Samsung and HTC shares get battered to new lows on flagship smartphone slowdown

Samsung and HTC shares get battered to new lows on flagship smartphone slowdown
Samsung's shares extended their drop in Korean trading, after they were skidding on Friday to a 9-month low due to the flagship smartphone business diminished guidance.

Analysts, who are always clever after the fact, already said that the high-end segment has hit the brick wall of market saturation, and the tepid upgrade that the Galaxy S4 is likely won't excite consumers to break their contracts, not to mention that carriers are making it harder and harder to get a new handset, so as to avoid doling out subsidies.

In the meantime another flagship Android maker, HTC, got punished in the market. It met its guidance, but not investors' expectations, which were eagerly awaiting the results from the HTC One sales. As a result, shares in the Taiwanese company dropped to a 7-year low. 

Usually when things are going perfectly, companies begin to slack and issue incremental upgrades until the market wakes them up, so these share price troubles might herald a new era of smartphone innovation going forward, and we are all for that.

source: WSJ & Reuters

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66 Comments

1. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

take that sammy!!

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

In case you were blinded by fanboyism the article also mentions HTC. The article clearly points to the slowdown for smartphones sales overall

25. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

if i had said htc,then boom... there are htc fanboys out there.it may hurt their feelings

34. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you actually understood my comment ?! There is no need to mention either of their names or mention both of them if you absolutely have to. jeeez........do I even need to spoon feed you now ?

40. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

go back and assimilate your own comment

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

At leat they are still way ahead of Nokia.....face it and stop being one of the biggest fanboys around.....stock market means nothing!

17. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

just stop saying the words fanboy everytime,reply with reasonable argument. stock market means nothing?you must be living on moon i guess.the whole world is standing on stock market

24. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I reply with fanboy every time because that's what you are a useless Nokia fanboy! Samsung a too big to fall just by losing a couple of shares and having a slight dip...there sales are what people need to focus on and they are through the roof...,Nokia's on the other hand.....also main consumers aren't represented by the stock market it represents analysts and we all know how much analysts know! Face it as son as note 3 and other Samsung phones come out by the end of the year there shares will be back up....Nokia's on the other hand will remain Low!

26. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

just face it dude.PA is reporting so many times that sammy's stock price is falling.just keep saying youself that it will go up as N3 is released.many fanboys said same about even S4

56. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/05/investing/samsung-earnings/index.html This not only concerns Samsung but other companies including HTC, Apple, Blackberry, as well. Industrial analysts say that the top tier of the market is becoming saturated. If this is actually happening to top dogs like Apple and Samsung, I'll let figure out what is happening to underdogs like Nokia.

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Yea, Sammy will definitely take that more than 8 billion profit. They still made more profit than all other Android and WP vendors combined together. Probably they made 100x more profit than Nokia ever did in it's entire history.

44. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I think we are dealing with a bunch of deluded Sony and Nokia fanboys here. They wish Nokia and Sony were doing this well, but they aren't. Sony are not even in the top 5 phone vendors globally, never mind smartphone vendors.

47. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

you are saying all this because Samsung is selling millions (even they missed the forcast shipments) but once samsung is out of the game either you will change ur username or u wont comment on sony and nokia articles(Rising and Rising)

59. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'll continue to comment with no problem. When I buy a smartphone I buy what's best for me, if Samsung die out I'll find another phone to buy. Maybe you'll change your username if that happens to your favorite manufacturer but please don't put your habits on me.

62. AbhiD

Posts: 613; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

you are just a poor sammy fanboy and sony hater!!! sony's shares have become 3x in last 6 months... take that sammy a$$!!! out of the latest customers of xz and other phones 36% are ex samsung owners people are going for sony and nokia preferring it over your favourite samsung and htc and sony is indeed in the top 5 smartphone vendors list you a$$

64. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

LOL that 36% ex samsung owners that switched to XZ are like what... .001% of all samsung users?

65. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol, me, poor? :D hilarious! Lol, you Sony fanboys are clutching at tiny straws, that whole 36% is a tiny number of Samsungs user base. Lol, people are going for Sony and Nokia over Samsung? Hahahahah! You are so deluded it is unbelievable. The very reason why Samsung is posting a RECORD profit is because people are going to Samsung. NO, Sony is NOT in the top 5 smartphone vendors: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2482816

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So Samsung made a record 8.5 billion in profit, beating even Apple in that regard. Galaxy S4 shipped 20 million in 2 months, beating the S3 by 50% in that regard. What am I missing here?? There's no such thing as constantly accelerating growth..and there are limits to market's demand. It is perfectly natural for Samsung to reach peak and even those idiots on wallstreet should know that much.

8. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

you are missing the fact that there is lot more to do rather than making a ohone a week. it tough to be on top forever.once you fall,youre gonna fall so hard just like our own NOKIA

51. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Not sure they are going to fall like nokia. Nokia released bad phone one after another that DIDN'T SELL. The gs4 IS SELLING so what you're saying isn't making sense.

53. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

yeah.i agree with u for some extent

9. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

you are missing the fact that there is lot more to do rather than making a phone a week. it tough to be on top forever.once you fall,youre gonna fall so hard just like our own NOKIA

3. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Sony u got a big chance here grab it sony :)

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

IMO nokia is gonna be KING now

7. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am talking about android Not windows In windows nokia is king Even i agree

11. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

no offence.its about whole smartphones not just one OS

13. NokiaAndr

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

yep nokia is king of windows but sony is improving :) no offense if its just android then yes Sony can make this round

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Don't think so. Low light camera phones is not the only thing the general consumer want, on mass level atleast. Whereas, Sony are really promising to deliver with their Honami if the specs turns out to be true !

14. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

open your eyes and read.i have written in caps "IMO". BTW lets not get started here.both phones r nt even announced

16. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

right lets not get started

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