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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

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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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Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

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Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

Filed under: Competitive Strategy , Microsoft (MSFT) , Nokia Corp. (NOK) , Smartphones This is probably one of the most interesting stories of the Internet revolution. Microsoft ( MSFT ) jumped out the starting gate with its Windows operating system and took the world by storm. Then for some unknown reason, Microsoft missed the entire search engine revolution and Google ( GOOG ) raced to first place. Now Microsoft has again missed the next leg — the iPhone and iPad revolution, and Apple ( AAPL ) holds first place in this segment. Nokia ( NOK ) was a pioneer in the smartphone revolution, but with Apple’s drive to the top, Nokia lost its momentum. Once Nokia had 50% of the handset market . Now that share has fallen to just 29%. It’s hard to believe but Microsoft has only 2% of the global phone software market. Continue reading Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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PC Sales Grow in 4Q – Analyst Blog

Filed in BP, Dell, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o by on January 14, 2011 0 Comments

Personal computer (PC) shipments for the fourth quarter were disappointing, missing IDC estimates, although growing 2.7% during the quarter.

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Apple: Stock of the Year

Apple: Stock of the Year

Things were a lot easier when I was kid. Back then, all you needed was a pair of Jack Purcells and mood ring to fit in. Today, it’s an expensive pair of Nikes and some sort of iThingy. At least, that’s the case in my house— where my kids had been pestering me all year for the latest electronic gadget sprung from the minds of the folks at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ). And this year, my kids hit the trifecta. Against my better judgment, all three of them got an iTouch… which drives me up the wall, since they would rather fiddle with them than do practically anything else… I’ll be honest; it gives me a great deal of delight to confiscate them all for even the smallest infraction. But I am comforted to know they won’t be eating alone at the “nerd table” in the cafeteria when they go to school. In this case, it was something of a tradeoff, as Apple products seemed to be everywhere I looked this Christmas: from iPods to iTune gift cards, my family was certainly doing its part to keep Apple at the top of the stock charts. In that regard, we were just one family among millions… Stock of the Year That’s why, when it came time to choose my Stock of the Year, Apple Inc. was at the top of the list. Edging out a…

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Company News For Dec 14, 2010 – Corporate Summary

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o by on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Companies in the news are PFE, SAFM, JEF, BP, TOT, GS, ABC, MS, AAPL, EMC, WFC, GR, AMGN

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Trading Realities

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o, silver by on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

The book Trading Realities: The Truth, the Lies, and the Hype In-Between by Jeff Augen is a very easy-to-read guide to avoiding fallacies, such as buying for the long term and holding onto stocks that have paper losses, and utilizing new strategies to …

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Market Wrap-Up for Oct.18 (WFC, PNC, JPM, AAPL, GOOG, HAS, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Oct.18 (WFC, PNC, JPM, AAPL, GOOG, HAS, more)

In a recent DailyFinance.com article, it was reported the top 20% of the American populace holds roughly 93% of the country’s financial wealth, and the top 1% of the country holds approximately 43% of the money in the U.S. Meanwhile, the middle class (middle 20% of population) holds only 6% of the country’s total assets. It’s time for the middle class to start getting money to work for them, instead of the other way around. Lots of things need to change, especially when it comes to consumption, spending, and especially money education. I am hoping readers out there can spread the word about Dividend.com and what we are trying to push for individual investors to get started generating new income and put themselves in a position to have a much, much richer retirement. Forget about getting mad with Wall Street. It’s time to generate some wealth for yourself, and it doesn’t take a fortune to get started. Getting back to today’s action, we saw a bounceback in the recently beaten-up financials, with Wells Fargo ( WFC ) , PNC Financial ( PNC ) , and JP Morgan ( JPM ) all finishing higher. Hasbro ( HAS ) had a solid day following the company’s Q results. Much of the focus will be on earnings in the near term, with numerous reports due out the next three weeks. Many are focusing on Apple ( AAPL ), which is reporting after the bell today, as the momentum crowd is hoping for the shares to replicate the spike Google ( GOOG ) had on Friday. I just want to caution investors that the action in momentum names can turn quickly. Don’t lose sight of the terrific year it has been with scores of our Dividend.com recommended names. Don’t blindly gamble away your returns unless you are willing to become a trader and abandon what has been working well. I have seen the ups and downs of being a trader. The traders’ cemetery is littered with brokerage accounts that get torched following the hot action, and the “never-wrong” stock pundits. Slow and steady wins the long-term race. Now, there’s nothing wrong with rolling the dice if you are limiting the action to a very small part of your portfolio if you need to participate, but still, I would prefer someone to have some traits (discipline, focus, ability to accept small losses) that can avoid even losing a small amount of capital. As always, check out our industry-leading Best Dividend Stocks List for the top dividend names to put money into right now. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 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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Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL): Still Going Strong

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Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL): Still Going Strong

Filed under: Apple Inc (AAPL) , Amazon.com (AMZN) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Each week, we assess the technical strength of the market’s leading stocks — highlighting the ten that we consider most favorably situated,” explains Mike Cintolo . The editor of Cabot Top Ten Weekly says, “We continue to see technical strength in both Amazon.com ( AMZN ) and Apple ( AAPL ), ranking both stocks in our weekly top ten. “The truly big idea with Amazon.com is both powerful and easy to understand. This company is quickly becoming the Walmart of e-commerce, offering items in many categories and, importantly, also selling wares from other, smaller merchants. Continue reading Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL): Still Going Strong Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL): Still Going Strong originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Analyst Upgrade Boosts Apple (AAPL)

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Analyst Upgrade Boosts Apple (AAPL)

Filed under: Earnings Reports , Forecasts , Apple Inc (AAPL) , Newsletters , Smartphones , Stocks to Buy “Kaufman Brothers was recently out with a note on Apple ( AAPL ) — a long-term holdings on our Recommended List — with analyst Shaw Wu upgrading his price target to $374 from $350,” notes Geoffrey Seiler . The editor of BullMarket.com , explains, “The biggest reason for Wu’s upgrade was the continued momentum of the iPad. The analyst has a “buy” rating on the stock. “He said, ‘In sum, our sources indicate that iPads are likely to surprise on the upside due to better availability of screens and continued strong demand. Our analysis indicates that this alone is enough to drive significant upside to consensus estimates.’ Continue reading Analyst Upgrade Boosts Apple (AAPL) Analyst Upgrade Boosts Apple (AAPL) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.21 (AAPL, QCOM, CAG, more)

Market Wrap-Up for Sept.21 (AAPL, QCOM, CAG, more)

All eyes were on the Federal Reserve interest rate decision that wa due at 2:15pm Est. this afternoon. Although we didn’t expect a change in interest rates, it was interesting to see the D-word being whispered by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The markets rallied off the notion the printing press would continue to run, but we did see the quick pop fade by the close. The market has been driven by an overload of momentum this month. One of the big winners is not a dividend play, but rather Apple ( AAPL ). I keep hearing the argument that Apple ( AAPL ) is still a cheap stock and Jim Cramer mentioned yesterday that you can use a “rule of 10″ – basically dividing Apple’s stock price by 10 and seeing how cheap the stock is at $28 and change. The point he is trying to make is to ignore the 3-digit handle on the stock price ($283 a share). The last time I heard someone use this argument was back when tech stocks were about to tank at the end of the 90s, specifically shares of Qualcomm ( QCOM ) . Once everyone bought into the “rule of 10″ thesis, the shares of Qualcomm preceded to add on several hundred points in a matter of a month and that was the top of the market. Apple shares certainly feel like Qualcomm back then. Everyone though the sky was the limit for Qualcomm and the company would be profiting from every cell phone sold, similarly to how many feel Apple will do these days with their runaway hit, the iPhone. This kind of action makes me nervous, so let’s hope we don’t see that sort of manic buying come in. That wouldn’

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Qualcomm’s Price Target Boosted at FBR Capital (QCOM)

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Qualcomm’s Price Target Boosted at FBR Capital (QCOM)

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, Inc. ( QCOM ) on Tuesday saw its price target raised by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. The firm maintained its “Outperform” rating on QCOM and boosted its price target from $47 to $49. That new target represents an expected 14% upside to the stock’s Tuesday closing price of $43.01. An FBR analyst commented, “Recent checks suggest Qualcomm calendar 3Q10 is tracking robustly, with strength likely to continue into calendar 4Q10. First, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) supply chain checks show Qualcomm should ship 2M CDMA basebands to Apple in 4Q10 ahead of the CDMA iPhone launch in 1Q11 ($0.03–$0.05 annual EPS). Further, we hear more commentary that Qualcomm could ship into all iPhones beginning in mid 2011 ($0.18 annual EPS)…We raise our calendar 2010 pro forma EPS estimate from $2.40 to $2.45, our 2011 estimate from $2.70 to $2.80.” Qualcomm shares rose 28 cents, or +0.7%, in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of QCOM from our “recommended” list back on Sept.25, 2008, when the stock traded at $46.54. The company has a dividend yield of 1.77%, based on last night’s closing stock price of $43.01. The company has technical support in the $38-$40 price area. If the shares can continue to rebound, we see near-term overhead resistance around the $46-$48 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Qualcomm, Inc. ( QCOM ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.2 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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AT&T Upgraded to “Outperform” at Credit Suisse (T)

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AT&T Upgraded to “Outperform” at Credit Suisse (T)

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. ( T ) on Monday caught a big upgrade from analysts at Credit Suisse. The firm boosted its rating on T from “Neutral” to “Outperform,” sending the company’s shares up 32 cents, or +1.1%, in premarket trading Monday. Suisse noted that rival Verizon’s ( VZ ) possible addition of Apple’s ( AAPL ) iPhone won’t hurt AT&T’s bottom line as much as many have feared. A Credit Suisse analyst commented, “The impact from the loss of iPhone exclusivity should be substantially less than current valuations imply.” The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of AT&T ( T ) since Mar.12, 2009, when the stock was trading at $23.35. The company has a 5.96% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $28.17. AT&T Inc. ( T ) is a “recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 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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