State of Tech: A Guide to the Q2 2013 Earnings Season that Boldly Predicts the Winners and Losers, Covering Apple, Cree, and Many More

Jul 08, 2013, 08:27 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has issued updated outlooks for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Cree (Nasdaq: CREE), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), EMC (NYSE: EMC), and VMware (NYSE: VMW).

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Topics discussed in the latest reports include:

-- Apple: Next Inning is known for helping its readers generate strong returns, and no one has been more accurate than McWilliams when it comes to Apple. Nearly a decade ago, McWilliams advised readers that Apple was positioned to win big when it was trading for less than $10 per share (split adjusted). While many analysts turned negative on Apple when Steve Jobs died, McWilliams maintained his strongly bullish opinion.  However, as Apple was hitting record highs in 2012, he advised Next Inning readers to sell. McWilliams again advised investors to sell Apple following its Q1 2013 earnings report. The stock opened the next day at $460 and closed out June lower by 13%. Is now the time to invest in Apple, or should investors continue to avoid the stock ahead of its upcoming earnings report?  What specifically does McWilliams say Apple should do to reclaim its former glory?

-- Cree: In 2012 when Cree was trudging through the low to mid-$20s, McWilliams encouraged Next Inning readers to build a position in the stock with his forecast that Cree would in fact be a big winner in the LED lighting market in spite of dismal Wall Street forecasts.  With Cree now trading above $65, does McWilliams think the investment has played out or is there reason to continue holding?  What does McWilliams think about Cree's aggressive move into LED lighting fixtures and LED bulbs?  What does McWilliams see in store for Cree going forward?

-- Microsoft: What are McWilliams' thoughts about Windows 8 and besides waiting for Windows 8.1 or accepting the risk of running its beta version, what is an easy way for Windows 8 users to get the function of their "start button" back? How does McWilliams think Microsoft can benefit from truly harmonizing its operating system across the PC, tablet and smartphone platforms?  After a strong move higher in the first half of 2013, are Microsoft shares trading near McWilliams' target or is there room for shares to move even higher?

-- EMC and VMware: McWilliams had long called for EMC to institute a dividend and wrote specifically early this year the lack of a dividend was the number one thing holding down the price of EMC. With EMC now finally paying a dividend, what's next for the stock?  Why does McWilliams say it's important for investors to view EMC's value from both a traditional valuation perspective as well as a deconstructed valuation perspective? What does McWilliams think about the new EMC/VMWare joint venture, Pivotal Initiative?  At their current prices, does McWilliams think investors should buy EMC or VMWare?  What does McWilliams think about EMC competitor, Citrix?

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