Why We're Buying (More) InvenSense

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InvenSense’s stock has been bouncing around recently, creating a good opportunity for John and David to buy more shares for their real-money portfolio. InvenSense makes motion sensor chips. It started with Nintendo, and has moved into smartphones and tablets, and is looking at all sorts of new markets to enter. Its chips are featured in most devices that use Google’s Android operating systems, and it recently worked with Stanley Black & Decker to create a motion-activated power screwdriver. It’s a data-driven world, and InvenSense is an enabler. Despite competition from ST Microelectronics, Analog Devices, and MEMSIC, InvenSense continues to grow. As more devices use InvenSense’s chips, and more developers create applications for them, its growth will continue. Shares trade at an attractive price, as well, which is why John and David will be buying more.


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  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2012, at 11:07 AM, maniladad wrote:

    I notice that this year 56% ($20.6 million, up from $7.7m in 2011) of the operating income went to preferred stocks, presumably owned by the venture capitalists who shelled out the capital to get INVN up and running. Does anyone know the story on these preferred stocks, whether they can be called/converted or whatever? Seems to me that these stocks could be a big drag on stock value if the situation doesn't change.

  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2012, at 8:46 PM, GW1000 wrote:

    INVN is down big time afterhours. The CEO is leaving.

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