The S&P 500 regained the 1,500 level for the first time in more than five years, but that's a milestone that could also trigger a pause, analysts say.
There are more stormy waters ahead for Apple and the company will have to make some sacrifices to stay on top, writes this expert.
Apple and Samsung remain the talk of the tech world as the titans battle for mobile supremacy. TheStreet.com reports.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is confident that her company will be able to capitalize on the explosion in mobile communication, saying Yahoo will focus on strong partnerships with Apple, Google and Facebook.
Although Apple's big slide pulled the tech sector down yesterday, the group is up more than thirty percent over the past five years, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Dan Wantrobski, Janney Capital Markets, turns to the charts to see what the technicals indicate about these two tech companies.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.
Asian shares ended mixed on Friday, dragged lower by a drop in regional technology stocks, although gains in Australia and Japan contained overall losses for equities.
Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President at IDC Asia Pacific, compares the future challenges of Apple and Samsung in the crowded smartphone space.
Wall Street's bull could take another run at the psychologically important 1,500 level as early as Friday, but that's a level that could also trigger a pause, analysts say.
A senior Lenovo executive said on Thursday that the Chinese computer maker may consider Research in Motion as a takeover target, sending the Blackberry maker's shares up 2 percent just a week before it launches a make-or-break line of redesigned smartphones.
Edward Snyder, MD & Founder, Charter Equity Research says that earning reports show signs of a slowdown in the economy, and that could see tech stocks pull back.
Samsung reported a record quarterly profit of $8.3 billion and kept its 2013 investment plans at the previous year's level, defying expectations.
After Apple's stock fell on earnings, Cramer called on company management to take action.
The "Mad Money" host on why the stock market continues to push higher.
Brian White, Managing Director & Senior Analyst, IT Hardware, Networking & Tech Supply Chain, Topeka Capital Markets explains why he has lowered his price target for Apple from $1,111 to $888 after the company released its latest earnings.
Apple's third straight disappointing quarter signals an urgent need for the global technology leader to drum up new revenue - and China may provide the answer.
The yen tumbled 2 percent against the dollar to hit a 2 1/2-year low on Thursday after a Japanese official said the government has no problem with the dollar hitting 100 yen.
The S&P 500 closed higher for the seventh-consecutive session Thursday after crossing above the 1,500 level for the first time since December 2007, but Apple ended near session lows, putting a damper on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
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