Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company is comprised of two operating groups: The Acacia Technologies group develops, acquires, and licenses patented technologies. The CombiMatrix group is developing a platform technology to rapidly produce tailored-content arrays.

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Player Avatar kurtdabear (32.06) Submitted: 8/23/2013 11:58:52 AM : Outperform Start Price: $21.54 ACTG Score: -35.94

This company frequently gets sold off because its quarterly results can vary widely, depending on whether it's leaning more toward investing in new patent portfolios or reaping the royalties of old ones. As a result, "traders" run in and out of it and increase volatility. For "investors," ACTG represents a well-run company with a good business model. Management takes a long-term view, has recently begun paying regular quarterly dividends, and has a buy-back plan in effect. Currently trading toward the bottom of its 52-week range, it represents good value for the patient investor.

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