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Stock Scrutiny: Altera Corporation

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October 26, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ALTR

Pros.

Altera Corporation manucatures several products for the telecom and industrial markets It has terrific earnings growth, with an EPS % Change of 260% from last quarter. Its estimate revisions are up and the average EPS growth for its last three quarters is 215%. Its sales % change from last quarter is 68% and its Debt/Equity ratio is an acceptable 46%. It is only about 2.1% off of its 52- week high, and has a market cap of around $9 Billion.

Cons.

The 3 year EPS growth rate is only 13% and the 3 year Sales Growth Rate is 1%. Also, there is a decrease in the number of funds owning the stock. Also, according to a recent CNBC report, there has been heavy insider selling of Altera.

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM, lemoneater (79.38) wrote:

I have XLNX a major competitor of Altera. I prefer XLNX because it has a bigger dividend. 2.59% vs Altera's .79%. To find a semiconductor stock that pays a nice dividend is an added bonus.

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#2) On October 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM, Bilifuduo (98.18) wrote:

Yes XLNX also seems like a very good stock. Probably the only faults I can find on it is that its 3 year Sales and EPS growth rates are only mediocre and the fact that it has not had an earnings surprise last quarter.

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