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Techquity: Personal Computers 1, Smartphones and Tablets 0

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 03:59

Mar 28 - Stocks of major PC makers outperform handheld gadget makers in first quarter.

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Forget Smartphones and tablets think PCs instead. Sounds almost sacrilege -- coming from a technology stocks you know little old line best for the rest not companies came out the winners in the first quarter. Okay Netflix is the best SP 500 tech stock in the first three months of the year through midday Friday. Exactly old school but HP and Dell made the top five. Dealt with -- by the buyout offers even TV's best buy did well. On the losing end Akamai Technologies the Internet content delivery company is forecast lower quarterly revenue in February as some contracts are coming to an end. Also data stores an analyst for -- Teradata which gave a week when he thirteen forecast. As far as our four horsemen of apple Amazon FaceBook and Google gulp he probably gets apple had the toughest first quarter. Seems like not a day has gone -- without an analyst cutting numbers well you'd be right. It actually has done worse than -- we showed you it's all about 17%. FaceBook down slightly as investors await more data on its mobile efforts Amazon up slightly below below the NASDAQ overall. Some concerns it has gotten ahead of itself while Google up about 12% it all time high. We've seen a bit of -- change in sentiment about apple with one analyst's upgrade the stock and others expressing a believe it is limited downside from here. The expectations for new version of the iPhone or other products have moved to the second half of the year. So there may not be much to propel -- higher in the near term. Investors didn't know what to make a Blackberry earnings report the Smartphone maker's stock shot up 10% in the premarket sixteen dollars and earnings news before following 4% to fourteen bucks. That's because -- -- report card had -- for bulls embarrassed that you want. The Smartphone maker posted a surprise profit in the fourth quarter and expects to break even in the current quarter were analysts had expected a loss. The blackberries revenues fell 36%. And sales lifted its key market North America. And -- -- quarter -- -- the launch of a phone that the linchpin to its revival does he can. The number of subscribers fell nearly 4%. Investors still don't know just how busy and -- aired on its debut in the US last weekend. CEO Thorsten -- would always say the big -- that internal expectations. Earliest legal -- describe initial sales as happened. Bulls have the upper hand is the latest read the stock is up by 2%. 300 billion dollars that's how much eBay says -- enabling 2015. Nearly double what it did last year. It exacts are issuing their outlook for the next three years CEO John Donahoe says -- use at 300 billion -- metric is one of this gauges of success. EBay also sees sales in emerging markets -- tripling over the next three years under Donahoe eBay is bouncing back. After losing market share and Amazon is made it easier for customers to buy does it fix prices and get -- the ship for free. The stock up a fraction today has risen nearly 40% over the last twelve months. EBay also says it will start offering same day delivery in select markets this year that's something Google began doing today in the San Francisco Bay Area. Is coordinating delivery of purchases made from its retail partners like Toys 'R' Us and target. Through its Google shopping expressed the service is free though Google plans to charge this at some point. Is working with local courier companies to make the deliveries Wal-Mart is also testing its own same day delivery service all to keep up with an. That's happening this Thursday what the opt for a Good Friday and back on my. Memory involves on Twitter RT RS tech but I'm Fred Katayama this is work.

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Techquity: Personal Computers 1, Smartphones and Tablets 0

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 03:59