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Buy, Sell, or Hold: Corning

As I've mentioned previously, companies with an incredibly long history, like Corning, don't typically participate in some of the most innovative trends marking our world. Positioned as the market leader in various advanced specialty glass and ceramic products, Corning products are found in consumer electronics worldwide, but trends in its core LCD glass business have weighed on shares recently, keeping the stock relatively range-bound so far this year. As promised earlier this week following videos highlighting both three reasons to buy and three reasons to sell the stock, I conclude my series in the following video by offering my personal buy, sell, or hold opinion, along with some supporting evidence for my decision.

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Brenton Flynn has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Corning. The Fool owns shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Corning and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a bull call spread position in Apple. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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  • Report this Comment On June 22, 2012, at 8:57 AM, tokelau wrote:

    Please explain the difference between 'the Fool owns (Corning)' and 'the Motley Fool owns (Apple)'. Thanks.

  • Report this Comment On June 22, 2012, at 10:59 AM, XMFNoonan wrote:

    Hi tokelau,

    There is no difference between the two, sorry for the confusion.


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