August 16, 2010

The Value of a Patent

SA has an article on three companies that may have a valuable patent portfolio. One of these companies is InterDigital. According to the article, price estimates for the stock range from $34 to $36.

The Fool likes the stock as well as it has been selected as an official Stock Advisor choice. According to their article, the stock as a trailing P/E of 7.5 and a PEG ratio of .5.

August 12, 2010

On MELA Sciences

The Fool notes here that they own shares of Mela Sciences. This stock is risky right now since their Melanoma device did not get approved by the FDA in July. The FDA needed more information and will make a decision in November.

Many expect that the FDA will approve the device, since it only emits light waves and does not inject a drug into the human body. Once analyst also seems optimistic since he recently upgraded shares with a $9.00 target price.

August 11, 2010

One for the Watch List

The Fool notes that we may want to purchase shares of A123 Systems, a manufacturer of battery systems for hybrid cars and SMART grids. It is a speculative play as hybrid technology has not been adopted by the masses. Their latest earnings report was not a great one and shares are falling. If you are going to invest, don't try to catch that falling knife.

August 10, 2010

A New Player in Retail Electronics

Seeking Alpha has an article on a small cap electronics retailer that is looking to become a national chain. HHGregg. The stock is trading at a forward P/E of 12 with 20% growth rate.

August 5, 2010

A SMART Investment?

An article at Minyanville has a write-up on SMART technologies, a company that makes interactive "Minority Report" style white boards. The company opened their IPO at $17 and shaes have fallen down to $14 recently. The company reports earnings on August 12.