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Apple has placed highs at ever dwindling prices and lows at ever increasing prices. Withering formations like this often foretell explosive moves one way or the other.
The charts of the provider of information technology software and services are not sending positive signals.
Next week is the last full week of August and the start of the last two weeks of the summer given how the Labor Day holiday falls this year. If you were expecting a quiet week on the earnings front, you may not want to read what I have to share next...
Macro pressures, new AMD CPU launches and Apple's plans to ship its first Macs containing its own processors are all potential headwinds.
These names are showing both technical and quantitative deterioration.
The latest estimates from research firm Gartner suggest enterprise software spend could grow at a double-digit rate both this year and next.
While companies such as HPE, Cisco and NetApp are signaling that macro headwinds are weighing on their hardware sales, major software and public cloud players are singing a very different tune.
Cisco blamed its light guidance on macro headwinds. But as its own numbers show, software and security spending is holding up better than hardware spending in this environment.
As NetApp tumbled and sparked a broader selloff in enterprise hardware stocks, AWS and other cloud giants are still reporting strong growth.
Here we go folks, a sampling of this morning's upgrades, downgrades and initiations. I'll be back with some thought on these after I get another cup of my morning fuel (coffee). Upgrades Sprint by UBS from Neutral to Buy with a $10 price target Res...
Samsung's latest flagship phones contain meaningful hardware improvements, and reviews have been pretty good. They're unlikely to be smash hits, but demand could be better than feared.
The IT hardware giant beat EPS estimates with the help of margin growth and buybacks. But revenue fell short amid lower server and IT services sales.
"We are still perceived as just a hardware company and that's not true," Robbiati said.
These names are showing technical signs of either bullish or bearish reversal patterns.
Some parts of Dell's empire are well-positioned to grow. Others face major challenges.
In a talk with TheStreet, CEO George Kurian says macro conditions still bode well for IT spending, and that NetApp continues taking flash storage share from rivals.
Innovative flash storage offerings and software that integrates well with public clouds have helped NetApp grow in a challenging environment.
Your best defense against markets that twist and turn in undesirable ways is to know what you are trying to accomplish.
Cloud adoption and other trends are making life tough for the some of the storage industry's traditional giants.