All Posts Tagged With: "MSFT"

(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 | Continued

(RCS) Why the Mega-Rich Get Richer

With unemployment high and the economy still sputtering, economic insecurity in the U.S. is rampant right now. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS), the longest-running survey of its kind, reveals that the percentage of workers who feel confident they have enough for a comfortable retirement...

18Nov2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(YHOO) Can Yahoo Keep Its Users Happy?

Somebody needs to tell Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) that change isn’t always good. It’s a lesson most tech companies, including Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) – not to mention many politicians – never quite seem to learn....

30Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CSCO) Big Dividends From Across the Pond

Barron’s ran an article last week about three of the grandfathers of the tech industry: Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Microsoft...

13Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire HD Gets Apartment Guide App

Apartment Guide has launched an exclusive real estate rental app for Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle Fire HD. Apartment Guide helps millions of people look for new homes or apartments. It advertises through Internet, mobile, social...

8Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(TTWO) Video Game Sales Plunge in April

Video game retail sales plunged in Apr 2013. According to market research firm NPD, sales decreased 25.0% to $495.2 million from $630.0 million reported in Apr 2012. However, sales in dollar terms were almost half from $992.5 million reported in March and declined massively from $810.0 million reported...

1Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMAT) Applied Beats, Guidance Looks Soft

Applied Materials’ (AMAT) fiscal second quarter pro forma earnings of 17 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents, or 30.8%. Revenues were also ahead, beating by 3.5%. Increased demand in the SSG and Display segments and...

7Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Business Houses Adopt Office 365

The world’s largest software maker, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), is gaining popularity among companies like Sensia Halsovard AB, Arysta LifeScience and SEPCOIII. Previously, all these organizations deployed Google...

30Jun2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Launches Fastest Notebook GPUs

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) recently launched its latest notebook graphics processing units (GPUs), AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M. The GPUs are specially designed for ultra thin notebooks or ultrabooks as well as desktops. AMD’s...

20Jun2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NOK) Verizon Wireless to Offer Innovative Lumia

Smartphone manufacturer Nokia Corporation (NOK) is set to launch a new Lumia 928 through the largest U.S. telecom carrier, Verizon Wireless (VZ). It is believed to be...

23May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Corporation Value Alert

Texas (May 7, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a No Investment Interest rating for Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) based on a...

23May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XLK) Stock Market News for May 17, 2013 – Market News

Benchmarks ended their streak of gains after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, John Williams said the Central Bank could start tapering the monetary stimulus program this summer, if the job market continues to improve. Meanwhile, a string of discouraging domestic reports...

17May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com Expands Hardware Range

E-commerce giant Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) intends to manufacture a television set-top box (STB) to stream video content, according to Bloomberg. Amazon’s set-top box will feature Amazon’s online video offerings,...

16May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CBS) Can Aereo Change the Broadcast Game?

The signal’s still green for Aereo. Despite several legal challenges, the company which streams over-the-air TV programs from the cloud continues to grow its services. The brainchild of CEO Chaitanya (Chet) Kanojia, Aereo has worked its way around existing legislation which requires cable and satellite...

15May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NYT) Publishing Industry Stock Update – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The U.S. publishing industry has long been grappling with sinking advertising revenue, and the global economic meltdown has only worsened the situation. The downturn in the publishing industry, which has been going on for the last few years now, came in the wake of declining print readership as more...

9May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(YHOO) Yahoo Acquires Astrid Task Manager App

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recently announced the acquisition of task manager app Astrid for an undisclosed amount. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launched in 2008 and co-founded by Tim Su, Astrid is a leader in the email...

4May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Cuts Prices to Match Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) recently announced its decision to slash prices for its Windows Azure cloud services as part of an effort to better compete with Amazon‘s (AMZN)...

2May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Posts Strong Earnings

The world’s largest software company Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings just after the bell, EPS $0.72, surpassing Zacks consensus estimate of $0.67.  Revenues came in just below Zacks estimate of $20.5 billion, at $20.49 billion. Analysts were concerned...

2May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GOOG) Google Posts Mixed Earnings Results – No Breakout Numbers

Search giant/household name Google (GOOG) reported Q1 earnings after the bell Thursday, with somewhat lighter results than expected. While the headline numbers of $14 billion and earnings of nearly $11.60 per share, it’s important...

2May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(YHOO) Yahoo Remains a Strong Buy Post First Quarter

Yahoo (YHOO) reported first-quarter non-GAAP earnings that were up 11.6% sequentially and up 48.7% year-over-year, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10 cents, or 40.0%. The surprise history is also positive (35.1% in...

1May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices’ First Quarter Loss Narrower than Expected

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a loss of 13 cents per share for the first quarter of 2013, better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate 17 cents loss per share owing to solid execution and cost control management. Revenues AMD...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NOK) Nokia’s Lumia 920 Leads Windows Phone Market

Lumia 920, the flagship device of Nokia Corporation (NOK), is leading the Windows OS (operating system)-based smartphone market, dethroning Lumia 800. According to media reports, premium Windows-based phones have gained...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(INTC) What’s in Store for Intel in First Quarter Earnings?

Intel Corp. (INTC) is set to report first quarter 2013 results on Apr 16. Last quarter it posted a 6.67% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement. Growth Factors t\This...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(HAR) Harman Buys iOnRoad

Harman (HAR) recently announced that it has acquired Israel-based iOnRoad Technologies, a developer of vehicle safety software. However, Harman did not provide any monetary details of the transaction. iOnRoad...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(INTC) Intel’s First Quarter Report is a Non-Event

Intel Corp (INTC) reported first-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple of cents. Although this was far worse than the 9.1% average positive surprise it reported in the preceding...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CRUS) What’s Going on with Tech Earnings?

Today’s negative pre-announcement from Cirrus Logic (CRUS) adds to the cloudy outlook for Apple (AAPL). In many...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft and NBC Sports Collaborate

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and NBC Sports Group have announced a partnership to use Windows Azure Media Services across NBC Sports’ digital platforms. NBC Sports is the sports division of the NBC television network. The group...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) ABB Selects Microsoft Office 365

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that power and automation technology major, ABB Ltd. (ABB) chose to deploy its Office 365 and...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ERIC) LM Ericsson Telephone Company to Acquire Microsoft TV Business

LM Ericsson Telephone Company (ERIC) recently signed an agreement with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to acquire the latter’s TV solution Mediaroom business for an...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Furthers Tablet Plans

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to launch a 7-inch Surface tablet later this year to catch up with its rivals, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company launched its 10.6-inch screen Surface tablet in October last year...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued