Why an analyst says sell these four big software stocks

Why an analyst says sell these four big software stocks

Salesforce Inc.’s stock gets a lot of love on Wall Street, with 43 of the 49 covering analysts tracked by FactSet rating the shares the equivalent of buy. But Guggenheim analyst John DiFucci bucked the trend in a big way, starting coverage of the software giant to sell. The initiation was one of four bearish … Read more

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related … Read more

Opinion: Here’s the big concern with chip makers scoring billions in funds from Uncle Sam

Opinion: Here’s the big concern with chip makers scoring billions in funds from Uncle Sam

On the day that Congress finally passed a long-awaited funding package for domestic US chip production, Intel Corp. slashed $4 billion from its spending plans while detailing disappointing earnings that one analyst called “the worst we have seen in our career.” On Tuesday, when President Biden signed that bill into law with Micron Technology MU, … Read more

The red flag that preceded a halving of global equities in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

The red flag that preceded a halving of global equities in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

We are a day away from data that could prove a turning point for markets. If Wednesday’s CPI doesn’t reveal some slowing in prices, expectations will rise for a bigger Fed rate hike in September, possibly knocking stocks. But if it swings the other way, especially after surprisingly good jobs data, the view that things … Read more

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

Photo: pisaphotography (Shutterstock) Apple silicon—including the M1 and new M2 chips—has a reputation for staying cool even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously thief. They’re still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably experienced this computational … Read more

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares declined in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker’s revenue forecast fell below the Wall Street consensus after posting record sales, topping Street expectations and reporting a huge surge in data-center sales. “Taking a step back, while there has been additional softness in the PC market in recent months, … Read more

FAANGs ain’t what they used to be, so beware the bear-market bounce says this hedge fund manager

FAANGs ain’t what they used to be, so beware the bear-market bounce says this hedge fund manager

It’s been some rally. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.07% is starting the week at a seven-week high, bolstered by hopes for a less hawkish Fed and a sense that earnings pessimism was overdone. The benchmark stock index is up 12.6% from the recent low hit md-June, having delivered its best July performance since 1939, according … Read more

Roku stock plummets as earnings are widely panned: ‘The sum of all of our worries’

Roku stock plummets as earnings are widely panned: ‘The sum of all of our worries’

Shares of Roku Inc. were tumbling in premarket trading Friday after the streaming company acknowledged a “significant slowdown” in advertising spending that helped propel it to weaker-than-expected results and could persist beyond the latest quarter. “Consumers began to moderate discretionary spend, and advertisers significantly curtailed spend in the ad scatter market (TV ads bought during … Read more

Intel earnings slammed on Wall Street: ‘Such a disconnect between the company’s optimism and the current reality’

Intel earnings slammed on Wall Street: ‘Such a disconnect between the company’s optimism and the current reality’

Intel Corp. drew sharp criticism from analysts after the company reported results that were disappointing on many fronts, indicating a storm of macroeconomic, competitive, and execution challenges. The chip company fell far short of expectations on revenue, profit, and gross margins in its late-Thursday report, and executives issued a forecast for the current quarter that … Read more

15 quality dividend stocks that you can buy on sale right now

15 quality dividend stocks that you can buy on sale right now

John Buckingham, editor of the Prudent Speculator newsletter, paraphrases Warren Buffett when he says “whether it is socks or stocks, we like to buy quality merchandise that is marked down.” And 2022 is a year that has set up attractive buying opportunities. Pouring money into stocks during a bull market means you’re buying high. But … Read more