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).