|Bid||108.35 x 2900|
|Ask||108.36 x 800|
|Day's Range||107.78 - 108.66|
|52 Week Range||87.08 - 116.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.14|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.72%)|
|1y Target Est||125.61|
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it will buy data migration company Alooma, as part of efforts to catch up with bigger cloud service rivals Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. Google trails ...
’s giant cloud computing service, announced Friday a deal to provide data analytics and artificial intelligence services for Clippers CourtVision, a live game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles Clippers and Second Spectrum. Mr. Ballmer, owner of the Clippers and an investor in Second Spectrum, is also the former chief executive officer of Microsoft, which happens to be Amazon’s largest competitor in the cloud computing space. Mr. Ballmer’s loyalty to Microsoft is the stuff of legend.
Google announces plans to acquire cloud migration company Alooma, marking its next play in the competitive space. Google's new cloud chief said earlier this month that people could expect to see its cloud business accelerate. Alooma helps companies migrate their data from multiple sources to one data warehouse.
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The app is designed to encourage “the safe, anonymous exposure of wrongdoing, both within EOH and without,” Chief Executive Officer Stephen van Coller said in an email to employees. EOH shares plunged last week after Microsoft ended its association with the South African company. Johannesburg’s TechCentral website reported that a whistle blower’s allegations about a South African government software deal were behind the U.S. software giant’s decision.
Could Trump’s ‘China Trade Deal’ Tweet Please Investors?US investors On February 14, the United States Census Bureau released December’s retail sales data. Core retail sales fell 1.8% month-over-month, the worst drop since February 2009,
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Microsoft, Cisco and Walmart hit buy zones Friday. But the Dow Jones stocks share some flaws. Walmart earnings are due Tuesday.
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Apple's stock had risen 436% in the five years preceding that dinner. After everyone gave an answer, the seasoned chip executive confidently predicted Apple's stock would actually be lower in five years' time, not higher. The executive was wrong, however: Apple shares went on to double in the ensuing five years.
This week, Tableau, a top provider of business intelligence and data visualization software, officially launched Ask Data, a feature that lets users of its software make natural-language data requests (for example, "What were our sales in Italy in January?," or "How much did our inventory grow over the last week?"). The feature, which leverages technology obtained from Tableau's 2017 acquisition of startup ClearGraph, is part of a new release for Tableau's analytics software known as 2019.1. It follows the April 2018 launch of a low-cost Viewer subscription option for Tableau's software that aimed to grow the company's reach with rank-and-file office workers.
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A lot of super-geniuses who loved Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) at $280 per share seemed to hate Nvidia stock at its pre-earnings report price of $150 per share. That's not the way this game is played …It is true that NVDA has had a rough time lately. The bitcoin boom became a bitcoin bust, crimping demand for Nvidia's fast graphics chips that powered bitcoin "mining" devices. Nvidia's revenue peaked at $3.2 billion in the quarter that ended last April. Its top line, expected under $2.4 billion, came in at $2.21 billion when NVDA reported earnings Thursday.That's down 24% from year-ago levels, but the rest of the demand equation for Nvidia looks sound. The company is still making money, posting a per-share profit of "just" 92 cents per share, around $567 million. That's slightly less than the $614 million Nvidia made for all of 2016.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Watch the DogDon't name your dog for a stock. You may end up kicking the dog when the stock falls. Worse, you may fall in love with the dog and refuse to sell the stock when it's overpriced. What is happening with Nvidia stock is part of the normal ebb-and-flow of technology, which is no longer a boom-and-bust cycle but a boom and less boom one. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher The primary uses for Nvidia graphics chips are in game machines. Gamers have been anxiously awaiting these lower prices. Nvidia is also now targeting laptop gamers. The second big market is cloud data centers.Graphics are part of the current cloud upgrade cycle, in which these centers get faster front-ends to handle new artificial intelligence applications. There are more graphically intense user interfaces, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), to support, as well as self-driving cars and self-diagnosing machines that need these chips.This market is not slowing down. Cloud capex rose 53% in 2018. There are now over 420 such centers with over 100 more in the pipeline. All these centers will upgrade to support AI. They're going to be attracted to cheaper chips, like those Nvidia is now selling.The cloud is the server side of modern computing. Intelligent devices are the client side. These include things like manufacturing robots, health care devices, and other products that deliver the benefits of AI, AR and VR.These markets are also continuing to grow. The Momentum GameIndex funds and ETFs magnified the impact of the bitcoin bust.Once a stock falls, selling by machines matching the market accelerates the fall. Falling price targets become self-fulfilling prophecies. You beat these sudden swings through patience, making time your friend.Right now, you get NVDA stock for a price-earnings ratio of 21, slightly below the average S&P 500 stock. NVDA also had over $7.4 billion in cash on its balance sheet. It's reasonable to expect its development efforts to continue.How long will the trough in demand last? It may already be ending. bitcoin was always a sideshow. AI is the real show. Nvidia is still a leader in AI.As revenue starts to grow again, Nvidia will be facing more competition for cloud contracts from Cloud Czars like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN). They have been designing and producing their own graphics chips and software for processing graphics.But the czars are not the only clouds in the sky. The hybrid cloud model has taken off among enterprises, which are building their own data centers and connect to the new ecosystem. Bottom Line on NVDA StockA smart investor will sell when everyone else is screaming buy and buy when everyone else is screaming sell. They will have the patience to let the machines panic and move in after they settle down.Nvidia stock bottomed near the end of January, at around $131 per share. NVDA stock has risen about $15 from there.The price is reasonable, the prospects good. Your patience will be rewarded.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Don't Regret Buying Nvidia Stock Twice appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In the past two years, there has been a battle between new and old tech. Old dogs like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) needed to learn new tricks in order to compete in this new tech era where companies like Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) are all the rage. The aforementioned two did but some like IBM (NASDAQ:IBM) still are trying to make the turn. The cloud is where all tech wants to be.Nvdia (NASDAQ:NVDA) skirts the line between the new and the old tech. Last year, it caught the attention of Wall Street as the new king of the chip jungle. But since its peak of $290 per share last October, it got cut in more than half. And even through yesterday, not many were suggesting any reason to own it. This, to me, was a sign to dip my toe in the Nvidia stock waters.When management guided down in January, they set the default consensus that NVDA stock is doomed, so they caused the stock to run out of incremental sellers. This is the same as saying that the weak hands are all out already. When that happens, usually a stock will need significantly worse new reasons to fall further.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis notion is proven right today, as the stock is rallying on relatively bad news. Last night NVDA reported earnings and they missed on a few metrics, yet they beat on revenue and earnings, and the stock rose on the headline. Investors now believe that they are rectifying the sales mix that plagued them last year. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher Fundamentally, Nvidia stock at $290 was very frothy. But when it fell from grace, it became a bargain compared to what it was before. It now sports a trailing-12-months price-to-earnings ratio of 21 and for a growth company that is very reasonable. Compare this to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), AMZN or Chipotle (NYSE:CMG). These wall street darlings' P/E are 133, 80 and 96 respectively.If you compare NVDA to its competitors, it is twice as expensive as Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) but more than three times cheaper than Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). So any which way you consider it, it's not grossly over priced. Owning it here means that I would be buying value for it to appreciate over time.Part of what caused its demise was its ties to the Crypto-craze of 2018. Speculators used its chips to mine bitcoins and other Crypto-currencies. But since the prices of those collapsed, that made mining them a losing proposition. NVDA suffered sales mix issues that dragged sentiment down as a whole. Add to this that overall the markets last year were hideous then it was normal to over-react on the downside just like they did on the upside.By now, these ties to bitcoin are dead and traders can fall back in love with NVDA's core competency once more. This is a momentum stock, as you can clearly see from the 12-month price range, so it won't give us clear entry points. All I know is that over time, stocks of quality companies will rise. So this is a relatively safe spot to buy a starter position of NVDA stock. If I already own it, depending on my base price I could add to it to average down.For those who use options, I like to sell puts below support levels to generate income. This means that I commit to buying the shares below and if it indeed falls then I buy them at that price. Otherwise I would have generated income out of thin air.Another way to use options is to sell covered calls. So if I own shares I can create my own dividends. This hedges my longs a bit by betting against my asset. Some even like to buy the shares for the purpose of writing calls against them.The bottom line is that Nvida is a great American company and it is working its way back into Wall Street's favor. Currently there are a lot of analysts who have a "hold" rating on the stock, so some of them may want to rejoin the bull herd and upgrade the stock. It currently trades well below their average price target around $188.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Nvidia Reaction Speaks Volumes -- Here's How To Trade It appeared first on InvestorPlace.