99.25 -1.61 (-1.60%)
Pre-Market: 4:01AM EDT
|Bid||99.27 x 800|
|Ask||99.95 x 1300|
|Day's Range||99.42 - 101.11|
|52 Week Range||68.02 - 102.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||68.19|
|Earnings Date||Jul 19, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.68%)|
|1y Target Est||111.06|
Jun.18 -- Google is trying to break in to the medical field and it might be able to with its new AI technology. By analyzing medical records, the company is able to predict outcomes such as the duration of your hospital stay and even your odds of dying. Bloomberg's Mark Bergen has more on "What'd You Miss?"
Airbnb Inc. became one of the most high-profile technology companies to publicly condemn the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from parents accused of illegally crossing the U.S. border. In a joint statement, founders Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia described immigration officials’ practices as “heartless, cruel, immoral” and counter to American values. Over the weekend, several lawmakers, human rights organizations and celebrities slammed the White House for separating migrant families with children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Some people became angry about Microsoft's cloud collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Microsoft said that an employee did it and that it was a mistake. The company said it urges Congress to make law that stops the government from separating immigrant children from their parents.
The word on Wall Street - from the mouths of several top analysts - is that the market still has some serious room to run. And quality stock picks should be much better rewarded going forward than they have on average through the first half of 2018. For instance, Tony Dwyer, chief market strategist at Canaccord Genuity, believes earnings will rise to record levels by the end of the year. He has upped his 2018 operating-earnings forecast for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock forecast to $160 per share, from $155 previously. "Throughout this cycle, each intermediate-term correction feels like the fundamental and tactical backdrop is at risk, only to ultimately realize that positive influences that drive our core thesis still exist," he wrote in a recent report. We turned to TipRanks' revamped Stock Screener to see which stocks top analysts are betting on right now. These stock picks tend to feature big growth potential over the coming months. We specifically filtered for stocks with a "Strong Buy" consensus rating from the best-performing analysts. By looking at analyst ratings since 2009, we can pinpoint the outperforming analysts with the highest success rate and average return. The following 10 stocks stood out as particularly compelling top analyst stock picks. Let's take a look. SEE ALSO: 25 Blue-Chip Stocks Mutual Fund Managers Love Most
Earlier in the series, we discussed Oracle’s (ORCL) position in the IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) spaces and compared its market share, revenue, and growth rate to those of its peers. Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS cloud offerings revenue, despite being at a smaller base of ~$416 million, has grown less than the revenues of top players such as Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Google (GOOG). While Google has reported growth of 120%, Microsoft’s cloud offerings have grown 98% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
A whole range of industries are on the cusp of introducing blockchain, and just about every enterprise will be using it in the years to come, said Microsoft Azure's chief tech officer.
Microsoft Corp. scrubbed an online reference to its work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the agency faces criticism for its role in separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border. On Jan. 24, Tom Keane, a Microsoft executive, wrote a blog post about new contracts with the U.S. Air Force and ICE for the company’s Azure cloud-computing service. On Monday, Bloomberg News asked Microsoft about the work, and the removal of that section of the blog.
Think the 56% advance Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) shares have dished out over the course of the past 12 months means BABA stock has no more room to run? Wells Fargo analyst Ken Sena doesn’t agree. It’s a largely overlooked facet of Alibaba, which is most often likened to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) because of its e-commerce presence.
Domestic dividend funds are still growing. Thanks in part to significant amounts of cash repatriated back to the U.S. following the recent tax cuts, S&P 500 member firms are boosting payouts. “From the start of the year through May 18, 187 companies have either increased or initiated a dividend, the second-highest number through the first five months of the year since 2011,” reports CNBC, citing S&P Dow Jones Indices.