Tag: computers

Salesforce earnings live up to Benioff’s $20-billion goal, so now it’s on to the next one

Salesforce.com Inc. easily topped $20 billion in revenue for the first time in its recently completed fiscal year, so now it’s time for a new...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

Apple stock breaks below post-COVID uptrend line after largest shareholders disclose share sales

Shares of Apple Inc. sank to a one-month low Wednesday, and broke below two key chart levels in the process, after the technology behemoth’s two...

Here’s the main reason Robinhood traders have been able to push stocks higher — and, no, it isn’t by squeezing hedge funds

With the broader stock-market indexes in a bit of a coma this week, the talk of financial markets is still the awakening of retail investors...

Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor snapped up by Japanese tech giant for $6 billion

Shares in Dialog Semiconductor 0OLN, +5.98% soared 21% on Monday, after Japan’s Renesas Electronics snapped up the U.K.-listed Apple supplier for €4.9 billion ($5.9 billion)....

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

S&P 500 earnings recession set to end, as Q4 EPS swings to growth

The S&P 500 earnings recession is now set to end, as bottom-line results for the fourth quarter have swung to growth for the first time...

Apple sees blizzard of demand for $14 billion debt deal

Apple Inc. attracted more than $33 billion worth of orders for its new $14 billion debt deal on Monday, underscoring the continued scramble for all...

Dow futures rise 250 points as the stock market tries to shake GameStop angst

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday morning were trading solidly higher as the market attempted to recover from its worst weekly loss since October as worries...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

Peterffy calls Robinhood decision to allow ‘limited buys’ of GameStop troubling: ‘I’m not comfortable’

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers Group Inc., explained the rationale behind his brokerage firm’s decision to put restrictions on investing in companies...

Opinion: Apple justifies its huge valuation, while Tesla … not so much

The difference between two of the most popular stocks in America, Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc., stood out starkly Wednesday. Apple AAPL, -0.77% reported a...

Microsoft hits $40 billion in quarterly sales for first time, reports record earnings

Microsoft Corp. blew away earnings expectations Tuesday as it surpassed $40 billion in sales and $15 billion in profit in a quarter for the first...

Microsoft earnings: The SolarWinds hack may be a good thing for Azure

Microsoft Corp. got caught up into a massive cybersecurity attack late last year, but the unprecedented intrusion may actually end up being a positive for...

Apple, Tesla and Facebook ready to report record sales in busiest week of earnings

U.S. companies have barely managed to eke out positive earnings growth so far in this quarterly results season, but the big test arrives in the...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Counting on a tax refund or stimulus check? 5 things to know before filing your taxes

This year’s tax season will start against a very different backdrop. Approximately 18 million people are on some form of unemployment assistance and savings rates...

Intel earnings: We know who the next CEO is, but what decisions will be made before he arrives?

As Pat Gelsinger returns to Intel Corp. as chief executive, investors are likely to skim past the chip maker’s quarterly results and short-term outlook to...

This film shows off virtual reality’s growing potential to compete with movies, TV, and gaming as our dominant form of entertainment

Virtual reality made me want to get into bed with Glenn Close.  Well, I had to do something. She laid there right in front of...

The COVID-19 earnings recession is expected to remain, but an end may be in sight

After the holiday quarter last year snapped an earnings recession, the same is not expected this year — but it isn’t impossible, and may happen...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...

I asked my fiancée, 30, to sign a prenup due to her spending. She refused. Would it be wrong to secretly put my assets in a trust?

Dear Moneyist, I’m a 28-year-old male marrying a 30-year-old woman. I have racked up about $100,000 in student-loan debt by earning two graduate degrees; luckily...

Micron earnings: Memory-chip demand has pushed stock to highest prices since dot-com boom

Micron Technology Inc. is expected to execute an about-face earnings report compared with a quarter ago, as prices and demand for memory chips turned on...