The PC boom has gone bust, and we are about to see the results ahead of Black Friday

The pandemic-fueled personal-computer boom has ended, so how will that affect demand and pricing for PCs and the retailers that sell them this holiday season? A sense of the fallout will be provided in the week ahead with results due from PC makers Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, +0.67% and HP Inc. HPQ, +0.17%, along with … Read more

Activision Stock Still Looks Like a Buy. Here’s Why.

Back in July, Barron’s made the case for buying Activision Blizzard stock in anticipation of Microsoft closing its $69 billion acquisition of the company. With Activision shares trading at a significant discount to the deal price, the stock looked closest to a sure thing in an increasingly uncertain market. Four months later, the risks of … Read more

Roblox stock rockets 20% on ‘impressive’ turnaround from yearlong slide

Roblox Corp. shares headed for their best performance in nearly a year Monday, after the youth-oriented social-media platform reported figures for September that suggested a turnaround from a yearlong slog. Roblox RBLX, +22.16% reported September bookings and daily active user figures Monday that suggested a better-than-expected trajectory for the quarter, and shares took off. By … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter will eventually be part of ‘X, the everything app’

Elon Musk has a new plan for Twitter Inc. after giving up a legal battle and agreeing to pay $44 billion for the company Tuesday. ““Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app”” — Elon Musk That tweet was Musk’s first public statement Tuesday about the decision, which was revealed in a … Read more

It’s Time to Buy Tech Again. Here Are 20 Stocks to Start With.

One cruel truth the stock market confirmed this past week is that trying to pick the bottom for technology stocks is a fool’s errand. The Nasdaq Composite terrible September—it was down 10.5% on the month—has made the bottom-fishing that took place over the summer look ill-advised. As I’ve noted before, the first downturn in tech … Read more

Splunk Earnings Beat Estimates. Shares Fall on New Business Slowdown.

Text size Splunk said 723 customers are generating more than $1 million in annualized revenue. Dreamstime Splunk posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter ended July 31, while boosting its revenue outlook for the January 2023 fiscal year. But the stock is trading sharply lower on a slowdown in the company’s new business pipeline. … Read more

Nvidia, Salesforce, Zoom, Macy’s, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Numerous technology and retail companies will report their latest quarterly results this week. Federal Reserve watchers will be tuning into the central bank’s annual confab in Jackson Hole, Wyo., at the end of the week. Zoom Video Communications will be Monday’s earnings highlight, followed by results from Nvidia ,   Advance Auto Parts , … Read more

Nvidia, Salesforce, Zoom, Macy’s, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size Numerous technology and retail companies will report their latest quarterly results this week. Federal Reserve watchers will be tuning into the central bank’s annual confab in Jackson Hole, Wyo., at the end of the week. Zoom Video Communications will be Monday’s earnings highlight, followed by results from Nvidia ,   Advance Auto Parts , … Read more

Disney, Coinbase, BioNTech, Rivian, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Second-quarter earnings season continues this week, while a pair of July inflation figures and consumer sentiment surveys will be the highlights on the economic-data calendar. On Monday, Tyson Foods , BioNTech , AIG, and Take-Two Interactive Software will report. Coinbase Global, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , Sysco , and Ralph Lauren go on … Read more

Virgin Galactic Stock Tumbles as Commercial Service Again Delayed

Text size Courtesy Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic were tumbling Friday after the space tourism company pushed back the launch of commercial service to the second quarter of 2023. Virgin Galactic (ticker: SPCE) last said it expected to start commercial space-tourism service in the first quarter of next year. That was after pushing back … Read more