Let’s add to the positive tone already evident in this article. Akamai has solid margins, strong cash flow, a superb balance sheet, consistent growth, and a Forward P/E of 15.40. In addition to that, the company announced a $150 million extension of its share repurchase plan, which will begin on February 13, 2013. As if that’s not enough, Akamai unveiled new products and made strategic acquisitions last year.
On a fundamental level, you’re not going to find many stronger companies. Akamai is a long-term OUTPERFORM.
This company needs to learn the art of managing perceptions. Every time it releases earnings it's stock price moves 10% or more, often downward movements prevailing. One has to buy call and put options simultaneously before the earnings release in order to protect oneself.