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1 Taylor Woodruff Kyle Temple Austin Frazier Brady Parsons Thomas Laskowski

2  Current State: slightly bearish  Some hesitation on fiscal cliff  Consists of: information technology consulting, semiconductor products, computers and computer peripherals, telecommunication services and wireless telecommunication services


4  Weak demand, cut IPhone 5 orders  RIM, Blackberry 10 this week  Google cofounder, Google glasses  Netflix- 37% price increase over growth expectations

5  The technology sector is volatile. extremely sensitive to consumer estimates  Demand is shifting from hardware to software and high end services.  Not as heavily impacted during recession  In business cycle, XLK is in expansion near peak. Jan-March are consistently XLK strongest months.



8  Apple: 14.42%  Intl Business Machine Corp: 7.59%  Microsoft: 7.36%  Google: 6.99%  AT&T: 6.73%

9 No Changes Snapdragon 800 Chip

10  Product Innovation/ Research and Development Billions of dollars spent each year Must be cutting edge or could become obsolete Government Regulation – Need protection of patents and trademarks to protect new ideas

11  Consumer Sentiment For Tech firms to thrive there must be a substantial amount of consumer spending. Economy – The performance of the sector tends to be very volatile, dependent upon current state of the economy. Key Drivers

12  PEG P/E divided by the growth rate of a company’s earnings. Many companies in growth stage. Lower = more undervalued.  P/E Current share price compared to per share earnings. Important to what each company is trading at in relation to their earnings.

13  P/CF compares the stock's market price to the amount of cash flow the company generates. Many smaller firms are acquired by corporate giants. Strong indicator of having sufficient cash for future endeavors.

14  Apple  Intel  Dell  F5 Networks  Ebay  AT&T  Verizon  Oracle Qualcomm Texas Instruments Microsoft Crown Castle International IBM Centurylink

15  Recommended buy on 12/6  CIF Decision: Bought @ $63.94  Review Performance: +.75%  Continued growth in 4G networks  Lagged by Apple  Announce on Jan. 30 th

16  Recommended no buy on 12/3  Review Performance: +13.20%  Announced Q4 “sneak peak”  Restructured wireless segment  New products demo at CES

17  Recommended buy on 11/15 CIF: NO BUY  Review Performance: +1.60%  Weak holiday computer sells  Surface tablet sales, Surface Pro  Windows 8 phone, cloud network  Intel Buyout

18  Recommended buy on 12/7 CIF: NO BUY  Review Performance: +5.5%  Reached agreements with Sprint and Clearwire  Acquisition of shared wireless towers

19  Recommended buy on 11/13 CIF: NO BUY  Review Performance: +3.7%  Recently beat wall street estimates  Revenue continues to slowly decline  Supercomputer and cloud computing

20  Recommended buy on 11/8 CIF: NO BUY  Review Performance: +1.9%  Combines network sales & operations  Announced $.725 dividend  Earnings Feb. 13th

21  Recommended no buy on 10/16  Review Performance: +9.3%  Recently beat wall street estimates  Facing increased competition  4-1 split announced

22  Recommendation: YES  Dropped 20.97% since purchased on 10/18  Analysts wonder whether the tech giant has “lost its steam”  Missed earnings on January 24 th  Iphone is no longer the best selling phone  What’s next to come?  will determine their future


24  Recommendation: NO  Lost 1.57% since recommended on 10/23  Told analysts that they would be spending $13 billion to build and develop manufacturing technology, up $2 billion from 2012 Wall Street doesn’t see the value, they see PC’s becoming more obsolete by the year

25  Recommendation: NO  Has gained 12.14% since it was recommended on 10/25  Earnings beat estimates, unexpected Holiday spending online was up  Outlook is somewhat mixed, as some analysts see Amazon bullying for market share

26  Recommendation: YES  Lost 3.07% since it was recommended on October 25 th  Executives blamed Hurricane Sandy for lost revenue in the quarter  Added 80,000 subscribers above what analysts estimated, providing for some optimisim in 2013.

27  Recommendation: YES  F5 networks has exploded since recommended on 10/30, up 17.31%  The stock dropped 20% the week prior to its recommendation due to lower revenues and several analyst downgrades.  Their new products have been entering the market and are receiving positive affirmation, pushing the stock towards their all-time highs.

28  Recommendation: NO  The stock has fallen 5.7% since recommended on 11/1  Talks about the outright buyout of Vodaphone have worried investors. VZ already owns 55% of Vodaphone, yet analysts don’t the acquisition as the best source of cash for the shareholders.

29  Recommendation: YES  Oracle was purchased on 10/18 and posted an 8% gain before it was sold in December.  Overall, it has gained 12.82%, sold a bit too early!  Their announcement to pay three early dividends in 2012 inclined investors to jump on board, as they were all scared about capital gains taxes going into 2013.

30  Recommendation: NO  Dell has posted gains of 34.73% since it was recommended on 11/6.  Dell has been in talks about going private Currently 4 major banks lined up to help with financing, as well as Microsoft  Microsoft could monopolize the PC market (possibly) by buying Dell outright, yet its unexpected  Dell has lost a lot of market share and has no competition in the tablet generation

31  With XLK’s 15% stake in Apple, we definitely see the value of an underweight ETF proportion  Bullish on IT computing, cloud computing, and telecommunication services  Bearish on semiconductors and computers sales

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