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141.57
+2.02 (+1.45%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

141.60 +0.03 (0.02%)
After hours: 6:40PM EDT

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Previous close139.55
Open140.06
Bid141.40 x 800
Ask141.80 x 1100
Day's range139.81 - 141.79
52-week range93.96 - 142.37
Volume16,999,859
Avg. volume24,389,400
Market cap1.081T
Beta (3Y monthly)0.96
PE ratio (TTM)27.98
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield2.04 (1.46%)
Ex-dividend date2019-08-14
1y target estN/A
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  • Elizabeth Warren Vows to Be First Nominee to Forgo High-Dollar Fundraisers
    Bloomberg

    Elizabeth Warren Vows to Be First Nominee to Forgo High-Dollar Fundraisers

    (Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren pledged Tuesday to forgo any high-dollar fundraising events if she becomes the Democratic nominee, a move that would make her the first general-election candidate to do so and could be a high-stakes gamble against a cash-rich incumbent and a well-funded GOP apparatus.But Warren would still accept high-dollar contributions from most people who choose to write her a check without getting special access or seeing her in person. She also vowed to refuse to accept “any contributions over $200 from executives at big tech companies, big banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds.”Warren’s pledge also wouldn’t stop the party or super-PACs from raising vast amounts of money on her behalf. But it may stop wealthy donors from cutting big checks if they believe it won’t help them get access to the nominee.“When I’m the Democratic nominee for president, I’m not going to change a thing in how I run my campaign: No PACs. No federal lobbyists. No special access or call time with rich donors or big dollar fundraisers to underwrite my campaign,” Warren said in a statement released by her campaign.Still, some Democrats fear it would put the party at a huge fundraising disadvantage against President Donald Trump, who’s raking in vast sums of money from big donors by his own campaign and by super-PACs that support him.Rufus Gifford, the finance director for former President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, has said Warren’s earlier suggestions to avoid high-dollar events was “a colossally stupid decision” that would cost Democrats not only in the presidential contest but also in down-ballot races.But it also reflects her populist pitch to be a different kind of candidate who isn’t corrupted by special interest money, and so far she has proven adept at generating small-dollar contributions that are envied by her party rivals.A Warren campaign aide said the decision to accept no more than $200 from executives and big tech or financial firms was “retroactive” and any contributions above $200 from those people would be returned.The aide also said that big tech companies under this guideline will include Alphabet Inc., which is Google’s parent company; Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.Nominees traditionally complain about the amount of time needed to raise money in a campaign and call for changes in financing presidential races, but then say they can’t “unilaterally disarm” against a well-funded opponent.Warren’s bet is that her pitch will propel her campaign in the Democratic contest -- where she’s tied with Joe Biden for the top spot -- and mobilize many of the estimated 100 million eligible voters who didn’t turn out in the 2016 election. Biden spends a significant amount of time raising money from traditional donor bases.It’s unclear how Warren’s pledge would apply to the Democratic National Committee, which can accept contributions from individuals of as much as $355,000 for various accounts, including $35,500 per donor that can be used to influence the election.And it wouldn’t apply to outside groups like super-PACs, which under federal law cannot coordinate their activities with campaigns. In 2016, Priorities USA had more than 30 individual donors who contributed more than $1 million.Obama barred contributions from registered lobbyists and corporate PACs. The DNC was outraised by its Republican counterpart in 2012 by almost $100 million, yet Obama, a popular incumbent, won overwhelmingly against rival Mitt Romney in the election. The party lifted the bans in 2016, and the DNC raised $354 million compared to $343 million for the Republican National Committee.Warren often highlights her approach to fundraising on the campaign trail, reassuring prospective voters that her campaign is fueled by them, not big dollar donors.“I don’t spend my time at fundraisers for bazilionaires and corporate executives,” Warren said during a town hall in Austin, Texas, last month. “I just don’t do it.”When asked whether her grassroots fundraising model could leave her without enough money to go against Trump in the general election, Warren was adamant that a flurry of contributions between $5 and $25 would be enough. Trump and the RNC raised $125 million in the first quarter, more than all of the major Democrats combined.“If you think it’s going to be all about scooping up a bunch of money from rich people, and then buying a bunch of TV ads, and that’s how it is someone’s gonna win, then, yeah, it looks like Trump’s doing a lot here,” Warren said recently in San Diego. “I just don’t think that’s how democracy works anymore. And I sure don’t think that’s how it’s going to work in 2020. I think it’s going to be about getting out and building a grassroots movement.”In his battle against Hillary Clinton in 2016, Bernie Sanders relied primarily on small-dollar donors to raise $235.4 million through the end of May 2016, nearly matching the $238.2 million she raised over the same period.But Clinton also had joint fundraising committees that raised millions for the Democratic National Committee and state parties.Trump is using the same arrangements to build a huge financial advantage over his rivals. His campaign and the RNC, plus a pair of joint fundraising committees that raise money for each, have taken more than $300 million through this year, according to Federal Election Commission reports and totals announced by Trump’s re-election effort.Warren has raised $60.2 million in the same period, including about $10 million she transferred from her Senate campaign.(Updates with Warren aide saying big tech donation policy was retroactive in eighth, ninth paragraphs.)To contact the reporters on this story: Sahil Kapur in Washington at skapur39@bloomberg.net;Bill Allison in Washington at ballison14@bloomberg.net;Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Washington at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Microsoft, KLA-Tencor, QUALCOMM, YUM! Brands and Deere & Co.
    Zacks

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Microsoft, KLA-Tencor, QUALCOMM, YUM! Brands and Deere & Co.

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Microsoft, KLA-Tencor, QUALCOMM, YUM! Brands and Deere & Co.

  • Blockchain to Gain Impetus as Facebook Moves Ahead With Libra
    Zacks

    Blockchain to Gain Impetus as Facebook Moves Ahead With Libra

    Facebook (FB) is not deterred by notable digital payment companies disassociating themselves from Libra. Advancing efforts on Libra brings other major blockchain players under the spotlight.

  • 4 Blue-Chip Stocks Rallying in 2019 Amid Slowdown Concern
    Zacks

    4 Blue-Chip Stocks Rallying in 2019 Amid Slowdown Concern

    Some blue-chip stocks have however surged, defying all odds, and still have upside left for the rest of this year.

  • Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Moves -0.09%: What You Should Know
    Zacks

    Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Moves -0.09%: What You Should Know

    Microsoft (MSFT) closed at $139.55 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.09% move from the prior day.

  • Stocks - Wall Street Struggles as Trade Worries Rise Again
    Investing.com

    Stocks - Wall Street Struggles as Trade Worries Rise Again

    Investing.com - Stocks pulled back slightly Monday after concerns emerged that the U.S.-China trade deal announced Friday might not be as solid as first thought.

  • IBM (IBM) Q3 Earnings on Deck as Earnings Season Gets Underway
    Zacks

    IBM (IBM) Q3 Earnings on Deck as Earnings Season Gets Underway

    IBM (IBM) is set to report their third quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday, October 15th as Q3's earnings season gets underway this week.

  • 3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy in Q3 Earnings Season Amid Trade War Optimism
    Zacks

    3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy in Q3 Earnings Season Amid Trade War Optimism

    Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war updates, including President Trump's optimism. We then look at three large-cap technology stocks to consider buying during Q3 earnings season. - Full-Court Finance

  • Investing.com

    NewsBreak: Apple Is Once Again World's Most Valuable Company

    Investing.com – Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is once again the world's most value company, ahead of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), as shares rose Monday.

  • China September Trade Data: Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting
    Market Realist

    China September Trade Data: Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting

    Today, China released its September trade data. The exports and imports were weaker than expected. President Trump’s tariffs have hit China’s exports.

  • 5 Stocks in Focus on U.S.-China Partial Trade Truce
    Zacks

    5 Stocks in Focus on U.S.-China Partial Trade Truce

    The major gainers of a possible trade deal will be those companies that have a strong international exposure especially in China.

  • Google’s $2.6 Billion Looker Deal Said to Get Closer DOJ Review
    Bloomberg

    Google’s $2.6 Billion Looker Deal Said to Get Closer DOJ Review

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. antitrust enforcers have started an in-depth review of Google’s $2.6 billion planned acquisition of a data analytics company, a further sign of greater scrutiny on big technology companies, according to people familiar with the situation.The antitrust division of the Justice Department is seeking more information from Google and Looker Data Sciences Inc. related to the deal to determine whether the tie-up harms competition, said one of the people, who asked not to be named discussing private matters.Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced June 6 it planned to buy Looker for its cloud unit, which lags far behind Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. with just 4% of the cloud-computing infrastructure market as of 2018, according to the most-recent figures from analyst Gartner Inc.The deal was expected to receive added regulatory scrutiny. The in-depth Justice Department review, known as a “second request,” comes as antitrust authorities start historic probes of Google and other large tech companies. One issue for enforcers is whether tech giants have used acquisitions of smaller firms to thwart rivals and cement their dominance. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which also enforces antitrust laws, is investigating whether Facebook Inc.’s purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp were anti-competitive.Representatives from Google, Looker and the Justice Department declined to comment.The Justice Department and a coalition of attorneys general made up of most U.S. states in the country have opened antitrust cases against Google. Those probes are mostly focused on the company’s dominant search and advertising businesses.Looker, closely held and based in Santa Cruz, California, provides tools that lets companies analyze their data stored in the cloud, a service that competes with offerings from Amazon and Microsoft. When Google announced the deal, its cloud chief, Thomas Kurian, said the company would continue to let Looker customers use other cloud providers. Google doesn’t share cloud sales.Google once spent lavishly on companies, dropping billions on device makers Motorola and Nest, as well as experimental tech like satellites and robots. More recently, the company’s acquisitions have mostly been relatively small deals in the cloud sector.It’s common for antitrust authorities to open in-depth investigations for sizable mergers, but more recently have faced criticism for allowing large tech companies to buy startups as a way to gain footholds in new markets. That charge has been aimed at Google after its takeovers of Waze, DoubleClick and YouTube. The Justice Department in July announced a broad antitrust review of the big internet platforms in search, social media and online retail.To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Bergen in San Francisco at mbergen10@bloomberg.net;Sarah McBride in San Francisco at smcbride24@bloomberg.net;David McLaughlin in Washington at dmclaughlin9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, ;Sara Forden at sforden@bloomberg.net, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bloomberg

    Trade Deal Is ‘Game Changer’ for Tech Stocks, Wedbush Says

    (Bloomberg) -- The partial U.S.-China trade agreement is a “game changer” for technology stocks, at least according to one analyst.The deal announced by President Trump in the last hour of trading on Friday points to “brighter days” in relations between the two countries and makes it unlikely the U.S. will follow through with the more than $160 billion in tariffs slated to take effect Dec. 15, Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives said. Concerns around those tariffs have resulted in a 10% to 15% discount on U.S. technology stocks by his estimation and the removal could “unleash a ‘risk on’ scenario” into year-end.Technology stocks had rallied throughout Friday’s session on speculation that some form of trade agreement was near. The shares pared some of those gains as investors realized that several of the thorniest issues, including those related to Huawei Technologies Co., remain unresolved. Huawei, which was blacklisted earlier this year, is a major buyer of U.S. electronic components.The late pullback wasn’t enough to prevent Apple Inc. from closing at a record and overtaking Microsoft Corp. as the world’s most valuable company. Greater China accounted for about 17% of Apple’s revenue in the fiscal third quarter and is home to a key portion of its supply chain. The Philadelphia semiconductor index also notched a 2.3% gain for the session, its best performance in a month.To contact the reporter on this story: Jeran Wittenstein in San Francisco at jwittenstei1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Apple’s Record High Edges Out Microsoft Amid Trade Deal Hope
    Bloomberg

    Apple’s Record High Edges Out Microsoft Amid Trade Deal Hope

    (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. shares closed at a record on Friday as investors looked past a year marked by turmoil from the U.S.-China trade war and uncertain demand for the iPhone, a product that Apple is moving away from, but which remains central to its business.The stock rose 2.7% to $236.21 in New York, exceeding the prior high set just over a year ago. The move made Apple the most-valuable U.S. company again, topping Microsoft Corp. Both have a market value of more than $1 trillion. Earlier, the U.S. and China agreed on the outlines of a partial trade accord.The record is the culmination of a pronounced rally throughout 2019, a year that started on a highly bearish note, as Apple cut its revenue outlook for the first time in nearly 20 years. That move, taken in response to a weak outlook for iPhones upgrades and China’s economy, took the stock to its lowest level since April 2017.Since then, however, shares have been on a nearly uninterrupted march higher, with the stock higher in seven of the past nine months, not including October’s month-to-date gain of about 4%. Apple has climbed more than 60% off its January low, returning its valuation back above $1 trillion.Just as Apple’s weakness in the fourth quarter of 2018 was largely driven by concern over iPhone demand, the 2019 recovery has come on an easing of those fears. CEO Tim Cook recently told the German newspaper Bild that he “couldn’t be happier” with the launch of Apple’s recently released iPhone 11, and it was reported in early October that Apple had told suppliers to increase production. Analysts, in turn, have been growing more positive on demand, while also anticipating that next year’s model -- expected to be the first 5G version -- will be a blockbuster.In other respects, Apple is a different company from when it was last trading at all-time highs a year ago. The Cupertino, California-based firm is reinventing itself as a services-based company, with such initiatives as streaming video, video games and a credit card. In another change, the historically high-end gadget-maker unveiled these new businesses and products at less-aggressive prices.Despite the new-found focus on services, the iPhone continues to be Apple’s keystone product. Nearly half of its third-quarter revenue came from the product, compared with the 21.3% that was derived from services.Apple is expected to report fourth-quarter results on Oct. 30. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.84 a share on revenue of $62.9 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That represents a decline of 2.6% for earnings and flat sales growth.According to a Bloomberg MODL estimate, it will ship 41.9 million iPhones in the quarter, at an average selling price of $770.35. That would represent a year-over-year drop of 14.5% for shipments, and a 3.1% decline in average price.(Updates with closing shares in the second paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at rvlastelica1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Brad OlesenFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • PlayStation 5: Will Sony Uphold Its Gaming Legacy?
    Market Realist

    PlayStation 5: Will Sony Uphold Its Gaming Legacy?

    The 2020 holiday season will mark the onset of the next generation of console wars. According to Sony, that's when it will launch the PlayStation 5.

  • Why Microsoft Stock Could Surge after Its Earnings
    Market Realist

    Why Microsoft Stock Could Surge after Its Earnings

    Microsoft (MSFT) shares have returned 0.5% over the past month. The return shows that the company is outperforming the US software industry's loss of 2.9%.

  • Space firm founded by billionaire Paul Allen sold to new owner
    Reuters

    Space firm founded by billionaire Paul Allen sold to new owner

    Stratolaunch Systems Corp, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, said on Friday it was continuing operations after transitioning ownership, but did not name the new owner. The company, a unit of Allen's privately-held investment vehicle Vulcan Inc, had been developing a fleet of launch vehicles, including the world's largest aeroplane by wingspan, to send satellites and eventually humans into space. Allen, who founded Seattle-based Stratolaunch in 2011, died at age 65 in October.

  • Google Eyes Cloud Development in LATAM: Rivals on Its Radar
    Zacks

    Google Eyes Cloud Development in LATAM: Rivals on Its Radar

    Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Cloud mobilizes its resources to increase headcount in LATAM. This augurs well for its deepened focus on solidifying footprint in the region.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Microsoft, Garmin, Cirrus Logic and Synopsys
    Zacks

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Microsoft, Garmin, Cirrus Logic and Synopsys

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Microsoft, Garmin, Cirrus Logic and Synopsys

  • Will Q3 Earnings Drive Dow ETF Higher?
    Zacks

    Will Q3 Earnings Drive Dow ETF Higher?

    With most blue-chip companies earnings scheduled over the coming weeks and sentiments being mixed, investors should closely monitor the movement of the Dow ETF and grab an opportunity that arises from a surge in any of the 30 stocks.

  • PC Shipment Rises in Q3: LNVGY, HPQ, DELL & AAPL in Focus
    Zacks

    PC Shipment Rises in Q3: LNVGY, HPQ, DELL & AAPL in Focus

    Per Gartner and IDC, PC shipment volumes in third-quarter 2019 expand owing to the Windows 10 refresh cycle.

  • Is Microsoft (MSFT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?
    Zacks

    Is Microsoft (MSFT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

    Is (MSFT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

  • Investing.com

    NewsBreak: Stocks Soar as Hopes Grow for a Trade Deal

    Investing.com – Markets rallied strongly for a third-straight day Friday after President Donald Trump tweeted that he had confidence a trade deal with China was close, although the market fell back slightly in the early afternoon.

  • 3 Reasons Growth Investors Will Love Microsoft (MSFT)
    Zacks

    3 Reasons Growth Investors Will Love Microsoft (MSFT)

    Microsoft (MSFT) possesses solid growth attributes, which could help it handily outperform the market.

  • Bull of the Day: Alteryx (AYX)
    Zacks

    Bull of the Day: Alteryx (AYX)

    Bull of the Day: Alteryx (AYX)

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