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(AAPL) Will Your Investment Stand the Test of “T.I.M.E.”?

Last year, the S&P 500 index was up 31.8%. The forecast for 2014 varies, but most analysts seem to think gains will be in the 10% range.

There are four sectors that I believe are poised for gains similar to last year. My acronym “T.I.M.E.” is an easy way to remember them.

The...

13Mar2014 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Will Your Investment Stand the Test of “T.I.M.E.”? | Continued

(AAPL) T-Mobile Hikes iPhone Rates

The fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) recently decided to hike the installment payment rates of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 by $50,...

14Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) T-Mobile Hikes iPhone Rates | Continued

(DELL) Dell Posts Bleak First Quarter Earnings

Dell Inc. (DELL) delivered first-quarter 2014 earnings of 21 cents per share, way below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 34 cents.

Revenues

The company reported revenues of $14.1 billion in the reported...

17May2013 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell Posts Bleak First Quarter Earnings | Continued

(DELL) Dell Finalizes Icahn’s Stake

The board of Dell Inc. (DELL) has fixed the ownership stake of Carl Icahn and his associate entities to not more than 10.0% of the company’s shares.

This deal also covers shareholders other than Ichan, who would jointly...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell Finalizes Icahn’s Stake | Continued

(AAPL) Is Facebook Fatigue Here to Stay?

Latest quarterly results from bellwether Apple Inc. (AAPL) have shown how precariously placed the technology company is at the moment. Once the darling of the markets, many believe that the best days of the iPhone maker are over for...

26Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Is Facebook Fatigue Here to Stay? | Continued

(DELL) DELL Downgraded to Strong Sell

On Apr 4, 2013, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dell Inc. (DELL) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

Why the Downgrade?

Dell has witnessed some downward estimate revisions after posting mediocre fourth-quarter...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (DELL) DELL Downgraded to Strong Sell | Continued

(AAPL) Electronic Arts’ SimCity to be Released for Mac

Electronic Arts (EA) is set to release the Mac version of its popular game SimCity on Jun 11. The game will be available through retail outlets and Origin (EA’s direct-to-consumer digital download service).

The PC...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Electronic Arts’ SimCity to be Released for Mac | Continued

(AAPL) T-Mobile Drives Subscriber Growth

T-Mobile USA – the fourth-largest telecom carrier in the U.S. and also a business arm of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG – reported an improvement in subscriber growth in the ongoing financial quarter.

T-Mobile USA gained 3,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2013 as compared with...

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(AAPL) Apple Receives Favorable International Trade Commission Ruling

Apple (AAPL) has reportedly received a favorable preliminary ruling from the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) in a patent infringement case against Samsung.

The ITC ruled that Samsung has infringed Apple’s patents...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Apple Receives Favorable International Trade Commission Ruling | Continued

(DELL) Dell Closer to Buyout

Amid all the negative outcomes of macro uncertainty and the PC market slowdown, the recent talk of the town seems to be the leveraged buyout (LBO) of the world’s third largest PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL). As per Bloomberg, Dell is...

9Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell Closer to Buyout | Continued

(AAPL) Earnings Season Looks Presentable

The fourth quarter earnings season is in full swing and the overall tone of earnings reports thus far has been quite reassuring – we have yet to see the ugly numbers many of us had started fearing in the run up to this reporting season.

The focus today is on Apple’s (

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(DELL) Dell’s New Device for Accessing Data

Dell Inc. (DELL) has come up with a new solution that is expected to take cloud client computing to a new high. This particular technology from the computer maker will help end users to manage activities related to their professional...

23Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell’s New Device for Accessing Data | Continued

(AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview

The fourth quarter reporting season gets into high gear this week, with 253 companies coming out with quarterly results, including 83 S&P 500 companies. The earnings season thus far has been relatively uneventful, but we will have a better idea by the end of this week; by then we will have seen...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview | Continued

(AAPL) Android: The Next King of Tablets?

Market research intelligence firm ABI Research’s new report claims that Android-based tablets are eating away at the iPad’s market share at a rapid rate. Though Apple (AAPL) continued to maintain...

4Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Android: The Next King of Tablets? | Continued

(AAPL) Stock Market News for November 26, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks rallied on Black Friday propelled by encouraging economic reports from China and Germany. Volumes were at their lowest this year, owing to a holiday-shortened trading session. U.S. stocks registered their best weekly performance since June. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 posted its second best...

2Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Stock Market News for November 26, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(DELL) Gale Technologies Acquired by Dell

After its third quarter results and fourth quarter outlook drove its stock toward a three-year low, Dell Inc. (DELL) announced its sixth acquisition of the year. The acquisition of privately-held Gale Technologies, unlike the preceding...

20Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Gale Technologies Acquired by Dell | Continued

(DELL) Dell Closes Quest Acquisition

Dell Inc. (DELL) recently closed the acquisition of Quest Software for $2.4 billion or $28 a share. The process of buying this company was initiated in July 2012, when Dell edged out its competitors and other bidders to acquire the...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell Closes Quest Acquisition | Continued

(AAPL) Electronic Arts Unveils New Game for iPhone 5

Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is expanding its mobile product portfolio for Apple’s (AAPL) iOS platform. EA recently gave a live demo...

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(AAPL) Will Apple iPhone 5 Drive Wireless Growth?

In a technology driven world, it has become a prerequisite for the telecom carriers to upgrade themselves lest they fall behind. Future growth of the telecom industry, dominated by the U.S., depends on the wireless segment as subscribers are discontinuing landlines and moving to wireless connections.

This...

8Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Will Apple iPhone 5 Drive Wireless Growth? | Continued

(AAPL) Stock Market News for September 13, 2012 – Market News

Markets got an initial upward push after a German court allowed the nation to ratify the Euro region’s rescue fund. However, cautiousness about the Fed’s upcoming meeting kept gains in check. The blue-chip and S&P 500 indexes touched new multi-year highs during the initial hour. Eventually,...

13Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Stock Market News for September 13, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(AAPL) Taking Bernanke’s Temperature

With the economic calendar relatively on the quiet side this week, attention will be on Ben Bernanke as the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole meeting gets underway. The market will be looking for clues in Bernanke’s speech this Friday about another round of bond purchases, setting the stage the stage...

28Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Taking Bernanke’s Temperature | Continued

(AAPL) Sales Ban on Apple and Samsung Items

The Seoul Central District Court of South Korea banned both Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung from selling some of their devices, according to Bloomberg. The South Korean court ruled that both companies were guilty of infringing on each...

28Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Sales Ban on Apple and Samsung Items | Continued

(AAPL) Samsung Electronics Launches New Tablet

Samsung Electronics Co. launched its new tablet Galaxy Note 10.1 in the U.S., Great Britain and South Korea, and promised a worldwide launch in the not-too-distant future.

Samsung’s new tablet will compete directly with Apple’s (AAPL)...

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(DELL) Dell Reports Mediocre Second Quarter

Dell Inc. (DELL) delivered earnings of 50 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 45 cents. Following the earnings release, the company’s share price dropped in extended U.S. trading...

27Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (DELL) Dell Reports Mediocre Second Quarter | Continued

(AAPL) Apple Set to Buy AuthenTec

Apple Inc. (AAPL) recently announced its intention to acquire Melbourne, Florida-based mobile and network security provider AuthenTec Inc. (AUTH) for approximately...

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(AAPL) Company News for July 6, 2012 – Corporate Summary

•    Netflix, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings said that for the first time the company’s streaming service recorded over 1 billion hours last month. The announcement helped the Netflix shares gain 13.4%

•    Reports that...

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(AAPL) Guide to the 25 Cheapest ETFs – ETF News And Commentary

There are several factors that influence the decision of selecting an ETF for investment. Such factors include the past performance, holdings, sector exposure and concentration. Beyond these examples, expenses can also play an important role in the decision making process as well.

The expense...

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(AAPL) Amazon Beats Big on Top and Bottom

For the second time this week, one of the world’s biggest and most well known companies blew past quarterly expectations at a time when many were doubtful. On Tuesday it was Apple (AAPL), and today it was Amazon...

29Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Amazon Beats Big on Top and Bottom | Continued

(AAPL) Company News for March 20, 2012 – Corporate Summary

•    Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) crossed $600 for the first time after the iPad and iPhone maker announced a dividend payout of $2.65 per share coupled with a share buyback program worth $10 billion

•    Target Corporation...

2Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Company News for March 20, 2012 – Corporate Summary | Continued

(AAPL) Spectrum: A Wireless Game Changer

The present wireless market is ready for the incipient boom in the wireless data space with expanding broadband services. Data traffic is growing in leaps and bounds and has more than doubled over the last three years.

As a result, U.S. carriers are finding it increasingly difficult to manage...

1Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (AAPL) Spectrum: A Wireless Game Changer | Continued