It seems like there's never a dull moment following TiVo
As well as being an all-around interesting case to contemplate, TiVo is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation, so we Fools have good reason to keep an eye on the company's latest goings-on.
Several months ago, there was cause for some celebration when TiVo inked a deal with a long-term threat we all know as cable giant Comcast
Some Fools think that TiVo might actually be channelingGoogle
TiVo's stock jumped last week despite a lack of any fundamental change. The increase was attributed to an analyst's positive comments about the company's future. However, many of you may already know that Fools generally don't get too excited about an appreciating stock price fueled by so little that's concrete.
On the other hand, though, last week TiVo did deliver some heartening quarterly financial results, complete with a loss much narrower than expected -- giving investors some positive news. That was a nice improvement from last quarter.
Where are we now? There are reasons for people to believe that TiVo, given its history of innovative thinking and easy-to-use technology, can make it through the morass it has experienced. There are also reasons for others to believe that this stock is about as speculative as it gets. Unfortunately, despite the company's impressive technology base, rivals have easily copied TiVo's groundbreaking service (though with far less aplomb).
Ever since rivals increasingly encroached on TiVo's territory, it was clear that the stock carried a certain degree of risk, but watching this scrappy company fight for its place as top dog has been interesting. Will its outlook improve, as longtime Fool Rick Munarriz predicted back in January (a prediction that has recently proven true)? What do you think?
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