Alcatel-Lucent: Value Play of the Year, or Just Another Value Trap?

Alcatel-Lucent is in a touchy place. With 30% of its revenue coming from continental Europe, some investors suspect they'll soon be catching a falling knife. Yet while the wider corporate and government IT spending climate certainly doesn't appear cheery going forward, investors have seen some potential green shoots this earnings season. Alcatel certainly is a divisive subject among investors in this space. Priced absurdly cheaply, the company could have the making of investing gold for those bold enough. However, the stock all has its fair share of enemies as well (read: analysts hate it).  ith these strong and conflicting opinions regarding this stock, how should the average investor look at this stock? Watch the following video to find out.

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