Many Major Tech, Media, Telecom Hitting New 52-Week Lows

With about 20 minutes to go into the close and on one ugly day, we have the DJIA down nearly 300 points, the NASDAQ down almost 40 points, and even the S&P 500 down over 35 points.  We have been commenting about the recession for some time now and this is going from the good to the bad to the fugly.  Of course financials, REIT’s, retail, and other classic sectors had more than their fair share of 52-week lows.  But Telecom, Media, and Tech reached these critical 52-week lows and these are looking horrible. 

The markets are hostage to the ratings agencies now.  Here is what happens when you look at “VALUE INVESTING” in technology:

Alliance Data (ADS), Answers (ANSW), ATMI Inc. (ATMI), BigBand Networks (BBND), British Sky ADR’s (BSY), CA inc. (CA), CBS Corp. (CBS), Century Tel (CTL), Cincinatti Bell (CBB)…

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is a new entrant, this was surprising but those teen prices were in 2006.

Cogent (COGT), Cohu Inc. (COHU), Computer Science (CSC), Compuware (CPWR), DireTV (DTV),
Echostar (DISH).. unsure because of reorg…, Emulex (ELX), Epicor Software (EPIC), General Electric (GE), Getty Images (GYI), Gluu Mobile (GLUU), Hungarian Telecom (HTC), Internet Capital Group (ICGE), Interactive Intelligence (ININ), J2 Global (JCOM), ML Internet HOLDRs (HHH), ML Telecom HOLDRs (TTH), PlanetOut (LGBT), Liberty Media (LINTA), Loral Space (LORL), Live Nation (LYV), Sourcefire (FIRE), Flextronics (FLEX), Monster Worldwide (MNST)….

Motorola (MOT), Martha Stewart (MSO), Mattson Tech (MTSN), Network Appliance (NTAP), Orbitz Worldwide (OWW), Plantronics (PLT), Powershares Dynamic Media (PBS), Qwest Communications (Q), RCN Corp. (RCNI), RF Micro Devices (RFMD), Riverbed Tech (RVBD), Savvis (SVVS), Sprint Nextel (S), SiRF Tech (SIRF), (STMP), Time Warner (TWX), Trimble Navigation (TRMB), Veeco Inst. (VECO), Vishay (VSH), Voltera Semiconductor (VLTR), Xinhua Finance Media (XFML) ,

Yahoo! (YHOO) ouch.

This is almost enough to make many people cry.  The VIX is trading at 27.34 and is up 2.96 points but we aren’t even at 30 yet meaning that massive critical oversold and true panic levels haven’t yet been reached.

Jon C. Ogg
January 17, 2008