Nomura Securities on Nokia (NOK): Launching All-Touch Could Cause Short-Term Gains, But Long-Term Pain

June 7, 2012 8:11 AM EDT
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Neutral' on Nokia (NYSE: NOK) price target of EUR3.20.

Analyst, Stuart Jeffrey, said, "It appears to us that Nokia has traded long-term gains for a near-term shoring up of the income statement and cash flow. The new operating system (S40 Asha) adds all an all-touch user interface, addressing a short-term pain point. However, a number of needed enhancements are missing. While these enhancements seem likely to come through over time, this incremental improvement process may put additional stresses on application developers and sustain a lack of visibility into Nokia’s low end roadmap. The net result is that the P&L benefits may come through in H2 – helping near-term concerns – but that sales lose momentum through 2013 in a repeat of the recent dual-SIM driven boom and pull back in late 2011 into early 2012."

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Shares of Nokia closed at $2.88 yesterday.

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