Up 90%? Don't Sell InvenSense Just Yet

Following a solid 90% gain in 2013, it's easy to understand how tempting it must be for InvenSense (NYSE: INVN  ) shareholders to take their money and run.

After all, shares of the motion-sensor specialist rose 20% in December alone, including an 11% pop Monday thanks to a positive note from analysts at Northland Capital Markets.What's more, InvenSense stock climbed during each its final seven trading sessions to close the year, so it has to fall eventually, right?

Sure, but as the Fool's Steve Symington explains in the following video, tapping that "sell" button now could mean missing out on even bigger gains down the road. Specifically, thanks to increased market penetration and waves of new products ready incorporate InvenSense's key offerings, patient long-term investors should be able to reap huge rewards by staying the course.

Check out the video below to get Steve's full take, then let us know in the comments below whether you think InvenSense stock is worth holding today.

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  • Report this Comment On January 02, 2014, at 2:15 PM, yahoo123 wrote:

    Hi Steve,

    how many stock you own of INVN ?

  • Report this Comment On January 02, 2014, at 2:45 PM, TMFSymington wrote:

    @yahoo123, Per our disclosure above, I don't own shares of INVN in my personal portfolio -- though I wouldn't have any problem buying today. However, note The Motley Fool does own shares through the real-money portfolios featured in our premium services.

  • Report this Comment On January 02, 2014, at 2:48 PM, TMFSymington wrote:

    ...but to see my CAPS picks as mentioned in the video, see here: http://caps.fool.com/player/tmfsymington.aspx

    Thanks for watching and Fool on!



  • Report this Comment On January 03, 2014, at 4:40 PM, foolish14evr wrote:

    Hi Steve, forgive me because I am a complete fool, but am trying. Will you help me understand your position as you described above? If this stock could make you rich, why would you not be personally invested in it? I don't know how the premium service portfolio works that you described. Are you saying that you indirectly own shares, through your ownership/participation in the Motley Fool 'group'. Forgive me, i don't know who you are or what is what...like i said, complete fool here. But not foolish enough to think you wouldn't be making $$$ on something you thought was a home run. How does it work? Why don't you own any in your personal portfolio if it is a good buy today? Thanks in advance for helping this fool.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:07 PM, paddletom wrote:

    How long ago did you recommend this stock. I just joined and I would have liked to know about this thing before it made such a rise.



  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:46 PM, TMFSymington wrote:

    @foolish14evr, The main reason? There are simply more great stocks available than my portfolio's cash position allows me to buy right now. That said, I DO intend to buy InvenSense in the future (it's a long-term play for me, anyway), but either need to build up adequate cash to do so, or find a compelling reason to sell one of the other stocks I own (you can view all my holdings here: http://my.fool.com/profile/TMFSymington/info.aspx )

    But that's also why we have Motley Fool CAPS, a rating system which ranks all participating Motley Fool members on both our accuracy and the magnitude by which our picks beat/lose to the market. In short, even if I don't have a real-money position, if INVN loses to the market, my CAPS rating (see the link I provided above) will suffer.

    RE: The Premium Services question: The article above is part of our free site. If you'd like to consider one of our premium/pay services, you can view them here: http://www.fool.com/shop/newsletters/index.aspx?source=ipesi...

    There, we (The Motley Fool) operate a number of real-money portfolios ("Million Dollar Portfolio," for example) for which premium members can follow our every move.

    Does that help? Thanks again for reading, and Fool on!


    Steve (TMFSymington)

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