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Fire Your Stock Analyst!: Analyzing Stocks on Your Own by Harry Domash

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Profile & Snapshot Report

Begin by determining the company’s line of business. Keep in mind that this is just a quick look, not a detailed analysis. Look first at the sector and industry listing. If you looked up Comverse Technology, you’d see that it’s in the communications equipment industry of the technology sector.

Below the sector and industry listing is a single paragraph describing the company’s business. By reading that you’d learn that Comverse sells systems and software to the telecommunications industry.

At this writing, the telecommunications industry is in the dumps and it’s expected to remain depressed for at least another year. Value investors might be intrigued by the market’s pessimistic view of the telecom equipment business ...

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