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  • This Morning: Twitter, LinkedIn Bounce Back in Short Week, SAP’s Old and New, Xbox Vs. PlayStation

    18 April 2014, 11:07 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Happy good friday. Markets in the U.S. are closed today. Tech did well in this abbreviated week, rising 1.8% to 4,095.52 at Thursday’s close. Tech gains were spread across industries. Yahoo! (YHOO) was up 11.6% for the week at $36.38 as of Thursday,…
  • Violin: After 58% Collapse, New Chief DeNuccio Has High Hopes for Enterprise Growth, Besting EMC

    17 April 2014, 9:13 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    This evening I had a chat with Violin Memory’s (VMEM) newly installed CEO Kevin DeNuccio, who came aboard a little over two months ago after a series of events — a disappointing IPO back in September, a disappointing Q3 report in November — have…
  • Google: Bulls Cut Estimates and Targets, Advise Keeping the Faith

    17 April 2014, 4:56 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Google (GOOGL) are down $18.75, or 3%, at $545.15, after the company yesterday afternoon missed Q1 revenue expectations as prices paid for clicks on search ads declined by 9%, year over year. During a conference call with analsyts, CFO Patrick…
  • Advanced Micro Devices Rising: Q1 Beats, Q2 Rev View Beats

    17 April 2014, 4:25 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast this quarter’s revenue higher than consensus as well. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to…
  • IBM Slips: Has Profit Bottomed? Earnings Quality Scrutinized

    17 April 2014, 3:23 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) are down $6.26, or 3.2%, at $190.14, after the company yesterday afternoon missed Q1 revenue expectations, and met analysts’ profit estimates, and sales declined across most of its lines of business. The…
  • Taiwan Semi Rising: Q1 Beats; UBS Ups to Buy, $140 Target

    17 April 2014, 12:44 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) are up 57 cents, or 2.8%, at $20.72, after the company overnight reported Q1 revenue of $148.22 billion in New Taiwan dollars, up almost 12%, and beating the average estimate of $147.73 billion, according to…
  • Sabre Up 5%, Weibo Up 11% After Pricing at Low End of Range

    17 April 2014, 12:10 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    The market today welcomes two new tech outfits, Chinese micro-blogging service Weibo (WB) and the legendary Sabre (SABR) online reservations system. Weibo opened at $16.27, but quickly rose $1.94, over 11%, to $18.94, above the price of $17 set this morning,…
  • This Morning: Defending Google, Pondering IBM, Cheers for Splunk, DDD

    17 April 2014, 11:26 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) are down 6 cents, or 0.4%, at$13.46, after the company this morning reported Q1 revenue of $344 million, missing the average $348.6 million estimate, and…
  • Intel Rises: Bulls Up Targets on Margin Outlook, Bears Say ‘Show Me’

    16 April 2014, 5:33 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Intel (INTC) continue to ride last night’s penny-per-share profit beat in its Q1 report, closing up 16 cents, or 0.6%, at $26.93, and the stock today got a bunch of price target increases, though analysts debated the likelihood of a payoff…
  • SanDisk Up 7%: Q1 Beats; Q2 View Beats, Year View Light

    16 April 2014, 4:12 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Flash memory chip maker SanDisk (SNDK) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and profit per share that beat analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose 13%, year over year, to $1.51 billion, yielding EPS of $1.44. Analysts had been…
  • IBM Slips: Q1 Revenue Misses, EPS In-Line; Year EPS View Beats

    16 April 2014, 4:09 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    International Business Machines (IBM) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue that missed analysts’ expectations, and profit per share that was in line with consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in March fell 4%, year over year, to $22.48 billion,…
  • Google Off 6%: Q1 Rev, EPS Miss; Click Prices Down 9%

    16 April 2014, 4:06 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Google (GOOGL) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and profit per share that missed analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to $12.22 billion, yielding EPS of $6.27, when subtracting $3.23 billion of “traffic acquisition…
  • Apple FYQ2: Hard to Get Excited, Says Bernstein; Buy the Pullback

    16 April 2014, 1:29 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    The Street has begun a steady stream of earnings previews in the last week or so for Apple (AAPL), which reports fiscal Q2 a week from today, April 23rd. And there’s certainly grist for disagreement. In addition to Pacific Crest’s Andy Hargreaves, who…
  • Yahoo! Up 7%: Alibaba Upside in Focus; Street Likes Search, Display Trends

    16 April 2014, 12:52 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) are up $2.14, or 6%, at $36.35, holding onto most of last night’s after-hours gains, after the company beat revenue and earnings per share expectations for Q1, and forecast revenue this quarter in line with expectations, and…
  • Apple: Upside to FYQ2, Says Pac Crest; Room to Raise Prices on iPhone 6

    16 April 2014, 12:03 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Pacific Crest’s Andy Hargreaves today reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of Apple (AAPL), and a $635 price target, in advance of the company’s fiscal Q2 report a week from today, April 23rd.  Hargreaves sees potential upside to consensus of $43.7…
  • This Morning: Yahoo!, Intel Rising, Still No Home for Google Glass, Apple’s Quarter

    16 April 2014, 11:25 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech:  Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) are up $1.90, or almost 6%, at $36.09, holding onto most of last night’s after-hours gains, after the company beat revenue and earnings per share expectations for Q1,…
  • Intel Q1 Conference Call: Street Asks When Tablet, Phone Efforts Will Turn a Profit

    16 April 2014, 2:57 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Following a Q1 report Tuesday afternoon from Intel (INTC) that were in-line on the revenue side and a penny better on the bottom line, and a forecast for quarterly revenue slightly higher than expected and full-year revenue lower than consensus, the…
  • Yahoo! Surges 10%: Q1 Rev, EPS Beat; Alibaba Revenue Surged 66%

    15 April 2014, 4:11 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Yahoo! (YHOO) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to $1.087 billion, excluding cost of “traffic acquisition,” yielding EPS of 38 cents. Analysts had,…
  • Intel Rising: Q1 Revenue In-Line, EPS Beats by a Penny; Q2 Rev View Higher, Year View Light

    15 April 2014, 4:04 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Intel (INTC) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue in line with analysts’ estimates and earnings per share that beat by a penny. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to $12.8 billion, yielding EPS of 38 cents.  Analysts had, on average, been…
  • Intel, Advanced Micro Difficult Shorts Despite Earnings Weakness, Writes Bernstein

    15 April 2014, 3:43 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    As I mentioned earlier, the Street has been ramping up estimates for earnings for the March Q1 for Intel (INTC), which reports this afternoon, and for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which reports on Thursday. Bernstein Research’s Stacy Rasgon reiterates…

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