorolas should be tracked?  How does Nokia's proposed purchase of a portion of Motorola's networking group impact the equation for the two companies?

-- In July, McWilliams made a rare, but very forceful call that the Nokia board of directors should fire the then current CEO.  This is only the third time in eight years McWilliams has made a call of this nature and, as it has worked out, in all three cases the CEOs were shown the door.  What did McWilliams see as the core problem with Nokia leadership?  What specific mistakes had Nokia made during the last several years that have led to the sour sentiment on Wall Street and the stock underperforming its peers in the market?  Is Nokia headed for a turnaround?  Might Nokia undergo a Motorola-style split into two companies?  Should it?

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