Oppenheimer Negative on RIM (RIMM), But May Be Too Risky to Short

May 30, 2012 7:09 AM EDT
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Oppenheimer commented on Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) following news after the close about a Q1 loss and the announcement it has hired bankers to review a possible options.

"RIM provided discouraging commentary after the close, indicating a likely operating loss for the May quarter and more pressure ahead. We don't see any easy answers and are not convinced the late-2012 BB10 launch can solve RIM's extensive problems as competition will be stepping up as well and RIM will have no momentum. We're negative on the shares and believe fundamentals will get much worse before they get better with further risk to estimates. With that said, we believe aggressive shorting at this point could be risky. News flow discussing a potential take-out, of strategic shifts, and of job cuts and aggressive cash conservation could lead to quick and unpredictable swings in the shares."

The firm maintained their Perform rating.

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Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. closed at $11.23 yesterday.

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