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Analog chip suppliers, optical component firms and chip equipment makers could be among the firms that see M&A interest if trade tensions continue to ease.
Proofpoint and Symantec's earnings reports just gave a fresh lift to a security tech space that continues seeing healthy growth. Here are a couple of relatively low-risk options for playing it.
Apple shares are up nearly 4% in after-hours trading.
Intel's $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye could just be the beginning
Strong results and guidance from several prominent tech firms yield valuable insights on how different parts of the sector are faring.
Samsung's actions since reports first emerged of Note 7 units catching fire have made a bad situation worse. Both Apple and Android rivals could benefit.
The newly seated chairman has a record of helping arrange takeover deals.
Look for 2015's record run of mergers and acquisitions to continue.
J.C. Penney (JCP) shares have surged 27% so far, although the stock has certainly gotten a boost from squeezed short-sellers who have sold nearly a third of the retailer’s stock.