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Battle Royale: IPG Photonics vs. Open Table

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 Listen to the Battle Royale, a regular feature in our Supernova premium service where Fool co-founder David Gardner pits two stocks against each other. Which one will emerge victorious?

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Max Keeler: Our first pairing is IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP  ) vs. Open Table (UNKNOWN: OPEN.DL  ) .

David Gardner: Okay, so these two companies are both admired companies of mine, and I believe I own shares of both. I say "I believe" because I have about 35 stocks. They don't change that often, but it's enough that I can't always remember exactly which ones I have and which ones I don't. As you know, Max, anybody can check our Motley Fool Profiles and see what you have or what I have, and that's always how it's been at

If I have to pick over the next year, because that's kind of how I think about Battle Royale, one of those stocks over the next year, I think I'm going to select; I mean I really, truly believe that both will do well and they'll both beat the market, but because Open Table (UNKNOWN: OPEN.DL  ) is a little bit more out of favor, it got sold off badly and beaten up. I think it briefly touched a hundred dollars a share, so just because I think it has a little bit more room to rebound. I mean anybody who owns IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP  ) will be saying and jumping forward saying, Hey! That one's down too, Dave, and I agree. So this is a really interesting pairing because they're so similar in my mind, even though their businesses are very different. Let's move Open Table (UNKNOWN: OPEN.DL  ) forward.

Max: Okay.

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9/29/2016 2:57 PM
IPGP $81.98 Down -1.29 -1.55%
IPG Photonics CAPS Rating: *****
OPEN.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
OpenTable CAPS Rating: *