Friday, December 21, 2012

Investopedia: Jabil Likely Still In A Holding Pattern

For a couple of quarters now, I've thought that Jabil Circuit (NYSE:JBL) looked undervalued on a long-term basis, but that the trends in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry were likely to keep the stock stuck. To that end, the shares are down about 1% for the year, even though the company's business with Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) seems to be ramping up well. I continue to believe that Jabil's current price understates its long-term value, but I also believe that getting the timing right on when to buy this stock could be tricky given the ongoing malaise across so much of consumer and tech hardware.

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