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May 2, 2014
08:53 EDTMSFT, SSNLF, LNVGY, AAPL, AMZNTablet shipments grew 3.9% in Q1, Apple share of market slid to 32.5%, IDC says
Worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 shipments slipped to 50.4M units in the first calendar quarter, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation. The total represents a sequential decline of 35.7% from the high-volume holiday quarter and just 3.9% growth over the same period a year ago. Apple (AAPL) maintained its lead in the worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 market, shipping 16.4M units, though that is down from 26.0M units in the previous quarter and well below its total of 19.5M units in the first quarter of 2013. The company saw its share of the market slip modestly to 32.5%, down from the previous quarter's share of 33.2%. Samsung (SSNLF) once again grew its worldwide share, increasing from 17.2% last quarter to 22.3% this quarter. The remainder of the top five were ASUS, Lenovo (LNVGY), and Amazon (AMZN). Reference Link
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March 16, 2015
05:58 EDTSSNLFSamsung increases TV panel purchases to meet TV sales target, DigiTimes says
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March 15, 2015
18:20 EDTAAPLApple's $17,000 watch looks over-priced, Barron's says
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16:14 EDTSSNLFBlackBerry collaborates with IBM, Samsung on SecuTABLET
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March 13, 2015
18:22 EDTAAPLSalesforce.com CEO Benioff: Analytics cloud can run on Apple watch
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17:11 EDTAMZNSony Pictures TV nears streaming video deal for Seinfeld, WSJ reports
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16:42 EDTAAPLStocks end week lower amid euro slide, Fed rate hike worries
Stocks finished the week lower as worries about the impact of the euro's fall against the dollar, along with continued anticipation of an upcoming rate hike by the Fed and concerns about deflation, weighed on shares. MACRO NEWS: The euro's slide against the dollar continued, causing investors to worry that the trend could have a significant negative impact on the results of U.S. based, multinational companies... Anticipation of an impending interest rate hike continued to impact the market. On Tuesday, outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said the central bank should begin to gradually raise rates before the economy reaches full employment to avoid triggering a recession. On Thursday, stocks rose as investors speculated that weak February retail sales data could cause the central bank to delay raising interest rates... An unexpected decline in the producer price index, which was reported on Friday, may have rekindled fears about deflation taking hold in the U.S., weighing on stocks... In China, the government said that industrial production rose less than expected in the first two months of the year. China's exports were reported to surge 15% in the first two months of the year versus the same period a year earlier, but data also indicated that China's imports sank 20% in the first two months of 2015. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) provided additional information about its upcoming Apple Watch at a product launch event. Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in nine countries, including the U.S., with pre-orders beginning April 10. The lowest priced Apple Watch, the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, will be priced at $349, while the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be priced starting at $10,000... Embattled floor retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) updated investors on the impact of a recent critical report from 60 Minutes. In the nine days following the report, same-store sales fell 12.7% versus the same period a year earlier, it reported. The company added that it was not able to provide full-year guidance until it has more time to gauge the impact of consumers' reaction to the report... GM (GM) settled a potential proxy battle with an investment group led by Harry Wilson by agreeing to return more cash to shareholders... Alcoa (AA) agreed to buy RTI International Metals (RTI), which supplies specialty metals and services for several sectors, including aerospace and defense... Credit Suisse (CS) appointed Tidjane Thiam, who is currently Group Chief Executive of Prudential (PUK), as its new CEO... The shares of several chicken producers fell after a possible case of bird flu was identified in Arkansas. Among the chicken producers that declined were Tyson (TSN), which is based in Arkansas, Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Hormel (HRL)... GNC Holdings (GNC) sank after New York's Attorney General announced that he and three of his colleagues would further investigate the business practices of the herbal supplement industry. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow was down 0.57% to 17,749.31, the Nasdaq fell 1.12% to 4,871.76, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.87% to 2,053.40.
16:01 EDTAAPL, AMZNOptions Update; March 13, 2015
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14:31 EDTAAPLApple hits session lows, levels to watch
The shares are down over 1.2% to $122.85 at time of writing. At that price initial support is at the low of the day at $122.58 and then at $120.17.
10:34 EDTMSFT, AAPL, AMZNApple joins data center group with Facebook, Microsoft, The Information says
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10:04 EDTAAPLApple 'well beyond concept stage' for electric car, Apple Insider says
Apple is "well beyond the concept stage" on its electric car codenamed Titan, reports Apple Insider, citing two people with knowledge of the project. The sources said Apple received shipments of components to a site "minutes" away from the Cupertino campus, and "serious work" is underway. Reference Link
09:50 EDTAAPL, AMZNActive equity options trading on open
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08:17 EDTMSFTMicrosoft price target lowered to $48 from $58 at Pacific Crest
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07:49 EDTMSFTVideo game hardware sales up 10% in February, software up 7%, Game Informer says
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07:00 EDTAAPLNew MacBook to support third-party battery packs, chargers, 9to5Mac says
Apple's forthcoming MacBook will reportedly support "most" USB-C accessories, including external battery packs, third party chargers, external video adapters, and even allowing other Macs to charge the MacBook, reports 9to5Mac, citing sources close to the situation. Sources say Apple will not be blocking or limiting any accessories, opening up the market for third party accessories. Reference Link
06:23 EDTAAPLApple CEO says 11,000 people have signed up to study using ResearchKit
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06:07 EDTAAPLMillenials not completely sold on the Apple Watch, Re/code says
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06:03 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; AMZN QCOM
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05:54 EDTAAPLReport: MacBook unlikely to exceed 450K in 1H15 sales, DigiTimes says
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05:54 EDTSSNLF, AAPL, MSFT, LNVGYIDC: Worldwide tablet long term growth in low single digits, Digitimes says
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05:54 EDTSSNLF, LNVGY, AAPLIDC: PC shipments to drop 4.9% in 2015 before improving slightly, DigiTimes says
Worldwide PC shipments is expected to drop 4.9% in 2015, compared to a previous forecast of 3.3%, reports DigiTimes, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Total 2015 volume is projected at 293.1M PCs, slipping further to 291.4M in 2019. The report also said growth projects for 2016 and 2017 improved slightly. Reference Link
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