Finisar Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

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Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of optical networking gear maker Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR  ) rose more than 14% in early trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said in a research note that the company could take share from industry peer JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU  ) .

So what: Morgan sees the flooding in Thailand hurting JDS's business. Management confirmed as much in cutting its second-quarter revenue outlook by $35 million to $45 million. Investors ignored the weak guidance in pushing JDS shares up as much as 11%.

Now what: Of the two, Finisar is the one priced for less than the long-term earnings growth rate analysts expect. Does that make it a better buy? You tell me. Would you buy shares of Yingli Green Energy at current prices? Please weigh in using the comments box below.

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  • Report this Comment On November 03, 2011, at 7:56 AM, RUBBA1 wrote:

    Make up your mind Tim, Plunged or Popped! The best reason for NOT reading your story.

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    FNSR Finisar Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

    By Tim Beyers | More Articles Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our ...

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  • Report this Comment On November 03, 2011, at 10:51 AM, TMFMileHigh wrote:


    Fair criticism. I realized after I filed that I blew it on the headline. Fortunately, I have good editors who fixed the problem.

    My apologies for the confusion,

    Tim (TMFMileHigh and @milehighfool on Twitter)

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