Selecting Smartphone Stocks

We heard a few more smartphone companies report their quarterly results this week. What they are saying confirms what I have been saying here at Real Money Pro for some time. In short, the maturing smartphone market is subject to greater price competition as vendors offer more and more models at lower price points and low-cost companies such as ZTE and Huawei look to gain market share.

That means we can expect margins and earnings to come under more pressure, which makes stock selection far more critical. I continue to favor the kinds of companies that are increasing their dollar content per device. Examples include Skyworks (SWKS) and Qualcomm (QCOM), as well as Broadcom (BRCM) and RF Micro Devices (RFMD)....406 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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