Cirrus Logic Slumps as Analyst Says Apple to Abandon Button Design Change

Shares of Apple Inc supplier Cirrus Logic Inc tumbled about 12% after a renowned analyst said the iPhone maker will abandon the solid-state button design for premium variants of its iPhone 15 series of smartphones. Amid speculation Apple would use a button format that remains static, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his […]

Salesforce Signals Strong Position with Buyback Plan Boost, Upbeat Forecast

Salesforce Inc on Wednesday forecast first-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates and doubled its share repurchase to $20 billion, indicating a strong cash flow for the company that has come under pressure from activist investors. The upbeat forecast and fourth-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates pushed the shares of the cloud-based software provider up 14% in […]

European Shares Fall on Sticky Inflation Worries; Uk’s Ocado Slides

European shares fell on Tuesday, with UK’s Ocado sinking after a worse-than-expected full-year loss, while data from France and Spain pointed to inflation being stickier than feared. The continent-wide STOXX 600 index slipped 0.3% in the first hour of trading, after closing sharply higher in the previous session. “Whether it be Spain, France or Germany, […]

Palantir Expects 2023 to be First Profitable Year, Shares Soar

Palantir Technologies on Monday forecast its first profitable year and said it had slowed hiring, cut stock-based payouts and reduced cloud computing investments in response to lower spending from recession-wary businesses. The forecast, coming on the back of better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, sent the data analytics software maker’s shares up 16% after hours and was set […]

Verizon Forecasts Profit Below Estimates on Slowdown Worries, Shares Fall

Verizon Communications Inc’s annual profit forecast fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as it grapples with slowing growth in wireless customer sign-ups compared with last year and makes heavy investments in 5G technology. Shares in the Dow Jones Industrial Average company fell 2.5% to $38.65 in premarket trading. Verizon, whose plans are the […]

China Acquires ‘Golden Shares’ in Two Alibaba Units

China has acquired minority stakes with special rights in two domestic units of tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, business registration records showed, as Beijing extends a campaign to strengthen control over online content. Beijing has been taking ‘golden shares’ in private online media and content companies for more than five years, and in recent […]

Analysis-with Banks’ Results on Tap, Options Traders Prepare for Volatility

Options traders are bracing for volatility in U.S. bank shares days ahead of an earnings season many believe will bring lower profits and reflect worries over an expected recession. Current market positioning signals a gloomy outlook: The one-month moving average of open puts on the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the largest financials ETF with […]