See, you can’t take your investing cues from an inferior company. Paraphrasing George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which Cramer often does, some companies are more equal than others. For that reason, an entire industry’s outlook can’t be measured against the performance of a single firm, or, at least, one of the worst.
This goes beyond just technology. The same rule applies to any sector, whether it’s food and beverage, personal goods or restaurants. So watch for the excuse-makers. They’ll be the companies pointing a finger at the weak economy while their competitors deliver better-than-expected results regardless.
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