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TECH STOCKS: Tech Stocks Rebound As RIM, H-P Rise

By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Technology stocks rebounded from early losses Friday, buoyed by rising shares of Research In Motion and Hewlett-Packard. The Nasdaq Composite Index (RIXF) edged higher by 3 points to 3,098, after a wobbly start. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) moved up 0.5%.. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) was leading the tech advance, as the stock rose 1.6% to $23.88, the top gainer on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) which was up 54 points. Also rising were shares of Research In Motion (RIMM) , up nearly 5% at $14.39 a day after the maker of the BlackBerry devices posted a loss and announced changes to its management team and board. However, some analysts saw the company still facing serious challenges, including stiffening competition from Apple. "We continue to be cautious on RIM as we believe the company's integrated strategy continues to greatly lag Apple's," Wedbush analyst Scott Sutherland said in a note. "While Apple is moving forward with iCloud and other connected devices, RIM continues to focus on its [operating system] and device upgrades in smartphones and tablets." Shares of Apple (AAPL) were down 1.2% at $602.81. On Thursday, the Fair Labor Association, in which Apple is a member, announced that the company's manufacturing partner Foxconn had agreed to make significant changes to the way they operate factories in China. Major semiconductor shares were in the red, including Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and SanDisk Corp.(SNDK).But Intel Corp. (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA) were in the green. The tech sector was also being weighed down by slumping software stocks, including Oracle Corp. (ORCL) , Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) , Salesforce.com (C) and Red Hat Inc. (RHT). Shares of Tibco Software Inc. (TIBX) were down more than 4% after the infrastructure software developer reported a jump in profit, but one that was not as impressive as in recent quarters. "The results were generally in line with expectations following several quarters of strong beats," BMO Capital analyst Karl Keirstead said in a note. "The total revenue growth guidance of 13% in fiscal second-quarter 2012 would be the first time in two years that growth would be below 20%; the 10% growth rate in the Americas was the lowest in over two years."

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07/12/201311:38:08TECH STOCKS: Microsoft, Dell Slip; Netflix Leads Tech Gains
07/09/201311:33:10TECH STOCKS: Dell, Facebook, Priceline Boost Tech Stocks
07/08/201315:56:06TECH STOCKS: Dell, Facebook Up, But Intel Is In The Red
07/03/201313:26:03TECH STOCKS: Tech Stocks Keep Gains Ahead Of Break
07/03/201312:40:06TECH STOCKS: Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Boost Tech Stocks
06/27/201316:29:06TECH STOCKS: Microsoft Gains Stand Out As Techs Advance
06/27/201311:30:22TECH STOCKS: Microsoft, Yahoo Among Tech Advancers
06/25/201317:18:07TECH STOCKS: Yahoo, Pandora Rise In Broad Tech Gains
06/25/201314:14:37TECH STOCKS: Oracle Slips, Pandora Jumps As Techs Rise
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