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Herve Blandin

Herve Blandin


Equipped with its 15-year experience as a former IT engineer, Herve covers the tech sector. When he's not busy writing about cybersecurity, cloud computing, and other fascinating technologies, he enjoys running and traveling.

Recent articles

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Extreme Networks Must Surpass This Ambitious Goal

Management confirmed its intention to improve the company's operating margin over the short term.

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Arista's Ugly Guidance Isn't Only About One Giant Cloud Customer

The network vendor is facing significant risks over the medium term.

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FireEye: It's Not Only About the Cloud

It's also about profitability. The company's third-quarter earnings show losses stay significant.

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Check Point Software's Attractive Potential Behind Its Weak Short-Term Earnings

In the context of modest third-quarter results, the company is poised to boost its profits over the medium term.

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Why Investors Should Worry About Juniper's Cloud Business

Management expects year-over-year revenue growth next quarter, but challenges in the cloud persist.

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IBM's Weak Results Hide Its Growth Potential

Accounting rules and one-time items dragged down the tech giant's third-quarter numbers, but its long-term investment thesis remains attractive.

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Why Arista Networks' Cost Advantage Can't Last

Arista's expansion outside of its core cloud business will likely reduce its operating margin.


Can Cenovus Sustain Its Growing Dividend?

Volatile oil and gas prices and a looming debt load might endanger the energy company's plans to boost its payout.

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Stitch Fix's Declining Margins Spell Opportunity for Investors

As the personalized apparel curator ramps up its growth initiatives, those investments will cut into its profits -- for now.

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Don't Underestimate Datadog's Intensifying Competition

The company's lofty valuation reflects its impressive performance. But bigger competitors represent a significant risk to the company's growth.

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BlackBerry's Rising Revenue Hides Real Challenges

The company's results fall behind the growth of its addressable markets, and management may be too optimistic about its future.

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Impressive Revenue Growth Hides Shopify's Real Story

The commerce platform announced a surprising share offering as it gears up for a massive spending hike.

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Why IBM's Ready to Regain Growth

This seemingly stodgy company is quietly pursuing promising new technologies with big potential.

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Ryanair's Current Challenges Create a Long-Term Opportunity

Profits are declining because of the overcapacity in the European airline market. And despite some other challenges, the situation will become favorable to Ryanair.

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How Safe Is CenturyLink's Attractive Dividend?

The telecom's yield is higher than its competitors', but the company should focus instead on reducing its debt load.

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The Market Ignores Crescent Point Energy's Successful New Strategy

The oil producer is generating strong free cash flow at current oil prices, and its valuation implies improving returns for shareholders.

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CrowdStrike Is Still a Speculative Investment Despite Impressive Results

Even with the drop in the stock price after earnings, the valuation corresponds to high expectations.

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FireEye's Significant Challenges Despite its Growing Cloud Business

The cybersecurity vendor is losing market share and generating losses while diversifying away from its legacy hardware business.


Wayfair Stock: High Risks Despite its Impressive Revenue Growth

Significant cash burn, increasing debt load, and strong competition form a scary investment proposition.


Encana Corporation Should Focus on its Debt Load

Following the Newfield acquisition, debt increased. Here's a guide to assess how Encana manages its capital allocation decisions going forward.