Saturday, July 15, 2017

Week in review: Activision Blizzard unveils first Overwatch League teams

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

Move over FANGs, China’s BAT stocks go from copycats to fat cats. (July 14, 2017)

Netflix seen getting subscriber boost from original content premieres. (July 14, 2017)

OLED smartphone growth driving this hot stock. (July 14, 2017)

Activision Blizzard earns kudos for “Overwatch” e-sports moves. (July 13, 2017)

Netflix earnings power underappreciated, gets price-target hike. (July 13, 2017)

Facebook hopes to goose VR headset sales with lower prices. (July 13, 2017)

Why Apple iPhone 8 developers are in “panic” mode. (July 12 2017)

Chip stock upgraded to buy on Apple, Tesla contract wins. (July 11, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 expectations too high, No “supercycle” ahead: analyst. (July 11, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 could give consumers sticker shock. (July 10, 2017)

This top-rated chip-gear maker got a price-target hike. (July 10, 2017)

Two IBD 50 chip stocks get price-target hikes; Intel downgraded. (July 10, 2017)

Photo: “Overwatch” competition. (Activision Blizzard)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Week in review: Smart speaker competition

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

IPhone demand “steady” as Apple Watch, HomePod outlook bright. (July 7, 2017)

Apple-Qualcomm legal dispute likely to be “long and ugly.” (July 7, 2017)

Two chip-gear stocks soar on bullish report ahead of big conference. (July 7, 2017)

Apple looking to use OLED screens on all new iPhones next year. (July 6, 2017)

MKS Instruments initiated at buy; Chip gear mergers heat up. (July 6, 2017)

Fiber-optic stocks rated strong buys; One gets big price-target hike. (July 6, 2017)

Chipmakers Microsemi, Skyworks Solutions snare fresh buy ratings. (July 6, 2017)

Apple iPhone demand soft, but that’s OK, analyst contends. (July 5, 2017)

These new smart speakers aim to push Amazon Echo off the shelf. (July 5, 2017)

These stocks poised to benefit from 3D-sensing smartphones. (July 3, 2017)

Microsoft planning to lay off thousands in reorganization: report. (July 3, 2017)

Roomba maker iRobot downgraded on valuation. (July 3, 2017)

Apple considering LG Display investment for OLED iPhone screens. (July 3, 2017)

Photo: China e-commerce giant Alibaba introduced a smart speaker called the Tmall Genie X1. (Alibaba)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Week in review: Micron earnings, Apple iPhone turns 10

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

Could these chip-gear stocks start to rally after recent slide? (June 30, 2017)

Micron Technology gets slew of price-target hikes, but shares fall. (June 30, 2017)

Micron Technology beats earnings, sales targets; Stock rises. (June 29, 2017)

As iPhone turns 10, Apple is preparing to replace it. (June 29, 2017)

Artificial intelligence could be another catalyst for Broadcom. (June 29, 2017)

Sell these two video game stocks now, analyst warns. (June 28, 2017)

Apple services sales seen slowing, jeopardizing goal to double business. (June 28, 2017)

Goldman Sachs pounds table for Netflix, raises price target. (June 28, 2017)

Two chip stocks get price-target hikes, another upgraded to buy. (June 28, 2017)

Apple seen coming out with smart glasses in 3 years. (June 27, 2017)

Chip stock breaks out on likely Apple iPhone 8 contract win. (June 27, 2017)

This highflying chip stock takes a dive on downgrade. (June 27, 2017)

Nvidia expands self-driving car ties with Volkswagen, Volvo. (June 27, 2017)

Sirius XM cleans house at Pandora as CEO Westergren steps down. (June 27, 2017)

Why Apple needed to make a smart music speaker. (June 26, 2017)

China firm to beat Apple, Samsung to market with this new feature. (June 26, 2017)

Pandora stock rises on report CEO plans to step down. (June 26, 2017)

Chipmakers Micron, Macom surge on price-target hikes. (June 26, 2017)

Photo: Micron multi-chip packages next to pen tip. (Micron)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week in review: Adobe earnings, post-E3 analyst reports

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

“Words With Friends” game publisher called “best idea” stock pick. (June 23, 2017)

Fitbit analyst gets more cautious ahead of new product launches. (June 23, 2017)

Apple Music seeks to rain on Spotify’s planned IPO parade. (June 23, 2017)

IBD 50 chip stock downgraded on valuation, steep expectations. (June 23, 2017)

Analysts weigh in on these 3 IBD 50 stocks. (June 23, 2017)

Adobe Systems stock gets more price-target hikes post-earnings. (June 22, 2017)

Why “Overwatch” is Activision Blizzard’s most important game. (June 22, 2017)

Oracle, CarMax upgraded; 2 opticals get price-target hikes. (June 22, 2017)

No Apple iPhone 8 sales expected in September quarter. (June 21, 2017)

Chipmaker AMD jumps on server-chip launch, bullish report. (June 21, 2017)

Adobe stock hits record high on beat-and-raise earnings report. (June 21, 2017)

Boeing, Adobe, Red Hat price targets hiked; Chevron downgraded (June 21, 2017)

Adobe crushes Wall Street’s Q2 estimates, guides higher. (June 20, 2017)

Augmented reality in iPhone 8: Is it a gimmick or a must-have? (June 20, 2017)

Apple lowers price on Apple Music, increases rivalry with Spotify. (June 20, 2017)

Bathing in E3 glow, Electronic Arts gets a price-target hike. (June 20, 2017)

Netflix price target hiked, Nvidia upgraded, Nike PT lowered. (June 20, 2017)

Adobe Systems looks to continue winning ways. (June 19, 2017)

Activision, EA earn price-target hikes on E3 showings. (June 19, 2017)

Apple to benefit from pent-up demand for iPhone 8 in China. (June 19, 2017)

Microsoft gets price-target hike on improved earnings outlook. (June 19, 2017)

Tracking-chip maker gets stock-rating downgrade; Qualcomm resumed at hold. (June 19, 2017)

Activision, EA touted post-E3; Costco cut after Amazon-Whole Foods. (June 19, 2017)

Photo: Activision Blizzard game “Overwatch.”

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Week in review: E3 video game show

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

Top video game stocks look attractive after E3 show. (June 16, 2017)

Amazon-Whole Foods deal sends this chip IPO soaring. (June 16, 2017)

Fantasies of Apple buying Disney fade with new hires. (June 16, 2017)

Two chip stocks on IBD 50 list initiated with buy ratings. (June 16, 2017)

Two chip gear makers earn price-target hikes in hot semiconductor market. (June 16, 2017)

3 chip stocks are plays on iPhone 8-led wireless charging shift. (June 15, 2017)

Video game publishers see more digital downloads, microtransactions. (June 15, 2017)

This company’s outlook points to strong Apple iPhone 8 cycle. (June 15, 2017)

Qualcomm gets price-target hike; Broadcom still a “top pick.” (June 15, 2017)

This deal opened Pandora’s Box of negative reactions. (June 14, 2017)

Nvidia to see lift from Nintendo Switch sales, gets price-target hike. (June 14, 2017)

Apple might have to make car to succeed in autonomous driving. (June 14, 2017)

These two video game publishers “well positioned” for holiday sales. (June 14, 2017)

Tracking-chip maker Impinj seen as “open-ended growth story.” (June 13, 2017)

Nintendo makes pitch for Switch at E3, previews new games. (June 13, 2017)

Sony touts 60 million PS4 console sales, E3 game unveilings. (June 13, 2017)

Apple finally confirms its worst-kept secret. (June 13, 2017)

Intel gets game on with e-sports partnerships, virtual reality, new chips. (June 12, 2017)

Is Apple hobbling older iPhones to spur upgrades? (June 12, 2017)

2 leading tech stocks grabbing early E3 buzz. (June 12, 2017)

Analyst tells Apple investors it’s time to step to the sidelines. (June 12, 2017)

Photo: “Star Wars Battlefront 2” from Electronic Arts.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Week in review: Apple WWDC, E3 preview, robot deliveries

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

E3 show to set expectations for big holiday video game launches. (June 9, 2017)

Apple dives nearly 4%, finds support at 50-day moving average. (June 9, 2017)

IBD 50 chip stock Cavium initiated with buy rating. (June 9, 2017)

Graphics chip maker Nvidia soars to record high, but reverses. (June 9, 2017)

Are drone deliveries and robotic gofers ready to serve you? (June 9, 2017)

Sirius XM makes strategic investment in Pandora Media. (June 9, 2017)

These 3 stocks are plays on the fast-growing e-sports market. (June 8, 2017)

Why being late to market doesn’t hurt Apple HomePod. (June 8, 2017)

NetEase hits record high despite sell rating; E3 show on tap. (June 8, 2017)

Dell Technologies tumbles below buy point despite solid results. (June 8, 2017)

“Star Wars,” “Call of Duty,” Scorpio vying to be top guns at E3 show. (June 7, 2017)

Device analysis reveals chip winners; Ambarella tumbles on outlook. (June 7, 2017)

This IBD 50 chip stock just notched a record high, here’s why. (June 6, 2017)

What Apple investors liked most from WWDC will surprise you. (June 6, 2017)

Apple plays catch-up with HomePod, upgraded Macs, Amazon Prime Video. (June 6, 2017)

Here’s how Apple will compete in the smart-home music market. (June 5, 2017)

Apple tied with China firm for lead in wearables. (June 5, 2017)

Apple solves iPhone 8 technical snag, production still delayed. (June 5, 2017)

Photo: Apple HomePod smart music speaker.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Week in review: Apple, iRobot, Broadcom in the news

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investors.com.

What to expect from Apple’s big software developers show. (June 2, 2017)

Broadcom gets flood of price-target hikes; Analog Devices downgraded. (June 2, 2017)

Hot chipmaker Broadcom soars on strong earnings growth, guidance. (June 1, 2017)

Apple readies second new hardware category under CEO Tim Cook. (June 1, 2017)

These 4 chip stocks earned price-target hikes. (June 1, 2017)

Robot stock downgraded as valuation does not compute. (May 31, 2017)

IBD 50 stock Control4 rated buy; Zebra Tech cut to hold. (May 31, 2017)

2 analysts tout this Apple chip stock just before earnings. (May 31, 2017)

Analog Devices rallies on big Q2 earnings beat, raised outlook. (May 31, 2017)

Apple seen announcing Siri device, these other releases at WWDC. (May 30, 2017)

Two major chip stocks break out to buy points while another tumbles. (May 30, 2017)

Photo: iRobot Roomba 980 vacuum cleaner.