According to Apple (AAPL), AR (augmented reality) is a big idea akin to the Smartphone. When Apple compares something to the Smartphone, it’s a big deal.
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is gearing up to launch the Pixel 2, an upgraded version of its high-end Pixel Smartphone. The original Pixel launched in October 2016.
Amazon’s (AMZN) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin was 9% in 2016. The company yielded EBITDA of $12.8 billion.
On June 16, 2017, Facebook (FB) stock was trading at $150.64, 0.24% below its 20-day moving average of $151.
Alphabet’s (GOOG) balance sheet reflects total debt of $3.9 billion. The company has reported total capital of ~$148.9 billion. If we work out its total debt-to-total capital ratio, we arrive at 3%.
Facebook is believed to be exploring monetization options beyond advertising for WhatsApp, one of its popular digital assets. WhatsApp boasts more than 1.2 billion monthly users.
Snap (SNAP) stock rose 3% after Time Warner (TWX) announced that it would be investing $100 million in Snapchat content.
Apple extended its protracted legal fight against Qualcomm on Tuesday, June 20, arguing that Qualcomm’s business model violates patent law.
Computing chip developer Advanced Micro Devices began selling its new generation of high-performance processors for data centers on June 20.
Apple has recruited two Hollywood television executives from Sony—Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg—to compete in the original content business.
Square (SQ) is trading at a price-to-book value of 14.2x.
Several analysts have weighed in on Square (SQ) stock since the company reported 1Q17 earnings and held its first investor day as a public company.
On May 30, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square, sold 309,000 shares in the company at an average price of $22.7 per share.
At its investor meeting last month, Square (SQ) portrayed itself as a company in the early stages of a long-term growth cycle.
Beyond processing transactions for merchants, Square (SQ) also supplies business loans to its merchant customers through a service called Square Capital.
Square (SQ) is one of the peer-to-peer (or P2P) payment service providers set to face stiffer competition as Apple (AAPL) enters the market.
On June 14, 2017, Sprint stock was trading at $8.14. Its stock was trading 2.3% below its 20-day moving average of $8.33, and 2.6% below its 50-day moving average of $8.36.
In a June 14, 2017, survey of 29 brokerage companies, 10% of the analysts gave Sprint a “buy” rating, while 62% of the analysts rated it as a “hold.” The remaining 28% of recommendations on the stock were for a “sell” rating.
Based on the 1H17 RootScore report for Colorado Springs, Sprint won or shared the top position in all six network performance categories—overall performance, network reliability, network speed, data, call performance, and text performance.
On June 14, 2017, Sprint’s (S) market capitalization was ~$32.5 billion. On that date, Sprint traded at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~5.7x.