Stocks are mixed with the Dow clinging to modest gains and the tech giant's decline weighing on the Nasdaq.
Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'
Qualcomm eyes the future of wireless communication, Coinstar takes on Netflix, while FedEx, Bed Bath & Beyond, and FactSet are set to report earnings.
Despite the early retirement of its CEO, growth and income investors should stay with this stock.
Each of these potential buys is a stalwart of one corner of the technology world; each offers investors a good bargain now and upside potential over the longer haul.
With management raising revenue guidance, fiscal 2013 might be an even bigger year for the chip maker.
Moore's second law increases the cost of making microchips and forces some hard choices.
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