Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s, “BMO Capital Markets’s Kevin Manning this morning cut his rating on shares of Nokia (NOK) to Underperform from Market perform, while maintaining a $2 price target, after cutting his estimates, writing that he’s skeptical about the Windows Phone software the company licenses from Microsoft ‘becoming a meaningful player in the smartphone segment.'”
“Manning cut his estimate for this year to €29.1 billion in revenue and a net loss of 34 cents per share from a prior €29.4 billion and a 31-cent loss,” Ray reports. “For 2013, he cut to €25.3 billion and a 25-cent loss from a prior €27.6 billion and an 8-cent loss.”
Ray reports, “Manning writes that he’s expecting Nokia to sell only 20 million smartphones next year, and he’s unequivocally negative on the appeal of Windows Phone.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Tayster” and “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]