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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel’s Prolonged Supply Shortage Good News for AMD

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock rose 12.8% between October 10 and 21 as concerns around the United States-China trade war ease.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple’s Mac Shipments Could Outpace the Global Market

    Apple’s Mac notebook shipments outperformed the global market in Q2 with 19.8% YoY growth to 3.2 million units. Global notebook PC shipments rose 0.9% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AMD EPYC Rome: It Wasn’t Built in a Day

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched the second-generation AMD EPYC Rome server CPU (central processing unit). After the news, the company’s stock rose 16% in just one day.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Led the Global PC Market at the End of Q1

    The global PC market is a mature industry whose shipments fell 3.0% YoY (year-over-year) to 58.48 million units in the first quarter of 2019, according to market research company IDC.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is HP Placed Compared to Peers in Global PC Market?

    According to research firm IDC, HP regained its top spot in the worldwide PC (personal computer) space with a market share of 22.3% at the end of Q1 2019.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Lenovo Took HP’s Top Position in the Global PC Space

    China’s Lenovo (LNVGY) has surpassed HP (HPQ) to reach the top position in the global PC (personal computers) market.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    What Dented HP’s Revenues in the Personal Systems Segment?

    HP (HPQ) had the second largest market share of 23.6% in the global PC (personal computers) market at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Apple’s MacBook Business Perform?

    According to market research company IDC, the global personal computer (or PC) market fell 0.9% year-over-year to 67.38 million units in the third quarter of 2018.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MSFT Has High Expectations for Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2

    Microsoft (MSFT) has recently launched a number of devices that show it’s serious about capturing a fair share of the PC market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MacBook Sales Estimated to Decline in Apple’s Fourth Quarter

    Gartner estimated Apple’s (AAPL) MacBook shipments at 4.9 million units in the third quarter of 2018, a decline of 8.5% year-over-year compared to 5.4 million units shipped in Q3 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    HP’s Personal Systems Revenue Rose 12% in Fiscal Q3 2018

    HP’s (HPQ) Personal Systems segment’s revenue rose 12% YoY (year-over-year) to $9.4 billion in the fiscal third quarter.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Can HPE Maintain Lead in High Performance Computing Market?

    According to Hyperion Research, the HPC market including servers was valued at $24.3 billion in 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding How Intel and China Depend on Each Other

    Intel announced $72.0 million in investments in 12 tech startups to drive its AI, cloud, IoT, and silicon technologies.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Apple’s MacBook and iPad Segments in Fiscal Q3 2018

    Apple’s (AAPL) MacBook revenue fell 5% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.33 billion in fiscal Q3 2018 compared to $5.6 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple’s Mac Sales Were Flat Last Quarter as Global PC Sales Rose

    According to Gartner, global PC shipments grew YoY (year-over-year) in the second quarter for the first time in over six years.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Inc. May Remove 5,000 Jobs as It Restructures

    HP Inc. leads the shrinking PC market. It controlled a 20.8% share of the global PC market in the first quarter, compared to Lenovo’s (LNVGY) 20.0% and Dell’s (DVMT) 16.0%.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the PC Market’s Consistent Decline Affects Microsoft

    According to Gartner, PC (personal computer) shipments in 1Q18 fell 1.4% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to 61.7 million units.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Intel Close Shop If Apple Takes Away Its Mac Business?

    Apple is exploring using its own processors in future Mac computers, thereby dropping Intel (INTC) as a chip supplier for the product, according to Bloomberg.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Examining the Market as Intel Works on 5G-Enabled PCs

    Intel (INTC) announced in February that it was collaborating with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to bring 5G (fifth generation) connectivity to Windows PCs.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Inc. Stimulates a Push for Workstation Revenues

    HPQ registered a 14.2% year-over-year increase in revenues in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is HP Optimistic about Long-Term Growth in Personal Systems?

    While total units rose 7% YoY, notebook shipments rose 8%, and desktop shipments rose 6% YoY in 1Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Examining Sony’s Love for Google Assistant

    Sony headphones getting a Google Assistant upgrade Sony (SNE) is gearing up to bring a portfolio of its older headphones to the fast lane of technology. The electronics giant recently announced that several of its older noise-canceling headphones would be made to support Google Assistant with a software update. Google Assistant, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) voice-based digital assistant, is […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Will HP’s Personal Systems Business Perform in Fiscal 2017?

    According to market research company IDC, PC (personal computer) shipments rose marginally by 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) to 70.6 million units in 4Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will HP’s Profit Margins and Dividend Yield Improve in Fiscal 2018?

    Analysts expect HP’s (HPQ) net margin to be 5.5% and its operating margin to be 7.6% in fiscal 2018.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will HP Beat Analysts’ Estimates in Fiscal 1Q18?

    HP (HPQ) plans to announce its fiscal 1Q18 results on February 22, 2018. Analysts expect it to post revenue of $13.5 billion for the quarter.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Google’s Smart Speakers Get a Boost from Built-In Screens?

    Google launched its smart assistant, Google Home, much later than Amazon’s Echo speaker, which debuted in 2015.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Apple’s MacBook Segment: Its Fiscal 1Q18 Performance

    Apple (AAPL) reported revenue of $6.9 billion from its MacBook segment, with shipments of 5.1 million units. Revenue and shipments fell 5% YoY each in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Can Apple’s iPad Revenue Continue to Rise in Fiscal 1Q18?

    According to a DigiTimes report, global tablet shipments are estimated to rise to 45.6 million units in 4Q17, a rise of 7.8% QoQ (quarter-over-quarter).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Apple’s MacBook Performance in 2017

    Apple’s (AAPL) revenues from its MacBook segment rose 25.0% year-over-year to $7.2 billion in fiscal 4Q17 compared to revenues of $5.7 billion in fiscal 4Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Revenue from HP’s Personal Systems Segment Keep Growing?

    In calendar 2017, HP (HPQ) continued to gain market share in the worldwide PC (personal computer) space. At the end of calendar 3Q17, research firm Gartner estimated HP’s unit shipment growth at 4.4% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    What Impacted HP’s Revenue in Its Personal Systems Business?

    HP (HPQ) saw a PC shipment growth of 6% YoY in 3Q17. HP is the largest PC manufacturer with a share of 23%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Apple’s MacBook Performance in Fiscal 4Q17

    Apple’s (AAPL) revenues from its MacBook business rose 25.0% year-over-year in fiscal 4Q17 to ~$7.2 billion, a significant rise from ~$5.7 billion in fiscal 4Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Microsoft’s More Personal Computing Segment in 1Q18

    More Personal Computing revenue flat Previously, we discussed Microsoft’s (MSFT) Intelligent Cloud segment’s performance. In this part, we’ll look at how its MPC (More Personal Computing) segment performed in fiscal 1Q18. Microsoft’s MPC segment, as the name suggests, is highly dependent on the PC (personal computer) market, drawing close to ~50% of its total revenue […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Behind Apple’s iPad Business in Fiscal 4Q17

    In fiscal 3Q17, Apple reported revenue growth of 2% YoY (year-over-year) in its iPad segment. Revenues rose to $5 billion in fiscal 3Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Overview of the Other Players in the Global Smartphone Market

    Although there are five Chinese firms among the top ten global smartphone manufacturers, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF) account for more than 90% of operating profits in this space.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could HP Penetrate the Gaming Space?

    Over the last two years, HP’s gaming laptops have seen tremendous growth in terms of unit shipments.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How HP Is Improving Market Share in Personal Computer Segment

    HP (HPQ) has grown its market share in the last two quarters in the PC (personal computer) space. It has displaced Lenovo (LNVGY) to become the largest PC manufacturer in the world.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Vivo and Xiaomi Compete for 5th Place in the Smartphone Market

    Vivo shipped 77.3 million smartphones in 2016, a significant rise of 103% year-over-year compared to shipments of 38.0 million in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Did VMware’s vSAN Continue Its Growth in Fiscal 2Q18?

    In fiscal 2Q18, VMware’s vSAN license bookings rose 150% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems: Revenue Rose in Fiscal 3Q17

    Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems reported revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal 3Q17—a rise of 12% YoY. Its revenue rose 13% YoY on a constant currency basis.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Lenovo Saw Its First Quarterly Loss in Almost 2 Years

    Lenovo reported a net loss of $72 million in fiscal 1Q18 compared to a profit of $173 million in fiscal 1Q17.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    How Hewlett-Packard Is Planning to Improve PC Sales

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is planning to open 1,000 retail stores in India by the end of 2018, which is far more than its current 490 stores.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Hewlett-Packard and the Global PC Market

    According to market research firm IDC, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) ended 2Q17 with a market share of 22.8% in the PC (personal computer) segment.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    What Impacted Apple’s iPad Revenues in Fiscal 3Q17?

    Apple’s (AAPL) iPad revenues rose 2% year-over-year to ~$5.0 billion in fiscal 3Q17, up from ~$4.9 billion in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Azure Stack Can Add to the Allure of Microsoft’s Azure

    Azure Stack is expected to find a preference among companies and industries that prefer the hybrid cloud’s ability.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the PC Market Is Subduing the Prospects for Microsoft’s MPC Segment

    Global PC shipments fell 4.3% to ~63.9 million units in 2Q17, which marked the 11th straight quarter of a fall in PC shipments.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Will the New Tax Reform in India Drive Apple’s Sales?

    On July 1, 2017, India introduced a GST reform. This reform led to a fall in Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, MacBook, and iPad prices across the country.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Oracle’s Hardware Segment Perform in Fiscal 4Q17?

    In fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017, Oracle’s (ORCL) Hardware segment reported revenues of ~$1.1 billion and ~$4.2 billion, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Introduced iMac Pro at WWDC 2017

    Last week Apple (AAPL) announced a new iMac Pro at the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Overtakes Lenovo as Leader in PCs

    For the first time in four years, PC maker Lenovo has slipped to second place in the PC market behind HP Inc. (HPQ).

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Competition from Amazon Urge Buffett to Sell Stake in IBM?

    Though the cloud space continues to be competitive and concentrated, Amazon (AMZN) seems to be giving IBM more trouble than its peers Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG).

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How IBM’s Systems Segment Has Been Performing

    In this part of the series, let’s see how IBM’s (IBM) Systems segment performed in 1Q17. The Systems segment includes systems hardware and OS (operating system) software.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple’s iPad Series Leads the Tablet Market

    Global tablet shipments fell 8.5% YoY from 39.6 million units in 1Q16 to 36.2 million units in 1Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Can Benefit from an Expanded Presence in India

    In order to set up its retail store in India (INDA), Apple needs to meet local sourcing targets as required by the Indian government.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Did Hewlett-Packard Beat Analyst Estimates in 2Q17?

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) announced its fiscal 2Q17 results on May 24, 2017. It reported revenue of $12.4 billion and non-GAAP EPS of $0.40.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Will HP’s Personal System Segment Perform in Fiscal 2Q17?

    US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) firm HP Inc. (HPQ) reclaimed the top PC manufacturer spot from Lenovo (LNVGY), with shipments rising 13.1% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    HP in Fiscal 2Q17: What the Estimates Say

    Analysts estimate that HP will post revenue of ~$11.88 billion for fiscal 2Q17, with a low estimate of ~$11.6 billion and a high estimate of ~$12.06 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple’s iPad Shipments Fell 13% YoY in Fiscal 2Q17

    In fiscal 2Q17, Apple (AAPL) shipped approximately 8.9 million iPad units and generated revenue of $3.9 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Sluggishness in the PC Market Impacted Microsoft’s MPC Segment

    The MPC segment’s revenues fell 5% to $11.8 billion in fiscal 2Q17. As expected, sluggishness in the PC market impacted the MPC segment.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Where’s HP in the PC Market Now?

    Market research firm IDC has estimated worldwide PC shipments of 70.2 million units in 4Q16—a fall of 1.5% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Apple’s Mac Segment Perform in Fiscal 1Q17?

    In fiscal 1Q17, Apple (AAPL) saw a 7.0% YoY (year-over-year) rise in revenue for its Mac segment. Revenue rose to $7.2 billion from $6.1 billion in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will Motorola Solutions’ Revenue Rise in 2016?

    For 2016, Motorola is expecting a revenue rise of between 5% and 6%, with non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) earnings per share of between $4.67 and $4.72.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Microsoft’s Presence in China Will Improve through Patents

    Despite several problems that cloud Microsoft’s working relationship with China from anti-trust to piracy issues, China continues to be an important market for Microsoft and other tech players.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Apple’s MacBook Perform in the PC Segment?

    Fiscal 4Q15 was not a great one for Apple in terms of Mac sales. Its revenues from the Mac segment fell 17%, while Mac unit sales fell 14% in the last quarter on a year-over-year basis.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s How Fast Indonesia Is Becoming a Major Market for BlackBerry

    In fiscal 2Q17, BlackBerry entered into a licensing agreement and JV with PT Tiphone, an affiliate of Indonesia’s largest mobile carrier, Telkomsel.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    How Could Symantec’s Norton Benefit from LifeLock’s Buyout?

    Continued sluggishness in computer market  In the previous part, we discussed Symantec’s (SYMC) latest acquisition of LifeLock. PC (personal computer) shipments fell for the eighth consecutive quarter in 3Q16. Gartner said that this was “the longest duration of decline in the history of the PC industry.” Let’s discuss how this acquisition is going to enhance its […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    HPE Continues to Lead the Worldwide Server Systems Market

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead the worldwide server market with a share of 25.4% in 2Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How the PC Market Fall Will Impact Symantec’s Consumer Security

    Symantec’s Consumer Security offerings are primarily focused on PC security solutions. PC shipments are considered to be the driving factor behind consumer security software sales.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Apple: A Look at the Mac Segment’s Performance in Fiscal 4Q16

    Mac revenue fell 17% Apple (AAPL) saw a 17% YoY (year-over-year) fall in its Mac revenue. Its revenue in this business segment fell to $5.7 billion in fiscal 4Q16 from $6.9 billion in fiscal 4Q15. Unit shipments were also down, falling 14% YoY to 4.9 million from 5.7 million in the same period. According to […]

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Apple Optimistic about Revenue Growth in India?

    Smartphone market rose 20% in 3Q16 In 3Q16, India’s (INDA) smartphone market grew 20% YoY (year-over-year) to over 30 million units, according to a research report by Canalys. Samsung (SSNLF) continued to lead India’s smartphone market despite issues with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung currently accounts for over 20% of the smartphone market in India. […]

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will Motorola Solutions’ Revenue Rise in Fiscal 2016?

    For 2016, Motorola Solutions (MSI) is expecting revenue growth between 5% and 7%, with non-GAAP EPS somewhere between $4.45 and $4.65.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Fall in PC Sales and the Impact on Microsoft Windows Revenue

    Microsoft said its free upgrade led to Windows 10 running on more than 400 million devices, which is far below its target of a billion devices by 2018.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did BlackBerry Outsource Its Handset Business?

    During the September 28 earnings call for fiscal 2Q17, BlackBerry’s (BBRY) CEO, John Chen, stated that the company’s internal hardware development will be outsourced to a number of third-party partners.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Is Still a Difficult Market for Apple

    Apple (AAPL) has been unable to successfully penetrate the Indian market, with a 2% share in the country’s smartphone market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Partnered with Lenovo

    Microsoft has extended its partnership with Lenovo, a leading vendor in the PC space, because it generates the majority of its revenue from the PC market.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple’s iPad Market Share Rises in Declining Tablet Market

    According to research firm IDC, worldwide tablet shipments fell by 12.3% YoY (year-over-year) in 2Q16 to 38.7 million units.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple’s iPhone SE Isn’t the Most Popular Choice in India

    India has become a very important market for Apple, as the firm has reported declining revenues in China in the last two quarters.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Computer Segment Perform in Fiscal 3Q16?

    Hewlett-Packard is the second-largest PC manufacturer, and its shipments rose by 5.1% YoY from 12.3 million units in 2Q15 to 12.96 million units in 2Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Apple’s Revenues from Sales in China Continued to Fall in 3Q16

    Apple’s revenue from Greater China fell 33% YoY (year-over-year) from $13.2 billion in fiscal 3Q15 to $8.8 billion in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Dell Benefit from the Merger with EMC?

    Last year, Dell said it anticipates roughly $2 billion in revenue synergies from the EMC transaction.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Financials

    China’s Foreign Reserves Rise in June: Here’s Why

    China’s foreign reserves rose by $13.5 billion in June to $3.2 trillion. June’s increase was the largest in 14 months.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding the Fall in Apple’s MacBook Shipments in 2Q16

    Although Apple’s (AAPL) market share in the PC segment remained steady at 7.1% in fiscal 2Q16, its shipments fell by 4.9% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    PC Shipments Drop: Impact on Microsoft’s Fiscal 4Q16 Results?

    Microsoft (MSFT) generates the majority of its revenue from the PC (personal computing) market. As a result, any major changes in the PC market or in PC shipments have a significant impact on the company.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    Tracking MAPTX’s Portfolio Moves in 2016

    MAPTX’s was managing assets worth $6.7 billion in May 2016, making it the largest fund under review in terms of asset size.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driven FEAAX Down Year-to-Date in 2016?

    FEAAX has emerged as a below-average performer, placing third last among the nine funds in its peer group YTD (year-to-date) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    How Has Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund’s Portfolio Changed in 2016?

    The Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund invests 80% of its assets in stocks and bonds issued by companies located in the Pacific Basin.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    IMF Provides a Positive Assessment of China’s Economy

    In a press conference on June 14 on its annual Article Four Staff Report, the IMF provided a positive assessment of China’s economy.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Strategic Alliances Drive Revenues for Juniper Networks?

    Juniper Networks has selected six global strategic alliance partners to complement Juniper’s capabilities and portfolio.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Official Non-Manufacturing PMI Slowed in April

    China’s official non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index is an economic indicator that provides a snapshot into the non-manufacturing sector of an economy.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Revenue Fall?

    Hewlett-Packard’s revenue for its Personal Systems segment fell 10% YoY (year-over-year) to $7 billion and 5% on a constant currency basis in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Continues to Lead the Tablet Market in 1Q16

    Worldwide tablet shipments fell by 14.7% YoY in 1Q16 to 39.6 million units. Apple’s shipments stood at 10.3 million units in 1Q16, down from 12.6 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple iPhone Sales Grew Substantially in India in 1Q16

    Apple’s iPhone sales rose 56% YoY in India (INDA) in 1Q16, according to the market research firm Canalys. But Apple faces stiff competition from Samsung.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Apple’s CEO Visit India Last Week?

    Last week, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook visited India (EPI) and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian markets are a top priority for Apple.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did IBM Stock Fall after Its Fiscal 1Q16 Results?

    Despite exceeding analysts’ estimates, IBM stock fell after the earnings announcement on April 18, 2016. It was IBM’s 16th consecutive quarter of revenue decline.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Aims to Increase Penetration of India’s Smartphone Market

    iPhones cost more in India because Apple currently depends on third-party distributors to sell the devices in India, adding their commissions to the phone’s price.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    How Much Revenue Could the Apple iPhone SE Generate in 2016?

    Apple launched the iPhone SE in India (INDA) on April 8, 2016. It commands a 36% price premium compared to the United States.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Apple’s PC Shipments Have Declined, but Market Share Increased

    According to IDC, Apple’s share in the PC market rose to 7.4% in 1Q16 from 6.7% in 1Q15. It was driven by solid growth in North America, making it the fourth largest PC manufacturer in the world.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did China End Its 4-Month Decline in Foreign Reserves in March?

    China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, released foreign reserve data for March on April 7, 2016. China’s foreign reserves rose $10.3 billion to $3.2 trillion in March.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund Shows Superlative Metrics

    From a purely net asset value return standpoint, the Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX) was among the top three funds in its peer group in the one-year period ending March 31, 2016, as well as in 1Q16.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Apple’s iPhone SE Capture Market Share in India?

    Although the iPhone is considered to be a niche product in most developing countries, the recently launched iPhone SE could attract users due to its competitive pricing.

    By Adam Rogers
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