Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Motley Fool: Short XM, Long Sirius

Why I'm Short XM and Long Sirius
By Tim Hanson (TMF Mmbop) September 13, 2006

Let me get this out of the way right now: I'm neither short XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR) nor long Sirius Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI). But before we get to who is long and short on those stocks, let's set the stage, shall we?
It's one of the hottest questions among growth investors: XM or Sirius? Sirius has Stern; XM has Major League Baseball. XM just got upgraded by Bear Stearns; Sirius just found out that Ford (NYSE: F) would be cutting production and thereby decreasing the number of radios that will be installed in its vehicles. Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin has been buying; XM insiders are squabbling. XM has more subscribers; Sirius has better growth rates. Neither, of course, has any profits.
So who thinks Sirius is a buy and XM is a sell?
Without further ado ...That investor goes by the handle dberson100. Who's dberson100? I have no idea, other than that he (or she) is a fairly high-rated investor in our Motley Fool CAPS database. What's CAPS? It's a community-intelligence database that ranks investors and their picks -- a Foolish system that helps us determine the best investors are and the best stocks to buy....READ MORE: HERE

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