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

It has real earnings, not some artificial, buyback-supported junk.
Strong iPhone sales and a blowout Qualcomm report should pull the shares higher.
Any ad revenue slowdown could pinch the performance of the stock.
Expectations are so low that it will be easy for the company's earnings to beat them.
Management seem to focus on engineering earnings rather than growing sales.
Long-term investors could make some money at this low valuation, but it may take a while.
The name remains one of the best-managed semiconductor equipment companies in the world.
I know investors are hungry for security names, but I would hold off for now.
Avoid shares of the intermodal carrier until it can restart its earnings growth.
Here's the problem with CMI stock.


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