I know some readers made some well timed purchases of Atheros Communications (NASDAQ:ATHR) a few weeks ago near the lows, but unless you quickly flipped it right out it's now again a loss. While I've dumped most of my stocks with "bad charts" I decided to keep my 0.4% allocation in the stock to keep an eye on it as a holding position because I really like where this company is positioned. But the action is saying something else. I might have to throw in the towel here soon despite my favoritism for the company and one of the best earnings report of the entire tech sector in April [Apr 20, 2010: Atheros Communications Trounces Q1 2010 Estimates]. Each time it has rallied since early May it has only been a selling opportunity. It makes me wonder if some sort of earnings miss or guidance disappointment is headed our way. I am in awe as this company trades at about 12x forward estimates when similar companies are trading at 25-35x.
If the stock cannot hold here and make a double bottom, it looks destined to head even lower. (Click to enlarge)
Disclosure: Long Atheros Communications in fund; no personal position