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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 +2.53% Windows 10 operating system. "Additionally, there are signs that the Intel /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC -0.04% 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 -0.37% , 22.2% for HP Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite HPQ +1.10% , 16.9% for Dell Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite DELL +1.23% and 5.9% for Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.16% , Gartner said.

/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 142.02
+3.50 +2.53%
Volume: 12.57M
Sept. 19, 2019 10:32a
P/E Ratio
27.98
Dividend Yield
1.30%
Market Cap
$1057.66 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 51.72
-0.02 -0.04%
Volume: 2.31M
Sept. 19, 2019 10:31a
P/E Ratio
12.07
Dividend Yield
2.43%
Market Cap
$229.21 billion
Rev. per Employee
$659,665
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/zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 5.43
-0.02 -0.37%
Volume: 22.42M
Sept. 19, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
12.41
Dividend Yield
5.12%
Market Cap
HK$65.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 18.92
+0.20 +1.10%
Volume: 927,668
Sept. 19, 2019 10:31a
P/E Ratio
6.98
Dividend Yield
3.39%
Market Cap
$27.73 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.07M
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/zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 53.45
+0.65 +1.23%
Volume: 295,714
Sept. 19, 2019 10:31a
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$38.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
$624,972
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 223.12
+0.35 +0.16%
Volume: 5.29M
Sept. 19, 2019 10:32a
P/E Ratio
19.01
Dividend Yield
1.38%
Market Cap
$1006.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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