Pardon me. Could you give us some clarity on when the NAV (PPS) of NOK was up to 8.50 and then pulled back down (in recent memory)?
Nokia has been buying shares daily and not missed a single day without purchase. Use this link to check.
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Share count before first buyback was 30,831,434
Sentiment: Strong Buy
First, you didn't answer, or even acknowledge, my question. Short attention span? I suppose I should expect that. And my question stands.
Second, you presume to assign gender when you have no logical basis for your position. Sounds like one of your political or investment conclusions.
Third, I don't know to whom you refer when you cite "fight" - do you know "fight" is a female because in the past, in keeping with your character and temperament, you've chatted about things like shoe shopping with her?
As always, nice chatting with you, but, if you elect to reply, I caution that I don't know anything about women's shoes....
This is a big deal for HERE and an even bigger deal for Samsung. Samsung controls 60% of the Android market outside of China. There is a very large subset of Galaxy owners who already have or will buy cars with HERE maps/navigation built into the center stacks. The HERE on Android app from Samsung will reduce the need for inelegant tethered smartphone integrated solutions like Google's Carplay. Google would normally respond in kind to this kind of subversive move by Samsung or any Android manufacturer, but the EU is watching them too closely over their Android bundling practices so they will have words with Samsung after this feckless Spaniard in charge of the EU's competition policy slaps them very hard on the wrist.
This deal also signals Samsung's shift to Plan B. Plan A (late 2010) was to ramp marketing/advertising for Galaxy, get people used to its Touchwiz interface and apps then gradually phase out Android in favor of Tizen, the mobile operating system they can control. Samsung succeeded in getting 31% of the mobile device market in 2013 but Google managed to keep them in line. This time around, it appears that Samsung will use apps to build hooks into the Tizen-based wearables they will run in parallel with the Android-based wearables. They will also shut out Google completely from the connected home which they will try to control through Tizen-based tablets.
Samsung will overtake Whirlpool to become the world's largest appliance manufacturer this year so they will certainly have the most number of pieces in the connected home -- main TV, second TV, DVD, wireless sound systems, wireless surveillance systems, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, etc.
NOKIA CORPORATION: ACQUISITION OF OWN SHARES 02.09.2014
Exchange transaction Buy
There's a Seeking Alpha article from IAE Research that uses the data from ABI and IDC to rank the wireless infrastructure vendors. Gartner also has their Magic Quadrant somewhere on the net. Here's the excerpt from that SA article dated 8/20/14.
"Nokia's Market Share
According to ABI, Nokia held 22% market share behind Ericsson and Huawei by the end of the last year. However, IDC suggests that Nokia may have a better chance in the market than Huawei. The study from IDC is much more complex and considers many things. It is focusing on the strategies of the company and future prospects. The image below shows the position of different players in the LTE segment.
The X-axis represents vendor's capabilities and range of services and how they align with their customers' needs. On the other hand, y-axis reflects the alignment of vendors' strategies with what their potential customers might want in the next 5 years. Nokia is at second place behind Ericsson and IDC believes Nokia will perform better than Huawei. Even in terms of market share, there was only a 1 percentage point difference between Huawei and Nokia - we might see a change in the overall position of the companies as Nokia has shown some remarkable performance throughout the year....
I say we go higher, but someone with horsepower is fighting for every penny...so it is a coin toss. When the folks fighting NOK's rise tire NOK is going to take off.
Sentiment: Strong Buy