EMC might not worry the market with some unexpected restatements anytime soon, but investors do need to pay attention to the company’s effort to move further into data analytics through VMware and through its own initiatives. This isn’t an easy nut to crack — International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is already well-established in this fast-growing field, and other specialists have also built years of experience into defensible moats. EMC will have to play catch-up, and the cost of doing so might not bring the market share the company needs. On the other hand, combining its storage solutions with analytics could provide the edge EMC needs — health care’s transition to the realm of big data (especially when it comes to data-gushing genome screens) will need plenty of space in the cloud.
Putting the pieces together
Today, EMC has many of the qualities that make up a great stock, but no stock is truly perfect. Digging deeper can help you uncover the answers you need to make a great buy — or to stay away from a stock that’s going nowhere.
The article Is EMC Stock Destined for Greatness? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Alex Planes.
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