Goldman Sachs has made some changes this morning in its coverage team that analyzes communications technology. For starters, the overall stance on the group has been changed down to a Neutral view from an Attractive view.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) was maintained as a Buy, but it was also added to The Conviction List as its 15.9 P/E is attractive and estimates are close to a bottom. Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) was also switched to a new analyst and given a Neutral rating, down from a Buy rating. Despite a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs does maintain a favorable long-term view of the stock. Research-in-Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) were given Buy rating in interim coverage.
Here were some of the other major coverage changes:
- Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) was downgraded to Sell.
- Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) and Powerwave (NASDAQ: PWAV) were maintained Neutral.
- Starent (NASDAQ: STAR) was downgraded to Neutral.
Jon C. Ogg
March 27, 2008