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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Applied Materials, Inc. is the #49 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.
A gigantic shift in chip demand away from smartphones and toward artificial intelligence is playing havoc with timing of the business cycle. But Gary Dickerson is confident that only means lots of business for Applied's materials expertise in years to come.
The chipmaker reports fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates, but forecasts lower sales for the second quarter.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended off by triple digits after U.S. retail sales in December saw their biggest decline since September 2009.
U.S. equity futures turned sharply red Thursday after data showed the weakest reading for December retail sales in nine years, erasing earlier gains linked to progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing and data showing a surprise jump in January China export activity.
What trader has never both fallen in love with Nvidia, only to eventually feel the scorn of an angry lover's tortured vengeance?
U.S. stock futures rise, getting a boost from signals of moderate progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing; Cisco's robust third-quarter outlook lifts the stock; Coca-Cola and Nvidia report earnings Thursday; Airbus plans to scrap its A380 jumbo jet program.
Wall Street futures extended gains Thursday with investors using signals of moderate progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing and data showing a surprise jump in January China export activity to boost the broadest measure of U.S. stocks to a 10% gain for the year.
Global stocks edged cautiously higher Thursday, boosted by signals of moderate progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing and data showing a surprise jump in January China export activity, although gains were capped by disappointing economic data from Germany.
Applied Materials has been on the rise since setting its low on Dec. 26, a key reversal days.
Jim Cramer takes a closer look at Jeff Bezos, Amazon and your game plan for the end of earnings season.
Next week we'll be at the tail end of earnings season. It's been a blast, at least until this past week when we got some iffy news about trade.
Nvidia shares traded sharply lower Monday after the chipmaker cautions that quarterly earnings would fall far short of analysts forecasts following weaker-than-expected demand for its gaming and datacenter products and slowing growth in China.
The chip stock surge at the week's end shines a light on just how pessimistic some investors had been as earnings multiples fell to rock-bottom levels last year.
What happened today is a recognition by money managers that they are paying too much for the drug and food stocks and too little for the building block techs.
We locked in healthy profits on some fast movers and initiated 2 new positions last week.
We are calling back shares of Universal Display on positive news from Apple.
The chip manufacturing giant's shares are trading higher in spite of light sales guidance. Possibly helping: It still expects mobile chip sales to rise slightly this year.
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Micron Technology's warning of a major dip in demand has major implications across semis and technology stocks more broadly.
A demand drag and a supply glut are fomenting a perfect storm to pressure semiconductors.
The memory giant sees demand and pricing pressures weighing on its bottom line in the near-term. It predicts conditions will improve during the back half of 2019.
What else can you say about a decision by the Chinese that amounts to a potential repudiation of the Made in China 2025 plan?
There are some solid individual names in tech, but traders must be selective.
Let's see if the worst is behind this stock.
Right now we're only watching Veeco Instruments, a maker of semiconductor capital equipment that's struggling at present.
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