50.20 -0.07 (-0.14%)
Pre-Market: 4:04AM EDT
|Bid||0.00 x 4000|
|Ask||0.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||49.92 - 50.66|
|52 Week Range||42.36 - 59.59|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.67|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.35|
|Earnings Date||Jul 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.26 (2.52%)|
|1y Target Est||51.74|
Amid all the talk of antitrust, government regulation and cryptocurrency plans, it might be nice for Big Tech just to focus on earnings this week — unless they are bad, of course.
Intel Corp. may have a better-than-expected June-ending quarter at the expense of next quarter as PC sales rose partly in anticipation of upcoming tariffs in the ongoing U.S. trade war with China.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting with semiconductor and software executives on Monday to discuss the U.S. ban on sales to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources briefed on the meeting said on Friday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will also attend the White House event, to which chipmakers Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc have been invited, the people said. A White House official confirmed the meeting would take place, noting that Google and Micron would attend, but said it had been called to discuss economic matters.
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s senior advisers have invited U.S. technology companies to the White House on Monday to discuss a resumption of sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the matter.White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arranged the meeting with semiconductor and software companies because they wanted to talk about how to move forward. A person familiar with the meeting said the White House asked the companies “to discuss economic matters.”Among those invited are Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to the people. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a tentative pause in their trade war and to resume negotiations after meeting at the Group-of-20 leaders’ summit in Japan on June 29. The U.S. president at the time said he would loosen restrictions on Huawei and that China had agreed to make agricultural purchases.The White House meeting is an effort to show China that Trump is serious about allowing U.S. companies to resume business with Huawei and encourage Beijing to move forward with buying more from U.S. farmers, one of the people said.Farm GoodsChina has told the Trump administration that it would only follow through on the farm purchases once the president issues export licenses for American companies to continue shipments to Huawei. The Commerce Department is leading the process, and has said it will only grant exceptions in cases where there’s no threat to national security.U.S. companies had halted shipments after the U.S. added Huawei to a trade blacklist in May, though some have resumed certain sales after reviewing the terms of the ban.Some in the U.S. administration are arguing for America to cut off Huawei from American suppliers entirely for national security reasons, and their view is supported by China hawks on Capitol Hill.White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said earlier this month that Trump is allowing the sale to Huawei of “low grade” chips that aren’t a security risk. The administration will ensure the Chinese telecom company won’t end up dominating 5G infrastructure in the U.S., Navarro told CNN.Chipmaker FortunesHuawei is one of the world’s biggest purchasers of semiconductors. Continuing access to Chinese customers is crucial to the fortunes of chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom Inc.Some U.S.-based makers of the vital electronic components have already reported earnings and given forecasts that show the negative effects of the trade dispute. They’ve argued that their financial health is crucial to U.S. leadership of a strategically important industry.Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone with their Chinese counterparts about trade on Thursday. Mnuchin has said if the talks progress over the phone, he and Lighthizer may travel to Beijing for in-person meetings.Trump said on Friday that the call with Chinese officials a day earlier was “very good” but that they’ll “see what happens.”The Washington Post reported earlier that U.S. technology companies planned to meet Kudlow at the White House on Monday.\--With assistance from Mark Bergen.To contact the reporters on this story: Jenny Leonard in Washington at email@example.com;Ian King in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org;Todd Shields in Washington at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Margaret Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sarah McGregor, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) stock has been red-hot, hitting new 52-week highs earlier this month. When it comes to returns, AMD stock is crushing its peers like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).Source: Shutterstock Even better, InvestorPlace readers who followed my advice have been crushing the trade too, riding the surge from about $30 to $34 and cashing out on its run into resistance. Now we have to consider when to buy AMD stock again and decide whether it can break out over its stiff resistance. * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) $34 has proven to be a tough nut to crack, but with the trend pointing higher, a breakout could be looming. AMD stock price fell slightly on Wednesday as it failed to exceed $74. Advanced Micro Devices stock was down over 2% in early trading on Thursday, thanks to a downgrade by Mizuho. In mid-afternoon trading today, the stock is down 0.2% to $32.90.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMizuho analysts downgraded the stock to "neutral" from "buy," but raised their price target to $37 from $33. The new target is more than 10% above the current price of Advanced Micro Devices stock. Not that it matters all that much, but it's worth pointing out that the Street-high target for AMD stock is $43, about 30% above its current levels.So can Advanced Micro Devices stock reach $43? Trading AMD Stock Click to EnlargeA look at the weekly chart above shows a pretty simple layout. AMD stock is being pushed higher by uptrend support (depicted by the blue line) and is finding resistance at $34. It temporarily broke above this mark earlier this week, but it wasn't able to stay above it.That's not surprising, given how much resistance the shares face at $33-$34. In fact, I'd argue that it's healthy for AMD stock to back off its recent run a bit. The more shallow the dips become and the more times it tests $34, the more likely it is to push through that level.This is setting up as a textbook ascending triangle formation. That's where a stock makes a series of higher lows, led higher by uptrend support, while regularly failing at a static level of resistance. That's exactly what Advanced Micro Devices stock is doing now.That doesn't guarantee that AMD stock will break out or that it will push through $34. Advanced Micro Devices stock very well could lose uptrend support and tumble lower in the ensuing months. I would absolutely love another shot at AMD near the 10-week moving average, which is currently at $30.60, or near its uptrend support.That would require a fall of about 7.5% of AMD stock price, which I'm not sure we'll get. The company reports its earnings on July 30, so investors looking to ride some pre-earnings momentum or those looking to avoid a potentially large move should keep that date in mind.So what's the plan? Those who love AMD stock can gobble it up on any of these pullbacks. For more prudent investors, buying Advanced Micro Devices stock on a deeper pullback or on a breakout over $34 are possibilities. Like I said, I would love to buy AMD after it retests its support. Valuing Advanced Micro DevicesWhy is Advanced Micro Devices stock doing so much better than its peers? In 2019, AMD stock is up 78%, compared to just 28% and 5% for NVDA and INTC, respectively. Over the past 12 months, the performance gaps are even more stark.AMD stock price has surged 97% in the last year, while NVDA has fallen almost 33%. Ouch. Intel is down about 5% during that span. This difference in performance is why I recommended a basket approach more than a year ago to protect against risk. While Nvidia has underperformed Intel, imagine owning just Intel or just Nvidia and watching AMD double. That's frustrating.Luckily though, AMD's fundamentals are improving.While Nvidia makes the best-in-class chips, AMD's products are making up ground. AMD's products are being incorporated into more PCs, gaming consoles and other systems, enabling the company to generate strong top- and bottom-line growth. While Intel is struggling to generate growth and while Nvidia has negative metrics in 2018, AMD continues to pump out solid results.Analysts, on average, expect AMD's revenue to eke higher by 6.3% this year to $6.88 billion. In 2020 though, the consensus forecast calls for a 22%surge to almost $8.5 billion. The company's earnings forecast is even more impressive, with average estimates calling for 43.5% growth this year and an acceleration up to 56% growth in 2020.In 2020, the consensus estimate calls for earnings of $1.03 per share, which leaves AMD stock trading at roughly 32 times next year's consensus EPS outlook. That's a little pricey, considering how much better Nvidia's margins are than AMD's. But assuming AMD can meet the consensus growth estimates, the valuation of AMD stock isn't all that unreasonable.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long NVDA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * 7 of the Best Smart-Beta ETFs to Target Right Now The post Can AMD Stock Break Out to $37?Â appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Investing.com – What started as a solid stock market rally Friday was mostly wiped out by rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
These stocks are likely to endure sharp revenue declines in the next 12 months as demand weakens and the U.S.-China trade dispute drags on.
As one of the world's premiere chipmakers, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) naturally attracts significant attention from market participants. However, this period draws more eyeballs than usual.Source: Shutterstock It's not only about the company's upcoming second quarter of 2019 earnings report. Rather, it's whether the semiconductor firm has finally addressed its challenges to justify taking a shot at Intel stock.Understandably, many investors are not convinced with INTC stock. In Q1, the chipmaker delivered a beat on both per-share profitability and revenue. Ordinarily, such results would spike the Intel stock price. But that's not what happened, primarily due to management disclosing a rather disappointing guidance for the rest of the year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor one thing, Intel didn't see a "clear path to profitability" in the mobile 5G space. Essentially, this move gave rival Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) significant leverage in the next-generation telecommunications sector. Just as critically, Intel lost credibility with its core customers. For instance, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) desperately hoped that Intel could provide a 5G solution because it has a poor relationship with Qualcomm.Failing your enterprise clients is a surefire way to ruin your reputation. Thus, I can't blame the markets for taking down the Intel stock price a few notches. * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now Secondly, the competition smells blood. Of course, I'm mostly referring to Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). A perpetual runner-up, AMD has finally taken Intel to task for its many errors. Now, AMD has the chipset portfolio to compete with Intel on laptop PCs, data servers and enterprise-level businesses. With the rival bringing attractive pricing and top-notch products to the table, INTC stock appears incredibly troubled. Intel Stock Is an Ideal Contrarian InvestmentNaturally, folks may wonder if they should take the obvious trade: dump INTC stock and get on board AMD (or another upstart rival)? Although the narrative doesn't appear compelling for INTC, I believe that shares offer an ideal contrarian investment.Generally speaking, both the investor and the techie community are heaping the love on AMD. I get it. Most folks love a good underdog story, and AMD is it. Plus, the company has a rabid following that is difficult to explain.If you want to start a verbal tussle, say something negative about AMD. If you want threats to your safety, talk positively about Intel stock in the same breath.But this scenario is ripe for going against the grain. Despite Intel's reputation as an established stalwart, it still has a viable growth narrative. For example, Q4 2006 to Q1 2019, the correlation coefficient between corporate revenue and INTC stock is 87%. Even under a more recent comparison from Q1 2014, the correlation remains strong at 82%. Click to EnlargeWhat am I saying here? As revenue increases, so too does the Intel stock price. And it's doing so consistently, meaning that this investment is rational: the technicals largely trade on the fundamentals.However, when the price action dips significantly as we saw following the Q1 2019 earnings report, I believe contrarians have an opportunity to profit. Mainly, I think this because the bad news is baked into the Intel stock price.Sure, the company has suffered some embarrassing internal and operational gaffes. But to be perpetually bearish on INTC stock doesn't really make sense. We're talking Intel here. If anything, they have the resources to aggressively reclaim lost ground that other competitors do not have. INTC Stock Remains a PowerhouseAnother factor to consider is that AMD may have matched Intel in terms of chip performance and capabilities. However, that's just one component. As a significantly smaller outfit, AMD doesn't have the bandwidth to take down INTC comprehensively.For instance, look at the PC market. Intel's delays in distributing its 10-nanometer chips have opened the door to AMD to steal segment share. However, AMD is only able to provide the chips themselves.But the PC market is much more than just processors. As the larger company, INTC offers related components to its enterprise clients, such as Wi-Fi chips and NAND flash. It also builds platforms so client manufacturers can maximize the potential of their PC products.In other words, Intel is too deeply embedded within the broader tech market to simply unseat. Therefore, I feel confident that Intel stock can rise from its present (and likely temporary) challenges.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now * The 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That Could Triple (But You Won't Make Money) The post Hereas Why the Contrarian Case for Intel Stock Makes Sense appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The market managed to snap out of a two-day funk before it raced out of control, with the S&P 500 logging a gain of 0.36% on Thursday. Nevertheless, the volume behind the move was modest, and the weight of the gains since early June are still bearing down.Source: Shutterstock The gain took shape despite Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), which fell 11% after last quarter's subscriber growth fell well short of estimates. Helping keep stocks in the black despite Netflix's stumble, above others, were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM). Shares of Big Blue improved more than 4% following its second quarter earnings beat, and the cigarette company's stock jumped more than 8% after it crushed its Q2 outlooks.It's the stock charts of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Mohawk Industries (NYSE:MHK) that offer the most promising trade prospects as the week comes to a close, however. Here's why, and what to look for.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Intel (INTC)It would be easy to give up on Intel here, after the reversal that began to take shape in late May seems to have stalled. It's too soon to throw in the towel just yet, though. INTC stock has found support right where it needed to most, and may only simply be preparing its next move. * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) If such an effort is brewing and manages to take hold, however, there's a fair amount of upside that could actually be captured in a short period of time. Click to Enlarge• The support in question was offered by the critical 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. This week, it's kept Intel from sinking any lower (highlighted).• That support, however, will mean nothing until INTC stock moves above the gray 100-day moving average line, which more or less coincides with a handful of highs around the $50.50 level.• The long-term pattern favors a move above current levels. Pushing up and off of a support level that now tags all the key lows since the beginning of 2018, plotted in red on both stock charts, a move to the $58 area would repeat and complete the pattern.• Still, there's a decided lack of volume behind the bullish effort thus far. Mohawk Industries (MHK)At the beginning of this month Mohawk Industries was pegged as a good breakout candidate. Though the thrust from June had rolled over, it found a technical floor at the idea spot and turned high again. The move underscored a much bigger upside effort that started to take shape late last year.MHK has knocked over another impasse in the meantime. The technical ceiling that capped the early July gain where June's peak was to be found has been hurdled as well. The backdrop isn't too shabby either. Click to Enlarge• The technical ceiling in question is $153.50, plotted in blue on both stock charts, marking where Mohawk made its last two highs.• Though hardly above average, the volume that had been missing since the late-June bounce is finally starting to take shape.• The rebound from last year's miserable pullback puts that weakness well into the rearview mirror, but also leaves no clear technical ceiling. Last July's high near $228 is the next most plausible resistance. eBay (EBAY)The initial reaction to Wednesday's post-close earnings report from eBay was extreme bullishness, unwinding a sizeable (even if not earth-shattering) setback suffered during Wednesday's regular hours action. It looked like the pause since mid-June was going to give way to a new rally.Thursday's bullishness faded quickly though, and in a big way. While EBAY stock still ended the day with a gain, it ended the day well below the highs, and the stage is set for much more weakness with even just the slightest of slipups. Click to Enlarge• Tall bars made on high volume often indicate pivot points. In this case two consecutive tall bars on volume surges suggest that the profit-takers were and are tearing in, and were planning to do so no matter what.• Zooming out to the weekly chart, we can see that the last overbought condition that coincided with a pullback from a tall weekly bar from early 2018 turned out to be a major pivot point as well.• The key here is the $38.84 area, marked in yellow on the daily chart. That's where eBay shares made a low on Wednesday, but also in late June. A move under that level could prove problematic.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * 7 of the Best Smart-Beta ETFs to Target Right Now The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: eBay, Intel and Mohawk Industries appeared first on InvestorPlace.
[Editor's note: "5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy" was previously published in May 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]Full-blown autonomous driving won't be here tomorrow, but it's certainly on the way. The technology has drawn mixed emotions from consumers. Some don't trust it and aren't excited for a computer to navigate the vehicle that they're in. Others are embracing the technology and can't wait for it to happen. That's one reason they're looking for self-driving car stocks to buy.For all the doubters out there, though, please realize this technology is coming. I know this for two reasons: that it will save lives and save money. Almost 40,000 people die in the United States each year due to automotive accidents, an unacceptable level of fatalities. My hope is that one day we look back and say we can't believe how high that number used to be.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUltimately, self-driving cars will cut that number down. It's why we have hundreds of companies collectively pouring billions of dollars into the solution. It will increase productivity, improve safety and decrease logistics costs. Simply put, it would be crazy to ignore this opportunity. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market With that said, let's examine some autonomous car stocks to buy.Source: Waymo Alphabet (GOOGL,GOOG)Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) should be considered the leader of the self-driving car movement. It's the first major company that devoted major dollars to establishing a program for an autonomous fleet and it's no surprise that it's still the leader a decade later.After launching its own segment, Waymo, the company has seen the unit's valuation soar. More than one analyst has pegged its valuation at more than $100 billion. Morgan Stanley analysts hold the top valuation mark for now, saying Waymo could be valued at up to $175 billion.It operates the only commercial autonomous vehicle program in the country and has plans to expand globally. Waymo is also eyeing the semi truck market for its autonomous vehicle services and licensing to automakers isn't out of the question down the road.Simply put, this company is leading the pack. If you want exposure to just one company with a rock-solid balance sheet and exposure to self-driving cars, GOOGL is the stock to buy.Source: Shutterstock General Motors (GM)Widely considered in second place for autonomous driving commercial services in the U.S. is Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors (NYSE:GM).GM acquired Cruise for roughly $1 billion in August 2016. Following investments from SoftBank and Honda (NYSE:HMC) in 2018 though, the valuation has soared all the way up to $14.6 billion. Talk about a return on investment. GM CEO Mary Barra has proven she can lead an innovative team while also making savvy acquisitions when needed.Cruise gives GM a viable commercial autonomous taxi option for the future, while the company's own self-driving technologies -- like Super Cruise in its Cadillac line -- have proven to be an industry leader as well. GM is among those fighting for a spot at the top when it comes to autonomous driving and that shouldn't come as a surprise. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market Just when everyone wants to dump the automaker, it comes out with strong guidance for the quarter and for fiscal 2019. Then it tops Q4 estimates and reiterates guidance. The valuation is low with a single-digit P/E ratio and the dividend is high with a 3.9% yield. GM could be a good stock to buy if it sees a large pullback this year.Source: Shutterstock Nvidia (NVDA)After making its name in gaming and computer chips for years, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) quickly found itself in the dog house, falling about 50% in the fourth quarter. What a brutal beating for investors. Nvidia stock then recovered in Q1, but has since retreated againHowever, it gives investors -- particularly those looking for self-driving car stocks to buy -- an opportunity to invest in a long-term theme on the cheap. Despite the drumming Nvidia has received following its inventory-related issues, there's no denying its position among the autonomous driving leaderboard.Unlike GM and Waymo though, Nvidia does not have its own autonomous taxi service. Instead, it's building hardware and software solutions for hundreds of customers focused on self-driving cars. Put simply, it requires a mind-boggling amount of input and power to operate a self-driving vehicle. Whether it's an automaker, research team or startup, many of these companies are leaning on Nvidia as the backbone to their self-driving aspirations.As such, Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF), maker of Mercedes-Benz, has partnered with Nvidia for its autonomous driving and self-driving taxi ambitions. Look for automotive revenue to continue increasing for the foreseeable future for Nvidia.Source: stargazer2020 via Flickr Intel (INTC)Like Nvidia, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is not building its own autonomous driving platform. However, the company is working on components that will help other companies build its own self-driving systems.Various chips are on the way and Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye is helping lead its charge. The company made the costly acquisition in order to bolster its portfolio in the automotive segment and give itself a chance in the self-driving car race.While Intel may not get much of the spotlight, it is worth mentioning the company's advances. During the Autonomous Vehicles 2018 conference in Detroit, MI. In August, I witnessed the company's breakdown of its Responsibility-Sensitive Safety program (RSS). Acting as a reactionary system for autonomous driving, it helps improve safety and mitigate risk. It's not perfect, but it was an impressive program to watch at work.Intel also has deals in the pipeline. In 2018, Intel agreed that it will supply its relatively new EyeQ5 chip in 8 million vehicles for a so-far unnamed European automaker. The deal won't begin until 2021 and while the terms weren't disclosed, 8 million cars is a lot of vehicles. Consider that U.S. consumers buy about 17 million new models per year. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market In other words, Intel has a future in the autonomous driving space, making it a good stock to buy.Source: BlackBerry BlackBerry (BB)This list doesn't have to be five stocks long -- it could be 25 without an issue. There are so many companies involved, many don't even realize it. There's cloud and data companies, automakers, semiconductor manufacturers, OEM suppliers, chip makers and a long list of others that are involved.That said, we could have listed Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) for its Apollo driving program, NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) and a whole host of others. But let's talks about BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) because it doesn't get much love when talking about self-driving car stocks to buy.BlackBerry is a software and security play. After talking up Jarvis at last year's Detroit Auto Show (in 2018), the discussion has admittedly faded somewhat. However, BlackBerry is already in tens of millions of vehicles and is partnering with some of the largest automakers in the world. When -- not if -- autonomous driving hits its stride, security will be one of the top concerns for automakers.With BlackBerry having an excellent reputation in this regard, it will be (and to some extent, already is) a go-to stock to buy in automotive software security. Autonomous vehicles are essentially computers on wheels and that's a big deal for a company like BlackBerry, making it a good stock to buy.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long GOOGL and NVDA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * 7 of the Best Smart-Beta ETFs to Target Right Now The post 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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The technology sector may have led the charge this year, up more than 40% since the late-2018 low. But, as we head into the dog days of summer and what's usually a slow patch for the third year of a presidential term, those very same tech stocks are looking uncomfortably vulnerable to a wave of profit-taking.Not every technology name is too risky to step into at this time, however. There are a handful of them with more upside ahead than behind. Granted, it takes some scouring to find them, but they're out there. * 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar To that end, here's a rundown of the top tech stocks to buy in an environment that's not decidedly bullish. A handful of them may be a little off the radar, but that's the point. The broad sector tide tends to push the most familiar names around with it. Standouts tend to march to the beat of their own drum, and are equipped to perform here in the second half of 2019.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Intel (INTC) Click to EnlargeThere's no getting around the fact that Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) caught rival CPU maker Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) off guard back in 2016.Largely left for dead, mired in its own irrelevancy, AMD's CEO Lisa Su hit the ground running with a plan, when she took the helm back in 2014. A couple years later, AMD's new Ryzen series of processors and impressive leaps with graphics processors and 7 nanometer technology put Intel on its heels.AMD played a big role in creating the headwind that has held INTC stock since, and a string of uncovered security flaws in some of its older processors did the rest of the work.No company becomes more innovative and effective than a company fighting to hold onto its leading position in its respective markets though, and Intel is (finally) doing that. Although its 7 nanometer CPUs have been put off until 2021, stop-gap technologies like its Ice Lake architecture are powerful enough compared to similarly priced options, while Intel gets back in the game.The recent weakness in INTC stock is a chance to step into an underestimated company on the cheap. The trailing and forward-looking price-to-earnings ratios are both just over 11. L3Harris Technologies (LHX) Click to EnlargeIn some circles it's still just being called L3, though as of April, a so-called merger of equals gave birth to what's now properly called L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) … an organization that spans the defense contractor and technology space.It has not been a poor performer. In fact, it's up more than 40% year-to-date, and seemingly still going strong. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills There's confusion within the actual act of the merger though, which was only completed at the beginning of this month when the new ticker "LHX" went into service. Still not knowing where to look, and in many cases still lacking any analyst outlooks, many investors don't know or can't fully appreciate that a 10% dividend hike has already been put in place, and a twelve-month stock-buyback program of $2.5 billion has already been established. Alphabet (GOOGL) Click to EnlargeAlphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), parent of search engine giant Google, may have gotten this year started on the right foot. That early advance was clearly up-ended in early May though, when an earnings miss sent the stock careening from a high near $1,280 to a low near $1,000 in early June.Investors largely lost perspective though. Sales were still up year-over-year last quarter. Operating cash flow was up year-over-year too. While per-share profits fell even when stripping out the impact of a steep fine, however, this is still Alphabet, which still owns Google. It's proven to be one of the best stocks to buy specifically because the company finds a way to constantly renew its reach into consumers' digital lives. It's proven a particularly good buy on dips like the one seen just a few weeks ago. Microchip Technology (MCHP) Click to EnlargeWhen investors think of tech stocks to buy, Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) isn't a name that tends to come up first, if at all. The company isn't exactly on the front lines, so to speak, putting its logo on the hardware technology owners hold in their hands or have on their desks.In turbulent times though, perhaps being a little bit off the radar is a good thing.To that end, Microchip Technology has solid exposure to the pieces of the technology market that are solidly resistant to cyclical headwinds. It makes microcontrollers, analog and digital converters and LED-backlighting solutions, just to name a few. Its wares are found in everything from automobiles to smart meters to home appliances, and more. * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) This diverse product base is a key part of the reason that, though it ebbs and flows in the meantime, the bottom line reliably grows for the long haul. Square (SQ) Click to EnlargeWhile rival Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) continues to be the dominant player in the alternative payments space -- particularly now that it owns Venmo -- Square (NYSE:SQ) somehow seems to be making inroads with younger consumers that are starting to enter their highest earnings years.More important, it's drawing a larger crowd on the newest frontier of the payment space. As of June, Instinet says, there are more active users of Square's peer-to-peer money transfer app than there are users of PayPal's option.If that's a microcosm of how Square's payment processing platform resonates with consumers (and it at least partially is), then the younger company is well positioned to take more than its fair share of the ever-changing money middleman market.Perhaps more important, this year's and next year's strong revenue growth is expected to drive a major push into profitably. Last year's bottom line of 47 cents per share is projected to reach 76 cents this year and $1.12 next year. Dell Technologies (DELL) Click to EnlargeAlthough taken private in 2013, computer maker Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) became a publicly traded entity again in 2018 following a complex spin out and repurchase from VMware (NYSE:VMW).It has been a well-received return thus far. Although volatile, the long-standing advance since 2016 when it was still a tracking stock of VMWare is still in place, with this year's selloff starting to be unwound again.Investors are still struggling to find analyst outlooks for the new/reborn company, while those who've found some have to like what they see. Next year's projected earnings of $7.29 per share on respectable revenue growth translates into a forward-looking P/E of less than 8. * 7 of the Best Smart-Beta ETFs to Target Right Now Perhaps better still, Gartner says PC shipments grew by 1.5% last quarter. It's a start. Arista Networks (ANET) Click to EnlargeArista Networks (NYSE:ANET) was not only bold enough to take on a venerable Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) within the networking market, it was savvy enough to capture a respectable piece of the market. Capitalizing on Cisco's complacency, Arista leveraged its software-driven, cloud-based solutions into more than $2 billion worth of revenue over the course of the past four quarters.That's still relatively small in the grand scheme of things, and ANET is still a relatively expensive stock. It's one of the best stocks to buy among tech stocks, however, as it's en route to a big coming-of-age next year.With top-line growth expected to reach just under 20% this year and next, last year's per-share profits of $7.96 are projected to reach $10.56 next year. That translates into a forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of right around 26 … a very reasonable price to pay for a small cap facing the kind of opportunity Arista has in front of it. FireEye (FEYE) Click to EnlargeIt's not the biggest cybersecurity outfit, and it may not be the best. FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) stock, however, may be the name in the business offering the most upside to newcomers if Stoic Point Capital Management analyst Raj Shah's intuition is on target.Shah wrote last month "We estimate FireEye trades at a nearly double-digit 2021 FCF yield and is worth $23-$30 per share, driven by continued execution and leverage." Shah went on to explain "Cybersecurity spending is expected to grow at an 8% CAGR over the next few years, well ahead of overall IT spending growth. It is a unique pocket of enterprise spending as companies are reticent to be thrifty amid state-sponsored cyberattacks, data leaks, and privacy concerns." * 7 Battery Stocks for High-Powered Gains Investors lost faith in the story late last year, but are starting to wade back into the trade. International Business Machines (IBM) Click to EnlargeThe turnaround International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty is leading has been interesting to watch, even if ineffective thus far. Despite solid revenue growth from the company's so-called "strategic imperatives" like mobile and security, it has not been enough to offset headwinds on other fronts. Last quarter's total top line was down nearly 5%.The tech giant may have reached a turning point though. While this year's top line is expected to shrink by another 3%, next year's estimated revenue suggests revenue will be flat.What happens beyond that is still too uncertain to say with any great confidence, but the deal announced on Tuesday morning to provide software-defined networking solutions for AT&T (NYSE:T) in addition to the recently completed acquisition of Red Hat suggest IBM may truly be on the cusp of rekindled growth. Corning (GLW) Click to EnlargeCorning (NYSE:GLW) may not be the growth machine it once was, but don't count it out. What it lacks in raw horsepower it more than makes up for in value and reliability. The 5G evolution that's now underway? The bulk of the data loads that the new high-speed wireless technology will facilitate won't actually be handled wirelessly, but rather, through fiber optic cables like the ones Corning makes.That's not necessarily the reason Corning is quietly one of the best stocks to buy, however. Rather, Corning is a standout among tech stocks largely because the company's leadership is so deliberate and self-directed. Just after completing a four-year, goal-oriented plan it called its "Strategy and Capital Allocation Framework" earlier this year, it unveiled another one called "Strategy and Growth Framework." * Top 7 Semiconductor ETFs to Buy Now This 2020-2023 plan is specifically going to dive into new kinds of glass pharmaceutical packaging at the same time it continues to capitalize on the growing mobile touch-screen market.As of this writing, James Brumley held long positions in Alphabet and FireEye. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now * The 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That Could Triple (But You Won't Make Money) The post 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Taiwan's TSMC forecast that robust demand for 5G chips will drive a stronger second-half even as it anticipates a dispute between Japan and South Korea involving chip-making materials to be a big source of uncertainty. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) forecast third-quarter revenue to rise as much as 8.4% from a year earlier in U.S. dollar terms. TSMC, which makes modem chips for U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, is expected to see early gains from the shift to 5G as smartphone makers including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Huawei race to develop phones enabled with that technology.
(Bloomberg) -- Toshiba Memory Corp., the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker that was spun out of its parent last year, is changing its name to Kioxia as it gears up for an initial public offering.By taking a new name, the semiconductor company is marking a clean break from its roots as a unit of Toshiba Corp., which retained a 40% stake after selling it to a group led by Bain Capital. Kioxia is an invented word that combines the Japanese word for memory — kioku — and axia, the Greek term for value. The new moniker takes effect Oct. 1 under the full name Kioxia Holdings Corp.“It’s really meant to denote a fresh start as an independent company,” said Stacy Smith, the former Intel Corp. chief financial officer who became chairman of Toshiba Memory last year. “We’re not running from our rich heritage.”Toshiba, a Japanese conglomerate founded in the 1800s, invented flash memory three decades ago. The chips are used to store data in iPhones and other smartphones, as well as gadgets such as USB drives and memory cards. Memory chips are also displacing hard drives in the data centers that power cloud-based computing services and internet businesses because of their speed and reliability. Toshiba had to sell the business to pay for losses at its bankrupt nuclear power unit.While Bain has made clear that it’s planning to hold an IPO for the business by mid-2021, local media have reported that it may file for a public sale as soon as this summer or September. The investor has hired banks including Nomura Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. to handle the IPO, people familiar with the matter have said. Smith declined to comment on the timing of the planned IPO.Separately, Smith said the company’s main factory, which was hit with a power outage on June 15, would return to full production capacity over the next several weeks. Equipment at the plant, in Yokkaichi, Japan, is already back online and is now being ramped up, he said. The disruption also impacted Western Digital Corp., its manufacturing partner at the plant.“The silver lining to that one was it happened in a time when supply was ahead of demand,” Smith said. “That’s helping us to minimize the impact on our customers.”Although Toshiba was the leader in NAND flash memory, it was outspent over the years by the likes of Samsung Electronics Co. The South Korean electronics conglomerate controlled 30% of the market at the end of 2018, followed by Toshiba with about 19%, according to researcher TrendForce Corp. The industry is now shifting to so-called 3-D NAND, which Toshiba believes gives it an edge against Samsung.Asked about recent trade tensions between Japan and South Korea, and the potential impact on memory prices, Smith said he didn’t see any impact that diverged from industry forecasts.Toshiba has been increasing investments at its Fab 6 chip facility in Yokkaichi, and also announced plans to build a new plant in the northern prefecture of Iwate that will begin mass production in 2020.\--With assistance from Yuki Furukawa.To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Clenfield in Tokyo at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Reed StevensonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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