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goafrit
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re: Marvell's sales, profit miss estimates
goafrit   3/6/2011 4:11:14 PM
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This seems like a shock. I was expecting Marvell to do very well based on how their chipsets are helping Chinese phone and tablet makers.

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mranderson   3/6/2011 5:54:23 AM
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It is mostly sufficient if you like to buy low and sell high and your investment risk horizon is beyond a quarter. Others factors such as perceived future growth rates, margins, and debt levels only color this information to a limited extent. For example, if a company grows and makes more money, then its stock price would probably go up. But the P/E ratio would remain similar. In Marvell's case, it didn't make what analysts were expecting. So share prices fell. General bull and bear market trends also play a significant role. For this year, it appears that everyone's favorite commodity, oil, will determine general market trends. If we look at Apple (AAPL), which is a very successful technology related stock over the last five years, we see a current P/E ratio of 20.

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re: Marvell's sales, profit miss estimates
krisi   3/4/2011 9:21:05 PM
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Looking at P/E ratio is not sufficient...there is a whole slew of other factors...but this is domain of financial engineering not electrical engineering ;-)...Kris

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re: Marvell's sales, profit miss estimates
mranderson   3/4/2011 4:49:36 AM
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MRVL has a stock P/E ratio of about 13. LSI has a stock P/E ratio of about 105. BRCM has a stock P/E ratio of about 21. NVDA has a stock P/E ratio of about 47. QCOM has a stock P/E ratio of about 27. I would guess below 30 is a buy signal and above 35 is a sale signal.



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