Top Tech Analyst Issues 'State of Tech' Report Previewing Earnings for SanDisk, Applied Materials, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments and JDS-Uniphase

Jul 05, 2012, 10:48 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has published a new special report designed to help investors prepare for earnings season.  This report covers 67 tech stocks including SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK), Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU), Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) and JDS-Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU).

Editor Paul McWilliams is best known for spotting big winners like Apple early.  He advised Next Inning readers to buy Apple nearly a decade ago when the stock was trading below $10 and earlier this year, he advised investors to take some profits when it spiked above $600.  However, that is only one side of the tech investing story and, for some investors, it comes with far too much risk exposure. 

In his new special "State of Tech" report, McWilliams offers in depth data and analysis on 67 tech companies expected to report aggregate revenue in excess of $800 billion this year. The report includes McWilliams' earnings outlook and full value price ranges for all 67 stocks, making this report an essential pre-earnings guide.

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.

McWilliams thinks his 62-page State of Tech report should be read by all tech investors and is making it available free of charge to all who sign up for a no-obligation free trial to Next Inning Technology Research.

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McWilliams' latest report covers the following topics:

-- SanDisk: In his review of SanDisk's earnings, published when the stock was trading in the mid-$40s, McWilliams warned of a dip into the low-$30s. The stock bottomed at $30.99 in May. Do smartphone sales trends suggest a positive outlook for SanDisk? Could SanDisk move above $50 in the near term?

-- Applied Materials: Are broader trends in semiconductor fabrication poised to benefit Applied Materials? Does McWilliams believe that Applied Materials is now trading at a relatively low valuation? What is McWilliams' fair value range for the stock and how much upside does it represent from current prices?

-- Micron: In April, McWilliams warned that if we saw the correction he forecasted a week earlier the price of Micron could dip into the $5s.  The correction arrived as predicted, and Micron closed trading on June 4th at $5.39.  Micron has already rebounded 28% from there? How high could Micron go, and at what price should investors make an exit?

-- Texas Instruments:  Following Texas Instruments' announcement that it would buy National Semi for what McWilliams wrote at the time was a substantial premium, McWilliams turned cold on TI. Has he changed his mind now that the acquisition has been completed? 

-- JDS Uniphase:  How does JDS Uniphase compare to rival Finisar? Does McWilliams think it makes sense for investors to consider holding both Finisar and JDS Uniphase? What speculative stock in the optical networking sector might investors consider adding to the mix?

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