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Though CPU shortages are still an issue for the PC industry, an uptick in business PC demand is helping out a number of firms.
Recent reports hint that Apple could release its iPhone 5G modem by 2022. Today, Apple stock hit a high of $233.81, with a market cap of $1.054 trillion.
Today, Lisa Su completed five years as the CEO of AMD. In these five years, she's brought it back from near bankruptcy and made it into a worthy competitor.
All three major U.S. indexes jumped Thursday on the back of some positive U.S.-China trade war news. Even if a deal isn't reached anytime soon the semiconductor industry seems sure to be a solid long-term play...
On Monday, AMD launched its lower-end, Navi-based, 7nm RX 5500 GPU. Intel (INTC) has given hints about its highly anticipated Xe GPU with ray tracing.
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Global PC shipments grow for a second quarter in a row, even as the industry struggled with supply issues, according to trade research data Thursday.
(Bloomberg) -- Worldwide shipments of personal computers increased 1.1% in the third quarter from a year earlier, fueled by companies upgrading to Microsoft Corp.’s latest Windows software.PC shipments climbed to 68 million units in the period that ended Sept. 30, researcher Gartner Inc. said Thursday in a report. Lenovo Group Ltd., the China-based owner of the ThinkPad lineup of professional devices, held almost 25% of the global market, widening its lead against U.S. rival HP Inc.Computer makers have been concerned by the U.S.-China trade war and Intel Corp.’s chip shortage, but Mikako Kitagawa, a Gartner analyst, said neither played a major role in the third-quarter shipments. “The Windows 10 refresh cycle continued to be the primary driver for growth across all regions,” she said in a statement.HP, the global No. 2, continues to be the largest PC vendor in the U.S. The company has sought customers seeking more expensive machines, such as gaming enthusiasts, to boost profit margins. Dell Technologies Inc., which focuses on selling corporate PCs, rounded out the global top three while Apple Inc. held the fourth spot with 7.5% of the worldwide market.To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew Pollack, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Another day, another hopeful tweet on trade from President Trump that is helping boost the stock market. This time, it is word that China's vice premier would be visiting the White House to help ink a deal. Previous reporting suggested that discussions had broken down over intellectual property rights.And in another indication that this is all becoming habitual now, in reaction to the optimistic news, investors are pouring into big-cap tech stocks to ride the wave of sentiment higher. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality With that in mind, here are five big-cap tech stocks that are rallying nicely and worth a look today:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Tech Stocks to Buy: Netflix (NFLX)Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares are trying to come back from the dead, bouncing off of multi-week support near the $260-a-share level in what is likely to be a challenge of the 50-day moving average. NFLX stock has lost nearly a third from the double-top highs it set earlier this year as the streaming wars intensify with Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) getting in on the action. But a relief rally is in order now.The company will next report results on Oct. 16 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.05 per share on revenues of $5.3 billion. Intel (INTC)Shares of processor maker Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) are bouncing nicely off of their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, setting up a run at double-top resistance near the $53-a-share level. A breakout here would put INTC stock's late April highs in play, which would be worth a gain of roughly 15% from here. * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul The company will next report results on Oct. 24 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.24 per share on revenues of $18 billion. Nvidia (NVDA)Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares are rising nicely along its 50-day moving average, setting up a challenge of the April highs just under the $200-a-share level. NVDA stock has been on the comeback trail after the hype surrounding bitcoin and bitcoin mining -- which uses graphics processing units of the type NVDA specializes in -- died down in 2018. But with gaming and datacenter demand bouncing back according to Piper Jaffray analysts, shares should continue to push higher.The company will next report results on Nov. 14 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.24 per share on revenues of $2.9 billion. Facebook (FB)Speaking of cryptocurrencies, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is trying to get in on that action with its Libra currency -- the future of which will depend on the success of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress on the issue. As such, FB stock owners should mark their calendars for Oct. 23. * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul The company will next report results on Oct. 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.91 per share on revenues of $17.3 billion. Microsoft (MSFT)Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been the closest thing to a sure thing in this market, relentlessly grinding higher thanks to its success in pivoting to a software-as-a-service business, its push into the cloud and the ongoing traction of its hardware and gaming divisions. The company even recently announced a return to the cell phone business with its folding phone and tablet devices, all of which have firmly placed MSFT stock back in the spotlight among other tech stocks to buy.The company will next report results on Oct. 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.25 per share on revenues of $32.2 billion.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post 5 Big Tech Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday afternoon with shares of Microsoft and Intel leading the way for the price-weighted average. Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) have contributed to the index's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 251 points higher (1.0%). Microsoft's shares are up $2.81, or 2.1%, while those of Intel have gained $1.00 (2.0%), combining for an approximately 26-point bump for the Dow.
Chances are you are spending more on its upkeep than buying a new modern device, reveals a new study from Techaisle, a leading global SMB IT market research and analyst organization, commissioned by Intel and Microsoft. The study, which included in-depth interviews and analysis among 175 SMB organizations in Canada *, found the average cost of keeping a PC more than four years old is CA$1,710 per device per year - enough to replace the aging hardware with at least one new device. PCs older than four years old are also 4.6 times more likely to undergo repairs, resulting in an average 196 hours of lost productivity per device.
Chipmaker Nvidia is at the forefront of AI and machine learning, but earnings and share prices have dived. Here is what fundamental and technical analysis say about buying Nvidia stock now.
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The Trump administration placed eight Chinese technology giants on a U.S. blacklist on Monday, accusing them of being implicated in human rights violations against Muslim minorities in the country’s far-western region of Xinjiang.The companies include two video surveillance companies -- Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. -- that by some accounts control as much as a third of the global market for video surveillance and have cameras all over the world. Also targeted were SenseTime Group Ltd. -- the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup -- and fellow AI giant Megvii Technology Ltd., which is said to be aiming to raise up to $1 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering. Backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the pair are at the forefront of China’s ambition to dominate AI in coming years.The move, which was announced after U.S. markets closed, came on the same day negotiators from the U.S. and China began working-level preparations for high-level talks due to begin Thursday in Washington. Entities on the list are prohibited from doing business with American companies without being granted a U.S. government license, though some have maintained relationships with banned companies through international subsidiaries. Hikvision and Dahua were suspended from trading Tuesday but iFlytek Co., one of the eight singled out, slid as much as 3.1% in Shenzhen.“Specifically, these entities have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups” in Xinjiang, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a federal register notice published Monday.The move, first reported by Reuters, takes President Donald Trump’s economic war against China in a new direction, marking the first time his administration has cited human rights as a reason for action. Past moves to blacklist companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. have been taken on national security grounds. The president’s tariff war against Beijing, meanwhile, has been fought over issues such as intellectual property theft and control of technology as well as China’s broader industrial policy.SenseTime, Dahua and Megvii weren’t immediately available for comment outside of normal business hours. China’s Ministry of Commerce didn’t immediately respond to a faxed request for comment.“Hikvision strongly opposes today’s decision by the U.S. government and it will hamper efforts by global companies to improve human rights around the world,” the company said in a statement. “Punishing Hikvision, despite these engagements, will deter global companies from communicating with the U.S. government, hurt Hikvision’s U.S. businesses partners and negatively impact the U.S. economy.”It also comes as Trump faces growing pressure at home to support pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-controlled territory of Hong Kong. On Monday, Trump said he was hoping for a “humane solution” in a city where protests have grown increasingly violent.“They even have signs, ‘Make China Great Again,’ ‘Make Hong Kong Great Again,’” he told reporters. “They have tremendous signage.”None of the other companies had immediate comment. Some of the firms added to the list trade on Chinese exchanges, which weren’t open yet when the announcement was made in the U.S.What Our Economists Say:“With growth fading, the U.S. and China could both use at least a reprieve from trade tensions. A mini-deal was mooted. It now looks less likely.”\--Bloomberg Economics Chief Economist Tom OrlikRead the full analysis hereThe news broke just as Trump was attending the signing of a partial trade agreement with Japan and predicting a big week of talks with China.“We think there’s a chance that we could do something very substantial,” he told reporters of the China talks. “I think they’re coming to make a deal, we’ll see whether or not a deal can be made.”A Commerce Department spokesman said “today’s action is unrelated to the trade negotiations.”Besides Hikvision and Dahua, the companies put on the blacklist include artificial intelligence companies iFlytek, Megvii, SenseTime and Yitu Technologies.Also included are Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co. Ltd, which bills itself as an “expert in digital forensics and cybersecurity in China,” according to its website, and Shanghai-based Yixin Science and Technology, a supplier of micro and nano fabrication equipment.IPO PlansThe ban complicates a planned initial public offering for Megvii. The company filed in August to go public in Hong Kong. The terms and timing of a listing weren’t disclosed, but people familiar with the company’s plans have said it’s seeking to raise as much as $1 billion. SenseTime lists Nvidia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. among more than 700 global partners. Nvidia declined to comment, and Qualcomm didn’t immediately have a comment.Four of the eight companies put on the blacklist are already publicly traded in China. Dahua’s shares have risen 17% in the past year, while Hikvision is up 12.4%. iFlytek has gained 11.5% and Xiamen Meiya Pico Information has climbed 7.9%.When Huawei became the most prominent target for Trump administration export restrictions, its U.S. suppliers initially cut off contact with the Chinese technology company. After looking at the rules more closely, companies such as Intel Corp., Micron Technology Inc. and Qualcomm resumed at least partial supply.Human RightsThey have subsequently argued in Washington that blanket bans don’t have the targeted effect that the entity listings are intended to achieve because many of the products they supply to Chinese companies are readily available from their overseas competitors.A request for comment from the Chinese embassy in Washington wasn’t immediately returned.The move targets Chinese surveillance companies involved in the crackdown in Xinjiang, where as many as a million Uighur Muslims have been placed in mass detention camps, prompting criticism from around the world.“The U.S. government and Department of Commerce cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement on Monday. “This action will ensure that our technologies, fostered in an environment of individual liberty and free enterprise, are not used to repress defenseless minority populations.”The blacklisting of these firms has been long in the making and national security advisers for months have been pushing for the president to move forward on the plan. But the timing is highly provocative, coming just days before China’s Vice Premier Liu He is schedule to arrive in Washington for high-stakes trade talks being watched by financial markets around the world.The White House in May had readied the sanctions package for surveillance technology companies accused of human rights violations but decided to hold back because of the ongoing trade negotiations.The Trump administration in June again considered the sanctions and had planned to roll them out with a human rights speech by Vice President Mike Pence on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Bloomberg has reported. The speech was postponed indefinitely -- at the request of Chinese officials -- so that Trump could secure a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka.Also to be placed on the Commerce Department’s “entity list” are the Xinjiang region’s public security bureau and 18 other municipal and county public security bureaus as well as the province’s police college.(Updates with share action from the third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Justin Sink, Ian King, Candy Cheng, Michael Hytha, Mark Milian, Edwin Chan and James Mayger.To contact the reporters on this story: Shawn Donnan in Washington at email@example.com;Jenny Leonard in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Margaret Collins at email@example.com, Sarah McGregor, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.