All Posts Tagged With: "AAPL"

(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

(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...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(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 | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon to Acquire Goodreads

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has announced that it will acquire Goodreads, a book recommendation site that helps its readers to find and share books of their choice, for an undisclosed sum. Launched in Jan 2007 by Otis Chandler and...

17Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ORCL) Will Q1 Provide the Earnings Growth Bottom? – Earnings Outlook

The first quarter 2013 earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take another three weeks for the reporting cycle to heat up. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

15Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ORCL) Economic Data Turns Market Bearish – Earnings Preview

The market’s mood appears to have shifted following the recent run of weak economic data, with investors grudgingly acknowledging that the economy may not be in as good a shape as everybody had expected. May be it’s the typical seasonal weakness that we have become accustomed to in recent years,...

7Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(INTC) Intel on a Hiring Spree

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp’s (INTC) media group plans to hire 60 engineers experienced in cloud computing, user interface design and security to prepare itself for the launch of its...

4Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IGT) International Game Technology to Showcase New Games

International Game Technology (IGT) will showcase its upcoming games and systems at the Indian Gaming 2013 Tradeshow and Convention from Mar 26-27 in Phoenix, Ariz. IGT will display its full product portfolio that...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ORCL) Will an Earnings Growth Bottom Arrive in 2013’s First Quarter?

The first quarter 2013 earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take another three weeks for the reporting cycle to heat up. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XLF) Stock Market News for March 19, 2013 – Market News

Benchmarks declined for the second day in a row following news that Cyprus is on the brink of a financial crisis and needs to be bailed out. These developments rekindled fears of the Euro Zone crisis among investors. Financial stocks were the worst hit among the top ten S&P 500 industry groups...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LTD) Retail Industry Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell these in smaller quantities to customers through retail shops or online. As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic indicator. As...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ORCL) A Breather Before Q1 Earnings Deluge – Earnings Preview

The first quarter earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take a few more weeks for the reporting cycle to get into high gear. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(M) eCommerce Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The Electronic Commerce, or e-commerce, industry is one of the most progressive sectors of the economy. The industry is evolving very rapidly, so data collection and evaluation are particularly difficult. Consequently, one has to rely largely on surveys by both government and private agencies. According...

18Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Office 365 Makes Gains in Healthcare Sector

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Office 365 is gaining traction in the healthcare sector with organizations such as FHI 360, Gwinnett Hospital System, Kindred Healthcare Inc. and Mihills Webb Medical...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” has launched two new apps: the TI-Nspire App and TI-Nspire CAS App for Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPad. TI is putting together...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(INTC) Intel to Launch Internet TV Service

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp. (INTC) recently announced its plans to launch an Internet-based TV service and an accompanying set-top box. The company said that Intel’s TV service...

27Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BBY) Can Best Buy Combat ‘Showrooming’?

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), which is slated to report its fourth-quarter results on February 28, has had a tough year. The retailer had a disappointing third quarter. Earnings per share dropped from the year-ago quarter figure of 47...

23Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CHL) 4G LTE to Dominate Chinese Telecom

Research firm IHS iSuppli predicts that 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) will propel the next phase of growth in the Chinese telecom space on account of which China Mobile Limited (CHL) will have a significant lead over its rivals based...

22Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon Cloud Player in Ford Vehicles

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) recently announced that its Cloud Player can now stream music wirelessly through Ford Motors Co.’s (F) SYNC Applink-equipped vehicles. Owners...

16Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Teams Up with Huawei

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that it is teaming up with Chinese telecom giant Huawei to release a low-cost Windows Phone 8 in Africa. Microsoft expects the phone to strengthen its position...

15Feb2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(NOK) Nokia Analyst Upgrades Shares to Outperform

We are upgrading our recommendation on Nokia Corp. (NOK) to Outperform based on the company’s fourth quarter of 2012 financial results, which significantly outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimates. Why the Upgrade Nokia’s...

7Feb2013 | | Comments Off | 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 (...

24Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(JPM) Fourth Quarter Earnings Largely Uneventful Thus Far – Earnings Trends

The fourth quarter earnings season hasn’t been that eventful thus far even though we have results from 67 S&P 500 companies already (as of Friday, January 18th). The reason is that expectations for this earnings season were set by the very weak third quarter reporting season. Given those low...

22Jan2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(NYT) Publishing Industry Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The U.S. publishing industry has been grappling with sinking advertising revenue for a long time, and global economic setbacks have only worsened the situation. The downturn in the publishing industry came in the wake of declining print readership as more readers prefer free online news, thereby making...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com Enhances Cloud Music Service

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), recently launched a new music service, Amazon AutoRip, in a bid to expand its Cloud music offerings to better compete with rivals like Apple Inc....

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NCR) NCR Makes Mobile Shopping Easy

NCR Corp. (NCR) is making shopping easy for the customers of Woodman’s Food Markets, a Wisconsin-based grocery chain. Under an agreement signed a few months back, NCR agreed to provide its Mobile Shopper solution to Woodman’s stores...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ATVI) Activision Blizzard’s Skylanders Sets Record

Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) publishing division recently announced that according to data available from market research firm NPD group, the Skylanders franchise has crossed the coveted $500 million milestone...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(STX) Seagate Releases Mobile Wireless Storage Device

Hard disk manufacturer Seagate Corporation (STX) has come up with a mobile wireless storage device: Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage. The new product was announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. This particular...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued