Is This the Nail in the Coffin for Alcatel-Lucent?

It's official: Many investors have officially given up on beleaguered telecom infrastructure play Alcatel-Lucent. After it reported largely weaker second-quarter numbers, wider losses, and more layoffs, several analysts actually issued target guidance for the company at a depressing $0. Of course, this seems amazingly bold. However, Alcatel's recent struggles have been undeniably ugly. So given all the recent noise surrounding the stock, is it done for good? Our technology editor weighs in on these especially bearish calls.

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  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 7:36 AM, Davyk656 wrote:

    This is Nortel all over again. slow decline then suddenly off the cliff. Between the Chinese, Cisco and new virtual networking products this company has nowhere to go. I'm afraid they are getting squeezed to death. I'd cut your losses and sell. Better something than nothing.

  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 9:41 AM, atandtguy wrote:

    Foolish Andrew this is why you don't write for the WSJ

    ALU has the perfect solution for a global 4G LTE network. They will turn around.

  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 5:12 PM, NYstrip16 wrote:

    Too big to fade. Maybe a take over

  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 6:24 PM, Davyk656 wrote:

    As big as Nortel?

  • Report this Comment On August 09, 2012, at 9:08 AM, krigah wrote:

    I see, so disregard these just-previous-to-your reports and irresponsibly write the exact opposite...

    •Sprint to Leverage Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio to Bring High-Capacity 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Coverage and Speeds to Busy Public LocationsPR Newswire(Mon, Aug 6)

    •4G LTE Boom Spreading Rapidly Across the Globe -- Alcatel Lucent and Tellabs Look to BenefitMarketwire(Fri, Aug 3)

  • Report this Comment On August 09, 2012, at 12:25 PM, atandtguy wrote:

    Yup he's writing to justify his own existence and for the benefit of those who are shorting the stock.

  • Report this Comment On August 13, 2012, at 3:45 PM, serge9 wrote:

    Andrew!, You are a Bad news

    Yes Alu has difficulties, but they can turn arround

    Thanks you for the Bad News

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