Among the large cap tech operators, QUALCOMM, Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) has had one of the worst performances this year. Note that the shares are off about 21% to $51.80. Perhaps Wall Street has been overreacting. Maybe QCOM stock does represent a value here. There is little doubt that the company has a treasure trove of technologies, which are backed up with thousands of patents. When it comes to the mobile industry, QCOM is the global standard.
At the start of the year, it looked like BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) was finally getting traction with its turnaround efforts as the shares jumped from $7.10 to $11.39. But unfortunately, the good times would not last long. The problem? Well, it was the fiscal first quarter report. And unfortunately, it looks like the sub-par performance was not a one-off. BBRY stock is likely to continue to lag for some time.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) would certainly be a much less valuable company today without its cloud business, which is called Amazon Web Services (or AWS). And this should really be worrisome for investors, as there are ominous signs that AWS is coming under more pressure. OK, before seeing why, it’s first important to get an understanding of the importance of the business for Amazon stock.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".