Unity Board Opposes AppLovin’s $17.5 Billion Buyout Offer

Unity operates a platform for developing mobile, console and computer videogames. Photos: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/Zuma Press Unity Software Inc.’s U -7.17% board has unanimously agreed that the $17.5 billion buyout offer from AppLovin corp. APP -7.13% isn’t in the best interests of shareholders. Unity on Monday recommended shareholders vote against the AppLovin deal and instead … Read more

Why an analyst says sell these four big software stocks

Salesforce Inc.’s stock gets a lot of love on Wall Street, with 43 of the 49 covering analysts tracked by FactSet rating the shares the equivalent of buy. But Guggenheim analyst John DiFucci bucked the trend in a big way, beginning coverage of the software giant to sell. The initiation was one of four bearish … Read more

Pharmacist, nurse, tow-truck driver and other jobs that pay $100K or more. This list might surprise you.

What do some software developers, pharmacists, nurses, tow truck drivers and air conditioner technicians have in common? They’re earning $100,000 or more a year. There are plenty of surveys and roundups out there listing the best jobs that pay six figures a year or more, which are usually in technology and healthcare industries. But a … Read more

6 Software Stocks to Buy and 4 to Sell, According to an Analyst

What’s next for enterprise software stocks? That depends which ones you pick. Guggenheim Partners analyst John DiFucci launched coverage of the group late Thursday, with some thoughts on where to place bets in the sector. DiFucci is new to Guggenheim, but a familiar name on the Street—at various times, he’s covered the software sector for … Read more

Microsoft Corp. stock rises Friday, still underperforms market

Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +1.70% advanced 1.70% to $291.91 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.73% rising 1.73% to 4,280.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% rising 1.27% to 33,761.05. Microsoft Corp. closed $57.76 short of its … Read more

Microsoft Corp. stock falls Thursday, underperforms market

Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -0.74% dropped 0.74% to $287.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.08% rising 0.08% to 33,336.67 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.07% falling 0.07% to 4,207.27. The stock’s fall snapped a two-day winning … Read more

Tech Stocks Are Back in the Market’s Driver’s Seat

The technology and consumer discretionary segments of the S&P 500 have propelled the broader market’s rally from its 2022 low in mid-June. That marks a reversal from much of the year when investors took shelter in utilities, consumer staples and healthcare stocks. The tech and consumer discretionary groups—home to the likes of Apple Inc., Microsoft … Read more

Billionaire Robert Brockman, Accused of Biggest Tax Fraud in US History, Dies at 81

When Robert Brockman, one of the richest people in the country, was visiting his company’s offices near Dayton, Ohio, he stayed at budget motels and ate frozen dinners in his room, a former employee recalled. The penny-pinching was integral to Mr. Brockman’s success in the automotive business, where he rose from humble roots to control … Read more

Disney, Coinbase, BioNTech, Rivian, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Second-quarter earnings season continues this week, while a pair of July inflation figures and consumer sentiment surveys will be the highlights on the economic-data calendar. On Monday, Tyson Foods , BioNTech , AIG, duck Take-Two Interactive Software will report. Coinbase Global, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , Sysco , spirit Ralph Lauren go on … Read more

Disney, Coinbase, BioNTech, Rivian, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size Second-quarter earnings season continues this week, while a pair of July inflation figures and consumer sentiment surveys will be the highlights on the economic-data calendar. On Monday, Tyson Foods , BioNTech , AIG, duck Take-Two Interactive Software will report. Coinbase Global, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , Sysco , spirit Ralph Lauren go on … Read more