Christopher Laudani is the founder and president of, a short-only equity research firm.

Investors' worries about a slowdown are not justified.
The shares of the tech giant seem fully valued for a story that won't play out until 2019.
The stock has been on the rise, but there may not be enough upside.
Snap has been on a wild ride out of the gate, but Facebook has as well.
Higher average selling prices combined with lower manufacturing costs could drive gross margins higher.
The company's earnings per share could seriously beat consensus.
TI is well-diversified in the semiconductor space and margin expansion alone should cause the shares to rise.
The company's restructuring program has benefited the share price.
It has no new game releases planned for the first half of the year to help drive shares higher.
Is it worth the risk to chase Sprint on speculation the Justice Department will approve a merger this time around?

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