What's Moving Alcatel-Lucent Today?

Alcatel-Lucent is down around 4% today thanks a downgrade from UBS. The downgrade was driven by a number of factors, including:

  • Soft-fix wireline spending in Europe,
  • slowing growth in China, and
  • possible asset sales to service debt.

These weaknesses have driven the stock down 62% over the last 12 months, and its still down around 32% year to date.

In the video below, Fool.com analyst Andrew Tonner provides the full story, including additional reasons for the widespread bearishness on this stock.

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  • Report this Comment On October 01, 2012, at 4:09 PM, serge9 wrote:

    please do not forget to mention that UBS is under investigation for stock price manipulation

    so do not take what they say seriously

    today announcement from UBS may be a very well planned and timed Ply to kill the stock price

    UBS employees and X UBS employees has history of manipulating Interest rate ...

    Ex-UBS traders offered deal in U.S. probe

    http://bit.ly/P6P952 been investigated

    JPMorgan and UBS in LIBOR Investigation

    UBS manipulated the price of trillions of assets worldwide

    http://bit.ly/PHzF3j

    is today announcement has any thing to do with Alu stock price manipulation, who can verify that matter

    if the SEC was a awake, things would have been different with ALU stock price

    but since it is a French company, the SEC keep their eyes closed

    and ALU stock price become a good play ground for Manipulators

    this announcement from UBS is suspecious,as the company (http://bit.ly/Pjn3ja) name is not clear from involvment in stock price manipulation

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