• Qualcomm; The Intel to Wireless Chip Business

    By Hina Amjad - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Over the years Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has managed to outperform the Silicon Valley giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) due to its extensive product line which transcends the conventional PC chipset manufacturing business. Computer processor manufacturers like Intel have long been facing headwinds due to a slowdown in the IT industry and slumping PC sales. However, the veteran is transitioning into tablets and Smartphone chips, challenging Qualcomm and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM). 

    Qualcomm more »

  • PCs End is Near?

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, INTC, IBM, MSFT, NOK

    There are massive problems looming for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and I can’t imagine it to be an easy path to growth anytime soon. The most prevailing and alluring idea going forward is this idea of “universal computing.” The concept is simple, stick a chip in anything.

    Shift in the use of computing

    The idea of having separate devices capable of the same computing functionality has been played around with more »

  • This Dominant Chipmaker Is a Buy

    By ANUP SINGH - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, NVDA, QCOM

    Those who keep a tab on the mobile computing industry need no introduction to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), which is well-known as a leading player in the design, development, and marketing of digital telecommunication products and services. It has a large exposure to the mobile computing space, which some see as too much of a risk. But the manufacturer of the famed Snapdragon processors dominates the mobile baseband processor market like more »

  • Buffett Ups Bet on Satellite TV

    By Sam Mattera - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, INTC

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has liked satellite TV for years. The firm began accumulating a stake in DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) in 2011, and now owns about 6% of the company.

    In the most recent quarter, Berkshire bought shares of DirecTV’s competitor, DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH). It’s a much smaller stake, only about 500,000 shares, but Buffett obviously sees something of value in the sector.

    Should investors more »

  • ARM Holdings Caught Between Microsoft Surface and Intel

    By Raj S - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, INTC, MSFT

    ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) singlehandedly provides the biggest competition to Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC) and the impact of the company’s position is clearly evident on its stock price. ARM Holdings stock is up more than 80% in the past 52 weeks. Despite this astronomical growth, there are some concerns cropping up for the British company. While stock markets are speculating that the scrip is overvalued, analysts are also apprehensive more »

  • Sony's New Cable Service Could Challenge the Establishment

    By Sam Mattera - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, INTC, SNE

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) has reached a preliminary deal with Viacom for its online pay-TV service, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    There have been reports in the past that Sony was developing some sort of cable alternative; rumblings of a deal with a major content provider suggests that Sony could roll out the service in the near future.

    Sony’s service would not be unique -- Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has plans more »

  • A Portfolio of Dividend Stars

    By Ryan Peckyno - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BP, DRI, INTC, PM

    Over the past couple of months, investors who chased yield have gotten crushed by the market. But with the 10-year Treasury rate below 2%, who can really blame them? We all have that urge to chase large payouts. Still, dividend chasers need to consider several factors when evaluating a company for their portfolio. 

    One major factor to consider is why the stock has a high yield, particularly if the yield more »

  • Should You Follow These 2 Legendary Investors Into Apple?

    By Bob Ciura - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, INTC, MSFT

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and its long-suffering shareholders finally got a positive catalyst to come their way when news broke that legendary money managers Carl Icahn and Leon Cooperman had taken long positions in the stock.

    It’s no small accomplishment to count two of the world’s most famous investors in your corner, and not surprisingly, Apple has rallied on the news.

    Is now the time for investors to buy more »

  • Wait for This Company's Turnaround Before Buying It

    By ANUP SINGH - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALTR, INTC, XLNX

    Altera (NASDAQ: ALTR) is primarily engaged in developing programmable logic devices (PLD). The PLD’s that the company manufactures are programmable, as compared to (application-specific integrated circuit) ASIC devices, which can perform only one given function for which they were designed. Upfront costs of ASICs are pretty high, so this has helped Altera gradually take away market share from ASIC-based systems.

    Altera recently posted its 2Q 2013 results, which were more »

  • It’s Time to End the Windows RT Experiment

    By Alvin Gonzales - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, INTC, MSFT

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) launched Windows RT over nine months ago, and its time on the market has shown that the OS is unnecessary.

    This variation of Windows 8 runs on ARM processors, instead of the x86 processors made by AMD and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Despite the popularity of ARM (NASDAQ: ARMH) technology in mobile devices, RT tablet shipments have remained tiny relative to Windows 8 tablet shipments.

    According to research more »

  • Is the Surface a Problem for Microsoft?

    By Chris Moore - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, INTC, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has put together a few wins recently, even in the face of a declining PC market. The Surface was supposed to be the company's big break into the tablet space, but unfortunately it seems to have fallen short.

    Despite being an impressive demonstration of the company’s innovation capabilities, its lack of sales forced the company to take a $900 million inventory write-down. In addition to more »

  • AMD Looks to Turn Tide with Kaveri

    By Sharma Rina - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) is looking to turn over a new chapter with the release of its Kaveri APU. However, there are rumors doing rounds about the possible delay in the release of this new class of APU. Kaveri is expected to be a big step up for AMD as it tries to cover various bases including power consumption of chips. Kaveri is set to be released in the fourth quarter more »

  • 4 Tech Stocks for your Dividend Growth Portfolio

    By Karin Hernandez - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MXIM, MSFT, TXN

    If you've been paying any attention to the investing world lately, you surely know that dividend stocks have been an extremely popular choice for a couple of years now.

    The reasons for this are fairly simple: 1) income investors have been faced with incredibly low yields on bonds and CDs, and have been forced to look to stocks for cash flow, and 2) research has shown that certain stocks more »

  • Is it Time to Buy Qualcomm?

    By Adetokunbo Abiola - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, NVDA, QCOM, TXN

    A world leader in delivering innovations in communications, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is committed to developing mobile chips to customers in the smartphones market. Its success also comes from the prominence of its Snapdragon solution in a broad set of flagship smartphones. The stock has risen 6% in the past one year. While the opportunities in the 3G/4G sector around the globe will improve its stock price, there are even more »

  • Thinking About A Dividend Hike? Think Again

    By Zain Zafar - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, INTC, MSFT

    The ‘death of the PC’ is a cliché that you hear all too often these days, and with its large exposure to the PC market, semiconductor giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has seen its revenue and profit drop this year. One sign of Intel’s recent struggles is the company’s recent dividend announcement, when Intel kept its dividend on hold despite wide expectations of a dividend hike.

    Where’s my more »

  • Why Tech Trades at a Lower P/E Than the S&P

    By Ryan Peckyno - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, INTC, IBM, MSFT

    Interesting fact: The tech sector trades at an estimated P/E multiple of 14.5, well below the S&P 500's multiple of more than 18. Why is that?

    First, many of the tech behemoths are acting like big, slow-moving, cautious companies. And many of them are doing nothing with the large amounts of cash that they have accumulated. So maybe they deserve to trade like 10-year Treasury notes more »

  • How This IT Company is Managing Changes in Computing Trends

    By Lee Samaha - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, CTXS, FFIV, INTC, MSFT

    It helps to have powerful friends, and very few companies have allies as strong as IT virtualization specialist Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS). With partners such as Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Microsoft(NASDAQ: MSFT) helping to push some of Citrix’s newer solutions, the company looks well placed to grow even as its core desktop virtualization sales are slowing. In summary, the stock looks a good value. However, in order more »

  • Is IBM's End Near?

    By Adrian Campos - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, IBM, ORCL

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) is having a terrible year, producing a negative 6% return so far. The company had a wonderful come-back in the 90s thanks to its cost reductions and shift towards software and consulting, which led to amazing financial performance: according to Morningstar, since 2002 revenue, gross profit and operating profit have compounded at annual rates of 3%, 6%, and 12%. However, the current situation is totally different. IBM more »

  • Is This Technology Giant Losing its Luster?

    By Bob Ciura - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, IBM, MSFT

    It’s no secret that the market has been on a tear since the beginning of 2013. At this point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 18% to start the year, excluding dividends.

    At the same time, International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), the stock that has the biggest effect on the price-weighted Dow, has held the index back from even stronger returns this year. That’s because, despite Big more »

  • Broadcom: To Buy or Not to Buy?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

     Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has earned a reputation for technological innovation and excellence, but it was not enough to protect its stock from a serious decline after its second quarter earnings release on July 24. Less-than-stellar results from the company’s wireless chip segment and lower guidance sent investors to the exits, dropping the share price about 15%.

    Rumors abound that both Apple and Samsung plan to produce their own chips more »

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