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The Good And Bad of Dell

Some hurting, poorly managed companies can turn out to be great stocks. Fast Money's special series "Bad Company, Good Stock" takes a look at Dell .

At one time, they were the most profitable PC maker in the world. Dell has since fallen on hard times. In the past 5 years, Dell's growth rate is less than half that of the industry.

With Michael Dell back as CEO, can the company turn it around?

"When Michael Dell left Dell, the company got off the rails for a long time" said Guy Adami. He thinks that cost cutting and improved operating margins indicate that Dell is probably doing better.

Is Dell a good buy given its low valuation?

The stock is probably ahead of itself according to Adami, but he likes it and suggests to wait for a pullback in the price before jumping in.


















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