MFT shipments down

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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MichaelKJ OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,432
Re: Means little
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Jorginho wrote:

- 5 quarters is not meaningfull. You cannot see a trend based on 5 rather fluctuating quarters

Your thinking differs greatly from that of most investors.  A significant one quarter decline can have a large impact on stock prices.  In the electronics industry, five quarters is a long time.

- It is even less meaningfull if you do not know why.

Decreased shipments almost always mean lower demand.  What information do you think one should obtain in order to consider the data meaningful?

Withotut a longer period, and reasining, all we can say is that there are les sales now than a year ago. That is all. We cannot say anything about its significance nor iof it means anything for the future.

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