Saturday, November 18, 2017

Week in review: EA releases ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’; Best Buy, NetEase post earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Electronic Arts stock falls as company caves to gamer demands. (Nov. 17, 2017)

Apple HomePod speaker delayed, will miss holiday shopping season. (Nov. 17, 2017)

Chinese video game publisher NetEase spikes to record high. (Nov. 17, 2017)

Nvidia to climb higher on data-center, gaming demand: analyst. (Nov. 17, 2017)

Applied Materials parties like it’s 1999, for a while. (Nov. 17, 2017)

Applied Materials tops fiscal fourth-quarter targets, guides up. (Nov. 16, 2017)

Apple could reach $1 trillion market cap in 2018, analyst says. (Nov. 16, 2017)

Best Buy disappoints with third-quarter results, holiday guidance. (Nov. 16, 2017)

China’s NetEase blasts into buy zone on strong earnings. (Nov. 16, 2017)

Apple stock rated neutral; Focus shifts to what’s next after iPhone X. (Nov. 15, 2017)

Chip-gear maker Applied Materials seen posting slower earnings growth. (Nov. 15, 2017)

Apple to launch Netflix rival in 2018, research firm predicts. (Nov. 15, 2017)

Lam Research cheered for capital return program, shares jump. (Nov. 15, 2017)

Roku stock downgraded on valuation after spiking to record high. (Nov. 14, 2017)

Nvidia impresses analysts at supercomputing conference. (Nov. 14, 2017)

Apple’s iPhone X screen is giving some users headaches. (Nov. 14, 2017)

Chip-gear maker Kulicke & Soffa jumps after earnings beat. (Nov. 14, 2017)

Roku stock rises sharply on markets for third straight day. (Nov. 13, 2017)

Take-Two Interactive Software gets price-target hike on strong outlook. (Nov. 13, 2017)

Nvidia upgraded as analyst admits being wrong on the stock. (Nov. 13, 2017)

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s buyout offer, says it’s undervalued. (Nov. 13, 2017)

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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Week in review: Nvidia, Roku, Take-Two, Zebra earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix stock retreats on Disney competitive threat. (Nov. 10, 2017)

Roku stock breaks out on post-earnings-report fervor. (Nov. 10, 2017)

OLED stock displays continued strength, hits record high. (Nov. 10, 2017)

Nvidia muscles higher on third-quarter beat, price-target hikes. (Nov. 10, 2017)

Ichor Holdings falls on in-line Q3 earnings report. (Nov. 10, 2017)

Nvidia trounces third-quarter views, guides sales targets higher. (Nov. 9, 2017)

Adobe gets fresh buy rating; UBS names top picks in software. (Nov. 9, 2017)

Roku blasts off on third-quarter beat-and-raise report. (Nov. 9, 2017)

Zebra Technologies stock called buy after post-earnings drop. (Nov. 9, 2017)

Top-rated Brooks Automation beats September-quarter targets, guides higher. (Nov. 9, 2017)

Recent IPO Roku soars late on third-quarter earnings beat. (Nov. 8, 2017)

Nvidia looks overvalued ahead of third-quarter earnings: analyst. (Nov. 8, 2017)

Apple readying augmented-reality glasses for 2020 launch: report. (Nov. 8, 2017)

“Grand Theft Auto” game maker crushes views; Stock seen as a steal. (Nov. 8, 2017)

Coherent laser-focused on growth; Stock soars on earnings, guidance. (Nov. 8, 2017)

Take-Two Interactive Software beats sales target, guides higher. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Chipmaker Diodes beats third-quarter sales, earnings goals. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Universal Display hits record high after analyst day. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Microchip, ON Semi, Skyworks nab price-target hikes post-earnings. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Zebra Technologies beats Q3 forecasts, bullish on Q4. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Microchip Technology tops September-quarter views, guides higher. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Skyworks beats fourth-quarter targets, but shares fall on in-line guide. (Nov. 6, 2017)

ON Semiconductor falls despite beat-and-raise third-quarter report. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Apple stores run out of iPhone X’s in first weekend of sales. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Nvidia gets price-target hike ahead of earnings report. (Nov. 6, 2017)

AMD, Intel team up to take on Nvidia in gaming laptops. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Chip winners identified in Apple iPhone X teardowns. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Apple Watch sales mystery: How many sold last quarter? (Nov. 6, 2017)

Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm for $130 billion in largest tech deal ever. (Nov. 6, 2017)

Photo: Roku set-top box.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Week in review: Apple, EA, Universal Display earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Broadcom exploring Qualcomm acquisition: report. (Nov. 3, 2017)

Activision stock hits buy point on earnings report, but reverses. (Nov. 3, 2017)

Universal Display surges after obliterating third-quarter targets. (Nov. 3, 2017)

Control4 races higher as home automation firm beats views. (Nov. 3, 2017)

Apple gives rare bullish outlook as iPhone X hits stores; Stock at record. (Nov. 3, 2017)

Apple beats September-quarter targets, guides sales higher. (Nov. 2, 2017)

GoPro, Fitbit tumble after earnings reports; Zagg jumps. (Nov. 2, 2017)

Qorvo downgraded, hit with price-target cuts on guidance miss. (Nov. 2, 2017)

Chipmaker Qorvo beats September-quarter targets, but guidance misses. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Chipmaker Cavium tops third-quarter views. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Qualcomm delivers better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Microchip Technology downgraded, Universal Display gets price-target hike. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Electronic Arts’ holiday-quarter sales outlook spooks investors. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Investors to parse Apple report for iPhone X production clues. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Nova guidance disappoints; chip-gear peers get price-target hikes. (Nov. 1, 2017)

Chip-gear maker FormFactor beats third-quarter views, misses on sales outlook. (Oct. 31, 2017)

Electronic Arts guides to holiday sales below views. (Oct. 31, 2017)

2018 tech prediction: Cloud platform battle goes to next level. (Oct. 31, 2017)

Universal Display breaks out after Samsung earnings report. (Oct. 31, 2017)

Qualcomm slumps on Apple news; IDT jumps on earnings beat. (Oct. 31, 2017)

Apple gets price-target hike after notching record high. (Oct. 31, 2017)

Advanced Energy Industries tops third-quarter views, guides higher. (Oct. 30, 2017)

Take-Two scores new high on price-target hike; NetEase downgraded. (Oct. 30, 2017)

Nvidia gets price-target hike, Broadcom breaks out, Intel upgraded. (Oct. 30, 2017)

Apple iPhone X preorders could total 50 million units. (Oct. 30, 2017)

Photo: Model Karlie Kloss and Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts at the opening of the Apple Michigan Avenue store in Chicago on Oct. 20, 2017. (Apple)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Week in review: Intel, Microsoft, iRobot, Logitech earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple shows long delivery delays for iPhone X preorders. (Oct. 27, 2017)

Microsoft spikes to record high on September-quarter earnings. (Oct. 27, 2017)

Intel, 3 other chip stocks jump on September-quarter earnings. (Oct. 27, 2017)

Chip gear maker KLA-Tencor trounces September-quarter targets. (Oct. 26, 2017)

Chipmaker Intel beats third-quarter goals, guides higher. (Oct. 26, 2017)

Microsoft tops September-quarter sales, earnings targets. (Oct. 26, 2017)

Silicon Labs scores price-target hikes; Mellanox downgraded. (Oct. 26, 2017)

Ultra Clean Holdings takes bath on mixed third-quarter report. (Oct. 26, 2017)

STMicroelectronics gets Apple lift, beats earnings estimates. (Oct. 26, 2017)

Chip-gear maker Teradyne trounces third-quarter views, guides up. (Oct. 25, 2017)

Crime pays for Take-Two: “Grand Theft Auto” keeps printing money. (Oct. 25, 2017)

Apple gets fresh buy rating on iPhone X buzz, watch prospects. (Oct. 25, 2017)

Roomba maker iRobot tumbles after third-quarter report. (Oct. 25, 2017)

AMD disappoints with flat gross profit margin guidance. (Oct. 25, 2017)

MKS Instruments crushes third-quarter estimates, stock rises. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Advanced Micro Devices tops third-quarter forecasts. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Texas Instruments beats third-quarter sales, earnings views. (Oct. 24, 2017)

MKS Instruments, Monolithic Power, ON Semiconductor nab price-target hikes. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Activision poised to win holiday video game season. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Logitech shares fall despite September-quarter earnings beat. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Strong iPhone X demand points to Apple earnings upside. (Oct. 24, 2017)

Marvell hits buy point; Maxim, Texas Instruments get target hikes. (Oct. 23, 2017)

Streaming video platform Roku gets mixed reviews post-IPO. (Oct. 23, 2017)

Nvidia stock gets price-target hike on competitive lead. (Oct. 23, 2017)

Demand tepid for Apple’s iPhone 8 as consumers await iPhone X: Survey. (Oct. 23, 2017)

Photo: Intel chip fab (Intel)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Week in review: Netflix, Taiwan Semi, Maxim earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

IBD 50 chip-gear stock Ichor hits record high on bullish report. (Oct. 20, 2017)

Apple might have just 2 million iPhone X units at launch. (Oct. 20, 2017)

Maxim Integrated Products reaps price-target hikes post-earnings. (Oct. 20, 2017)

Maxim shares rise late on earnings beat, bullish guidance. (Oct. 19, 2017)

Apple stock falls on “anemic” iPhone 8 demand, production cuts. (Oct. 19, 2017)

Top analog chip stocks get price-target hikes on strong fundamentals. (Oct. 19, 2017)

Adobe Systems rockets on 2018 outlook, price-target hikes. (Oct. 19, 2017)

Taiwan Semiconductor beats third-quarter sales, earnings views. (Oct. 19, 2017)

Apple iPhone X production finally ramping up, easing concerns. (Oct. 18, 2017)

Chipmaker Cavium hits buy point ahead of earnings. (Oct. 18, 2017)

Electronic Arts loses the force after delaying Star Wars game. (Oct. 18, 2017)

ASML earnings top but chip-gear maker guides low. (Oct. 18, 2017)

Lam Research beats September-quarter targets, guides higher. (Oct. 17, 2017)

Apple iPhone X production woes weighing on suppliers. (Oct. 17, 2017)

Garmin brings Amazon Alexa voice controls to the car. (Oct. 17, 2017)

Netflix stock falls despite third-quarter subscriber beat. (Oct. 17, 2017)

Netflix beats on third-quarter subscriber gains; Stock climbs. (Oct. 16, 2017)

Nvidia price target hiked, Macom downgraded, Xilinx touted. (Oct. 16, 2017)

Adobe Systems hits “air pocket,” downgraded on growth hopes. (Oct. 16, 2017)

Apple stock gets an upgrade on move to higher-margin iPhones. (Oct. 16, 2017)

Photo: Netflix home screen featuring “Stranger Things.”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Week in review: Taylor Swift app, Steven Spielberg signs with Apple

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix binges on price-target hikes ahead of Q3 earnings. (Oct. 13, 2017)

Apple iPhone X deliveries could be 2 months after preorders. (Oct. 13, 2017)

HP stock gets lift from bullish 2018 earnings guidance. (Oct. 13, 2017)

Nvidia stock rated buy on data center, AI, self-driving car markets. (Oct. 13, 2017)

Lam Research, other chip-gear stocks earn price-target hikes. (Oct. 13, 2017)

Nvidia scores price-target hike; Chip-gear firms notch new highs. (Oct. 12, 2017)

Smart speaker sales to spike this holiday with Amazon seen leading. (Oct. 12, 2017)

IBD 50 stock Kemet continues streak of multiyear highs. (Oct. 12, 2017)

Netflix rate hikes demonstrate its pricing power, analyst says. (Oct. 12, 2017)

Glu Mobile turnaround taking shape thanks to Taylor Swift. (Oct. 12, 2017)

Teen survey reveals hottest video games this holiday season. (Oct. 11, 2017)

Surveys show pent-up demand for Apple’s new iPhones. (Oct. 11, 2017)

Netflix stock gets price-target hikes on upbeat forecasts. (Oct. 11, 2017)

Chip-equipment maker Ichor hits new high in wake of breakout. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Apple, Spielberg team on first big streaming video deal: report. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supercycle might not materialize: analyst. (Oct. 10, 2017)

This could push Apple to $1 trillion market cap, analyst says. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Nvidia shares jump as chip leader debuts computer for self-driving cars. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Netflix notches new high as analysts see rate hikes as smart move. (Oct. 9, 2017)

Apple seen benefiting from Trump tax plan, boosting shares. (Oct. 9, 2017)

Video game stocks “heading into choppy waters,” analyst says. (Oct. 9, 2017)

Photo: Pop singer Taylor Swift.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Week in review: Netflix rate hike, e-sports spotlight

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Can e-sports’ armchair gladiators vanquish hulking NFL players? (Oct. 6, 2017)

Square snares sellers with sticky services in financial tech. (Oct. 6, 2017)

U.S. homes with smart speakers more than triple from year ago. (Oct. 5, 2017)

Netflix stock breaks out as internet TV network reveals price hikes. (Oct. 5, 2017)

Microsoft stock upgraded to buy on Office, Azure, video games. (Oct. 5, 2017)

Netflix stock gets boost from bullish report by UBS. (Oct. 4, 2017)

Apple grapples with iPhone X delay rumors, iPhone 8 flaw reports. (Oct. 4, 2017)

Last year’s iPhones seen as better deal than latest models. (Oct. 3, 2017)

Tesla stock falls on Model 3 production miss due to bottlenecks. (Oct. 3, 2017)

Tesla shares dip after third-quarter vehicle delivery report. (Oct. 2, 2017)

Apple iPhone X demand strong, but supply is a growing concern. (Oct. 2, 2017)

Roku refreshes streaming device lineup for holiday season. (Oct. 2, 2017)

Photo: Scene from season two of “Stranger Things.” (Netflix)