|Bid||0.00 x 2900|
|Ask||0.00 x 3000|
|Day's Range||46.90 - 48.00|
|52 Week Range||34.38 - 57.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.12|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.20 (2.40%)|
|1y Target Est||56.22|
Applied Materials (AMAT) is witnessing the impact of the AI and big data era with strong growth in the cloud market. During its fiscal second-quarter earnings call, AMAT’s CEO, Gary Dickerson, stated that CSPs (cloud service providers) have significantly increased their capital investments. The top seven CSPs increased their capital spending by 40.0% YoY (year-over-year) in 2017 compared to 30.0% YoY in 2016.
U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday in a broad-based decline, hurt by concerns over the strong dollar and Turkey's currency crisis, as well as the trade tensions with U.S. trading partners that have dominated the first half of 2018. While the lira continues to pull back from record lows against the dollar, Turkey on Wednesday doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco in retaliation to U.S. moves.
For years, U.S. tech giants have lobbied for more highly skilled foreign workers to join in their hiring sprees. According to numbers crunched by the National Foundation for American Policy, these companies are finally getting a boost in lottery-based H-1B visas.
In this final part of the series, we’ll analyze NXP Semiconductors (NXPI). We’ve already looked at Intel (INTC), Nvidia (NVDA), Qualcomm (QCOM), and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2018 / U.S. equities snapped losses on Tuesday, as panic over Turkey’s currency eased and market participants focused on upbeat corporate earnings and strong economic ...
Verizon (VZ) is in talks with Apple and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google to provide television service on its 5G network. This service would be introduced when it launches in parts of California later this year, Bloomberg reported, citing a confidential source. Verizon’s first commercial 5G network is expected to go live in Sacramento, California, before the end of the year.
The technology industry is currently undergoing a major transition to the data economy, and semiconductors lie at the heart of technology. This encouraged Applied Materials (AMAT) to increase its R&D (research and development) efforts in new materials, new device architectures, and new node shrink techniques. Advanced technologies are material- and capital-intensive, enabling AMAT to generate higher returns from its R&D investments. It uses technologies like e-beam to measure, understand, and inspect new materials and structures.
Advanced Micro Devices has not declared any dividends in the period we’re covering. Advanced Micro Devices’ revenue grew 46% to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2018. Its Computing and Graphics segment drove growth, followed by the Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom segment.
Investors can rummage through the cheapie bin, looking for stocks with ultralow price-earnings ratios. But buying so-called deep value stocks isn't for the faint of heart: Their shares tend to be inexpensive because of a downturn in their business, and they may not rebound soon. Yet bargain hunters aren't entirely out of luck. Banks and other financial firms, for instance, trade at an average 36% discount to Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, based on the stocks' book value (assets minus liabilities), according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Some media companies also look inexpensive, along with technology firms that aren't as pricey as the stars of the tech world but still have strong prospects. The following seven stocks are bargains you can bet on for the long term. Our picks are profitable and leaders in their fields, but their shares trade at reasonable prices because of pressures in their industry or company-specific challenges. Eventually, we think those issues will subside. And for now, investors can buy these stocks at an attractive discount to the broad market or to industry averages. That should help set up strong returns, even if the stocks' prices rise only enough to get back to long-term average valuations. SEE ALSO: The 10 Best Stocks for GOP Tax Reform
What’s New: Using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and the OpenVINO™ toolkit, Intel and Philips* tested two healthcare use cases for deep learning inference models: one on X-rays of bones for bone-age-prediction modeling, the other on CT scans of lungs for lung segmentation. In these tests, Intel and Philips achieved a speed improvement of 188 times for the bone-age-prediction model, and a 38 times speed improvement for the lung-segmentation model over the baseline measurements.
China is putting the squeeze on its gaming industry. Apple is said to be working on chips for tracking health data. Finally, Intel has announced a new set of vulnerabilities for its chips that could allow hackers to steal information from a person's computer or third-party cloud storage accounts.