11:40 a.m. March 5, 2021
Volkswagen and ViacomCBS Are Reinventing Themselves
Why their pivots, toward electric vehicles and streaming, respectively, are good for their stocks.
2:43 a.m. March 5, 2021
- By Wallace Witkowski
Broadcom chip sales slightly miss Street view, while software revenue beatsBroadcom Inc. shares declined in the extended session Thursday after the company's chip sales came in just under Wall Street estimates while software sales topped them.
2:20 p.m. March 4, 2021
Broadcom Stock Drops Despite Solid Earnings
The tech company saw healthy increases in infrastructure software and chip revenue.
12:50 p.m. March 3, 2021
Paramount+ Launches Thursday. What ViacomCBS Investors Need To Know.
Shares of the company have soared lately on management's bullish streaming targets. Wall Street remains split over the company's future.
11:25 a.m. March 3, 2021
Amazon near NFL deal to stream more games exclusively on Prime VideoThe National Football League is on the verge of signing new rights deals with media partners that could see Amazon.com Inc. carry many games exclusively and TV networks pay as much as double their current rate, people familiar with the matter said.
3:00 a.m. March 3, 2021
Zynga Stock Has Made a Big Rebound. Now the Company Is Going Beyond Mobile Games.
Zynga is hoping to make the jump from mobile games to consoles. A deal for videogame studio Echtra Games could help.
3:43 a.m. March 2, 2021
Rocket Lab Is a Mini-SpaceX That Investors Can Buy Today
The company is going public through a SPAC and has big ambitions to offer satellite-based services.
6:44 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021
- By Jeff Reeves
7 smarter ways to play the boom in videogames and esports than buying GameStopLook beyond Activision Blizzard and Nvidia and focus on the stocks of these up-and-coming companies as well as a trio of ETFs.
5:48 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Square's 'Year of the Cash App' finishes with debate over profits Square Inc. capped off what one analyst called "The Year of the Cash App" with surging revenues and improved user growth for its mobile wallet, but shares of the payments company were off 8% in Wednesday morning trading as analysts debated the Cash App's profit performance.
10:18 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
- By Weston Blasi
Here are the public sports teams you can invest inThe Boston Red Sox will no longer be taken public --- here are the sports franchises you can invest in
9:32 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, citing persistent racial biasThe Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises in Ohio says one of the world's largest restaurant chains has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.
8:29 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
UPS, PepsiCo, and Other Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week
United Parcel Service, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, PepsiCo, Cisco Systems and CSX were among the companies this week that said they planned to raise their dividends.
3:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021
Hologic Stock Is Cheap. Time to Buy.
The medical-diagnostics company has gained 55% during the past year, but its valuation has dropped.
10:50 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
After EA's Bid for Glu Mobile, Could Videogame Maker Zynga Be the Next Target?
Zynga would be a worthy acquisition target, thanks to its focus on mobile videogames. Here's how three potential acquirers—Take Two, Activision, and Ubisoft stack up.
3:13 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
How Bitcoin Explains Everything
Senate will begin Trump’s impeachment trial, Electronic Arts agrees to buy Glu Mobile, China blocks popular Clubhouse chat app, and other news to start your day.
2:39 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
- By Wallace Witkowski
Take-Two earnings, outlook top Wall Street estimates on strong holiday quarterTake-Two Interactive Software Inc. reported a better-than-expected outlook and results late Monday as sales gained a holiday boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, and said it was moving past its bid to acquire U.K.-based racing games publisher.
1:28 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Electronic Arts Buys Glu Mobile for $2.4 Billion. Here's Why the Small Screen Is Big.
EA is paying a double-digit premium to acquire Glu Mobile, maker of portable videogame hits such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
11:14 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Electronic Arts to buy Glu Mobile in $2.4B dealElectronic Arts Inc. said Monday it is acquiring Glu Mobile Inc. in a $2.4 billion deal aimed at growing an area of business in which the videogame giant has had mixed success. The all-cash deal, which is expected to close in the quarter ending in June, will bring Glu's mobile games such as "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," "Diner Dash" and "MLB Tap Sports Baseball" to EA.
5:35 p.m. Feb. 7, 2021
Bucs dominate Chiefs as Brady wins his record 7th Super BowlTom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski and the Tampa Bay defense frustrated Patrick Mahomes to lead the Buccaneers to an 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night for Brady’s record seventh Super Bowl title.
2:00 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021
- By Wallace Witkowski
Activision stock price sees 1984 levels, record valuation on expansion plansActivision Blizzard Inc. shares on Friday closed at their highest price since 1984, or at an all-time high when you take several stock splits into account, following strong earnings and an outlook that seeks to tap more of the fast-growing mobile gaming market.
10:03 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021
There's an A-Rod SPAC Coming Up. It Isn't Just for Yankees Fans.
New York Yankees great Alex Rodriguez has filed with the SEC to raise $500 million in a blank-check initial public offering. The stock's ticker will be SLAM.
2:41 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Activision Blizzard Stock Jumps After Earnings. Here's Why.
Activision Blizzard said its strong performance was because of sales in franchises such as the mobile hit Candy Crush, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft.
9:14 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Buy Match Stock to Play Postpandemic Romance
Match Group, parent of Tinder and other online dating sites, could be the ultimate reopening play. Two Wall Street analysts think romance will make a comeback.
2:45 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021
EA Stock Falls Even as Executives Tout New Videogame Lineup
EA stock fell 5% in after hours trading Tuesday, despite a better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter report from the company.
3:09 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Roundtable: 22 Ways to Invest in the Future
Barron’s Roundtable members present their favorite stock picks for 2021.
5:21 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
- By Liz Lucking
Sylvester Stallone Listing $110 Million Los Angeles Megamansion Loaded With ‘Rocky’ MemorabiliaThe eight-bedroom home, which has a treasure trove of amenities, is in tony Beverly Park
4:30 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021
Raytheon’s Solid Earnings Offer Hope for Aerospace Suppliers
The company earned more than Wall Street expected, but even better, its forecasts were more upbeat than analysts had penciled in.
5:53 p.m. Jan. 24, 2021
Chiefs open as Super Bowl favorites over Brady and the BucsFor Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform.
6:37 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
New Goldman Analyst Sets Buys on Microsoft, 5 Other Software Stocks
Kash Rangan, who spent 15 years covering technology stocks at BofA Securities, also gives Sell ratings to Autodesk and Oracle.
4:21 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Microsoft stock is a buy while Oracle is a sell, says Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs analyst Kash Rangan initiated coverage on a basket of software names late Thursday, assigning buy ratings to shares of Microsoft Corp. , Workday Inc. , Adobe Systems Inc. , ServiceNow Inc. , Salesforce.com Inc. , and Splunk Inc. . He's less upbeat about the prospects for Autodesk Inc. and Oracle Corp. as he assigned sell ratings to both names. Rangan's buy-rated stocks "lean more toward reasonably valued high quality growth franchises," he wrote. Companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, Workday, and Splunk look poised to benefit from a potential shift in software spending priorities toward the second half of the year, he argued. While corporate IT departments have been spending on "defensive" categories like video conferencing and remote applications, they could soon shift to more "offensive" areas like the public cloud, human-capital management, and financial tools, Rangan wrote. As for the sell-rated names, Rangan is worried about "secular pressure" for Oracle's middleware business and the health of Autodesk's customer base, particularly in terms of commercial construction companies after the pandemic ends.
5:41 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021
Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramasAn unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week.
4:35 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Lucy Blatter
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Lists Atlanta Equestrian Estate for $7.5 MillionThe actor paid $1.5 million more for the home just over a year ago
11:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
Affirm and Motorsport Soar in Trading Debuts
A red-hot IPO market gathers momentum in 2021.
1:04 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021
- By Fang Block
James Beard Foundation to Provide Grants to Black-Owned Food BusinessesThe application for $15,000 in financial aid is now open
3:27 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021
Georgia Election Gives Tesla a Boost. Ford and GM Are Up Too.
The Democrats could win both Senate seats in Georgia. Why that’s good new for electric vehicles.
2:41 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021
Our Top 10 Stocks for the New Year
The group offers good appreciation potential, while providing some downside protection if the stock market falters in 2021.
1:00 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021
Cyberpunk 2077’s Lesson: Making Big Games Has Never Been Harder
The launch of CD Projekt’s latest title was bumpy, even after eight years of hype. Yet the developer’s troubles highlights the risks—and rewards—that face investors in video-game makers’ shares.
6:47 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By Mike Murphy
What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watchLook out, Netflix: Disney+ and HBO Max are making big plays for viewers, and Apple TV+ isn't far behind
5:27 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By Wallace Witkowski
Videogames are a bigger industry than movies and North American sports combined, thanks to the pandemicNot only have videogames grown to resemble competition-based, interactive movies, but COVID-19-related lockdowns have propelled the industry to make more money than both movies and North American sports.
11:00 p.m. Dec. 31, 2020
Merck Is One of Barron's Top Stock Picks for the New Year
Merck was slow in developing a Covid-19 vaccine but it has one of the industry’s best overall vaccine franchises, led by Gardasil for cervical cancer.