Global semiconductor stocks may finally be pausing for breath. A disappointing forecast from heavyweight Texas Instruments Inc. as well as cautious JPMorgan Chase & Co. comments on demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone X drove Asian and European chip stocks lower Wednesday and left Wall Street debating the broader outlook, especially for components used in smartphones. Texas Instruments is trading about 6 per cent lower in pre-market, while peers including Analog Devices Inc. may also fall.
Returning its overseas cash could net Apple Inc. $207-billion after taxes, according to an estimate from RBC analyst Amit Daryanani. That's more than the market values of Cisco Systems Inc. and Citigroup Inc. While analysts expect most of the cash to be returned to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster said that small acquisitions are possible too. Some firms also highlighted the political nature of Apple's announcement.
U.S. technology stocks are on an unstoppable roll as the new year kicks off. And even three negative news stories on large-cap companies aren’t denting investor confidence yet. Intel Corp. has confirmed that its chips are vulnerable to hacking and says other companies face the same issue. Tesla Inc. pushed back a production target for its Model 3 again. And Apple Inc.’s offer to replace iPhone batteries cheaply is predicted to cut sales of new handsets by millions of units this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".