Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • Why this analyst is bullish on Sony

    Sony's gaming business will improve profit margins, especially as games sales increase during Christmas, says Macquarie Securities Japan's Damian Zhong.

  • What to expect from Sony earnings

    Next quarter earnings might be more interesting as they will reflect the performance of the PlayStation VR, says MoneyMorning.com's Michael Robinson.

  • Stocks to Watch: October 31, 2016

    Baker Hughes, Sony and Apple are making headlines this Monday morning before the opening bell.

  • Oct 28- About six months ago, people working on hardware and the voice-activated Google Assistant for the Pixel phone started sitting next to each other at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters, hammering out minute details of its first phone. The Pixel's hardware and Assistant teams gather for happy hour every Friday and have already received...

  • The new MacBook designed for a wireless world unveiled at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. on March 8, 2015.

    The technology giant, Apple has quietly pushed up the price of existing products in the United Kingdom.

  • We are committed to green targets: Electrolux CEO

    Jonas Samuelson, CEO of Electrolux, discusses his company's markets as well as his commitment to renewable energy.

  • Visitors crowd the Huawei stand at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair on the fair's opening day.

    Huawei's co-CEO Ken Hu tells CNBC that 5G, AI and product feature improvements will transform smartphones over the next few years.

  • New 15-inch Macbook Pro costs $2,399

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from Apple's Mac event where the electronics giant unveiled a new MacBook Pro with Touch ID.

  • *Qualcomm offers $110 per NXP share, premium of 11.5 pct. Oct 27- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. "The pace of innovation in automobile and IoT will increase dramatically...

  • *Qualcomm offers $110 per NXP share, premium of 11.5 pct. Oct 27- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. "The pace of innovation in automobile and IoT will increase dramatically...

  • Stocks to Watch: October 27, 2016

    Twitter, Ford and Apple are making waves on Wall Street this Thursday morning.

  • Oct 27- Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever semiconductor industry deal, expanding the reach of its chips from phones to cars. San Diego- based Qualcomm, which gets most of its profit from wireless patents it licenses to the mobile industry, has been facing slowing smartphone sales and stiff competition from...

  • PARIS, Oct 27- STMicroelectronics, which makes chips for Apple's iPhone 7, expects to improve its profitability in 2016 due to demand for smartphones and the increasing use of sensors in everything from cars to light fittings. The Franco-Italian chipmaker's shares jumped 7.75 percent to 7.79 euros in Paris at 0857 GMT on Thursday, topping Europe's Stoxx 600...

  • Samsung specs might have caused battery problem: Analyst

    Exact details about what went wrong with Samsung's Galaxy Note S7 remain unclear, says Mark Newman, managing director at Bernstein.

  • Samsung results were 'as expected': Expert

    Samsung's lower profits were expected due to its Note S7 troubles but its display and DRAM units improved, says Kiwoom Securities' Daniel Dongwon Yoo.

  • It has built a massive network of 320,000 retail outlets across China and other parts of Asia, its sales representatives earn commissions on every phone they sell, and it has filled the airwaves and covered thousands of billboards with advertising based on the endorsement of some of the hottest Asian pop stars. In the third quarter, it jumped into first place in...

  • SEOUL, Oct 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said its operating profit fell 30 percent year-on-year in the quarter marred by the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, sinking to its lowest level in two years. The world's top smartphone maker said third-quarter operating profit was 5.2 trillion won, matching its revised guidance.

  • Apple ditching escape button on new Macbook Pro

    The Verge reports the tech giant could be planning to launch a new laptop without an escape key.

  • Stocks to Watch: October 26, 2016

    Coca-Cola, Boeing and Apple are grabbing Wall Street headlines this Wednesday morning.

  • *President says Pokemon GO made up most of affiliate income. OSAKA, Japan, Oct 26- Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co cut its annual profit outlook by a third on Wednesday as a strong yen erodes income earned overseas and overwhelms an earnings bounce from its surprise hit smartphone game Pokemon GO. Nintendo profits from Pokemon GO through investments in...