Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI)

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The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets complex electronic instruments & systems geared to the specialized needs of electronics manufacturers for high-performance production testing, process monitoring, product development and research.

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santoni (< 20)
Submitted October 03, 2007

A micro cap stock with strong insider ownership. Terrific scientific instrument product line with greater application opportunities than previously recognized Good international presence.

NetscribeTech (< 20)
Submitted January 22, 2007

Amid a sojourn counting 60 years, Keithley Instruments (KEI) has provided test equipment solutions ranging from direct current (DC) to radio frequency (RF) measurement tools for a diverse customer base that includes semiconductor, cellular,… More

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Member Avatar qubit16 (89.55) Submitted: 12/3/2007 9:00:35 PM : Underperform Start Price: $8.67 KEI Score: -66.44

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Member Avatar santoni (< 20) Submitted: 10/3/2007 4:11:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.20 KEI Score: +37.99

A micro cap stock with strong insider ownership. Terrific scientific instrument product line with greater application opportunities than previously recognized Good international presence.

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Member Avatar NetscribeTech (< 20) Submitted: 1/22/2007 7:02:36 AM : Underperform Start Price: $12.68 KEI Score: +19.31

Amid a sojourn counting 60 years, Keithley Instruments (KEI) has provided test equipment solutions ranging from direct current (DC) to radio frequency (RF) measurement tools for a diverse customer base that includes semiconductor, cellular, optoelectronic, nanotech, and general research customers. With product offering over 500, its operations are spread over 80 countries, with principal markets being United States, Europe and Asia.

The semiconductor and precision electronics segments of Keithley’s business, which typically account for 80% of total sales, are bit cyclical in nature and is witnessing a slowdown for quite sometime. Endorsing the same, orders in 4Q’06 represented a 14% sequential decline and a decrease of 8% y-o-y. Going forward, enhanced competition from Agilent Technologies and others, are expected to limit the KEI’s growth.

Adding to the woes is the rising input costs, which remains a cause of concern for companies in the industry in the next few quarters. Its restructuring initiative at Ohio manufacturing facility, could lead to additional costs in the near future, thus having a negative impact on gross margin, as the implementation will only be resourceful not before 2008.

The company is expected to perform well, but not immediately. With tough competition and technological innovations being anticipated in coming two years, a steady decline in order book is well anticipated. With price-earning multiple well above the industry’s average and operating margins not in the line with the peer group, its wiser for an investor to adopt a wait and watch strategy.

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UltraOlympus (< 20) Score: +226.12

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Member Name Member
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TMFDB 43.03 10/10/2008 Outperform 5Y $4.69 +359.90% +202.10% +157.80 0 Comment
HedgeFund007 91.13 12/6/2010 Underperform 1Y $21.58 0% +108.33% +108.33 0 Comment
suckitcramer 70.42 3/2/2010 Outperform 5Y $7.00 +208.46% +127.06% +81.39 0 Comment
niwhsa 89.69 2/24/2010 Outperform 5Y $6.92 +211.76% +131.95% +79.81 0 Comment
maxkenai 23.72 2/26/2010 Outperform 5Y $7.07 +205.22% +130.63% +74.59 0 Comment
halkeyes 79.90 9/17/2007 Outperform NS $9.05 +138.56% +81.33% +57.23 0 Comment
sturmanddrang 65.09 12/14/2007 Outperform 5Y $9.15 +135.93% +80.93% +55.00 0 Comment
PaperStock 91.55 9/3/2008 Outperform NS $8.54 +152.63% +106.09% +46.54 0 Comment
Obamanationomics 31.35 9/23/2010 Underperform 5Y $11.77 +83.35% +127.10% +43.76 0 Comment
dannidd7 < 20 4/25/2008 Outperform 3M $9.36 +130.67% +90.04% +40.62 0 Comment

Wall Street

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TrackBobOlstein < 20 6/18/2008 Outperform 1Y $9.71 -70.65% -45.94% -24.71 3/2/2009 @ $2.85 2 Comments
TrackJPMorgan 90.46 12/19/2007 Underperform NS $8.53 -0.19% -18.59% -18.40 4/30/2010 @ $8.51 0 Comment
TrackBreanMurray 76.26 10/15/2007 Outperform NS $10.92 -10.82% -19.04% +8.22 7/24/2008 @ $9.74 0 Comment
TrackNWQ < 20 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $9.99 +116.05% +75.42% +40.63 2 Comments
TrackBreanMurray 76.26 4/13/2007 Underperform NS $12.53 -11.85% +7.75% +19.60 10/15/2007 @ $11.05 0 Comment
TrackBreanMurray 76.26 9/28/2006 Outperform NS $12.51 +20.88% +8.19% +12.69 4/13/2007 @ $15.12 0 Comment

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