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)

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)