Nomura Analyst Sees JNRP, CIEN, ALU & ERIC Benefiting From Verizon's (VZ) Reiteration of FY Capex

July 19, 2012 11:06 AM EDT
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Neutral' on Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) price target of $42.00.

Analyst, Stuart Jeffrey, issued comments on Verizon after the company released its capex data.

Jeffrey said, "Verizon reiterated its full-year capex guidance of “flat to down” from 2011 levels...We note 1H capex spending had tough comps due to the EV-DO deployments ahead of the Verizon iPhone (Nasdaq: AAPL) launch. The company’s full-year capex outlook suggests an 18% 2H improvement over 1H, which potentially bodes well for communications equipment vendors with Verizon exposure in the second half."

Verizon calls out next generation routing, 40G / 100G optical networks – Jeffrey sees positive for Juniper (Nasdaq: JNPR) and Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN)

Verizon’s soft Q2 capex spending is consistent with Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) and Ericsson’s (Nasdaq: ERIC) US results and commentary in the most recent quarter results. However, Verizon’s reiteration of its capex guidance is encouraging for ALU and Ericsson as it suggests some recovery/’catch up’ spending in the 2H for both companies.

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