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July 11, 2019, 4:38 p.m. EDT

Global PC demand rises 1.5% pushed by Windows 10 refresh

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By Wallace Witkowski

Global PC demand grew in the second quarter of 2019, reversing two quarters of declines, according to research firm Gartner late Thursday. Worldwide sales of PCs rose 1.5% to just under 63 million units in the second quarter as businesses refreshed computers because of demand for Microsoft Corp.'s /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.89% Windows 10 operating system. "Additionally, there are signs that the Intel /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC -0.25% CPU shortage is easing, which has been an ongoing impact to the market for the past 18 months," said Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner, in a statement. Market share was 25% for Lenovo Group Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed HK:992 +1.13% , 22.2% for HP Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite HPQ +0.68% , 16.9% for Dell Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite DELL +0.63% and 5.9% for Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.02% , Gartner said.

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$ 185.35
+1.64 +0.89%
Volume: 23.15M
Feb. 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
32.27
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Market Cap
$1409.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 67.27
-0.17 -0.25%
Volume: 13.41M
Feb. 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
14.25
Dividend Yield
1.96%
Market Cap
$287.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
$659,665
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HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 5.36
+0.06 +1.13%
Volume: 6.42M
Feb. 17, 2020 11:47a
P/E Ratio
11.79
Dividend Yield
5.24%
Market Cap
HK$63.68 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 22.37
+0.15 +0.68%
Volume: 8.98M
Feb. 14, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
10.85
Dividend Yield
3.15%
Market Cap
$32.51 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.07M
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/zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 52.88
+0.33 +0.63%
Volume: 2.11M
Feb. 14, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
10.40
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$38.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$624,972
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 324.95
+0.08 +0.02%
Volume: 20.03M
Feb. 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
25.66
Dividend Yield
0.95%
Market Cap
$1421.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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