|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||96.81 - 98.94|
|52 Week Range||68.02 - 98.94|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||79.93|
|Earnings Date||Jul 19, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.72%)|
|1y Target Est||109.26|
The MeToo movement has cast a cloud over corporate America’s penchant for secrecy on sexual harassment complaints. Tech titans Microsoft Corp. and Uber Technologies Inc., and white-shoe law firms including Munger, Tolles & Olson and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, have done away with contract clauses that forced employees to air their complaints in closed-door arbitration rather than in public. 1. Why are companies renouncing arbitration?
fortunes are much less tied to those of PC makers than they once were, suppliers of chips and hardware components used within data center gear need to worry much less than they once did about the quarterly sales of major enterprise server, storage and networking hardware vendors. This has much to do with the heavy-spending of cloud giants that often aren't keen about buying from traditional enterprise hardware vendors, but do still have quite the need for the chips, adapters, accelerator cards and controller cards made by their suppliers. It also has a bit to do with how industry trends are allowing some chipmakers to grow their enterprise revenue even as broader hardware spending is pressured.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finds itself at a crossroads. Hardware sales have slowed down, and new products have failed to match the sales numbers of the iPhone. Given the coming arrival of 5G, investors should look well beyond the near arrival of the $1-trillion market cap.
A group of iPhone users sued Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google in the United Kingdom on claims that the company had improperly collected their personal information. The group has indicated that it could seek over $1,000 in damages for each individual affected if its case against Google is successful, according to Bloomberg. The group includes 4.4 million people, which suggests that Google could face as much as a $4.3 billion claim in the privacy case.
Is Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google back to waging a price war on its cloud-computing rivals? Google recently revamped its consumer cloud storage plans, with changes including rebranding, lowering prices, and releasing brand new plans at competitive prices. The company renamed its paid consumer storage service Google One. Its free storage service will continue to be called Google Drive.
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is eating into Amazon’s (AMZN) share of the smart speaker market, according to a new report. Amazon made an early entrance into the smart speaker business, allowing it to capture the lion’s share of the global smart speaker market at a time when its competitors were still trying to figure out how to venture into the business of building speakers capable of taking and acting on voice instruction.
"I can directly trace the founding of Microsoft back to my earliest days here," Bill Gates said in a speech at Lakeside School.
The Czars are Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Between them, the Czars were worth $3.68 trillion as the stock market opened May 23. The total market cap of the Dow Jones Industrials at the end of 2017 was $6.87 trillion.
Instead some are flocking toward names with mitigated data exposure like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The bull case on Microsoft stock as a safe-haven in a privacy-concerned world is pretty straightforward. Microsoft has become a $750 billion company largely without monetizing data.
News about Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) has brought a new round of volatility. The Chinese-language internet search king saw its stock fall on news of the resignation of COO Qi Lu. While that change creates a degree of uncertainty, it also becomes a speed bump for Baidu stock.