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Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.
Global microchip sales will grow by only 1.8% this year, much slower than an earlier projection of a 10% increase, as prices in key markets tumble, an industry group said.
There's been a dramatic increase in options trading.
Intel detailed plans Tuesday to team up with Asustek Computer, the world's largest maker of computer motherboards, to make a notebook PC that would cost as little as $200 aimed at the education market in developing countries.
Toshiba said it would buy microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, ending its exclusive ties with Intel for the supply of the brains that run computers, and sending its shares higher.
Stocks ended broadly lower and the Dow fell for the fourth straight session after strong economic data lowered the odds of a near-term cut in interest rates. "The market was looking for a reason to pull back," said Brian Belski, chief U.S. strategist at Merrill Lynch. "Coming into the holiday weekend, it's not surprising that we're seeing some weakness."
Dell, which has relied mostly on a direct-to-consumer sales model, will start selling computers through Wal-Mart stores. The deal aroused concerns about possible margin-tightening for chip makers.
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Asset sales and earnings reports catalyzed the most actively traded stocks on Tuesday.
M&A news and quarterly updates provided some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.
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Texas Instruments (TXN), the world's largest maker of mobile-phone chips, reveals information about the future of chip sales, and the news spreads like wildfire. Click here to find out how the news affected some of biggest stocks in the space.
Earnings blowouts from Google and strong guidance from two key names in the industrial sector were among the catalysts for Friday's most-active stocks.
Advanced Micro Devices reported first-quarter results that badly missed consensus estimates as the company reported lower shipments of chip products in addition to falling average prices.
Stocks closed mixed but the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up to another record as investors awaited key quarterly reports after the bell. "You still have some pretty important earnings coming out that are going to set the tone," said Adam Tracy, director of listed trading at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Earnings blowouts and encouraging drug trials were some of the catalysts behind Thursday's most actively traded stocks.
Flash memory maker Spansion reported a first-quarter loss of 46% due to intense price competition, and announced large scale cost-cutting measures.
China's rapid growth is a double-edged sword and today it is cutting into world equities markets. Asian and European markets were lower and U.S. stocks are pointing at a weaker opening, with the Dow, fresh off a new high, looking particularly wobbly. Earnings news is also setting the tone.
Intel posted higher quarterly profit in line with analyst expectations, while a top official told CNBC that the microchip maker is reclaiming market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices. In an interview with Jim Goldman, Chief Financial Officer Andy Bryant also said that Intel's gross margins should rebound to the mid-50s by the middle of the year.