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  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 21, 2014 2:39 PM Flag

    Do not know about Monday but I do see Nokia trading 11.00 2015 maybe a lot higher all depends on how they execute.I see the Nokia N1 Tablet doing very well and will surprise many. Foxconn will be pumping the Tablets out like there is no tomorrow.Then we have Samsung a lot of great news upon us.Royalties I love that word :)

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    When was this? I totally missed this

    by qeteshesgreto Dec 20, 2014 2:26 PM
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    Nokia (NOK) Upgraded From Hold to Buy
    BYTheStreet Quant RatingsFollow | 12/02/14 - 09:15 AM EST|
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    Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm evaluates over 4,300 stocks on a daily basis by 32 different data factors and assigns a unique buy, sell, or hold recommendation on each stock. Click here to learn more.

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nokia (NOK) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

    "We rate NOKIA CORP (NOK) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

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    Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

    NOKIA CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, NOKIA CORP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.06 versus -$1.11 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.34 versus $0.06).
    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Communications Equipment industry. The net income increased by 569.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$149.37 million to $700.76 million.
    Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 3320.28% to $434.62 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, NOKIA CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -32.43%.
    46.97% is the gross profit margin for NOKIA CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of NOK's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 19.23% trails the industry average.
    NOK, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 17.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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    When was this? I totally missed this

    by qeteshesgreto Dec 20, 2014 2:26 PM
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    Nokia (NOK) Stock Is Down Today After Downgrade From Raymond James
    BYShawn IngramFollow | 11/17/14 - 12:01 PM EST|
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    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Nokia (NOK) were gaining 2.5% to $7.66 Monday after Raymond James downgraded the telecommunications equipment company to "underperform" from "market perform."

    Raymond James analyst Simon Leopold said that expectations for Nokia's Technology and Networks units sales growth are too high.

    Leopold wrote that the analyst firm's model for Nokia's Technology unit "reflects over 10% sales growth to 650 million euros in 2015. We also reflect operating margin contraction to 56% from 65% in 2014 based on management's commentary regarding increasing investment in the unit."

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    The analyst wrote that Nokia's Networks unit could encounter issues due to "the challenges presented by Sprint (S) , which we think was Nokia's largest customer in 3Q14." The firm "reduced our growth assumption for the unit to 0.7% from 2.5% previously."

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    Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates NOKIA CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

    "We rate NOKIA CORP (NOK) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year."

    Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

    NOKIA CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, NOKIA CORP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.06 versus -$1.11 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.36 versus $0.06).
    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Communications Equipment industry. The net income increased by 569.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$149.37 million to $700.76 million.
    46.97% is the gross profit margin for NOKIA CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of NOK's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 19.23% trails the industry average.
    The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Communications Equipment industry and the overall market, NOKIA CORP's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
    In its most recent trading session, NOK has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact in either direction, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.

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    Why Nokia Corporation Could Surprise in 2015

    by stockguyy79 Dec 17, 2014 11:48 AM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 17, 2014 12:36 PM Flag

    Will be a great year for Nokia.Samsung get ready to pay :)

  • Times of India.India said Nokia owes Rs 21,000 Core=3.4 Billion Dollars

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    Nokia Q3 loss widens to $1.27Bn

    by magnaviator Dec 15, 2014 3:51 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 15, 2014 4:03 PM Flag

    Article from 2012.It is now 2014 and the New Nokia has transformed without the phone division :)

  • Nokia’s sharp focus on its Location business, which we know as “HERE“, is as per its strategy to use HERE as its growth engine. Because of its huge potential, HERE is now getting some attention from analysts. Last we reported about Strategy Analytic’s take on HERE’s prospects.

    Now, Counterpoint research’s analyst Neil Shah has come up with a very detailed article about HERE’s future strategy targeting various sectors. The article also deals with recent acquisitions, presents a good competitor environment analysis, discusses in detail HERE’s strategy for different sectors and what future holds for HERE. Some salient points,

    HERE is pioneering the smart location and mapping platform: The HERE platform is evolving into a broader and intelligent location platform to expand HERE opportunities across different verticals beyond automotive and devices OEMs into consumer and enterprise. The recent acquisition of Desti and Medio, adds additional capabilities such as search/discovery and smartanalytics on top of the HERE’s robust core mapping and navigation platform to offer a more robust end-to-end location platform to grow
    Not many competitors: There are a very few companies who have decent mapping assets with just couple of companies truly leading this space, namely HERE and Google. Apple with the help of struggling TomTom is trying to build its own-branded mapping solution but again Apple is not in the business of licensing and the mapping effort remains a pure vertical play not directly competing with HERE or Google.
    Great Clientele: HERE may already have a reach to 600 million monthly active users thanks to its big name customers base from Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, Mozilla, Tizen, Garmin to Samsung
    Counterpoint believe that: HERE has a potential to become a highly contextual and intelligent search engine for consumers in coming years
    Counterpoint research seems quite Bullish on HERE’s future prospects,

    HERE is positioned right on the inflection point to be catapult to the next level of growth with its industry leading smart location platform. We believe HERE has a highly aligned strategy, offering and a unique position from business model perspective to go for the kill and tap into tremendous opportunities out there. We believe momentum is with HERE as competition is fading away and the next biggest competitors having completely different business models proving advantageous for HERE.

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    Bought back

    by jasm5 Dec 14, 2014 12:36 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 14, 2014 4:39 PM Flag

    Thank You. All enjoy the Holiday Season

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    Bought back

    by jasm5 Dec 14, 2014 12:36 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 14, 2014 4:38 PM Flag

    Hey urban I was fortunate to get in under 2.;00 and purchased more around 2.30 will ride shares to the end :) Can Nokia take revenue from Google search time will tell if they do this stock will explode :)

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    Bought back

    by jasm5 Dec 14, 2014 12:36 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 14, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    Nokia was super attractive under 2.00 :)

  • Taiwanese firm Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile phones, is preparing to wind up its Chennai unit due to lack of orders, especially after major client Nokia has closed its Indian operations.

    foxconnIt would be a sad Christmas present for employees, as reports say the company will shut down operations on 24 December. The fate of around 1,700 employees will now be uncertain.

    Foxconn's Indian unit was greatly dependent on Nokia and its nearby plant for business. Foxconn had already started cutting down production, giving many employees the VRS (voluntary retirement scheme) option, like Nokia.

    Foxconn came into India in 2006 following its most important client at that time, Nokia. The company had two units in Sriperumbudur HiTech SEZ and one inside Nokia SEZ.
    The losing of Foxconn will be the second biggest hit to the Sriperumbudur electronics SEZ, which saw Nokia shut its operations on 1 November (See: Nokia shutters its Chennai plant; workers get Rs7.5 lakh package). It may also send shivers up the spine of the Tamil Nadu government.

    The Centre for Indian Trade Union (CITU) was recently recognized as the employee union at Foxconn.

    "About 70 per cent of our products were supplied to Nokia. The remaining 30 per cent, we were exporting to China and Vietnam. Now they say sales have been declining and there was no business," a union official said.

    A Tamil Nadu government official said not only Foxconn but several ancillary units that have been supplying parts to Nokia had also seen an impact on their revenue.

    CITU general secretary and MLA A Sounderrajan said the government should come forward and save the lives of employees.

    "Already people have lost jobs after Nokia exit from Tamil Nadu - that should not happen again. The state governments should come forward and revive the facility," he said.

    - See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/companies/companies_n/Nokia/20141212_foxconn.html#sthash.e0DhTuM2.dpuf

  • Nokia N1 vs OPPO N3


    OPPO N3 has already been announced by OPPO and is set to be released later in the year and we are also expecting a potential release of the Nokia N1 tablet by Nokia also later in the year. Even though Nokia N1 is a tablet, we will have to look at these two gadgets side by side to see which has better features.

    1. Display.

    The OPPO N3 definitely has the smaller screen. We are looking at a 5.5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution therefore pixel density is 403 ppi. The screen is a multi touch capacitive touchscreen using the AMOLED technology. In the Nokia N1 you will find a massive 7.9 inch with a resolution of about 1536 x 2048 pixels therefore having a pixel density of 324 ppi. It still a multitouch capacitive touchscreen using the IPS LCD technology.
    Owing to its tablet nature it has the largest display but in terms of the image sharpness and picture clarity it will have to be the OPPO N3 with its higher pixel density. In screen protection, we have the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 available in all these gadgets.
    2. Design. The size of OPPO N3 is 161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm with a weight of 192g that is smaller comparing to the 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm with a weight of 318g. OPPO N3 offers additional design features with a fingerprint sensor and the Bluetooth remote control.
    3. Camera.

    OPPO N3 offers an autofocus 16 MP rear sensor with 3456 x 4608 pixels that is Schneider Kreuznach certified and has a dual-LED flash. Some of the fantastic features set to be in this camera includes the Motorized rotating lens and the O-click remote control. The camcorder shoots videos at 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 60 fps and 720p at 120fps. The secondary camera has an autofocus 16 MP with LED flash.
    Onto the Nokia N1 the rear camera is 8MP autofocus with 3264 x 2448 pixels with features such as Geo tagging. The camcorder records at 1080p at 30fps. The front camera has 5 MP. It is worth noting that the Nokia N1 has no match to the superb features of the OPPO N3 in terms of camera specs. On every aspect it is overshadowed.4. Performance, Storage, Software and Battery.

    Both gadgets run on the Android operating system but what is different is the version because the OPPO N3 will have the v4.4.2 Kitkat while in the Nokia N1 it is the latest 5.0 Lollipop that is set to be housed.
    The chipset found in OPPO N3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, the processor is the Krait 400 quad core with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and the graphics processor is the Adreno 330. Going through Nokia N1 in such a similar order is the Intel Atom Z3580 system chip, 2.3 GHz quad core processor and the PowerVR G6430 GPU.
    The two gadgets offer 32GB and 2GB of internal memory capacity and RAM respectively. However, for OPPO N3 it is more mouthwatering with and option of expandable memory of up to 128 GB via microSD.
    Finally, looking at the batteries of these two phones we find a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery in OPPO N3 but in Nokia N1 it is aLi-Ion 5300 mAh battery that is non removable.
    Verdict;

    OPPO N3 will be available for $649 that is a characteristic of high end smartphones. The Nokia N1 will be cheaper at $249.We think it’s fair to class these two gadgets as indirect competitors.

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 11, 2014 10:47 AM Flag

    Problem with any stock you do not know until it is to late.Very hard to foresee the future .Apple some did but most did not.Nokia has the potential to do very well so if you are a patient investor you will do very well. Analyst expect Nokia to have a bright future unfortunately it will take time.

  • Co. (NYSE:NOK) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 14th, there was short interest totalling 17,644,491 shares, a drop of 12.6% from the October 31st total of 20,177,105 shares, AR Network reports. Based on an average daily volume of 14,148,981 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days.

    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Nokia Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 28th. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Nokia Co. in a research note on Monday, November 17th. They now have a $8.25 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Raymond James downgraded shares of Nokia Co. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.14.

    Nokia Co. (NYSE:NOK) opened at 8.13 on Wednesday. Nokia Co. has a 52 week low of $6.64 and a 52 week high of $8.73. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.14 and a 200-day moving average of $8.04. The company has a market cap of $29.904 billion and a P/E ratio of 8.87.

    Nokia Co. (NYSE:NOK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 23rd. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 41.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Nokia Co. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.Nokia Corporation invests in technological devices. The Company is focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which it offers through Networks; location intelligence, which the Company provides through HERE, and advanced technology development and licensing, which the Company pursues through Technologies.

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 9, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    Nice thanks :)

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    BR Is Here For Real...

    by zutkoll8 Dec 9, 2014 9:25 AM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 9, 2014 9:39 AM Flag

    Yeehaw :)

  • European Union has put the blame on "lack of support from the state" for loss of jobs arising from suspension of Nokia's plant near here, a charge rejected by the Tamil Nadu government.

    Finland-based Nokia sold its worldwide handset business for $7.2 billion to Microsoft, but its Sriperumbudur plant was left out of the deal due to tax issues faced by Nokia India. The factory, considered to be among the largest for the company, stopped production from last month.

    Talking about the issue at an industry event here, European Union Ambassador Joao Cravinho said it was an "unfortunate development" as Nokia's plant was very important when it comes to how European companies look at Tamil Nadu as a destination for investment.

    "I have not understood why there was no support from the state government (on the issue) which resulted in significant loss of employment" said Cravinho, who is heading a delegation of Ambassadors representing various EU member countries on a three-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The delegation is studying investment opportunities available in the region and the growth perspective.

    Replying to the comments made by Cravinho, executive vice-chairman of state-run Tamil Nadu Guidance Bureau E Velmurugan asserted that state government did not remain a "mute spectator" and tried its level best to revive the plant.

    "Tamil Nadu did not remain a silent spectator. We did take lot of measures to revive it but due to tax issues, the factory was left out of the Nokia-Microsoft deal," he said.

    Stating that Tamil Nadu government gave "excellent support" to Nokia in terms of providing infrastructure, Velmurugan said, "at one stage, seven mobile handsets were produced every second at the factory which became the largest factory for Nokia."

    "The factory which was running in three shifts, also employed 40,000 workers", he said.

    Speaking on his visit, Cravinho said discussions on investments and opportunities took place, adding that "on the challenges, we discussed access to power and access to water."

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 8, 2014 1:50 PM Flag

    Try and hopefully something sticks.Had a hard time finfding article on line but I know printed article just had to find it .

  • Graphene than that it seems. Nokia‘s Research Center in Cambridge has developed a new humidity sensor based on Graphene oxide. The new sensor is claimed to be the fastest humidity sensor ever reported and is very thin (15 nm), transparent and flexible.

    Researchers from Nokia‘s Research Center in Cambridge developed a new humidity sensor based on graphene oxide. The researchers say that the new sensor is ultra fast (the fastest humidity sensor ever reported, in fact), thanks to the graphene 2D structure and its superpermeability to water molecules. The sensor Nokia developed is thin (15 nm), transparent and flexible.

    The sensor’s response and recovery time (the time to go from 10% to 90% of the high humidity value and vice versa) is less than 100 ms. The response rate is a function of the thickness of the GO, the thicker the film, the slower the sensor. Nokia has filed several patent applications regarding this work.

    Humidity sensor are slowly making their way to smartphones. Many applications or smartphone profile changes can be triggered based on the analysis of humidity of the air. It can also cater to industries targeting user with relevant ads.

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    End of quarter will push this above 9

    by truthspiller Dec 5, 2014 3:53 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Dec 7, 2014 7:10 PM Flag

    Hey g99ism no catylist? Apple did not have a catylist for years until softy bailed them out then Apple went through the roof.Just think Nokia is in a better position then Apple before taking off .Hang in longs it will come be patient :)

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