Pick up these four stocks if the market goes down on Friday

CNBC’s Jim Cramer offered a list of stocks to buy on Friday if the market declines. “I was very disappointed in the performance of the tech stocks today … That said, I think the market will let you into the best ones and you’re going to get better prices again,” the “Mad Money” host said … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

Morgan Stanley on market bottom and tech stocks, Nasdaq

Stocks have broadly rallied in July, with the Nasdaq bouncing off earlier declines. And Wall Street is debating if markets have hit the bottom yet. Growth stocks such as tech have slumped broadly this year on the back of monetary tightening, recession and other risks. And Morgan Stanley in an Aug. 3 report warned that … Read more

These stocks are the key to the market going higher for the rest of the summer

Tech led the summer rally, and it needs to keep up the momentum if the market is going to continue higher into September, strategists say. The S & P technology sector scored a roughly 13.5% gain in July. Those stocks are represented in the Technology Select Sector SPDR fund, which was down about 0.6% in … Read more

Cohesity hires VMware veteran Sanjay Poonen as CEO

Sanjay Poonen, former COO, VMware Scott Mlyn | CNBC Cohesity, a startup selling software to back up corporate data, said Tuesday it hired former VMware operating chief Sanjay Poonen to be its next CEO, as the company challenges incumbents like Dell and marches toward an eventual IPO. Poonen told CNBC that he received a call … Read more

Activision Blizzard reports higher-than-expected sales as Microsoft close awaited

Activision Blizzard Inc. shares ticked higher in the extended session Monday after the videogame publisher released better-than-expected revenue as sales dropped for a third straight quarter. Activision Blizzard ATVI, +0.16% shares rose 1% after hours, following a 0.2% rise to close the regular session at $80.08. The company will not be issuing an earnings presentation … Read more

Johnson & Johnson’s cancer drug sales help weather hit from stronger dollar

Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly results on Tuesday that beat analysts’ estimates on strength at its pharmaceuticals unit, even as the company cut its full-year adjusted profit forecast due to a stronger dollar. J&J joins other major US multinationals, including Microsoft and IBM, warning of a knock from the strength of the US currency. The … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 29

A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Taking stock on a summer Friday … Read more

Amazon (AMZN) Q2 2022 earnings

Amazon shares climbed more than 13% in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter revenue and gave an optimistic outlook. Here’s how the company did: EPS: Loss of 20 cents Revenue: $121.23 billion vs. $119.09 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Here’s how other key Amazon segments did during the quarter: Amazon Web … Read more

Intel (INTC) earnings Q2 2022

Intel shares sank as much as 10% in extended trading on Thursday after the chipmaker reported second-quarter results and quarterly and full-year guidance that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: 29 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 70 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $15.32 billion, … Read more