Learn to Invest Money: Free Global Market Opportunities Technology Stock Picks (April 19 2006)

Looking for some tech stocks to add to your portfolio? Here are three technology stocks that are well positioned for the remainder of FY2006.


Telkonet, Inc. (TKO) is a small cap company that develops and sells proprietary equipment that enables the transmission of voice, video, and data communications over existing electric utility lines within a building at a very cost-effective price, often even less than a typical wireless setup. TKO offers the Telkonet iWire System product suite, a technology that enables the delivery of commercial high-speed broadband access from an Internet protocol platform.

Last year, TKO’s technology was awarded the “Best of FOSE” at the Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) in Washington D.C. In February 2006, TKO acquired a 90{40f8b9e939a1f8880e4e068699181ea0c065f7fafc0e6f64c88497a3f07e42aa} share in Microwave Satellite Technologies, Inc. which allows them to provide wi-fi solutions as well as voice, video, and data solutions to residential, commercial, and institutional clients. So why have you never heard of them? Because as of April 16, 2006, their market cap is under $200M, their average daily volume over the past three months is only about 350,000 shares, and their stock is trading at roughly $4 a share, all parameters too small for the big investment houses to ever consider.


Cisco(CSCO) demonstrated many of the solutions used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at FOSE (federal Office Systems Expo) 2006 and these demonstrations generated quite a bit of excitement among government employees that attended the conference. The Cisco network provided a central platform that allowed FDA employees throughout their campus buildings to access the same data and share information quickly and easily. Using the Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) phone system and integrated messaging features, employees had the capability to access, store, and forward voice and e-mail messages from any PC.

CSCO’s IP phone system also facilitates the establishment of communications systems for corporations undergoing reorganization, as is common in large agencies such as the FDA. As opposed to the CSCO system, during reorganization, traditional phones systems would require employees to place an order with the local carrier for each move, which can take four to six weeks. Furthermore, each move would bear a cost of about $50 to implement. With the Cisco VoIP phone system, employees do not need to place an order with a local carrier. Instead, they can simply take their phone and its associated extension number with them and plug it into the new location with no additional hassle. “Cost savings are a fundamental benefit of Cisco IP Communications solutions, but even more important is how this technology helps users work more efficiently and do an even better job in this dynamic, information-sharing environment,” said Patrick Lugenbeel, Cisco account manager.

Cisco should be a solid stock as a long term holding.

CSR.L (London Stock Exchange)

CSR plc is a leading British company in global bluetooth technology. Bluetooth was the buzz a couple of years ago and these stocks, for the most part, went nowhere. Finally, this industry is starting to reap the benefits of the buzz from a couple years back although no one seems to be paying attention now. With its 2005 fourth quarter revenue up 105{40f8b9e939a1f8880e4e068699181ea0c065f7fafc0e6f64c88497a3f07e42aa} year over year, its fifth generation launch of its BlueCore suite, and its widespread manufacture of its fourth generation BlueCore devices, CSR has positioned itself nicely for the remainder of 2006. BlueCore technology is featured in over 50 per cent of all Bluetooth devices shipped and over 60 per cent of all qualified Bluetooth enabled products and modules listed on the Bluetooth website. Furthermore, industry leaders including Nokia, Dell, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Motorola, IBM, Apple, LG, NEC, Toshiba, RIM and Sony all implement BlueCore devices in their range of Bluetooth products. The Bluetooth market is estimated to more than have doubled in unit terms during the past year. Growth in this market does not seem to be slowing down. And CRS.L is the global leader.

Afterthought: Though TKO and CSR.L may not be tracked by any of the big investment firms, the point is that in order to achieve superior gains, you must do your own research. For example, I saw a buy recommendation initiated on April 16, 2005 on Chinese advertising company Focus Media from an investment house at a price of $61 a share. I bought into this position more than six months ago at $31 a share when many of the big U.S. investment firms had not yet started to grant this company any serious attention or complex analysis.

Ok, that’s it. Three technology stocks to consider.

Disclaimer: Readers should be aware that the above analyses were written on April 16, 2006 and that price movements of the above three stocks or new material news since the writing of this article may make the above stocks more attractive or less attractive. The above does not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any of the discussed stocks. All investment decisions should be made under the consultation of a professional, with explicit entry and exit strategies in place when investing in riskier stocks.