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Market Week Wrap-up

– Leading global equity indices continued floating upwards this week while the inflation drumbeat just kept getting louder. In the US, the January y/y CPI figure hit +1.6%, its highest level since last spring, and some analysts were alarmed by higher food prices creeping into CPI data sooner than expected. China’s January CPI report was lower than expected at +4.9% y/y, but markets panned the figures as heavily massaged by basket revisions. In the UK, the BoE said CPI would likely continue growing at a 4-5% clip over the short term. The World Bank released a report indicating that food prices were up 15% since October 2010 and are now only 3% away from record highs hit in 2008. Commodities moves complicated the story somewhat. While silver has pushed out to 30-year highs, there were signs that inflated soft commodity prices were beginning to unwind, with cotton and grain prices both below recent highs. Crude and gold prices have been impacted by reports that Iran is sending warships through the Suez Canal and bloody protests in Bahrain (next door to Saudi Arabia), although WTI futures were well below recent highs seen in early February. The Obama Administration unveiled its $3.73T budget proposal for 2012, including an all-time high deficit of $1.65T, reflecting the tax-cut agreement reached with Republicans in December. For 2012, the administration sees the imbalance declining to $1.1T, giving the country a record four straight years of one trillion-plus deficits. Bond prices held steady after the details were released, and Congress sharpened its knives for a budget fight. The Feb Empire Manufacturing survey hit its highest level since last June, indicating that the US manufacturing expansion seen over the last several months is continuing. On Friday there was plenty of commentary out of the G20 conference, where leaders tried mightily to achieve some concrete steps in reforming the global monetary system. Fed Chairman Bernanke took a swipe at the Chinese in his policy address to the G20, warning that nations which keep currency values low create imbalances, while the PBoC’s Zhou continued to push for a higher profile for the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). For the week, the DJIA rose 1.0%, the Nasdaq gained 0.9% and the S&P500 was up 1.0%. – John Deere crushed earnings and revenue targets in its Q1 report and nearly doubled its guidance for FY11 equipment sales. The firm hiked its sales guidance for its key agriculture and construction units as well, and said its Q2 revenue would blow out consensus estimates. Later in the week Caterpillar released very favorable dealer metrics for the month of January, with North America machinery sales up a whopping 58% y/y in the month. – Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources reported very strong Q4 profits on a big y/y gain in iron ore pricing. The company expects global steel production to continue to grow in 2011, although it warned that spot iron ore prices are unsustainably high. Reliance Steel also blew out earnings estimates, and said pricing would remain strong at least through the first quarter of 2011. – In tech, Dell’s profit was way ahead of the consensus in its Q4 report, thanks to a big improvement in margins. The company said it believes the corporate IT…

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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed in Apple, ipad, NVIDIA, o, Spot Gold, Tegra by on February 13, 2011 0 Comments
Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Investors are always searching the landscape for new and upcoming companies. This year and last the tech sector has had the greatest stars. One small tech company on the move is Nvidia ( NVDA ). The company specializes in visual computing technologies. Why give this company a second look? Apple’s ( AAPL ) iPhone and iPad have changed the way we view the Internet. Now the iPhone and iTablet are using an increasingly large amount of graphic design. Nvidia is on the cutting edge of this new technology. Continue reading Nvidia: A Company on the Move Nvidia: A Company on the Move originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Filed under: Launches , Industry , Internet , Competitive Strategy , Apple Inc (AAPL) , QUALCOMM Inc (QCOM) , iPhone , Technology The chip competition for the iPhone and iTablet is incredibly fierce. A little company called Nvidia’s ( NVDA ) design won so far with its Tegra 2. Its shares are up almost 50% since December. Texas Instruments ( TXN ) is also a player in tablet chip market with its OMAP5 processor. Now, Qualcomm QCOM ) is joining the fray with its new APQ 8060 dual core Snapdragon processor . It allows for high definition and 3D video. Hewlett Packard is using it in its new “Touch Pad.” Continue reading Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Needham & Co. Reiterates “Buy” Rating on Intel Following NVIDIA Deal (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Tuesday saw its “Buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Co., following the company’s licensing fee agreement with graphics chip maker NVIDIA ( NVDA ). The firm also backed its $26 price target on INTC, which implies a 26% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $20.69. A Needham analyst commented, “We believe the $1.5B licensing fee, payable to NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) in six annual installments, is financially a good price for Intel for such technology and has limited financial impact on INTC’s earnings. We are slightly altering our estimates to reflect the licensing payments, and reiterate our rating…The amortization impacts 2011 GM and EPS by 39bps and $0.02, respectively, bringing our 2011 EPS estimate to $1.88 from $1.90. Our 2012 EPS estimate is revised to $2.12 from $2.15 and our GM assumption falls 49bps to 65.6%.” Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.48% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $20.69. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) 2011 Growth to be Driven by Strong Handset Sales

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NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) should get the majority of their growth from handsets in 2011, which is a good thing, as they could get up to 25 percent share of Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) Android handsets, according to Wedbush.They said that “given the high-end nature of Tegra, we assume 20% 25% share of overall Android handsets and see a $260mn opportunity in 2011.” Wedbush also said NVIDIA should enjoy higher

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