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Top Ten Optical Stocks Revisited

Just as the market for optical stocks has reached new lows, Light Reading editors are taking action and picking some public companies that they think some day will make new highs.

It's been a miserable first half of 2001 in the market for optical stocks. The Light Reading Index was down 60 percent in the first half of the year, and today registered a new all-time low of 250.

Depressing, eh? Well, time to look on the bright side: The stuff is cheap.

Light Reading has come up with a new list of Top Ten Optical Stocks and makes the case for investors returning to the optical sector.

Read about the new list: Top Ten Optical Stocks for 2001.

Greg 12/4/2012 | 7:58:35 PM
re: Top Ten Optical Stocks Revisited Why remove Avanex from the list. Reasonable valuation (relatively), well funded, solid product range, new product cycle in 1H 2001 when hopefully carrier spending will stabalise??
beachboy 12/4/2012 | 7:58:34 PM
re: Top Ten Optical Stocks Revisited Xilink are a gate array supplier to many, many industries and applications beyond optical networking. How can they be considered am optical stock ? Likewise Solectron the subcontract board stuffer and box-buider. Optical networking must be a tiny portion of their business.
iprsvp 12/4/2012 | 7:58:33 PM
re: Top Ten Optical Stocks Revisited Is it the past 6 months performance or forward
looking?
toobs2 12/4/2012 | 7:58:29 PM
re: Top Ten Optical Stocks Revisited With apologies to Afroman:

"Light Reading thought they knew the Optical Industry, but then they got high."

"Back in January, they picked the Top Ten Optical Stocks they thought that would fly."

"But many of their "insightful' picks are now struggling to just get by."

"Cause they are fried, cause they are fried, cause they are fried."

... roll another blunt!

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