Among the leading semiconductor suppliers to China, Intel (INTC), Qualcomm, and Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) are at the top of the list.
The Wall Street Journal has stated that it considers Intel (INTC) to be the “best suitor” for Qualcomm’s (QCOM) chip unit if the company decides to split.
China (FXI) has always been an important market for Qualcomm (QCOM). The company derives about half of its revenue from China.
Qualcomm has been under tremendous pressure by Jana Partners to separate its mobile chipsets business from the patent licensing business.
As iPhones and the Galaxy phones continue to find preference among users, Samsung is left with no other alternative but to go for the lower end of the market.
The technology industry has always taken the layoff route to reduce its costs. Employee costs form a significant part of the operating expenditure.
On July 22, Qualcomm announced its fiscal 3Q15 results. It posted revenue and non-GAAP operating income of $5.8 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively.
The pessimistic sentiments of oversupply could drag crude oil prices lower. The next support for WTI prices is seen at $44 per barrel.
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) played a vital role in contributing to the crude oil glut. It controls 40% of the global crude oil production.
The unexpected fall in crude oil inventory supported crude oil prices. The fall in US imports might have led to the fall in the US oil inventory.
NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery rose by 1.68% on July 29. The falling US crude oil inventory supported crude oil prices.
In terms of country weightings, our four Europe-focused funds, as well as their benchmark index, all invest most heavily in Britain.
In terms of portfolio composition, FHJUX deviates significantly from the benchmark MSCI Europe Index, while VEURX closely resembles it.
Between the two funds—PEUGX and PRESX—PEUGX more closely mirrors the portfolio composition of the MSCI Europe Index.
All investment vehicles come with a certain amount of risk attached. The Sharpe ratio is one measure to assess risk-adjusted returns.
To assess the performance of the four Europe-focused funds we’re looking at in this series, we’ll be using the total return measure.
The aim of this series is to provide a head-to-head comparison of four Europe-focused mutual funds. The EU’s inflation rate slowed to 0.2% in June.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell from June’s final number of 99.8 to 90.9. This drop of 8.9 points is the biggest of its kind since August 2011.
Wall Street analysts expect Alpha Natural Resources (ANRZ) to post about $844 million in revenues in 2Q15.
Southwest is among the big airlines that have come under the scanner for probable price fixing of ticket fares in order to maintain high profits.