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Worldwide PC sales grow as Windows 7 support fades

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By Wallace Witkowski

Worldwide PC demand grew more than expected in the second quarter, propelled in part by a phasing out of support for Microsoft Corp.'s /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.82% Windows 7 operating system, according to research firm International Data Corp. Sales of PCs rose 4.7% to 64.9 million units from the year ago quarter as supply shortages eased, IDC said. "With the January 2020 end of service (EOS) date for Windows 7 approaching, the market has entered the last leg of the Windows 7 to Windows 10 commercial migrations," said Linn Huang, IDC research vice president, in a statement. According to IDC, market share was 25.1% for Lenovo Group Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed HK:992 -0.37% , 23.7% for HP Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite HPQ -0.85% , 17.9% for Dell Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite DELL -1.95% , 6.6% for Acer Group, and 6.3% for Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.94% . Earlier Thursday, research firm Gartner reported a 1.5% rise in PC sales to just under 63 million units but Gartner does not include Chromebooks that run on Alphabet Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite GOOG +0.27% /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.23% operating system. Like IDC, Gartner attributed Windows 10 as a catalyst for growth.

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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 138.52
+1.13 +0.82%
Volume: 24.47M
Sept. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
27.32
Dividend Yield
1.33%
Market Cap
$1049.03 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/205368244/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 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$65.60 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$7.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/203461582/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 18.71
-0.16 -0.85%
Volume: 6.30M
Sept. 18, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
6.90
Dividend Yield
3.42%
Market Cap
$27.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.07M
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/zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 52.80
-1.05 -1.95%
Volume: 1.92M
Sept. 18, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$39.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$624,972
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 222.77
+2.07 +0.94%
Volume: 25.64M
Sept. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
18.99
Dividend Yield
1.38%
Market Cap
$997.38 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 1,232.41
+3.26 +0.27%
Volume: 1.14M
Sept. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.88
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$795.11 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.39M
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/zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 1,232.65
+2.77 +0.23%
Volume: 892,788
Sept. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.88
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$795.58 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.39M
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