However, when we said Nokia stock is a must buy, it was not limited to whether NOK stock traded 15% higher.
Instead, there are real short and long-term catalysts the market is missing. That’s the catalyst and why Nokia stock is such a good investment.
The only thing investors must consider is its chart, and what is the best way to build a position in Nokia Corp.
Let’s talk Nokia stock catalysts
These include ongoing cost synergies from the Alcatel-Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) acquisition. As explained in our research to BNL members, we believe that Nokia’s $1 billion in operating cost synergies and $250 million in interest expense savings guidance from the Alcatel-Lucent merger are far too conservative.
Then there are cross-selling opportunities galore. We started to see this as Nokia moved into China over the last year.
Nokia rebranded Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to “Nokia Shanghai Bell”. ALU had a $5 billion business in China, that was growing. Nokia’s Chinese business was valued at roughly $1.6 billion. Since the end of 2015, Nokia has landed big deals with Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese partners including China Mobile and China Unicom.
Investors will really see the value of these deals over the next two years, and more alike as Nokia does the same thing with Alcatel-Lucent in India where it is dominant.
Finally, the technology capabilities created by merging these two juggernauts is truly amazing. Ultimately, that’s how you know that NOK stock will create long-term value for shareholders.
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