In the video below, Motley Fool analysts Andrew Tonner and Jim Mueller discuss three reasons why it could be time to sell Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX).
The first issue Jim sees is how generous the company is in its options and its stock-based compensation plan. Option dilution is significant with this company, and It spends a lot of cash flow keeping that in check and reducing its share count.
Second, there seems to be a global slowdown in demand for storage space with PCs, and even the cloud storage spaces have downward pressure. This has lead to a lot of short-term pressures.
The third potential reason to sell Seagate is the rise of solid-state drives. Hard disk technology is still very cheap, but solid state drives are getting very good. If Seagate can get into SSDs, this could create more upside for the company.
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