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  • EA’s Packaged Goods Segment’s Revenue Contribution Declined in 3Q15
    Earnings Report

    EA’s Packaged Goods Segment’s Revenue Contribution Declined in 3Q15

    Electronic Arts’ (EA) Packaged Goods segment includes games created and published by the company for consoles, handheld devices, and PCs.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why HP Sold Its 51% Stake in H3C Technologies This Month
    Earnings Report

    Why HP Sold Its 51% Stake in H3C Technologies This Month

    On May 21, 2015, HP (HPQ) officially announced the sale of its 51% share in H3C Technologies to China-based Tsinghua Holdings subsidiary, Unisplendour.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Digital Media remains an integral segment for Adobe in 3Q14
    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Digital Media remains an integral segment for Adobe in 3Q14

    The Digital Media segment of Adobe (ADBE) provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, businesses, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and consequently monetize their digital content anywhere.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth
    Earnings Report

    Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud allows customers to run marketing campaigns and manage data related to those campaigns on web, social, mobile, and email.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Sprint’s liquidity must be maintained to fund capital investments

    Sprint is cutting down on operating costs to manage high capital expenditures. But marginal cash flows aren’t alleviating Sprint’s liquidity concerns.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s Value Proposition: A Peer Comparison

    Oracle was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~8.6x on June 29, 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Can Go Wrong for Intel in Fiscal 2016?

    Intel gained a lion’s share in the PC and sever space. However, IBM’s Power Architecture may challenge Intel’s dominance in the server market in the future.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investors Park Funds in Large-Cap ETFs in July

    In July 2015, investors poured approximately $23 billion in US ETFs with 50% of total investments in equity funds.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Recommend for T-Mobile?

    As of February 11, 2016, ~78.6% of analysts surveyed have given “buy” recommendations for T-Mobile, 17.9% have given “hold” recommendations, and ~3.6% have given “sell” recommendations.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s wireline margins expand slightly in 4Q14

    Despite the decline in wireline revenue, the segment’s operating income grew marginally by ~1% year-over-year, or YoY, during 4Q14.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    How SMAC provides growth opportunities for Symantec

    SMAC has led to increased security concerns and more global spending on cyber security, which is expected to reach $71.1 billion in 2014.

    By Anne Shields
  • Financials

    You should pay particular attention to this valuation metric

    I would pay particular attention to the Shiller P/E Ratio, which is a variation on the Cyclically Adjusted P/E or CAPE. This indicator is worth watching as it has historically correlated with long-term stock market returns.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Hewlett-Packard’s Split: Margins and Bargaining Power

    Hewlett-Packard had significant bargaining power with chip makers—like Intel (INTC). It remains to be seen how the split will impact its bargaining power.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    AQR Capital Increases Holdings in Apple

    In 4Q14, AQR Capital raised its holdings in Apple (AAPL). AAPL constituted 1.46% of the fund’s fourth-quarter portfolio.

    By Stuart McKenzie
  • Financials

    4 must-know facts about rising inflation and your portfolio

    Recent readings have shown that inflation has stabilized, which is a good thing, but signs of an imminent acceleration in inflation are still scant.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Facebook Stock Is Dragging the Tech Sector Down

    The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) fell ~2.6% on March 22, 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple and IBM Introduce 3 New Apps for Apple Watch

    Apple believes its partnership with IBM will help it penetrate the enterprise market. Building enterprise apps—and using IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities—is one way to provide better service to enterprises.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at NetApp’s High Cash-to-Debt Ratio

    NetApp’s cash-to-debt ratio in 1Q16 was 3.33x—higher than the 1.36x industry median. Its operating income was -$26 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Was T-Mobile’s Prepaid Customer Growth in 4Q15?

    During the quarter, T-Mobile’s prepaid subscribers increased robustly by ~8.1% YoY to reach ~17.6 million.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    Could Apple Beat Analyst Estimates Again in Fiscal 2Q16?

    Apple (AAPL) is set to announce its fiscal 2Q16 results on April 25, 2016. Analysts and investors will be looking closely at the results, as Apple is one of the most popular companies in the technology sector.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Financials

    Bernstein: Tax Reform Is Bullish for the Equity Market

    Tax reform On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, and on December 20, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the bill. Afterwards, the S&P 500 (SPX-INDEX) (SPY) rose to a record high. Richard Bernstein on tax reform In an interview with CNBC, prominent investor Richard Bernstein stated that tax reform could be very helpful for […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Retailers Are Increasing Their Ad Spending on YouTube

    Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Lowe’s were the four retailers in the United States that spent the most on YouTube video ads last year.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    Why George Soros Compares Facebook and Google to Casinos

    Billionaire investor George Soros recently shared his views on social media companies Facebook and Google.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Surface Hub is Microsoft’s Priciest Hardware Offering

    Surface Hub features built-in advanced sensors, cameras, NFC, and microphones. Through the welcome screen, users can call or connect a personal device to display content on the screen.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM’s Value Proposition in the US Software Space

    IBM was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 8.77x on April 8, 2016. This was lower than Microsoft’s and Oracle’s at 10.22x and 9.10x, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
  • Financials

    Why investor sentiment can show overvaluation in US markets

    While valuation is important, investors should also pay attention to sentiment. The goal is to gauge how – to steal a phrase – “irrationally exuberant” investors have become.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T’s Value Proposition in the US Telecom Space

    As of April 5, 2016, globally, AT&T was the largest telecom player by market capitalization. China Mobile (CHL) followed.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    What does Intel’s revenue say about its growth prospects?

    Intel spent ~$11.5 billion on R&D, or research and development, in 2014. This represents ~21% of its total revenue—compared to 19% in 2013.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Could the Zulily Transaction Get Competitive?

    There’s a tender and support agreement between the founding members and Liberty Interactive. These Zulily shareholders have agreed to the Liberty Interactive tender offer.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Payment Processors Are Performing amid Challenges in 2016

    Payment processors are seeing major changes in 2016, including increased competition on pricing and the adoption of new technologies such as wearables.

    By Robert Karr
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    Fund Managers

    Davidson Kempner Initiates Stake in Apple

    In February 2015, Apple announced its 1Q15 results and once again beat all analysts’ estimates.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Has Boosted Oracle Stock So Far in 2017?

    Although UBS is wary of Oracle’s transition to the cloud, Oracle has managed to achieve high growth rates consistently in this space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Intel leads the semiconductor market – good news for investors

    According to Gartner, Intel (INTC) dominates the semiconductor industry. In fiscal year 2014, Intel’s revenue was $55.9 billion—a growth of 6% on a YoY basis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Apple could report robust earnings in fiscal 1Q15

    Apple (AAPL) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q15 earnings on January 27. We believe Apple will once again beat analysts’ consensus estimates.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Microsoft Needs to Watch Apple in the PC Market

    In 2Q15, Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, and introduced the MacBook. MacBook Air and MacBook Pro now include Intel’s (INTC) Broadwell processor family.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Micron Targets 3D NAND to Raise Its Visibility in the NAND Space

    Micron (MU) in its fiscal 3Q15 presentation stated that it plans to start volume production of 3D NAND by the end of 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon’s Focus on Broadband through Wireline

    Verizon is managing the secular challenges of the pay-TV space by focusing on its broadband offering in FiOS.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Bulls May Be Betting on the Technology Sector

    The technology sector performed strongly in May, helping the S&P 500.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook’s Q4 2014 earnings: Expect revenue growth and more

    Facebook (FB) is expected to announce its Q4 2014 earnings on January 28, 2015. In this series, we’ll analyze how the last quarter of 2014 could turn out.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Soros Fund Management’s Major Picks amid Trade War

    Soros Fund Management’s top five buys in the second quarter were Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ), Alphabet, eBay, Symantec, and Red Hat.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Data Storage Market: What Does It Mean for EMC and Its Peers?

    In May 2015, EMC announced its $1.2 billion acquisition of Virtustream, a company that operates its own data centers offering cloud services to customers.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Apple Should Pose the Biggest Threat to Fitbit

    The Apple Watch is the biggest threat to Fitbit despite its being released only recently. In April, Apple released the Watch in nine countries.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Many Watches Should You Expect Apple to Sell?

    Apple (AAPL) is all set to release its Watch on April 24. The product will launch in nine countries, which include the United States and the United Kingdom.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Financials

    Must-know: Many investors fear stocks—is this good for markets?

    Currently, the S&P 500 is giving year-to-date (or YTD) returns of more than 8%. It posted gains for seven consecutive quarters. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) closed at a new high 34 times in 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    After Microsoft R3CV Deal, Bank of Ireland Shared Blockchain Trial

    On April 5, 2016, the Bank of Ireland (IREBY) stated that in collaboration with Deloitte, the bank has successfully finished a joint proof-of-concept blockchain trial.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft’s Purchase of Wunderlist Widens Its Mobile Presence

    Since December 2014, Microsoft has been aggressive with its acquisition strategy, acquiring Acompli, HockeyApp, Aorato, Equivio, and Sunrise.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EMC’s Cash-To-Debt Ratio Is 1x: How Does It Compare?

    Cash-to-debt ratio measures the financial strength of a company. EMC’s cash-to-debt ratio in 2Q15 is 1x, which is lower than the industry median of 1.4x.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    System Software Subsector: Best Performer in HACK

    From September 7–11, 2015, the technology sector performed immensely well, pulling all the sectors up. For HACK, System Software was the best performing subsector.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Fund Managers

    Citadel Advisors Starts a New Position in Altera Corporation

    During 4Q14, Citadel Advisors started a new position in Altera Corporation (ALTR).

    By Diana Key
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    Financials

    Paul Singer Increased His Holdings in NXP Semiconductor in 3Q17  

    Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, increased his holdings in NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) in 3Q17, according to a recent 13F filing report.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How a Rate Hike Could Affect High-Leverage Sectors

    Industrials, utilities, and telecommunications have much higher leverage, as these sectors have massive capital needs.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Earnings Report

    Apple May Report Subdued Apple Watch Sales in 3Q15

    Apple has tried its best to popularize the Apple Watch. A couple of months ago, Apple and IBM (IBM) added three new apps for Apple Watch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    AMD Warned that Its Margins Would Suffer in 2Q15

    AMD also announced that its gross profit margin in fiscal 2Q15 would be 28%, as compared to the earlier guidance of 32%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overview of Motorola Solutions

    Motorola Solutions has a market capitalization of $14.21 billion, and competitors Harris Corporation and Cisco have market capitalizations of $9.37 billion and $131.29 billion, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Names Steve Nigro Head of 3D Printing Business

    On September 2, Fortune reported that Steve Nigro, HP’s (HPQ) senior vice president of imaging and printing, will take charge of the company’s 3D Printing business for the soon-to-form HP Inc.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel Generated YTD Stock Returns of -20.03%

    Intel generated TTM returns of -16.66%, 9.26% in the trailing one month. It generated -20.03% YTD. Its share price fell by 1.53% in the trailing five days.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Energy & Utilities

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Major Holdings in Q3

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top buys are Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T), Microsoft (MSFT), L3Harris Technologies (LHX), and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    2020 Should Be a Challenge for These Five Tech CEOs

    In this year-end review, we’ll look at five tech CEOs who have the challenge of bolstering or restoring market confidence in their companies in 2020.

    By Namrata Sen Chanda
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Ready to Monetize Instagram—Are Users Ready?

    Initially, Facebook had posted restrictions on the content being marketed on Instagram, and this made Instagram unique on social media.

    By Matilda James
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cisco Dominates Communications Equipment Space in HACK

    In this series, we’ll compare the performance of companies in the communications equipment subsector such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Radware, which are part of HACK.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Western Digital’s Volatile Stock Activity in 2015

    In June 2015, shares of Western Digital (WDC) saw a 19% drop, which was driven by overall falls in demand in its global PC segment.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Micron’s Transition to 3D NAND Could Impact Its Near-Term Margins

    At present 3D NAND is less efficient than 16-nm, but it is expected to surpass 16-nm in the future. Thus, Micron will see expansion in its gross margins from the NAND business.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Online advertising will outpace traditional advertising

    Industry analysts expect online advertising to increase by 17% in 2014, as improving technology makes Internet advertising cheaper and more effective.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why are we seeing more adoption of larger mobile data plans?

    Although the Mobile Share accounts for AT&T have tripled from 4.8 million in 2Q13 to 14.6 million in 2Q14, 10 GB or larger data plans have increased by more than five times, from 1.4 million to 7.2 million, during the same period.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    Why Did Oracle’s Software Segment Decline in Fiscal 4Q16?

    In fiscal 4Q16, Oracles Software segment’s revenue fell by 3% to ~$7.6 billion. In 2016, it declined by 5% to ~$26.1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook tries to grab some of YouTube’s video ad share

    Facebook’s (FB) direct video uploads and autoplay video ads are garnering lot of attention from viewers as well as advertisers.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    What was the key growth driver for AT&T’s wireline segment?

    Adjusted revenue from IP-based strategic services grew by 14.3% YoY in 4Q14. Adjusted consumer wireline revenue increased by 2.4% during the quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Miscellaneous

    Microsoft Adds 6Wunderkinder GmbH to Its Portfolio

    On June 1, Microsoft announced the purchase of 6Wunderkinder in a deal worth $100 million–$200 million. Berlin-based developer 6Wunderkinder created Wunderlist, a cross-platform to-do list application.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s service revenue growth is slowing down

    Verizon’s service revenue growth rate declined consistently over the past few quarters. Verizon’s year-over-year (or YoY) growth rate declined from 8.4% in 3Q13 to 4.8% in 3Q14.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Are Opportunities in the Current Economic Environment?

    There are still pockets of value in US markets. Investors can look to the financial and technology sectors for opportunities in the current economic environment.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Antitrust Authorities Are Investigating Apple Music

    It seems that Apple’s (AAPL) recent launch of its Apple Music subscription service hasn’t gone over well with antitrust authorities.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should Be The “Right Amount” of Cash Allocation?

    If you’re preparing your portfolio for the short term, the allocation to cash should be high. As the horizon increases, allocation to cash should go down.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Latest Tariffs Could Affect US Businesses and Consumers

    Both US (SPY) (IVV) businesses and consumers are expected to be negatively affected by the most recent round of trade tariffs.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Real Insights

    Will the Technology Sector Keep Up the Blaze?

    The information technology sector shined last year. A rapid increase in tech stocks and earnings growth contributed to the bull run.

    By Direxion
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Must know: Why AT&T’s wireline business continues to decline

    In this series, we’ll discuss the main drivers behind AT&T’s wireline business. AT&T’s wireline business is as important for the company as its wireless business.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    After Much Buzz, Microsoft Windows 10 Hits the Market on July 29

    During its 2015 Build Developer Conference, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will enable developers to port Google’s Android and Apple iOS apps directly onto the platform, which is expected to result in a far broader ecosystem.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Plans to Boost Its Presence in the Hybrid Cloud Space

    Microsoft (MSFT) completed the acquisition of BlueStripe on June 10, 2015. Technology players are aggressively aiming to expand their presence in the cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spartan Renamed, Microsoft Edge Will Replace Microsoft’s IE

    Microsoft Edge includes Cortana integration, digital ink annotation, and a built-in reading list. Although Edge will succeed Internet Explorer, IE will remain for enterprise and corporate customers.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind NetApp’s Focus on Strategic Solutions

    NetApp CEO George Kurian has stated that the firm will focus on strategic solutions “that represent our pivot to the growth segments of the market.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why IBM’s Hardware Segment Suffered a Double-Digit Fall in 2Q15

    IBM’s hardware segment’s contribution toward overall revenues is decreasing. In 2Q14, hardware constituted ~12.5% of IBM’s overall revenues, reduced to 9.6% of IBM’s overall revenues in fiscal 2Q15.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Open-Source Databases Are Set to Overtake Commercial Databases

    The double-digit growth of open source databases is posing an additional threat to Oracle, which has a revenue share of 48.3% in this space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How AddThis Will Strengthen Oracle’s Marketing Cloud Position

    AddThis will be a part of Oracle’s Data Cloud and provide extensive market intelligence, which will boost Oracle’s presence in the marketing cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs on Facebook: Annual Sales Growth to Improve 32%

    Goldman Sachs estimated that Facebook’s annual sales growth could improve by 32% from 2016 to 2019.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    Will the Financial Sector Continue Its Rally Next Month?

    The financial sector has had a strong performance so far in September 2017. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), which tracks the performance of the financial sector, rose nearly 4.4% on a month-to-date basis.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Micron Technology’s Lower Position in Point72 Asset Management

    Point72 reduced its position in Micron Technology. It sold 4,792,200 shares during 4Q14. The shares accounted for 0.28% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside FIS’s Integrated Financial Solutions Segment

    FIS’s Integrated Financial Solutions segment caters to North American banks and is the largest contributor to the company’s total revenues (~60%).

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Drive Growth in the Industrial Semiconductor Market?

    The demand for industrial semiconductors will be driven by the LED (light-emitting diodes) lighting sector, security, energy management, and medical devices.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Real Insights

    Why US Technology Stocks Have Outshone in 2017

    Most investors are well aware of how fabulous tech stocks have been this year. As mentioned, the tech-heavy NASDAQ is up over 25%, while the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, or SOX, is up over 37% this year.

    By Direxion
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    Consumer

    The George Soros Fund Shares 13F Analysis

    On November 14, The George Soros Fund Management LLC filed 13F. The firm’s total market value was around $3.6 billion at the end of Q3 2019.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Database Cost Is Its Best Defense in Open Source Space

    Except for Oracle’s relational databases, all other databases—especially MySQL—are losing to NoSQL databases.

    By Anne Shields
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why news feed changes led to Facebook’s lower organic reach

    One of Facebook’s key strategies is prioritizing product development investments to create engaging interactions between its users, developers, and advertisers.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Did Druckenmiller and Buffett Get ‘Trumped’ This Year?

    Druckenmiller and Buffett got “trumped” by the President’s economic policies this year. Incidentally, the US economy posted better-than-expected growth.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Apple buys Semetric to up its game in the music streaming market

    With its purchase of Semetric, Apple is looking to enhance its Beats subscription service to better compete in the growing music streaming market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Wireless growth opportunities for AT&T in Mexico

    AT&T is currently focusing on Mexico, a growing mobile market. Mobile subscribers in Mexico were a significant 105 million in 2013.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Facebook’s Instagram acquisition is a future growth driver

    Mobile use has been critical to Facebook’s user growth and engagement over the long term, and accordingly, it’s prioritizing mobile product development.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Does EMC Stock Hold Potential for Investors?

    In its fiscal 1Q15 earnings release, EMC lowered its expectations. Now, it expects its revenue and EPS to be $25.7 billion and $1.91, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Western Digital’s Telling YoY Revenues in 4Q15

    Western Digital reported 4Q15 revenues of $3.2 billion—a 10.11% decrease compared to 3Q15 and 12.59% lower than its 4Q14 revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Apple iPhone’s average selling price well above the Android

    In a recent consumer survey, Apple became the most gifted luxury brand in China ahead of other luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Apple Cost Warren Buffett a Fortune This Time?

    Apple is continuing to lose investors’ confidence in the fourth quarter. Apple stock has fallen 24.3% sequentially as of December 13.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones target emerging markets

    According to the IDC, smartphones’ penetration is above 50% in developed countries. It’s below 25% in many developing countries.

    By Anne Shields
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