Saturday, July 15, 2017

Week in review: Activision Blizzard unveils first Overwatch League teams

The following is a roundup of my stories from

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Week in review: Best Buy, HP, Take-Two earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple iPhone 8 chip winners and losers predicted. (May 26, 2017)

Analysts are bullish on these 4 top-rated chip stocks. (May 26, 2017)

Investors binge on Netflix stock after bullish reports. (May 25, 2017)

Best Buy rockets to all-time high on first-quarter beat, higher guidance. (May 25, 2017)

HP stock jumps on “breakthrough quarter”; Beats Q2 views. (May 24, 2017)

Take-Two gallops higher on bullish analyst reports. (May 24, 2017)

Nvidia hits new high on SoftBank investment stake. (May 24, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 delay looking more likely, “powder keg” postponed. (May 24, 2017)

This is why Apple is losing ground in the world’s No. 1 smartphone market. (May 23, 2017)

Take-Two’s strong sales, earnings ease pain of “Red Dead” delay. (May 23, 2017)

Wild West game delay guns down Take-Two stock. (May 22, 2017)

Qualcomm lifted by upgrade; AMD sinks on no Intel deal. (May 22, 2017)

Apple market cap could reach $1 trillion in 12 to 18 months: RBC. (May 22, 2017)

Photo: Screenshot from Take-Two’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” video game.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week in review: Applied Materials, Autodesk earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Take-Two takes three price-target hikes; Stock near record high. (May 19, 2017)

Nvidia notches new high on fresh buy rating. (May 19, 2017)

Wal-Mart, Alibaba, Autodesk upgraded; Symantec downgraded. (May 19, 2017)

CAD software firm Autodesk soars on quarterly earnings beat. (May 18, 2017)

Applied Materials hails “tremendous momentum”; EPS growth tops 100% again. (May 18, 2017)

Nvidia stock up on price-target hike; Macom rated a buy. (May 18, 2017)

Cisco price targets cut, Shake Shack upgraded, Jack In The Box Lowered. (May 18, 2018)

Macom upped on cloud data center pitch; AMD downgraded. (May 17, 2017)

What iPhone 8 delay? Morgan Stanley sees none, ups Apple price. (May 17, 2017)

Apple leads in app sales despite smaller base of users. (May 17, 2017)

Qualcomm sues Apple device manufacturers for breach of contract. (May 17, 2017)

Apple, Home Depot price targets hiked; Disney, Square downgraded. (May 17, 2017)

Chip gear makers get price-target hikes; AMD lifted by Intel deal. (May 16, 2017)

Netflix hopes Brad Pitt film can revive its flagging movie reputation. (May 16, 2017)

Dow’s Apple gets price-target hike before iPhone 8 upgrade cycle. (May 16, 2017)

Yum Brands, Intuitive Surgical called buys; Pfizer cut to sell. (May 16, 2017)

Amazon: Dot-com survivor turned river monster has fueled 64,000% gain. (May 15, 2017)

Applied Materials gets price-target hikes ahead of Q2 earnings. (May 15, 2017)

Recent IPO Trivago takes trip north after strong Q1 earnings. (May 15, 2017)

Tesla downgraded; Starbucks, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson upgraded. (May 15, 2017)

Photo: Applied Materials ProVision System. (Applied Materials)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Week in review: EA, Nvidia, Zebra earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Best iPhone 8 chip plays: Broadcom, Cirrus Logic, Skyworks. (May 12, 2017)

Graphics chip maker Nvidia gets fresh price-target hikes. (May 12, 2017)

Apple hits record high on bullish Wall Street reports. (May 12, 2017)

Apple invests $200 million in Corning manufacturing from new fund. (May 12, 2017)

Chip gear maker Ichor posts in-line earnings, guidance light. (May 11, 2017)

Recent IPO Trade Desk soars on Q1 earnings jump. (May 11, 2017)

Straight Path bidding war ends, 5G wireless future ramps up. (May 11, 2017)

Electronic Arts gets caution flag after huge stock gain. (May 11, 2017)

Nvidia surges more than 25% in two days on earnings, GPU conference. (May 11, 2017)

NetEase handily beats earnings views, stock jumps after hours. (May 10, 2017)

Worst-case-scenario speculation of late iPhone 8 launch grows. (May 10, 2017)

Microchip Technology rises on accelerating earnings growth. (May 10, 2017)

Electronic Arts jumps into hyperspace with Q4 earnings beat. (May 10, 2017)

Nvidia amazes with Q1 beat on robust data center demand. (May 10, 2017)

Nvidia rockets on Q1 beat; MaxLinear, Microchip top views. (May 9, 2017)

Electronic Arts jumps on Q4 earnings beat, stock buyback plan. (May 9, 2017)

Apple’s next deal won’t be Netflix or Disney, but a surprise: UBS. (May 9, 2017)

Zebra Technologies sprints ahead of Q1 views. (May 9, 2017)

“Grand Theft Auto” video game publisher gets price-target hike. (May 8, 2017)

Micron Technology downgraded; ON Semiconductor beats Q1 views. (May 8, 2017)

Investors love Apple again, more upside seen. (May 8, 2017)

Photo: Electronic Arts will release its video game “Star Wars: Battlefront 2” on Nov. 17. (Electronic Arts)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Week in review: Apple, Activision, Fitbit, AMD earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple jumps to lead in wearables; Fitbit falls to third. (May 5, 2017)

Odds that Apple will buy Netflix: 40%, Citi speculates. (May 5, 2017)

Activision Blizzard shoots to new high on upbeat earnings. (May 5, 2017)

Tracking-chip maker Impinj rallies to high on earnings, can’t hold buy. (May 5, 2017)

OLED display firm rockets on monster Q1 sales, earnings beat. (May 5, 2017)

Dycom thrives on fiber diet from telcos, cable operators. (May 5, 2017)

Activision Blizzard beats Q1 sales, earnings targets. (May 4, 2017)

Apple trounced in China smartphone market by local rivals. (May 4, 2017)

Fitbit’s pulse races after Q1 beat, but it still has much to prove. (May 4, 2017)

Chipmaker Qorvo divides Wall Street with quarterly report. (May 4, 2017)

Apple CEO Cook discloses $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund. (May 3, 2017)

Apple’s iPhone sales miss hit these chip companies hardest. (May 3, 2017)

Apple Watch sales mystery: How many did company sell in Q2? (May 3, 2017)

Chipmaker Inphi crashes on poor outlook, blames China inventory glut. (May 3, 2017)

Apple services, wearables growth offsets surprise drop in iPhone sales. (May 3, 2017)

Apple beats views on earnings, comes up short on sales. (May 2, 2017)

Microsoft Surface Laptop takes aim at Apple MacBook business. (May 2, 2017)

AMD rating cut; KLA-Tencor gets price-target increase. (May 2, 2017)

Chipmaker AMD down late on in-line Q1 results. (May 1, 2017)

Google Assistant beats Apple Siri in spoken query results. (May 1, 2017)

Smartphone sales pull back before likely iPhone 8 tsunami. (May 1, 2017)

Qualcomm gets more price-target cuts; Silicon Motion, Ichor hiked. (May 1, 2017)

Apple stock hits record high with Q2 earnings on tap. (May 1, 2017)

Photo: Dancer and actress Julianne Hough checks out her Fitbit Alta HR after a workout. (Fitbit)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Skyworks Solutions falls despite flurry of price-target hikes. (April 28, 2017)

MKS Instruments gets price-target hikes on beat-and-raise Q1. (April 28, 2017)

Qualcomm warns as Apple withholds royalty payments. (April 28, 2017)

Alphabet, Grubhub, Microsoft targets raised; Amazon downgraded. (April 28, 2017)

Intel tumbles on just-shy sales, but these 3 chip plays beat. (April 27, 2017)

Microsoft beats earnings views, misses on sales in March quarter. (April 27, 2017)

Microsoft gets fresh buy rating ahead of Q3 earnings report. (April 27, 2017)

Chipmakers Cavium, Monolithic Power Systems get price-target hikes. (April 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 to lay groundwork for augmented-reality headset. (April 27, 2017)

Boeing, ServiceNow get price-target hikes; McDonald’s a buy. (April 27, 2017)

Chipmaker Cavium beats Wall Street’s Q1 targets. (April 26, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 upgrades may lag as people hold on to phones longer. (April 26, 2017)

Logitech, iRobot jump on March-quarter earnings. (April 26, 2017)

Texas Instruments, Macom Technology get upbeat analyst reviews. (April 26, 2017)

Chipotle downgraded; McDonald’s gets price hikes; Snap started at hold. (April 26, 2017)

Chipmaker Macom Technology beats Q2 views, guides in line. (April 25, 2017)

OLED iPhone 8 could come weeks late, after LCD iPhone upgrade. (April 25, 2017)

Netflix enters China — and new buy zone. (April 25, 2017)

T-Mobile, EA get price-target hikes; Amazon downgraded. (April 25, 2017)

Apple iPhone business torn between value and premium handsets. (April 24, 2017)

Xilinx gets upgrade in busy week for chip earnings. (April 24, 2017)

Amazon price target raised to 1,250; Disney downgraded; Sonic upgraded. (April 24, 2017)

Photo: iRobot’s Braava floor-cleaning robot. (iRobot)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Week in review: Netflix, Qualcomm earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

“Arms race” underway in smartphone specs; Apple to fire next. (April 21, 2017)

GoPro readies 360-degree action camera for testing. (April 21, 2017)

Chipmaker Maxim falls on slowing automotive chip sales. (April 21, 2017)

Monolithic Power Systems, Skyworks called buys ahead of earnings. (April 20, 2017)

Apple prototype smartglasses giving employees eye pain: report. (April 20, 2017)

Apple retakes buy point after iPhone 8 sales estimates raised. (April 20, 2017)

Qualcomm price targets slashed on Apple uncertainty. (April 20, 2017)

Qualcomm beats street views for second quarter, guides lower. (April 19, 2017)

Qualcomm sliced on Apple; Broadcom may team up for Toshiba unit. (April 19, 2017)

Chip gear stocks soared today: Here’s why. (April 19, 2017)

Lam Research exits March quarter like a lion. (April 18, 2017)

Apple services will lift profit margins, but video offering needed. (April 18, 2017)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s landmark earnings. (April 18, 2017)

Netflix to top 100 million subscribers on Adam Sandler, original shows. (April 18, 2017)

Netflix hails “Ridiculous” viewing habits despite Q1 subscriber miss. (April 17, 2017)

Chip gear makers get cautious reports ahead of Q1 earnings. (April 17, 2017)

Chip stocks at “peak valuations”; Nvidia has most downside, analyst says. (April 17, 2017)

Dow’s Apple gets price-target hike on iPhone, Trumponomics upside. (April 17, 2017)

Photo: Still from upcoming Netflix movie “Bright.”

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Week in review: Netflix earnings previews; ABB robot M&A

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Microsoft Surface tops Apple iPad in tablet customer satisfaction. (April 6, 2017)

AMD stock dives below key support level; Marvell, ON Semi rated buy. (April 6, 2017)

Netflix Q1 looks solid, but Q2 expectations might be too high. (April 6, 2017)

Snapchat envy: Microsoft follows Facebook, Apple with photo app. (April 5, 2017)

Nvidia stock gets price target cut on near-term growth challenges. (April 5, 2017)

Netflix bullish call supported by international survey results. (April 5, 2017)

Industrial robot maker ABB buys factory automation firm B&R. (April 4, 2017)

Microchip, Quantenna rated buy; Skyworks gets price hike. (April 4, 2017)

Netflix coverage started at neutral; Stock seen fully valued. (April 4, 2017)

Apple gets price-target hike on expectations for huge iPhone 8 launch. (April 4, 2017)

Nvidia downgraded; Shares undercut key support level. (April 4, 2017)

Netflix gets caution flag ahead of first-quarter earnings. (April 3, 2017)

NetEase game business weakens; First-quarter targets in doubt. (April 3, 2017)

Qorvo, Skyworks get price-target hikes; Synaptics lowered. (April 3, 2017)

Photo: Scene from Netflix series “Marvel’s Iron Fist.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week in review: Samsung Galaxy S8 introduced

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Is Apple content “playing around the edges” of streaming TV? (April 2, 2017)

Broadcom, Cavium, Intel started at buy; Nvidia, AMD at neutral. (March 31, 2017)

Dow component Apple gets price-target boost on iPhone 8 outlook. (March 31, 2017)

Broadcom joins bidding for Toshiba chip unit. (March 31, 2017)

Dell results bode well for HP, Intel, other legacy techs. (March 30, 2017)

MaxLinear, Cypress Semiconductor earn price-target hikes. (March 30, 2017)

Samsung Galaxy S8 should help these notable tech firms. (March 30, 2017)

Video game publisher Activision posts high score on bullish report. (March 29, 2017)

MaxLinear notches new high on Exar acquisition announcement. (March 29, 2017)

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gets jump on iPhone 8, but Apple stock hits high. (March 29, 2017)

Analysts upbeat on Cypress Semiconductor, cautious on Intel. (March 29, 2017)

Photo: Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. (Samsung).

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Week in review: GameStop, Micron earnings; red iPhone 7 debuts

The following is a roundup of my stories from

GameStop races to diversify as video game sales sag. (March 24, 2017)

Chip-gear makers rise on upbeat Micron outlook. (March 24, 2017)

Micron leaps on second-quarter earnings; Nvidia signs Tencent. (March 24, 2017)

As Apple flirts with record high, analysts raise price targets. (March 24, 2017)

GameStop crumbles on weak 2017 profit guidance. (March 23, 2017)

Memory-chip maker Micron Technology jumps on earnings, guidance beat. (March 23, 2017)

Apple preps India iPhone production, buys Workflow app. (March 23, 2017)

Sirius XM satellite radio downgraded on less favorable risk-reward. (March 22, 2017)

Apple AirPods will be bigger deal than Apple Watch: analyst. (March 22, 2017)

Adobe, Microsoft join forces in sales, marketing software. (March 21, 2017)

Memory-chip maker Micron gets price-target increase. (March 21, 2017)

Apple debuts red iPhone 7, cheaper iPad, new video app. (March 21, 2017)

Netflix international growth numbers likely to surprise: report. (March 20, 2017)

AMD, Analog get analyst boosts; Monolithic Power still a buy. (March 20, 2017)

Wall Street’s iPhone 8 estimates “way too low”; Apple gets price hike. (March 20, 2017)

Photo: Red iPhone 7 (Apple)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Week in review: Adobe earnings, Intel buys Mobileye

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Microsoft gaining ground as alternative to Amazon Web Services. (March 17, 2017)

Nintendo Switch could give Nvidia sales a boost. (March 17, 2017)

Apple could double dividend, buy Netflix with foreign cash. (March 17, 2017)

Analyst pounds table for Netflix, initiates with buy rating. (March 17, 2017)

Adobe stock soars on Q1 beat-and-raise report. (March 17, 2017)

Adobe beats on earnings, sales; Shares hit new high after close. (March 16, 2017)

Nvidia teams with Paccar to make self-driving trucks. (March 16, 2017)

GoPro keeps sharks at bay with update, but analysts unsure. (March 16, 2017)

This news suggests Apple iPhone “supercycle is brewing.” (March 16, 2017)

Jabil Circuit beats Q2 sales, earnings views; Guidance in line. (March 15, 2017)

Qorvo upgraded to buy, Intel downgraded to neutral. (March 15, 2017)

Nvidia forges alliance to bring self-driving cars to the masses. (March 15, 2017)

Jefferies upgrades Netflix stock, though still cautious. (March 15, 2017)

Apple services business earns stock a price-target hike. (March 15, 2017)

Pandora joins on-demand streaming music fray, takes on Spotify, Apple. (March 14, 2017)

As chip gear makers hit new highs, analyst sees a pullback. (March 14, 2017)

Analog Devices, Marvell, ON Semi get price-target hikes. (March 13, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 demand high, consumer survey shows. (March 13, 2017)

Alibaba breaks out as Yahoo details holding company. (March 13, 2017)

Why analysts say Intel’s Mobileye deal is “defensive” driving. (March 13, 2017)

Photo: Intel self-driving car graphic.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Week in review: ‘Iron Fist’ reviews, Adobe earnings preview

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Adobe Systems climbs to record high before Q1 earnings report. (March 10, 2017)

Broadcom Spikes to Fresh High on Price-Target Hike. (March 10, 2017)

Chip gear stocks rocking as investors come knocking. (March 10, 2017)

Sure of iPhone 8 prospects, analyst hikes Apple price target. (March 10, 2017)

Facebook hits high, Amazon in buy zone, Google nears buy point. (March 10, 2017)

Latest Netflix series “Marvel’s Iron Fist” takes a beating from critics. (March 9, 2017)

Semtech jumps on beat-and-raise Q4 earnings report. (March 8, 2017)

Waiting for the Apple iPhone 8? You might have to wait even longer. (March 8, 2017)

Skyworks Solutions rises on upbeat analyst reports. (March 8, 2017)

Activision Blizzard stock hits record high; Analyst fears top near. (March 7, 2017)

Apple “losing badly” in smart-home market, needs answer to Amazon Echo. (March 7, 2017)

Pandora Media tumbles as buyout prospects fade. (March 7, 2017)

Analog Devices stock gets price-target hikes ahead of deal closing. (March 7, 2017)

Skyworks Solutions gets price target hike on smartphone content growth. (March 6, 2017)

HP upgraded to buy; GoPro cut to sell; Garmin moved to neutral. (March 6, 2017)

Netflix has subscriber “momentum” in these overseas markets, UBS says. (March 6, 2017)

Apple stock gets price-target hike on iPhone 8, India prospects. (March 6, 2017)

Photo: Netflix original series “Marvel’s Iron Fist.”

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Week in review: Nintendo Switch launch, Snap IPO, Broadcom earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Cloudy forecast good for computer data storage firms. (March 3, 2017)

Nintendo Switch game console off to smooth start. (March 3, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 to feature “Lightning”-fast charging. (March 3, 2017)

AMD tumbles for second straight day on Ryzen chip worries. (March 3, 2017)

Chipmakers Marvell, Micron Technology get price-target hikes. (March 3, 2017)

Analysts stay lukewarm on Snap; McDonald’s gets price-target hike. (March 3, 2017)

AMD stock hammered by disappointing game chip reviews. (March 2, 2017)

RFID chipmaker Impinj called a buy after pullback in shares. (March 2, 2017)

Apple Watch called “magnificent success,” shipments up 13%. (March 2, 2017)

Broadcom spikes to record high after beat-and-raise Q1. (March 2, 2017)

Broadcom price targets upped; Aramark named “Conviction Buy.” (March 2, 2017)

Netflix hovers below all-time high as it nears 100 million subscribers. (March 1, 2017)

Broadcom stock in record high territory after Q1 beat. (March 1, 2017)

Ambarella, Micron, Marvell upgraded; Intel, Cirrus Logic downgraded. (March 1, 2017)

Best Buy tumbles on Q4 sales miss, weak guidance. (March 1, 2017)

Ambarella, GMS upgraded; Target, Palo Alto Networks downgraded. (March 1, 2017)

Apple stock gets two price-target increases, hovers near high. (Feb. 28, 2017)

Broadcom seen posting accelerating sales, earnings growth. (Feb. 28, 2017)

Brink’s, CSX rated buys; TripAdvisor, First Solar cut to sell. (Feb. 28, 2017)

AMD stock hits 9-year high; Micron gets price-target hike. (Feb. 27, 2017)

Tesla cut to sell; Apple gets price-target hike, Buffett boost. (Feb. 27, 2017)

Photo: Nintendo Switch game console.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Week in review: HP, Fitbit, Garmin, Zebra, Universal Display earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple stock pauses after hitting all-time high, gets price-target hike. (Feb. 24, 2017)

Nvidia fall stemmed by reassuring analyst comments. (Feb. 24, 2017)

OLED tech firm Universal Display hits record high after Q4 beat. (Feb. 24, 2017)

New America: How one bank rose from crisis to new stock highs. (Feb. 24, 2017)

OLED tech leader Universal Display beats Q4 goals, will pay dividend. (Feb. 23, 2017)

HP breaks out on Q1 beat; Fitbit up on in-line Q4. (Feb. 23, 2017)

Zebra Technologies earns its stripes with Q4 earnings beat. (Feb. 23, 2017)

Nvidia breaks support as analysts say sell; Impinj initiated at buy. (Feb. 23, 2017)

Fitbit’s holiday season was even worse than feared; More losses ahead. (Feb. 22, 2017)

HP beats Q1 expectations on strong PC sales. (Feb. 22, 2017)

Apple poised to unveil new iPads before headquarters opens this spring. (Feb. 22, 2017)

Buy AMD, Broadcom, Nvidia; Sell Intel, chip analyst says. (Feb. 22, 2017)

Garmin beats Q4 targets on strong fitness, outdoor device sales. (Feb. 22, 2017)

5 stocks likely to benefit from Apple iPhone 8 upgrade supercycle. (Feb. 21, 2017)

Photo: Zebra Technologies display at the NRF Big Show 2017. (Zebra)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Week in review: Applied Materials, NetEase, Impinj earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Broadcom, Skyworks jump on iPhone 8 speculation. (Feb. 17, 2017)

NetEase gets price-target hike on “blowout” Q4 earnings. (Feb. 17, 2017)

Apple prepares to make iPhones in India; Stock near high. (Feb. 17, 2017)

Recent chip IPO Impinj tumbles on weak Q1 EPS guidance. (Feb. 17, 2017)

RFID chipmaker Impinj tops Q4 estimates, undershoots Q1 forecasts. (Feb. 16, 2017)

NetEase rockets, leads Chinese internet stocks higher. (Feb. 16, 2017)

Apple locks in developers conference; Stock takes a breather. (Feb. 16, 2017)

Chip gear maker Applied Materials wavers after Q1 beat and raise. (Feb. 16, 2017)

Applied Materials beats Q1 targets, guides higher, stock rises. (Feb. 15, 2017)

Apple stock hits record high on cash return talk; Gets price-target hike. (Feb. 15, 2017)

Possible OLED use in Apple phones seen boosting two screen tech firms. (Feb. 15, 2017)

Apple stock hits record high as company orders OLED displays for iPhone 8. (Feb. 14, 2017)

Chipmaker ON Semiconductor gets price-target hikes. (Feb. 14, 2017)

Applied Materials seen posting accelerating Q1 growth. (Feb. 13, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 could be late to AR smartphone game. (Feb. 13, 2017)

Apple gets price-target hike on AR-enabled iPhone 8. (Feb. 13, 2017)

ON Semiconductor jumps on Q4 sales, earnings beat. (Feb. 13, 2017)

Photo: Promotional art for NetEase game “Revelation Online” (NetEase)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Week in review: Nvidia, Activision, iRobot, CDW earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple car tops consumer wish list for iPhone maker. (Feb. 10, 2017)

Intel down after analyst day; Monolithic Power rises on Q4 report. (Feb. 10, 2017)

Nvidia sinks on in-line Q1 sales outlook, higher expenses. (Feb. 10, 2017)

Activision Blizzard soars on Q4 beat; Stock hits buy point. (Feb. 10, 2017)

Nvidia earnings, sales crush views as demand booms in all markets, but guidance is so-so. (Feb. 9, 2017)

Prospects dimming for Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets. (Feb. 9, 2017)

NetEase retreats from buy point ahead of Q4 earnings. (Feb. 9, 2017)

IRobot glitches on 2017 guidance, though beats Q4 views. (Feb. 9, 2017)

MaxLinear beats Q4 targets, but sales guidance lags, stock falls. (Feb. 8, 2017)

Apple gets price-target hike on “super-long” iPhone 8 cycle. (Feb. 8, 2017)

Intel heeds President Trump’s call for U.S. manufacturing investment. (Feb. 8, 2017)

Momo breaks out, leads Chinese internet stocks. (Feb. 8, 2017)

Microchip spikes on Q3 beat; Inphi seesaws after Q4 report. (Feb. 8, 2017)

“Grand Theft Auto” video game maker slays Q3 targets. (Feb. 8, 2017)

Inphi, Microchip hurdle Wall Street’s December-quarter targets. (Feb. 7, 2017)

Apple took 92% of smartphone industry profits in Q4. (Feb. 7, 2017)

Nvidia shakes off recent sell-off, climbs to record high. (Feb. 7, 2017)

IT systems reseller CDW hits record high on Q4 earnings. (Feb. 7, 2017)

Apple iPhone losing ground in China smartphone market. (Feb. 6, 2017)

Chip gear maker Applied Materials gets price-target hike. (Feb. 6, 2017)

Nvidia stock gets caution flags ahead of Q4 earnings report. (Feb. 6, 2017)

Photo: Nvidia Quadro processors. (Nvidia)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Week in review: Apple, GoPro, Fitbit earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple Music, Spotify lead in streaming tunes, but it’s early days. (Feb. 4, 2017)

Nintendo, Google, Wix fight for attention at Super Bowl LI. (Feb. 3, 2017)

GoPro stock goes lower on Q4 sales miss, weak guidance. (Feb. 3, 2017)

Brooks Automation, Ultratech lead chip gear sector higher. (Feb. 2, 2017)

Apple supplier Cirrus Logic hammered; Nvidia gets price-target hike. (Feb. 2, 2017)

Marvell upgraded; AMD, Macom, Micron, Advanced Energy get PT hikes. (Feb. 1, 2017)

How many watches did Apple sell last quarter? (Feb. 1, 2017)

Qualcomm lawsuit was “last resort,” Apple CEO says. (Feb. 1, 2017)

Apple stock hits 18-month high, scores slew of price-target hikes. (Feb. 1, 2017)

5 takeaways from Apple’s “outstanding” Q1 report. (Feb. 1, 2017)

Apple crushes fiscal Q1 estimates, stock jumps late. (Jan. 31, 2017)

Fitbit deemed unfit by several Wall Street firms. (Jan. 31, 2017)

Advanced Energy powers to 16-year high on Q4 beat, then reverses. (Jan. 31, 2017)

FANG stocks: Google undercuts buy point; Amazon, Facebook test theirs. (Jan. 30, 2017)

Video game publisher Activision added to Wedbush “Best Ideas List.” (Jan. 30, 2017)

Apple seen returning to sales growth in December quarter. (Jan. 30, 2017)

Fitbit slashes expectations for Q4, year ahead; shifts to smartwatches. (Jan. 30, 2017)

Photo: Gabby Reece does a handstand while wearing a Fitbit Charge 2.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Week in review: Microsoft, Intel, Logitech earnings reports

The following is a roundup of my stories from

STMicro, Maxim Integrated Products among big chip gainers. (Jan. 27, 2017)

Chip equipment stocks soar, led by KLA-Tencor, Lam Research. (Jan. 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone loses No. 1 position in China smartphone market. (Jan. 27, 2017)

Intel stock hits 16-year high on Q4 beat and raise. (Jan. 27, 2017)

Microsoft stock gets price-target hikes on Q2 beat. (Jan. 27, 2017)

Microsoft beats Q2 targets on cloud computing strength. (Jan. 26, 2017)

Forget the Doomsday Clock, there’s now a Robot Fear Index. (Jan. 26, 2017)

Qualcomm hit with price-target cuts; Lam Research gets PT hikes. (Jan. 26, 2017)

Qualcomm dips late on mixed Q1 results, in-line Q2 guide. (Jan. 25, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 to get 3D-sensing tech for augmented-reality apps. (Jan. 25, 2017)

Logitech soars on holiday-quarter sales, earnings beat. (Jan. 25, 2017)

Texas Instruments beats Q4 targets, guides higher for Q1. (Jan. 24, 2017)

Facebook, Amazon hit buy points; Apple, Alphabet still in the zone. (Jan. 24, 2017)

Barclays gives up on Apple, downgrades to sector weight. (Jan. 24, 2017)

Sprint buys 33% stake in Jay Z-run streaming music service Tidal. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch pushing closer to Apple’s iPhone 8. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Microsoft seen treading water with Q2 earnings report. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Chip stocks might be peaking, but some have growth drivers. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Photo: Logitech product lineup.