If you are thinking about a long term investment then you may want to consider a computer company stock. This type of company has a lot of growth potential, especially if the company is currently showing that it is capable of leading the advances in technology instead of simply following trends. To decide on which stock to buy you will first want to do a little research that gives you a basic understanding of what the company does, how strong the company is internally, and how strong the company is in its market.
Free Basic Stock Performance Review: Dell Inc. (DELL)
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What Dell Inc. (DELL) Does
Dell is an international business that deals with the development, design, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and support of its featured computer systems. This computer company specializes in custom built systems that meet each of their customers’ needs. Dell markets their product to individuals, students, professionals, small businesses, educational institutions, and large corporations. They have been in business since 1984, and they have a strong online store that allows customers to compare models, build the system they want with a simple click of the mouse, and it allows them to purchase their systems instantly.
52 Week Performance Review of DELL
During the 52 week period ending on 08/25/06 the value of DELL ranged between 18.95 per share and 35.68 per share. On 08/25/06 the price of a share of DELL ranged between 21.60 and 22.00 per share. This is just slightly lower than its year high value of 35.68 per share. The cause of this slight decline in value could be due to the company’s recent recall of defective notebook batteries that had the potential to overheat and start fires.
Historical Performance Review of DELL – The Last Five Years
Dell has really been a fairly stable stock. It has seen high and lows, but the stock really hasn’t bottomed out in quite awhile. In the last five years the stock has not gone below $20 per share, except for a short period back in 2001. Since then the stock has fluctuated between $20 per share and $40 per share.
Strengths of DELL
DELL is a strong company. They have a low debt to cash ratio. They are bringing in a net income of about $2.88 billion, and they are experiencing a modest increase in their quarterly revenue. Compared to its competitors this company is in a very strong position.
Weaknesses of DELL
This stock really only has a couple of weak points. First they don’t pay a dividend. Secondly they have a lot of competition. Also the stock really hasn’t improved in value that much since 2002. And finally the computer market can be fickle.
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