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Top Ten Stocks Update

One quarter later, and we're up!

April 23, 2007

2 Min Read
Top Ten Stocks Update

4:45 PM -- April flowers, right? Now that spring has sprung we figure it's a good time to have a look 'round our Telecom garden and see if any of Light Reading's Top Ten Telecom Stocks have sprouted.

Back in the beginning of January, we put together a broad list of stocks we thought would take advantage of the global telecom boom. That's right -- we said boom. Whether you realize it or not, telecom continues to be one of the strongest sectors in global markets.

In the spirit of accountability, we're tallying up the results. The methodology is simple -- the difference from what the stock was priced at the open on January 19, the day after our article was published, and what it was priced at the close of trading today.

Here's what we got:

Table 1: Top Ten Telecom Stocks YTD

Company

Symbol

Price (January 19, Open)

Price (April 23, Close)

%change

American Tower Corp.

AMT

39.64

38.8

-5%

Amdocs Ltd.

DOX

33.82

37.75

11%

Cisco Inc.

CSCO

26.45

26.58

0%

NeuStar Inc.

NSR

30.38

28.72

-5%

KPN Telecom NV

KPN

15.01

16.59

10%

Tellabs Inc.

TLAB

10.07

10.41

10%

Emerging Telecom Fund

ETF

18.36

20.84

13%

Arris Group

ARRS

13.08

14.76

12%

Time Warner Cable Inc.

TWTC

21.2

20.35

-4%

Verizon Communications Inc.

VZ

37.57

37.55

0%



Not bad. Looks like the whole portfolio averaged out nearly 5% up, if you bought equal amounts of everything.

Our favorite stock remains KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN), for some strange Dutch reason. I believe this company will be acquired in 2007.

— R. Scott Raynovich, Chief Telecom Stock Jock, Light Reading

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