What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Tekelec with eight of nine analysts rating it hold.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $102 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 5.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.14 per share.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 97.4% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 94.7% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Tekelec, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 43 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Tekelec's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 13.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue fell 7.1% while cost of sales rose 28.7% to $51.7 million from a year earlier.
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