Which Is the Better Buy, Apple or Nokia?

In the following video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner takes a look at Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) vs. Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) , now that both companies have released earnings. He discusses the really positive things we've seen coming out of Nokia recently that have helped lift the stock as the company makes radical internal shifts to be more competitive in today's smartphone market, and he spells out what the problems were for Apple this quarter that have the share price so depressed. He also tells us which of these two companies he would prefer to buy right now.

Nokia's been struggling in a world of Apple and Android smartphone dominance. However, the company has banked its future on its next generation of Windows smartphones. Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers has created a new premium report that digs into both the opportunities and risks facing Nokia to help investors decide if the company is a buy or sell. To get started, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2013, at 9:26 PM, blueofblue wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2013, at 9:26 PM, blueofblue wrote:

    how can u compare aaple and nokia? geez

  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2013, at 9:34 PM, kthor wrote:

    if you want dividends and little stock growth then aapl, if you want speculation and potential better returns in the next few years then nokia ...personally i would trade aapl weeklies, buy nokia leaps

  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2013, at 10:28 PM, eac111368 wrote:

    Apple is a great company......those earnings were ridiculous. ....set records in phones and iPads sold. So why the sell off over the last 4 months? Tim Cook, in the reason, he let the media and competition frame his story and his silence allowed investor to lose confidence in him not Apple. Hopefully, he will learn you must manage your brand and your image when it is attacked especially when you follow an icon (Steve Jobs). It's funny JPM loses $9b in London whale fiasco but business and shares continue to perform. Why, Jaime Dimon, went on the offensive (TV shows)and refused to let the media frame his company. Tim Cook has to realize that his responsible is to not only sell units but protect his brand. When your the Top Dog the haters are always lurking and looking for blood in the water, they attacked his brand like a school of piranhas and he let the have there way. Now he is dealing with an image problem, that if not check quickly will turn into a sales problem.

  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2013, at 11:18 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Best buy is Microsoft but Apple's gotten really cheap based on fear of hieghts after husge run up. Nokia's a contrarian turnaround play. Really don't like Google.

  • Report this Comment On January 25, 2013, at 1:45 AM, TimFMerriman wrote:

    Isn't it likely the doomsayers for Apple short the stock, bash it and depress the price and buy it back to ride it back up, making their fortune on the backs of those who flee.

    I bought my grandson 10 shares of apple 16 or so years ago for $14 a share. It split twice in the interim and turned into 40 shares. I took him to Tanzania for 12 day adventure on part of the money from selling some shares and he still has a great nest egg for colleges.

    I'm more afraid of all the other stocks I own than I am of apple. They will continue to innovate.

  • Report this Comment On January 25, 2013, at 4:53 AM, orentas wrote:

    I sell short AAPL at $690 and after 10 or so years gonna take my grandson to Tanzania. for sure

    No Steve No Jobs

  • Report this Comment On January 25, 2013, at 8:57 AM, TimKnows wrote:

    Andrew Tonner is the biggest Fool I have ever met, how can he be so wrong about Apple and not get charged with something?

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