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)