Technology Reporter, Barron's
Specializing in technology, Tiernan has covered business and finance for 19 years. His work has also been published in Fortune, Bloomberg and The NY Times.
online.barrons.com — Investors aren't giving this high-yielding drug stock enough credit for future growth prospects. Squeezing some juice from McDonald's with an options special sauce. In a mixed day of trading, shares of Fifth Third and Nokia rose, while eBay and Polycom fell.
blogs.barrons.com — Credit Suisse semiconductor analysts John Pitzer, Kulbinder Garcha, Christian Buss, and Stephen Ju today offered clients an overview note on what they think is "the next big thing," the rise of sophisticated wearable technology, such as smart watches, and other accessories. The authors contend that while "wearables," as they call them, are "not new," nevertheless, [...]
blogs.barrons.com — Shares of Uni-Pixel (UNXL) today plunged $9.55, or 26%, to $27.19, in what appears to have been a cascade of negative rumors for the maker of touch-sensing mesh technology. Williams Financial's Cody Acree, who has a Buy rating on the stock, and a $60 price target, tells me by telephone that he believes the stock [...]
blogs.barrons.com — BTIG Research's Rich Greenfield, who has been relentlessly critical of Facebook (FB) in recent months, today penned a second installment of his essays on why the social networking site should be worried about Google's (GOOG) own social networking effort, "Google+," following Google's developer conference earlier this week.
blogs.barrons.com — Wells Fargo's Peter Stabler this afternoon reiterates a Market Perform rating on shares of Yahoo! (YHOO), responding to speculative reports that the company may be interested in buying image-sharing site Tumblr. AllThingsD's Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher yesterday wrote that Yahoo! has held "serious" talks with Tumblr, but a deal is not certain, citing multiple [...]
blogs.barrons.com — Shares of Tableau Software (DATA), the Seattle, Washington-based startup providing programs for Big Data, continue to rocket following their initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. The shares are up $17.43, or 56%, at $48.43, after opening at $47, above the $31 offer price, and hitting as high as $50.25.
blogs.barrons.com — The Nasdaq welcomed a darling of Big Data today with the initial public offering of Tableau Software (DATA), which burst out of the gate at $47, well above the offer price of $31, and is now up $17, or 55%, at $48. But there is already a pure play on Big Data and data analytics [...]
blogs.barrons.com — Jefferies & Co.'s Sundeep Bajikar this morning reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Samsung Electronics (005930KS), and a ₩2,100,000 price target, writing that the company's chip manufacturing effort going forward will have a lower costs than those of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), based on recent presentations by Taiwan Semi and by Intel (INTC).
blogs.barrons.com — The Street this morning continues to raise price targets on Google (GOOG), following a slew of target increases yesterday, following the company's keynote session for its "Google I/O" developer conference on Wednesday in San Francisco. Bonner does change any estimates today. Google shares are up 29 cents at $904.16, The latest bit is from Argus [...]
blogs.barrons.com — Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of Aruba Networks (ARUN) are down $4.68, or almost 27%, at $12.92 in early trading, extending losses suffered in last night's late session following yesterday afternoon's report of fiscal Q3 revenue and earnings that missed expectations, and a weaker-than-expected outlook.
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