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5 Ill-Equipped Communications Technology Stocks

Badly bruised stocks to keep out of your portfolio

   

The communications technology industry was hit mighty hard by last year’s volatility roller coaster. Out of the more than 5,000 publicly traded companies I watch with my Portfolio Grader tool, these stocks were some of the worst.

I run these companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is involved with mobile, fixed, Internet Protocol and optics technologies. In the past year, ALU stock is down a significant 45%. ALU stock gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for earnings momentum and a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ALU stock.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is a communications technology company based in Sweden. ERIC stock has dipped 25% in the last 12 months, compared to a gain of 5% for the Dow Jones. ERIC stock gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ERIC stock.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) deals with infrastructures as well as service layer technologies. Despite gains by the broader markets, JNPR stock is down 44% in the last year. JNPR stock gets a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for earnings momentum, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of JNPR stock.

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) operates in three business segments, but is known best for its consumer electronics, specifically mobile phones. NOK is down 54% in the last year. NOK stock gets an “F” for sales growth, an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NOK stock.

Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) is known as the producer of Blackberry smartphones, and is the biggest loser on this list, down 74% in the last year. RIMM stock gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of RIMM stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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