Buy, Sell, or Hold RadioShack in 2012?

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Consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith debates whether to buy, sell, or hold RadioShack  (NYS: RSH) .  With a cheap valuation, RadioShack looks as if it could be a buyout target, although investing on such rumors is not always advised.  However, mobile manufacturers, such as Apple (NAS: AAPL)  and Samsung, control most of the power and profit in the mobile industry.  As competition grows, including from carriers AT&T and Verizon, and consumers move online for purchases of high-margin accessories, this company looks to Austin like a sell for now.

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