The iFad is over. iWatch will be a big flop that marks the slow but steady descent into mediocrity for AAPL.
Investors may also have been anticipating poor guidance from MSFT which turns out is the case.That said, even HPQ can still come out ahead if they take market share from their PC and server competition.
@@@@Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said on Monday she expected sales from commercial licensing, which covers Windows, Office and server products for businesses, to be around $9.7 billion to $9.9 billion in the current quarter, a sequential dip from the $10.7 billion it reported for the last quarter. She blamed the shortfall on the continuing soggy market for new personal computers, which tends to drive sales of new Windows and Office software. Specifically, she said the slight bump in sales last year from companies trading in their old PCs running Windows XP has now been exhausted.
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@@@Hewlett-Packard Co. made changes to its top management at a subsidiary in China following a worker protest, highlighting the increasing difficulties U.S. companies face in doing business in the mainland amid suspicion by both countries that foreign-made equipment could be exploited for intelligence-gathering purposes. According to an internal email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, H-P Chief Executive Meg Whitman told employees of Chinese network equipment subsidiary H3C Technologies #$%$ Sunday that it would be promoting former H3C Chief Operating Officer Henry Xiang-Ying Cao as CEO. Mr. Cao will assume a post that had been held by Jessie Jing-Chuan Wu, who will become vice chairman. The management changes came after the Journal reported in October that H-P has run a process to find a Chinese buyer for a majority stake in H3C since last year, according to people familiar with the situation. H-P decided to explore selling around half of the business, targeting Chinese buyers who could help H3C win more domestic contracts, they said. Potential buyers for the stake include domestic private-equity firms and Chinese technology companies, or a combination of the two, they said.The business, which could be valued at up to $5 billion in a sale, according to people familiar with the matter, has its roots as a unit of Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co.
From a technological perspective, both would seem to be excellent pure plays. Appearances can be deceiving, however. I have very little confidence in the management of both firms,
Everything about how this stock trades smells. CREE is another prime example. What is really going on I don't think we'll ever know. This is why I decided over year ago to reduce my holdings in both firms. There are plenty of fish in the sea... I focus more now on catching those fish that behave like fish are expected to.
That's why on trades like this I tend to go with deep ITM leaps. Much less premium involved and adequate time to let the deal close. Leverage is a two-edged sword in buyout situations when you work with options.
Up over a buck. One aspect that I had not really considered is if the FTC was to rule against the merger or demand changes that would force RAI to pull out. In that scenario, I think LO might get hit a lot harder than RAI for one simple reason: BTI could then move to acquire RAI in its entirety. I think failure is a very low probability event, but in that scenario RAI could very well end up on top as the stock to hold... maybe that explains its relative strength recently?
Uh the vote is on the 28th. In any case, the market seems to be buying into this story. I think we may move up nicely on a positive vote.
Few employers? Haha...dDude, CCJ employs 3300 employees which is important to the local economy but far from crucial to the country. Canada has many large corporations that employ many more people than that.
@The economic relationship between China and US is far more important than anything else.@
Actually, that's not entirely accurate. Per Wikipedia "As of 2013 EU - Chinese trade makes the EU the largest trading partner of China and China the second largest trading partner of the EU."
Wow it's clear which side you're on. I, on the other hand, see evidence of thug mentality on both sides of the Ukraine... east and west.
Former duly elected president Yanukovych and parliament very likely could have avoided the loss of Crimea, breakdown in intra-Ukraine relations, and this terrible war if he had acknowledged the high importance of the issue of which side to align with - EU of CIS - by going to the population and holding a referendum on the matter. Instead, by poor governance, he has destroyed that struggling nation and created much suffering. He and the ruling government at the time should all hang their heads in shame.
OLED really sucks badly at press releases. With this announcement today, there was no excuse not to mention in at least broad terms the financial implications of the agreement. It's understandable they kept details confidential when they did the first deal with SDI to keep competitors int he dark, but there's no excuse this time.
Hmm it's up ~2% but I thought it would be more. Oh well, long-term is still been a fantastic stock for me, and the NPSP buyout is just icing on the cake.
BTC to zero... NOT
@@@@First U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Set to Open Coinbase Has Backing From the NYSE, Banks and Venture Capitalist By GREG BENSINGER Updated Jan. 25, 2015 8:50 p.m. ET The virtual currency bitcoin is getting a very real boost on Monday with the opening of the first licensed U.S. exchange. Coinbase Inc., a startup backed by $106 million from the New York Stock Exchange, banks and venture-capital firms, said its exchange will offer greater security for individuals and institutions to trade bitcoin and monitor real-time pricing of the cryptocurrency. The exchange could bring needed legitimacy to the currency, which isn’t backed by a central government and is traded over virtual exchanges, primarily overseas. Coinbase said it has insurance, offering traders some assurance that their money won’t disappear.