Consumer goods analyst Austin Smith takes a bearish perspective on RadioShack. While the company does have plenty of exposure to the growing mobile industry, this trend is not as big a boon to retailers like RadioShack or BestBuy as it is for the handset manufacturers. Over the last year, RadioShack’s operating margin fell to a razor-thin 2.1%. Not only that, but consumers can easily move online for higher-margin purchases. With growing competition, including by partners AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, now might be the right time to sell your position in RadioShack.
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