Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stock of the Week: Telecom Ltd



Telecom New Zealand Ltd [TEL.NZ] is a good stock to trade rather than hold long term simply because the trading volume is consistently the highest on the NZX and that is why I have included the company in this Stock of the Week series.

I am not a chart man myself or a short term trader but if you look at the one year chart above there has been a good deal of money to be made in the earlier part of 2009, going from around 10c per share right up to 60c per share profit.

The share price reached an 8 month low of NZ$2.36 yesterday and has risen like a roller coaster (hence the trade possibilities) from a year low reached in mid January 2009, so one could assume that indicators are showing that an opportunity exits for a good trade at these stock price levels and a good range for profit made considering its recent trading history.

I don't like the long-term prospects for the company, it still has a defensive, reactive culture with employees who are badly trained and informed on what they are selling and poor service levels but it has a 10% plus gross dividend and it isn't going to go out of business any time soon.

Shorties will win here.

Good luck!

Telecom @ Share Investor

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