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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Motorola Solutions Shows Positive Signs

Yesterday Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced that it will increase its stock repurchase program from $2 billion worth of stock to $3 billion. This initiative began in July, 2011 and since then $1.1 billion of stock had been repurchased by December 31, 2011. There remains $1.9 billion of stock repurchase from the 2012 repurchase budget.

The stock will be repurchased from cash and cash from existing operations. This is sign of financial health that the company is able to invest its money in its own stock. It also shows confidence that the stock price will rise.  The company’s operating margin was 12.25% and its profit margin was 14.12% which are good figures. In addition, Motorola declared a 22 cent dividend on January 27.

Motorola’s stock has been rising over the past two years, but since October 2011 the stock seems to have leveled off. The market may have been neutral on Motorola but the stock shows no sign of a downturn.  In fact, as of yesterday’s stock repurchase announcement, the stock research firm, Argus, has raised its rating on Motorola’s stock from hold to buy.

Some of the key managers and directors at Motorola Solutions are: Vincent J. Intrieri, Judy C. Lewent,  David W. Dorman,  Eduardo Conrado and Kenneth C. Dahlberg.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is insufficient for decision making. All investment decisions should only be made after a thorough analysis of the stock.

Healthstream’s Stock Is Steadily Rising

Healthstream Inc. (HSTM) supplies both internet based learning and internet research abilities in the U.S. The HSTM learning segment provides education and training with management and administrative tools and other courses. It serves the healthcare industry, training health care workers for a large variey of jobs. The research segment of Healthstream provides research into various… Continue Reading

Silicom Ltd Shows Tremendous Profits And Potential

Silicom Ltd (SILC) stock has risen from $12.31 in August 2011 to 19.33 as of January 23, 2012. The company provides connectivity solutions to servers and server based systems internationally. Financially, the company’s 2011 revenues increased by 30% over their 2010 revenues: from 30.4 million dollars to 39.6 million dollars in 2011. Net income increased… Continue Reading

Ormat Technologies Is Gathering Steam

Ormat Technologies, Inc. (ORA) operates power plants based on both geothermal and energy recovery systems. Ormat designs, builds, owns and operates these power facilities throughout the world. Ormat also designs, produces and markets recovered and geothermal energy power units and other related equipment. This company has over 40 years of experience and has approximated 80… Continue Reading

Teva Is a Strong Investment

Teva has rising revenues and earnings and its stock has been rising over the last four months. Since September 23 the stock has risen from $35 to $48. USB has given Teva a buy rating because it is expected to increase its market share. Teva is well positioned in the United States market and is… Continue Reading

Financial Relationships Between the U.S. and Latvia

Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has been hard at work promoting American-Latvian relations. In July, as part of a delegation of government officials, Prime Minister Dombrovskis visited the headquarters of investment firm NCH Capital Inc. He also spoke before an audience of investors, political and economic analysts, and he signaled an interest in creating stronger… Continue Reading