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How to Play Akamai in 2011

 Each year, we take a look back in order to look ahead. We do this by industry, by trend, and ultimately by stock. Here's a closer look at Akamai Technologies(Nasdaq: AKAM), Fool style.

How Much Does Adobe Need Apple?


How much does Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) really mean toAdobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE)?

Listening to Adobe's fourth-quarter earnings call last night, you might conclude that the answer to that question is, "Not much."

Is Telefonica the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everything you could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide whether Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) fits the bill.

 

Has Monster Worldwide Made You Any Real Money?

Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.

 

Will FEI Disappoint Analysts Next Quarter?

There's no foolproof way to know the future for FEI (Nasdaq:FEIC) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

 
 

OmniVision Technologies Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Canadian Pacific

 

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, freight railroad operator Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE: CP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.



4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Safe Bulkers

 

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drybulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.




Where's the Cash Coming From at IBM?

 Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.

 

The Fool Looks Ahead

Monday
The holiday-shortened trading week kicks off with Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN)Focus Media (Nasdaq:FMCN), and Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reporting.