|Bid||0.00 x 5000|
|Ask||0.00 x 5000|
|Day's Range||977.00 - 990.00|
|52 Week Range||621.00 - 990.00|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.27|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||27.40 (2.83%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 27, 2019|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
CES is finally over, but there’s no time to rest if you’re a mega-corporation like Samsung. The company just revealed two new smartphones in Las Vegas (including a best of CES winner), but now we're getting details about devices that Samsung is expected to show off before our next big trade show, MWC. The Galaxy S20 should be Samsung's new flagship line, and they are also expected to announce a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip.
Leaked photos of Samsung's next flagship phone are causing a stir in the tech community. Yahoo Finance Tech Editor Dan Howley joins The Final Round to discuss the leak, what it reveals, and how the upcoming device could compete with rival brands.
At Samsung's Developer Conference in San Jose, the company gave us a first look at its One UI 2 mobile phone operating system, a Galaxy Fold compact design and a whole new line of Galaxy notebooks.
This might be the biggest screen you have ever seen.... In this year's consumer technology expo in Las Vegas, tech companies are competing for new screen technology. Samsung revealed a 292-inch television calling it "The Wall". CNET's Editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo says this product opens doors for giant TV screens with high resolution. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CNET EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CONNIE GUGLIELMO SAYING: "We're seeing massive television sets that you might not buy or I might not buy, I mean, talking about the size of walls, but what that tells us is that in the future, the ability to manufacture those things on a large scale is possible." Rotating screens are also on display in this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Then there is the Sero, Samsung's latest gizmo - a TV designed for the mobile generation. The screen automatically flips from a standard wide-screen TV into vertical portrait mode as you rotate your phone. Samsung's National Product Trainer Jason Baruck says consumers would be able to view videos on mobile apps. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JASON BARUCK, NATIONAL PRODUCT TRAINER, HOME ENTERTAINMENT, SAMSUNG, SAYING: "Now we're looking at having a product meant for a completely different user -- the Millennial, the heavy social media connoisseur, and the person who's very attached to their mobile device." Then there's the world's first foldable Windows machine. Lenovo pioneered the ThinkPad X1 - a desktop computer, laptop and a tablet - all in one. The company's Segment manager Mike Ripp explains how the gadget folds. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MIKE RIPP, X1 SEGMENT MANAGER AT LENOVO, SAYING: "If I'm in other situations where it's a little bit tight for space or something like that, you know, I don't necessarily need the keyboard. I can fold it and now I have a smaller laptop that I can use on my lap. The foldable PC is expected to be on sale later this year and will retail for just under 2,500 US dollars. Chinese technology company Royole also turned heads, unveiling its 'AMOLED' ultra-thin flexible screen that can be attached to everything from handbags and top hats to a smartspeaker. Industry experts say these new screens are not ready for mainstream yet but companies are definitely trying to bring these prototypes into our homes.
Engadget Editor-in-Chief Dana Wollman joins Yahoo FInance’s Seana Smith to discuss some of the latest and greatest tech products at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Samsung says it may see its fourth-quarter profits plunge by more than 30 percent but the electronics giant is feeling a bit more optimistic for 2020. Samsung said Wednesday (8 January 2020) that fall was expected and its actually not as bad as analysts feared. That news sent the company's share up 2.2 percent in morning trade. Earnings from chips and mobile devices are doing better than expected. Premium smartphone sales were boosted as well. Analysts say Samsung has Huawei to thank in part. Huawei has suffered losses as a U.S. campaign pushing allies to boycott its gear takes a toll and Samsung has scooped up some of that business. Even still, 2019 marks Samsung's steepest decline in a decade. Profit fell 53 percent from the year before while phones were strong through 2019. Samsung is the world's biggest maker of memory chips and that sector faced steep challenges last year. A weak global economy and a market awash in supply drove down chip prices and that meant red across the balance sheets. U.S.-China trade war also took a bite out of demand for tech products and signs it could cool off, may give Samsung hope. New smartphones running next-generation 5G tech may also help lift global demand for Samsung products this year. The company will publish detailed earnings in late January.
Jan.07 -- Robert Maire, president of consulting firm Semiconductor Advisors, talk about the outlook for the industry and Samsung Electronics Co.’s financial results. Samsung's quarterly earnings beat estimates after memory chip prices began to climb out of a persistent downturn. Maire speaks with Kathleen Hays and Haidi Stroud-Watts on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
The Bank of Korea, in its first such announcement this year, said that the "sluggishness" in the domestic economy has eased. The United States and the People's Republic of China agreement on phase one of their trade deal is set to bring further recovery to the semiconductor business, the bank said. The move is in line with wider expectations, as all but one of the 22 analysts polled earlier by Bloomberg had anticipated no rate cut from the bank.
IFI Claims, a company that tracks patent activity in the US, released its annual tally of IP work today underscoring that theme: it noted that 2019 saw a new high-watermark of 333,530 patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Indeed, the fact that one of the oldest tech companies, IBM, is also the biggest patent filer almost seems ironic in that regard.
Capex trends, chip demand and IT spending commentary are among the things to watch as dozens of tech companies report this earnings season.
(Bloomberg) -- With tech earnings looming this month, investor attention is zeroing in on some of Asia’s largest chipmakers. And there’s reason for it: the sector’s influence on the region’s stocks has kept on growing.Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is set to report fourth-quarter results Thursday, potentially hitting record revenue of more than $10.2 billion and its highest quarterly gross margins since 2018, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Charles Shum said in a Jan. 7 preview. TSMC shares are up more than 4% this month and touched an intraday high Tuesday.“Many of TSMC’s customers such as Huawei, Qualcomm and Mediatek are quickening their pace of adopting cutting-edge processes to prepare for the launch of 5G mobile devices,” Shum said in the report.Rival Samsung Electronics Co. releases its final results Jan. 30. Preliminary figures announced earlier this month showed quarterly earnings beat estimates as global chip prices have shown signs of escaping a protracted slump.The two chipmaking behemoths are the No. 3 and 4 largest stocks in the MSCI Asia Pacific Index and also key contributors to the growing influence of technology names in the gauge. The industry now accounts for almost 15% of the regional gauge, up from 12% at the start of 2019. Internet giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have the highest weightings in the index.Managers of emerging-market stocks have increased their exposure to semiconductor shares to a record 7.3%, making of it the largest overweight by sector, according to Steven Holden, an analyst at Smartkarma Holdings Pte. Taiwan and South Korean equity overweights also hit a peak, with TSMC among the most favorite companies, it said.Despite all the positives, one potential question mark for TSMC remains Huawei Technologies Co. Tighter export restrictions on the Chinese company by the U.S. would make some of TSMC’s technologies unshippable to Huawei, analysts led by Mark Li at Sanford C. Bernstein wrote in a Jan. 8 note. While the actual impact on revenue is expected to be in the low single digits and TSMC will be able to pivot to other customers, a short-term impact is “inevitable as share shifts and supply-chain realignment take time.”But overall, the outlook for the semiconductor industry is positive on growth drivers including new 5G technology adoption, internet of things momentum, robust data center demand and even new game console launches, Credit Suisse analysts Randy Abrams and Haas Liu said in a Jan. 13 report.“Stocks are recovering from the prior decade’s de-rating and returning to pre-crisis valuations that can sustain,” the analysts said. The main risk? With higher valuations after a strong 2019 rally, any disappointment from product cycle ramps or macro shocks could lead to potential short-term pullbacks, they added.Stock-Market SummaryMSCI Asia Pacific Index up 0.2%Japan's Topix index up 0.3%; Nikkei 225 up 0.7%Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index down 0.3%; Hang Seng China Enterprises down 0.4%; Shanghai Composite down 0.1%; CSI 300 down 0.2%Taiwan's Taiex index up 0.5%South Korea's Kospi index up 0.3%; Kospi 200 up 0.4%Australia's S&P/ASX 200 up 0.8%; New Zealand’s S&P/NZX 50 up 0.7%India's S&P BSE Sensex Index little changed; NSE Nifty 50 little changedSingapore's Straits Times Index up 0.5%; Malaysia’s KLCI down 0.7%; Philippine Stock Exchange Index down 0.5%; Jakarta Composite up 0.2%; Thailand's SET little changed; Vietnam's VN Index up 0.2%S&P 500 e-mini futures little changed after index closed up 0.7% in last session(Adds Smartkarma comments in sixth paragraph, stock-summary section)\--With assistance from Cormac Mullen, Abhishek Vishnoi and Moxy Ying.To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Lam in Hong Kong at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lianting Tu, Cecile VannucciFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Chip suppliers and others are benefiting as smartphone camera counts rise and camera penetration rates grow in other markets.
South Korea’s leading business dynasties built wealth and power as they drove the country from postwar ruin to among the world’s biggest economies. “Compared with 20 years ago when my parents set up the company, the value of our shares has gone up so much there is no way I can pay the huge inheritance tax without bending the rules,” said the middle-aged chief executive of one industrial group. Thanks to a 50 per cent rate that rises to 65 per cent if the beneficiary becomes the biggest shareholder of the family business, the heirs to the country’s top 25 companies face a combined bill of $21bn, according to data from research group CEO Score.
Sonatrach has awarded an EPC&PM contract for a grassroots refinery to a joint venture of Samsung Engineering and Tecnicas Reunidas. PHOTO SOURCE: Samsung Engineering
The XCover Pro, which is officially launching today, is a mid-range $499 phone for first-line workers like flight attendants, construction workers or nurses. While Samsung is aiming this phone at the enterprise market, the company tells us that it will also sell it to individual customers. As Samsung stressed during our briefing, the phone is meant for all-day use in the field, with a 4,050 mAh replaceable battery (yes, you read that right, you can replace the battery just like on phones from a few years ago).
South Korea's Samsung Group, whose leader faces trials over a bribery scandal involving former president Park Geun-hye, has appointed external experts to a new oversight panel to stamp out criminal conduct, the chief of the committee said on Thursday. The move came after a judge overseeing Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee's bribery case in October criticized the top conglomerate for its lack of an effective compliance system, saying one was needed to prevent wrongdoing by executives and its leader. "The timing Samsung chose to make these changes is not that great... and if this committee fails, I will end up hugely disgraced," said Kim Ji-hyung, a former supreme court judge named to head the compliance and oversight committee, told a news conference.
At CES, perhaps the most exciting glimpse of this smart future came from Samsung’s Ballie, a tennis ball-shaped robot akin to the rolling BB-8 droid in the newest Star Wars films. Unlike current assistants such as the Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri, which wait passively for instructions, Ballie responds proactively to its owner’s mood, activity and specific needs. Hyun-Suk Kim, chief executive of Samsung’s consumer electronics division, said he wanted to begin the new decade with a vision of “personalised” robots, marking the end of “one-size-fits-all” tech.
Samsung plans to diversify earnings. Samsung’s spread of current businesses meant it still beat expectations. A $2,000 foldable phone and flagship Galaxy Note 10 will have boosted average sales prices.
The biggest things in displays at CES in Las Vegas this year, and we're talking about size here, are LG's OLED Wave — a decorative booth array of 200 55-inch flexible screens stretching 82 feet — and Samsung's The Wall, a television screen that lacks a bezel and can be assembled like wall tiles to be as big as 292in in size. While 8K is getting some buzz at the show, with Samsung and LG both announcing a range of TVs capable of showing it, the format seems set for a lengthy adoption period before content catches up. Only Japan's NHK has begun broadcasting in 8K and that move seems tied to the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Stock futures are mixed; Iranian missiles strike two American military bases in Iraq; a Boeing 737-800 crashes in Iran, killing all 176 on board; Walgreens and Lennar report earnings.
Samsung's annual profit is likely to be the weakest in four years, but a softer-than-expected fourth quarter decline points to a long-anticipated rebound in global chip markets.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> on Wednesday said quarterly operating profit likely fell at a milder pace than analysts forecast, indicating memory chip prices bottomed out and strengthening hope of recovery from an industry downturn. The announcement sent Samsung's share price up 2.2% in morning trade, bucking the wider market's <.KS11> 0.8% fall, with cross-town chip rival SK Hynix Inc <000660.KS> also up over 5%. Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, has seen earnings drop since late 2018 as a weak global economy curbed spending by data center customers while rising inventories squeezed prices, ending a two-year industry boom.
Samsung Electronics projected a fifth straight quarterly decline in profit but that guidance was better than expectations, with analysts forecasting a rebound this year in the memory chip market as the rollout of 5G smartphones and new data centres boost demand. The world’s largest maker of memory chips and smartphones estimated its operating profit for the last three months of 2019 at Won7.1tn ($6.1bn), down 34 per cent from a year earlier. Full-year operating profit suffered its biggest percentage drop in at least a decade, the South Korean company said, falling 53 per cent in 2019 to Won27.7tn, the lowest since 2015.