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  • Nokia's Quarter Weak: Alcatel-Lucent In Focus Next

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    This was originally posted Apr 22, 8:48 PM for premium subscribers. Nokia's quarterly results are out this a.m.

    In the next few weeks, there may be a catalyst for Alcatel-Lucent or Nokia stock moving up: quarterly results. Nokia reports on April 30, 2015. If the results are good, Nokia will rally. Similarly, Alcatel-Lucent reports on May 7 2015.

    Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is "paying" for the firm with its shares. Debt raters loved the deal, upgrading the rating of Nokia's debt. Unfortunately,Alcatel-Lucent may fall between now and in 2016, when the deal closes.

    ...The problem I have with owning Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is that the recovery thesis is no longer valid. The bullish thesis is now based on Nokia cutting costs in 2016, winning out contracts for LTE/4G in China over Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC),Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and other Chinese network equipment firms.

    Merger motivated by boosting market share size. ALU executives get rewarded nicely, but let's ignore that:

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    Source: Nokia

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