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Take Your Position: Research In Motion

Research In Motion releases its profit report on Thursday after the bell. What must you know to trade this stock?

The BlackBerry maker is expected to forecast strong gains for its current quarter on Thursday with analysts, on average, expecting a 16.3% increase in profit and a 41% rise in revenue according to Reuters Estimates.

But perhaps even more important, the company is expected to boost its forecast for the current quarter, which finishes at the end of November.

And investors should hear more about its expanded line of BlackBerrys which the company says will offer far more choices than either of its main rivals, Apple or Palm , analysts say.

"As both consumers and businesses position themselves to ratchet up their spending in support of the recovery ... RIM is very well-positioned to take advantage of that, no matter what market it's in." Carmi Levy, an independent technology analyst, said of the technology company.

However, high expectations are already reflected in RIM's share price. Since July the stock has risen more than 18% as investors anticipate that a rebound in business and consumer spending will boost the company's performance. In fact, the stock has doubled since the end of last year.

RBC Dominion Securities analyst Mike Abramsky wrote in a note to clients that he foresees further gains for RIM shares, thanks to its new models and the accelerating smartphone market. He has an "outperform" rating on RIM.

A lot of RIM’s growth is coming from the consumer, adds Citi analyst Jim Suva. If the enterprise market returns then watch out.

What’s the trade?

BlackBerry still owns the space, says Pete Najarian. This is a stock worth watching.

What do you think? We want to know.




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