Stocks were mixed on Thursday as jobless claims dropped, but Congress remained deadlocked on negotiations for a COVID-19 relief package. Here are some of the top tech movers for Thursday, Aug. 13:
Shares of Cisco (CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems, Inc. Report plunged 11% to $42.84 on Thursday following its fiscal fourth quarter earnings release. The networking firm reported falling revenue in nearly every product segment and across all geographies, and issued guidance that fell short of estimates. Analysts posted mixed reviews of the stock on Thursday.
Shares of Micron (MU) - Get Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Report were falling 3.4% to $46.83 following a downgrade from Deutsche Bank. Citing channel checks, the bank noted "inventory accumulation at cloud data center customers" and softening demand in other end markets, downgrading shares to Hold from Buy.
Shares of Crowdstrike (CRWD) - Get CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. Class A Report were up 3.3% to $101.69 as investors look ahead to its earnings report on Sept. 2. For the quarter ending in July, analysts are expecting a non-GAAP loss of 1 cent per share and revenue of $188.2 million for the cloud security firm. Its shares have more than doubled year to date amid increasing demand for cybersecurity services.
Shares of Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report were up 2.5% to $463.31 following a Bloomberg report that the company is planning a subscription initiative called Apple One. Apple One is described as a collection of services bundles with different pricing tiers, and could launch as soon as October.
Shares of content delivery network Fastly (FSLY) - Get Fastly, Inc. Class A Report rose 7.5% to $81.56 on Thursday. Fastly's stock has seen notable volatility over the past two weeks given its relationship with TikTok, which is the subject of a potential ban by the Trump administration. Fastly's CEO revealed last week that TikTok accounts for 12% of its revenue, but said in an interview this week that its growth outlook remains robust.