Technology Companies With High Growth And Positive Dividend Payments Researched By “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. I often hear that technology stocks are high growth investments but they pay low dividends or no dividends. They sit on tons of cash and search for the next big IT revolution. If they don’t do this, they could lose their current competitive advantage and disappear from the market within the next ten years. We have seen this formation process at Nokia (NOK) or Research In Motion (RIM). If you think longer about the requirements and risks of the sector, investors should rewarded by a higher return or discount in the stock price to increase the margin of safety.
Many of the leading semiconductor stocks continue to struggle to catch a bid higher. The important and highly followed Merrill Lynch Semiconductors HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is trading lower by 0.12 cents to $44.45 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $32.20 and $32.90 levels.
This morning, the big three leading technology stocks are all trading lower. They are Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). These three stocks will usually dominate the action in the NASDAQ Composite and the NASDAQ 100 Index, however, today it is the semiconductor stocks that are keeping the tech heavy index in the green.
This morning, the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is trading higher by 0.21 cents to $31.80 a share. The semiconductor sectors continue to struggle around the daily chart 200 moving average. This tells us that this important sector is showing weak relative strength when compared to the major stock market indexes.
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AppleInsider reported this morning via DigiTimes that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is in serious trouble.
ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) is aggressively moving into the notebook industry, where Intel has long been the dominant player. With Windows 8 moving to ARM-based chips, the competition between ARM and Intel is going to heat up in 2013, as ARM's chips become more and powerful.