Stocks are lower despite manufacturing readings at home and abroad that indicate expansion.
With the tech giant set for another round of product releases, the heavy R&D efforts by this pair of companies are on the brink of paying off.
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Salesforce.com is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Marvell is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Stocks are a bit lower this afternoon but well off their earlier lows.
Shares of the small-cap audio chipmaker should easily outpace the tech giant's own gains on the investor excitement that inevitably will greet release of the next Apple product.
Any disappointment in the company's quarterly earnings report next week will mark the start of a buying opportunity.
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