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22
Mar

Is it Time to Bury BlackBerry?

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StockSaints – It’s beginning to look more and more like the “feel-good” turnaround story BlackBerry (BBRY) hoped to become, just isn’t going to happen.  While I’m willing to give the company the credit it deserves for its recent rebound, BlackBerry has been too far behind to fully complete the task. And now, after what is considered a “dud” of a launch for the company’s new Z10 phones, it’s time to bury all hope.

The company did a great job of billing up the phone, but nobody seemed to care now that it’s finally out. The stock sold-off more than 8% on heavy trading volume on Friday due to lack of buzz that typically surrounds device launches from the likes of Apple (AAPL) and Samsung. In other words, there were no long lines and plenty of yawns.

Thu
21
Mar

Is There Hope For J.C. Penney?

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JCP AAPL

StockSaints — I thought Ron Johnson was an excellent hire when we took over as CEO of J.C. Penney (JCP). I never bought into the idea that he was the savior of retail, but I didn’t think the company needed one. J.C. Penney just needed a change. And being that he was coming from Apple (AAPL), I thought his winning persona was going to be one additional asset to the company. Unfortunately, one year later investors are still waiting for that winning formula to take shape.

Thu
21
Mar

Is Sirius Back to Frustrating Investors?

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SIRI AAPL

StockSaints — Shares of Sirius XM (SIRI) have been in a holding pattern ever since the company reported fourth earnings that were, on balance, pretty good. But it seems the Street felt differently. Not to suggest that the stock has gotten punished, but there’s been no standing ovations, either.

There were several things that stood out in the recent quarter. First, subscribers continue to prove how much they love the service. Self-pay subs grew 36% to roughly 1.7 million. And when you couple this with a stable 2% churn rate, it underscores how well Sirius’ business model is working. But while Sirius is indeed doing well, so is Pandora (P), which just posted strong results of its own. This is despite continued concerns about rising costs.

Wed
20
Mar

Google: Time to Set the Record Straight

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GOOG

StockSaints – With the diagnosis of the current conditions regarding the microcosm of the technology industry, it is rather easy to say that the factors which would influence the general layout of the industry are government legislation and new recessions emerging out of developed economies.

Wed
20
Mar

Should Investors Still Believe in Hewlett-Packard?

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HPQ AAPL

StockSaints — Over the past three months, you will be hard pressed to find a hotter stock on the market than that of beleaguered tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). That’s not a typo. Since hitting bottom at $11.35 per share on Nov. 20, the stock has shot up 85% to Friday’s close at $21. Investors are beginning to ask is the company back?

Wed
20
Mar

Schlumberger’s Still Looking Strong

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StockSaints — Calling the oil services industry a huge disappointment in 2012 would be a gross understatement. This is despite the strong bets that were placed by many industry experts at the beginning of the year. Now that 2013 has arrived, investors are back at the booth placing their wagers on better improvement.

Schlumberger (SLB) is one of the names on which many have begun to lay their money. The stock is up almost 20% during the past three months and 10% the past three weeks. While this company is far from a sure thing, Schlumberger is the best in the sector. But this distinction was not enough to overcome pricing weakness and soft demand in North America.

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