Is BlackBerry a Risky Investment?
With shares of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) trading around $9, is BBRY an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:
T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement
BlackBerry is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, it provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to information such as email, voice, instant messaging, SMS, Internet, intranet-based applications, and browsing. Its products and services feature the BlackBerry wireless solution, the Research In Motion Wireless Handheld product line, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, software development tools, and other software and hardware.
BlackBerry has sold its U.S. headquarters in Irving, Texas to Brookfield Property Group for an undisclosed amount, just months after the struggling smartphone maker announced it was selling the bulk of its Canadian real estate assets to shore up its cash position. “Brookfield Property Group has purchased BlackBerry’s Irving, Texas campus property,” a BlackBerry spokesperson told the Financial Post in an emailed statement. “BlackBerry will continue to be a tenant on the campus.” BlackBerry did not disclose how much the six-building facility in the suburb of Las Colinas was sold for. The more than 450,000-square-foot facility in the high-profile neighborhood was sold to the Canadian real estate company last Monday, according to Gary Carr, the vice chair with CBRE’s Investment Properties-Institutional Group, which helped broker the deal.