Apple Inc. (AAPL), eBay Inc (EBAY), Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG): Who’s Worth A Buy To Finish The Year?

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)

Lastly, there’s F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).  I’ve been behind this stock for a long-time; buying it on dips and selling after the gains.  It’s been a great trading stock.  But as I outline in my recent article on F5, it is in the penalty box for the time being.  I need them to show me some growth before I jump back in.  The stock is down 21% year-to-date through April.  It wouldn’t surprise me if it has been beaten down too far, but I prefer to wait and see this time around.  The trends are not positive.  The chart below shows its price, cash from operations and return on equity all trending downward.

Bottom Line

Like many of the winners in our portfolio, I still like most of these stocks, with the lone exception being F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).  Not all of them are worth buying right this moment.  I’d still prefer to wait for a big pullback, but I can’t blame you if you’re itching to pull the trigger on companies such as Apple, Intuitive Surgical and Lululemon.

The article 10 Stocks for 2013: 5 Losers originally appeared on is written by Dave Zaegel.

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