Saturday, December 30, 2017

Week in review: 2018 predictions for Apple, FANG stocks, chip mergers

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple 2018 predictions: jumbo iPhones, streaming video service. (Dec. 29, 2017)

Entegris looking for China growth, possible acquisitions in 2018. (Dec. 29, 2017)

Apple sorry for slowing older iPhones, offers discount replacement batteries. (Dec. 28, 2017)

Apple stock finds support at 50-day line, despite negative reports. (Dec. 27, 2017)

FANG stocks: Will they show their teeth in 2018? (Dec. 26, 2017)

Wall Street analysts identify top chip takeover targets for 2018. (Dec. 26, 2017)

Apple, chip suppliers fall on iPhone X demand concerns. (Dec. 26, 2017)

Photo: Apple’s Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. (Apple)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Week in review: Netflix premieres ‘Bright’; Micron earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix ups its ante in the movie business with “Bright.” (Dec. 22, 2017)

Apple not expected to make big acquisitions with repatriated cash. (Dec. 22, 2017)

PRA Health Sciences leads other pharmaceutical testers with double the growth. (Dec 22, 2017)

Video game publisher outlook strong, thanks to game downloads. (Dec. 21, 2017)

Micron stock pops as this “new normal” dawns on Wall Street. (Dec. 20, 2017)

Micron Technology jumps on November-quarter earnings beat. (Dec. 19, 2017)

Apple stock downgraded to neutral as iPhone X lift fades. (Dec. 19, 2017)

Apple stock breaks out amid strong iPhone X demand in China. (Dec. 18, 2017)

Activision, Take-Two nab fresh buy ratings, EA started at neutral. (Dec. 18, 2017)

Photo: Scene from Netflix original movie “Bright.”

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Week in review: Disney-Fox deal to impact Netflix

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Disney-Fox deal negative for Netflix, positive for Roku: analyst. (Dec. 15, 2017)

FormFactor upgraded to strong buy; Texas Instruments hits record high. (Dec. 15, 2017)

Adobe Systems applauded for beat-and-raise quarterly report. (Dec. 15, 2017)

Adobe Systems beats fourth-quarter sales, earnings targets. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Apple introduces powerful, pricey iMac Pro desktop computer. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Wave of estimate cuts coming for iPhone chip suppliers: analyst. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Apple to invest $390 million in laser sensor supplier Finisar. (Dec. 13, 2017)

Chip-gear sales forecast to post records this year and next. (Dec. 12, 2017)

Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles, but supply still constrained. (Dec. 12, 2017)

Apple, FANG stocks look strong, but face 2018 risks: analyst. (Dec. 11, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supply improves in time for Christmas. (Dec. 11, 2017)

Photo: Walt Disney acquires 21st Century Fox entertainment assets.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week in review: Universal Display jumps on big contract

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Universal Display stock jumps on OLED licensing, materials deal. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Nvidia aims to turn PCs into AI supercomputers with new processor. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Chip merger activity continues apace with Silicon Labs deal. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Disney-Fox combination would create formidable rival for Netflix. (Dec. 7, 2017)

Broadcom stock reverses as enthusiasm fades over beat-and-raise report. (Dec. 7, 2017)

Broadcom beats quarterly targets, raises dividend. (Dec. 6, 2017)

Apple TV finally addresses shortcoming, adds Amazon Prime Video. (Dec. 6, 2017)

FANG stocks, other major techs rebound after multiday sell-off. (Dec. 5, 2017)

Broadcom earnings could get Apple juice from iPhone production. (Dec. 5, 2017)

Broadcom goes hostile in Qualcomm bid, proposes new board. (Dec. 4, 2017)

Photo: BOE flexible AMOLED display. (BOE Technology Group)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Week in review: Phablets poised to overtake regular smartphones

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Microsoft, Adobe flew into the cloud; Can they remain airborne? (Dec. 1, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supply improving, but still tight at retail stores. (Dec. 1, 2017)

Is there a buy opportunity in these sinking chip-gear firms? (Dec. 1, 2017)

Apple doesn’t need next big thing for a while, analyst says. (Nov. 30, 2017)

OLED leader Universal Display nabs fresh buy rating. (Nov. 30, 2017)

Synopsys jumps to record high on beat-and-raise quarterly report. (Nov. 30, 2017)

Chip-design software firm Synopsys smashes Wall Street targets. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Autodesk nose-dives on subscriber miss, restructuring plan. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Phablets to outsell regular smartphones by 2019: report. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Autodesk stock tanks on guidance, plans for restructuring. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Chipmaker Marvell beats third-quarter targets; Shares climb. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Recent IPO Aquantia jumps on quarterly results, bullish reports. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Microsoft, SAP expand cloud computing partnership. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Roku stock climbs on bullish report, big price-target hike. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Nvidia, GE partner on artificial intelligence in health care. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone 2018 sales outlook good, but not super: analyst. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Photo: A customer celebrates the iPhone X launch at an Apple store in San Francisco. (Apple)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Week in review: Holiday shopping begins; HP earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Retailers push TVs, smart speakers, Apple devices for holidays. (Nov. 24, 2017)

IRobot stock falls on holiday discounting concerns. (Nov. 24, 2017)

Broadcom might raise its bid for Qualcomm: report. (Nov. 22, 2017)

HP Inc. stock tumbles on in-line earnings and outlook. (Nov. 22, 2017)

Analog Devices gets price-target hikes on upbeat earnings report. (Nov. 22, 2017)

Adobe Systems called “cloud and AI all-star” in bullish report. (Nov. 22, 2017)

HP Inc. disappoints with in-line earnings and guidance. (Nov. 21, 2017)

Chipmakers Marvell, Cavium continue to soar on merger news. (Nov. 21, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supply catching up with demand; Some balk at price. (Nov. 21, 2017)

Analog Devices posts beat-and-raise quarterly results. (Nov. 21, 2017)

Financial software firm Intuit beats quarterly estimates, guides up. (Nov. 20, 2017)

Broadcom gets price-target hikes after closing Brocade deal. (Nov. 20, 2017)

Marvell to buy Cavium for $6 billion, creating chip powerhouse. (Nov. 20, 2017)

Photo: HP Spectre notebook PC.

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)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Week in review: Roku IPO, Micron earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

New stock Roku continues to soar on second day after IPO. (Sept. 29, 2017)

Short sellers step up bets against Netflix, Amazon, Facebook. (Sept. 29, 2017)

Nvidia gets price-target hike on artificial intelligence view. (Sept. 29, 2017)

Video game stocks hot as holiday season looms. (Sept. 29, 2017)

GoPro launches new action cameras ahead of holiday season. (Sept. 28, 2017)

Wall Street’s Apple forecasts are too optimistic, brokerage says. (Sept. 28, 2017)

Applied Materials touted for upbeat guidance, stock buyback plan. (Sept. 28, 2017)

Applied Materials jumps on stock buyback, earnings target. (Sept. 27, 2017)

Netflix stock gets thumbs up from fresh analyst report. (Sept. 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone X production estimate cut by Wall Street firm. (Sept. 27, 2017)

Micron scores price-target increases after beat-and-raise quarter. (Sept. 27, 2017)

Memory-chip maker Micron crushes fourth-quarter earnings views. (Sept. 26, 2017)

Microsoft talks up artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing. (Sept. 26, 2017)

Nvidia strikes China deals for AI, cloud computing, self-driving cars. (Sept. 26, 2017)

Apple Watch Series 3 surprise hit, steals limelight from iPhone 8. (Sept. 25, 2017)

Photo: Roku set-top box and home screen.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week in review: Apple iPhone 8 hits stores, Adobe posts earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Smaller crowds greet Apple’s iPhone 8 as many wait for iPhone X. (Sept. 22, 2017)

Micron Technology has tailwinds heading into fourth-quarter report. (Sept. 21, 2017)

Apple iPhone X production, supply likely delayed: analyst. (Sept. 21, 2017)

Activision assembles 12 teams for first Overwatch League season. (Sept. 20, 2017)

Apple Watch Series 3 tarnished by cellular glitch reports. (Sept. 20, 2017)

Best Buy’s four-year sales, earnings outlook disappoints. (Sept. 20, 2017)

Adobe stock dinged by marketing software bookings miss. (Sept. 20, 2017)

Adobe Systems beats third-quarter sales, earnings targets. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Chipmakers Nvidia, Micron receive price-target hikes. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Universal Display looking bright after Goldman Sachs report. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Nintendo stock jumps on upgrade, Switch’s sales prospects. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Best Buy stock falls as retailer sets sales, earnings goals. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Apple stock gets price-target hike on higher product prices. (Sept. 19, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 demand isn’t looking so hot, signs show. (Sept. 18, 2017)

Semiconductor-equipment stocks shift into high gear. (Sept. 18, 2017)

Nvidia stock soars to new high on bullish analyst reports. (Sept. 18, 2017)

Hulu beats Netflix, Amazon to milestone in Emmy Award victory. (Sept. 18, 2017)

Photo: Apple iPhone 8 (Apple)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week in review: Apple introduces iPhone X

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple’s best iPhone — at least until November — goes on sale. (Sept. 15, 2017)

Nvidia stock breaks out, hits all-time high on bullish report. (Sept. 15, 2017)

These chip stocks broke out in bullish trading action. (Sept. 15, 2017)

Adobe sales, earnings growth seen slowing, but still healthy. (Sept. 15, 2017)

Top chip-gear makers rally as Lam Research hits record high. (Sept. 14, 2017)

Nvidia’s data center business might be bigger than reported. (Sept. 14, 2017)

Apple kicks off augmented-reality era with new iPhones. (Sept. 14, 2017)

Dolby, Universal Display boosted by new Apple iPhones. (Sept. 13, 2017)

These chip stocks seen benefiting from new Apple iPhones. (Sept. 13, 2017)

IRobot stock attacked by home appliance vendor SharkNinja. (Sept. 13, 2017)

Late debut for iPhone X disappoints Apple investors. (Sept. 13, 2017)

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, but you can’t get one until Nov. 3. (Sept. 12, 2017)

IBD 50 stock Control4 surges on brokerage’s price-target hike. (Sept. 11, 2017)

Apple stock not likely to get lift from iPhone launch event. (Sept. 11, 2017)

Spoiler alert: Likely Apple iPhone names, other details leaked. (Sept. 11, 2017)

Photo: Apple iPhone X smartphone (Apple)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Week in review: Control4, Activision up on news

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Control4 stock upgraded to buy on trade-show buzz. (Sept. 8, 2017)

Activision video game “Destiny 2” off to good start. (Sept. 8, 2017)

New iPhone 8 production problems could delay launch. (Sept. 8, 2017)

Wireless operators could be stingy on iPhone 8 deals: analyst. (Sept. 7, 2017)

GoPro, Fitbit shares perk up on improved outlook, partnership. (Sept. 7, 2017)

Activision Blizzard seen getting earnings boost from Overwatch League. (Sept. 7, 2017)

Broadcom, Intel could benefit from investor shift to value stocks. (Sept. 6, 2017)

Apple stock gets price-target hike before iPhone 8 “supercycle.” (Sept. 6, 2017)

Top questions Apple will face at Sept. 12 iPhone event. (Sept. 5, 2017)

IBD 50 chip stock hits buy point on upgrade, but then retreats. (Sept. 5, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 seen lifting Universal Display sales, earnings. (Sept. 5, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 drawing less interest than last year’s model. (Sept. 5, 2017)

Photo: Control4 home automation and control software. (Control4)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Week in review: Best Buy earnings, Fitbit smartwatch

The following is a roundup of my stories from

What to expect when Apple holds its product launch event Sept. 12. (Sept. 1, 2017)

Microsoft to usher in “mixed reality” technology on Oct. 17. (Sept. 1, 2017)

Apple gets price-target hike ahead of iPhone 8 launch. (Sept. 1, 2017)

Sony jumps into smart-speaker market with assist from Google. (Aug. 31, 2017)

ON Semi rated “strong buy”; Microchip, ASML break out. (Aug. 31, 2017)

Apple schedules Sept. 12 media event; New iPhones expected. (Aug. 31, 2017)

Microsoft carves new high, gains in enterprise cloud software. (Aug. 31, 2017)

Fiber-optic network firm Ciena slammed by soft guidance. (Aug. 31, 2017)

Universal Display stock soars on bullish analyst report. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Semtech falls on weak sales guidance for October quarter. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Apple hits record high as it ramps up iPhone 8, HomePod lines. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Best Buy slide continues as analysts doubt it can maintain sales. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Dycom stock pummeled on weak July-quarter sales, guidance. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Analog Devices smashes earnings estimates, guides higher. (Aug. 30, 2017)

Analog Devices, Semtech earnings on tap: What to expect. (Aug. 29, 2017)

Apple, Accenture partner on enterprise mobile apps. (Aug. 29, 2017)

Best Buy crushes on earnings, but CEO puts a chill on shares. (Aug. 29, 2017)

Virtual-reality gear discounted as VR interest ebbs. (Aug. 28, 2017)

Best Buy could get lift from Nintendo Switch, appliances. (Aug. 28, 2017)

Fitbit debuts smartwatch to take on Apple Watch. (Aug. 28, 2017)

Photo: Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Week in review: Broadcom, HP earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Broadcom shares fall below 50-day moving average. (Aug. 25, 2017)

Autodesk rises on better-than-expected second-quarter results. (Aug. 25, 2017)

Splunk shares jump on July-quarter sales, earnings beat. (Aug. 25, 2017)

Netflix’s success in Brazil shows it doesn’t need Disney. (Aug. 25, 2017)

Splunk rockets on second-quarter sales, earnings beat. (Aug. 24, 2017)

Broadcom beats on earnings, matches on sales for third quarter. (Aug. 24, 2017)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hopes to steal thunder from Apple iPhone 8. (Aug. 24, 2017)

HP beats July-quarter sales, earnings targets. (Aug. 23, 2017)

Apple scales back car ambitions as Project Titan founders. (Aug. 23, 2017)

Broadcom earnings report could be Apple-flavored. (Aug. 22, 2017)

HP seen posting declining earnings for second straight quarter. (Aug. 22, 2017)

Video game purchases predicted to be 100% online in 6 years. (Aug. 22, 2017)

IPhone 8 may ditch fingerprint sensor, use facial recognition. (Aug. 21, 2017)

Netflix flirts with key support level on competition worries. (Aug. 21, 2017)

Photo: HP notebook computer (HP Inc.)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Week in review: Disney to pull its movies off Netflix

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix fall continues over end of Disney movie deal. (Aug. 10, 2017)

Nvidia earnings crush views, guidance bullish, but stock dives. (Aug. 10, 2017)

Blue Apron shares plunge again on earnings disappointment. (Aug. 10, 2017)

NetEase beats second-quarter views, but shares fall late. (Aug. 9, 2017)

NetEase shares surge ahead of second-quarter results. (Aug. 9, 2017)

Netflix stock tumbles after Disney announces competing service. (Aug. 8, 2017)

Rumored Apple Watch with built-in cellular called “pointless.” (Aug. 8, 2017)

Netflix gets price-target hike on heady international growth. (Aug. 8, 2017)

Zebra Technologies beats second-quarter targets, guides higher. (Aug. 8, 2017)

Apple Watch sales seen getting boost from cellular model. (Aug. 7, 2017)

Netflix buys “Kingsman” comic-book publisher Millarworld. (Aug. 7, 2017)

Photo: “Kick-Ass” comic from Millarworld.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Week in review: Apple, Activision, Take-Two, Universal Display earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Activision stock gets blizzard of price-target increases. (Aug. 4, 2017)

Chipmakers Microchip, Impinj diverge after June-quarter reports. (Aug. 4, 2017)

Smart-home company Control4 beats views, falls on outlook. (Aug. 4, 2017)

OLED specialist Universal Display crushes Wall Street’s estimates. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Microchip Technology tops analyst targets in fiscal first quarter. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Activision Blizzard beats second-quarter views, offers mixed outlook. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Tracking-chip maker Impinj falls on weak outlook. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Video game publisher Take-Two rockets on June-quarter beat. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Chipmaker Cavium posts 5th straight beat-and-raise quarter. (Aug. 3, 2017)

Game publisher Take-Two posts 34% sales hike, and shares jump. (Aug. 2, 2017)

Chipmaker Qorvo beats June-quarter targets, but misses on outlook. (Aug. 2, 2017)

Apple likely sold this many watches last quarter. (Aug. 2, 2017)

This is why Apple is bullish on Q4 sales (It’s not the iPhone 8). (Aug. 2, 2017)

Apple testing buy zone as company teases plans. (Aug. 2, 2017)

Apple jumps on strong earnings, iPhone sales, guidance. (Aug. 1, 2017)

Chip-gear maker Ichor disappoints with earnings, guidance. (Aug. 1, 2017)

Advanced Energy Industries posts beat-and-raise results. (July 31, 2017)

Apple Q3 earnings consensus: Just get it over with. (July 31, 2017)

Tesla stock dips on Model 3 “production hell” concerns. (July 31, 2017)

China’s surges on second-quarter sales beat, guidance. (July 31, 2017)

Photo: Apple Watch (Apple)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week in review: Electronic Arts, iRobot, Intel, TI, Logitech earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Macom sees gold in mining the silver linings of data clouds. (July 28, 2017)

Here’s what Wall Street will look for when Apple reports. (July 28, 2017)

Electronic Arts stock climbs back into buy zone. (July 28, 2017)

Nvidia price target raised as Morgan Stanley plays catch-up. (July 28, 2017)

Cypress Semiconductor, Intel, Microsemi touted post-earnings. (July 28, 2017)

Chip giant Intel beats second-quarter sales, earnings targets. (July 27, 2017)

Electronic Arts stock falls on disappointing sales guidance. (July 27, 2017)

Monolithic Power Systems cheered after earnings beat. (July 27, 2017)

Netflix stock gets second big price-target hike in two days. (July 27, 2017)

Lam Research hailed; Entegris rises on second-quarter beat. (July 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 delay hits component supplier’s outlook. (July 27, 2017)

Chip-gear maker Lam Research beats views, guides higher. (July 26, 2017)

Netflix reaches “escape velocity”; EA, iRobot get price-target hikes. (July 26, 2017)

Texas Instruments, AMD cheered for earnings, but stocks fade. (July 26, 2017)

This is why Roomba maker iRobot soared after hours. (July 25, 2017)

Two top chipmakers top views, guide up, near buys. (July 25, 2017)

Apple analysts brace for “big guide down” amid iPhone 8 delay reports. (July 25, 2017)

Logitech edges June-quarter targets, raises outlook. (July 25, 2017)

Cadence Design Systems edges Q2 views, but Q3 guidance misses. (July 24, 2017)

Highflying artificial intelligence chip play seen flying even higher. (July 24, 2017)

Apple iPhone 8 launch timing, initial supply subject of debates. (July 24, 2017)

Photo: “Star Wars Battlefront 2” video game screenshot. (Electronic Arts)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Week in review: Netflix, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Skyworks earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Activision, EA bide time ahead of fall game launches. (July 21, 2017)

Apple likely to give cautious guidance with June-quarter report. (July 21, 2017)

Microsoft, Skyworks, Visa price targets hiked on solid earnings reports. (July 21, 2017)

Microsoft crushes June-quarter earnings estimates; Stock dips on outlook. (July 20, 2017)

These non-tech firms are making big bets on artificial intelligence. (July 20, 2017)

Tesla started at neutral, high risk; Amazon gets price target hike. (July 20, 2017)

SAP beats Q2 targets, but profit margin weighs on stock. (July 20, 2017)

Qualcomm stock falls on disappointing Q4 earnings outlook. (July 19, 2017)

Apple extends winning streak to nine straight days. (July 19, 2017)

These five tech firms are corporate America’s biggest cash hoarders. (July 19, 2017)

Chip-gear maker ASML jumps to record high on Q2 beat. (July 19, 2017)

Chipotle, IBM divide analysts; 2 IBD 50 stocks targeted. (July 19, 2017)

Apple stock enjoys longest winning streak in 3 years. (July 18, 2017)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s monster second-quarter beat. (July 18, 2017)

Netflix hailed, AMD hammered, fintech stocks upped. (July 18, 2017)

Netflix smashes new subscriber estimates, stock in record territory. (July 17, 2017)

Tesla stock drops after car crash initially linked to autopilot. (July 17, 2017)

Apple retakes key support level, gets price-target hike. (July 17, 2017)

Two top chip stocks get price-target hikes. (July 17, 2017)

Netflix, Microsoft, Dolby get price-target hikes ahead of earnings. (July 17, 2017)

IBM narrative “tedious”; Acacia, AMC price targets cut; Citi target raised. (July 17, 2017)

Photo: Netflix screenshot.

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)