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July, 2020

Alphabet Reports Earnings Today: Here’s What To Expect

By on July 30, 2020

Alphabet Reports Earnings Today: Here’s What To Expect

Tech giant Alphabet is due to report its earnings today. Here is what investors can expect.

After market’s close today, Alphabet Inc. is going to unravel its earnings.

First:

GOOGL (Google Class A Shares) hit a record high of $1587.05 a share in 2020. It is currently trading at a value close to $1517 per share.

It is expected that the stock will make big moves after reporting earnings and it can easily cover the gap if the numbers are strong.

However, if their Q2 earnings disappoint, the stock will gap down.

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Street Expectations For Alphabet Q2 Earnings

It is reported that Alphabet will report a value of $8.43 a share on a value of $30.38 billion in revenue.

Few important concerns regarding Alphabet’s performance include the following:

  1. The market was affected by the corona pandemic in the last couple of months. Especially during March to April, the corona pandemic hit the markets adversely and major stocks suffered.
  2. Alphabet provides online advertising services in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America. Ads have been a little slow these past few months because of stringent online policing and control. Therefore, companies such as Alphabet suffered.
  3. Google has a large fleet of products to offer. However, online business activity has suffered greatly in the past few months which has led to a slowdown in business and Alphabet holds no exceptional value.

The focus this time by Alphabet Inc. is on Cloud and Streaming services.

Alphabet’s YouTube and Cloud Services

Since most people worked from home in the last six to seven months, GOOGL’s YouTube and Cloud services provided access to the outside world. It was essentially what everyone needed for work and play (two of Google’s services YouTube and Cloud).

While overall usage dropped during the lockdown of Google products, classroom, YouTube, Android apps showed a lower activity. Overall though, Google was ‘in the works’ because of its YouTube and Cloud app.

Further news by Benzinga revealed that Google’s cloud platform outpaced other cloud based services.

In Q1, GOOGL’s cloud division posted a revenue of $2.78 billion, higher than 52% YOY.

Furthermore, Alphabet Google Cloud Platform infrastructure was higher than all units in the company’s cloud segment.

Essentially, Google Classroom (the cloud based service we are talking about) double its usage during early March. Last quarter, they ended with 100 million students/teachers.

While Covid concerns will be in full fruit in fall semester, it will be nice to see what Q2 figures reveal.

Furthermore, combined with virtual learning, there was a demand for laptops too.

To Conclude

Chromebook sales were 400% higher (YOY in March). In the case of virtual meetings, Google Meet wasn’t the top name in the Zoom Video Communications by coolness but it did see an increase of up to 100 million users in Q1. This is an indication of its performance in Q2. (Something you can eye on in Q2 for Google’s performance and results).

Google, just like Facebook today, has a lot of competition. The company is trading at $1,523.51 at the stock exchange.

Starting at $1,454.25, down at $1,054.13 and rising to $1,523.51 today, Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will, according to tech unveiled, remain above sub and par value but beat analyst expectation by 10-15% per share.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

Stock Market Outlook This Friday

By on July 29, 2020

Stock Market Outlook This Friday

Stock Market Outlook This Friday. Things seem awkward as big tech giants are supposed to reveal their earnings this Friday. After the markets close this Thursday, four out of the five FAAMG stocks will report their June quarter results. These include Facebook (at 6:00 pm ET), Amazon (AMZN) at 5:30 pm ET, Apple at 5:00 pm ET and Google/Alphabet at 4:30 pm ET. The one tech giant that will be missing from revealing its earnings this Friday will be Microsoft.

However, since these four names are the ones that are leading the industry, investors and stockholders are hooked to their laptops and phones to realize what is going to go on in the stock market.

The Stock Market

What is interesting is that not only with stock owners benefit from the gains and losses of these four companies. In fact, the truth is that these four make up to 17% of the S&P 500 value and 40% of the Nasdaq 100.

Combined with Microsoft, these five companies hold a huge share of the S&P 500 increase.

Furthermore, because of their outlook and growth rates, it is true that all of these four companies are trading above the S&P 500’s PE multiple of 25x on this year’s earnings and 19.6x on 2021 earnings.

Q2 Earnings: Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google

What is true is that Q2 earnings of these four companies will be watched carefully by investors and stock holders for the following reasons:

  1. Investors were unsure and markets were volatile in the first quarter of the year due to the corona pandemic.
  2. Since the corona pandemic caused a lot of disturbance and uncertainty in the markets, people were reluctant to invest and gave benefit of doubt to these companies.
  3. People will be hooked to Q2 earnings because it might actually include the full impact of Covid-19 and give directive for Q3 and Q4, which will be more competitive and tough.

Amongst these companies, here is how each performed in 2020:

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB)

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) stock gained 13.9% till July 27 against S&P 500 1.4% return.

Wall Street is expecting a Revenue of $16.9 billion as a Q2 2019 result for the company and $17.4 billion for Wall Street’s Q2 2020 Consensus estimate. It also predicts a YOY change of 3%.

Secondly, as far as Facebook earnings are concerned, then Wall Street predicts a Q2 2019 result of $0.91, $1.39 Q2 2020 consensus estimate and 53% YOY change.

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 Wall Street also expects Facebook’s EPS to jump by 53% by year over year basis.

Facebook has had a tough year but it made a lot of efforts in the last 6 months despite the corona epidemic and security concerns. Thereby, its shares stood in green in the last 6 months. Today, its shares stand at $230.12.

Amazon (AMZN)

Stock Market Outlook This Friday will also include Amazon (AMZN) Inc. revealing its earnings.

Through July 27, Amazon shares were higher by 65.7%. Investors have driven Amazon shares higher on optimism because they were of the opinion that online e-shopping will be at its peak in the corona pandemic and it was. In the first quarter of the year, that was the truth.

Investors are hopeful of more in the 2nd quarter for Facebook.

Furthermore, Amazon’s revenue is expected to be $63.4 billion (its Q2 2019 results), $75-81 billion, its Amazon’s Q2 2020 Guidance, 18%-28% (it’s projected YOY change), $81.1 billion, its Q2 2020 Consensus Estimate and 28% it’s YOY projected change.

Its EPS is expected to be $5.22 in the 2nd quarter of the year.

 Q1, Amazon’s revenue rose by 26% (YOY) to $75.45 billion, topping $75.45 billion.

Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares are valued at $3,000.33.

Alphabet Inc.

Stock Market Outlook This Friday will also include Alphabet Inc. revealing its earnings.

This year, Alphabet’s shares (NASDAQ: GOOGL) are up by 14.5 % (Class A) and 14.4% Class C through July 27. (Google is Alphabet’s parent company).

Wall Street expects a revenue of $38.9 billion in revenue (its Q2 2019 results) and $37.4 billion its Q2 2020 Consensus Estimate, and a 4% Projected Change (YOY).

Its earnings per share were $14.21 (Q2 2019 Result), $8.23 (Q2 2020 Consensus Estimate) and 42% (its Projected Change YOY).

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To Conclude

According to analysts expectations, Alphabet’s revenue will slightly contract because of a drop in ad sales. Furthermore, because of the world economy shut down in Q2.

In Q1, Alphabet’s revenue increased by 13% (YOY) to $41.2 billion. By March-April, Alphabet too was down but today, its shares stand at $1,503.65.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

3 Watch Trailers 2020

By on July 26, 2020

3 Must Watch Trailers 2020

If you are a movie enthusiast, here are 3 must watch trailers 2020.

Utopia

Adapted by Gillian Flynn, Utopia is a show about fans of a comic book dipping in real events but depicted in stories.

Based on a British series of the same name, Utopia stars Sasha Lane, John Cusack and Rainn Wilson. (in its remake).

The film will debut this fall (on Amazon).

Utopia, thus, is one of ‘3 must watch trailers 2020’.

Sputnik

Coming out on August 14th, Sputnik is a sci-fi film and the latest in the formula. It is about a cosmonaut who makes a comeback to Earth with an alien parasite in him.

The film is starting out as a thriller and it is eventually getting a lot more in action and packed.

If you are a fan of movies, here Sputnik is one of the ‘3 must watch trailers 2020’.

Don’t Look Deeper

Catherine Hardwicke has a brand new sci-fi thriller film. This time it is about a high school student who who starts uncovering lost memories that show she isn’t human. What follows through is a blend of art, shamaze and haze.

The film is coming to Quibi on July 27.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

Eid-Al-Adha In Pakistan: What To Expect

By on July 24, 2020

Eid-Al-Adha In Pakistan: What To Expect

Eid-Al-Adha is just around the corner in Pakistan. However, the sentiments remain mixed because the coronavirus upset is still in the air. We feel that perhaps this is the last or second last swing of the corona upset. However, what it is really doing is that it is literally bogging everyone down with eye infection, fever, body aches, and allergies.

Truth be told, Eid-Al-Adha is a bigger festivity than Eid-Al-Fitr, though it is simple in observation and practice. There is a lot of meat involved and that is called ‘Qurbani’.

The difference this year is that there is absolutely no sense of time, morning, evening or night for that matter, for the corona pandemic has literally shifted the global sphere and America needs not to worry because Pakistan too is a part of that global sphere.

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Nonetheless, if you are in Pakistan, where Eid is celebrated in one of the most highest fashion and rigor, then here is what to expect off it this year:

Eid In Pakistan: Here Is What To Expect

  1. Simplicity yet happiness for Eid-Al-Adha comes once a year and by Shariah law we are on the Islamic calendar so it is going to be a big celebration: be it in homes or otherwise.
  2. A lot of meat means a lot of food and Pakistanis will be having a lot of lunches, dinners and so on in the 2-3 days of Eid.
  3. New clothes, certain mall hopping, meeting relatives, here and there should be a common for Eid-Al-Adha.
  4. Dimness because things aren’t the same this year. A lot of malls and relatives’ are closed. Restaurants are the same. Thus, Eid this year will not be the same.
  5. This year, Eid-Al-Adha will be a festivity that is just going to pass. It is lesser in celebration than Eid-Al-Fitr anyways, “Eidi wise”, but nonetheless…

The corona pandemic has literally bogged everyone down. Moreover, it is just not ending. It is real, it is frightening and it has already taken the lives of many people. Furthermore, it is better if people sit in their homes this year on Eid to be careful of not catching the virus, especially through the meat as well.

Eid-Al-Adha is falling on August 1st and there will be three days of celebration.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

There Is An Underwater Space Station And It Just Got Unveiled

By on July 23, 2020

There Is An Underwater Space Station And It Just Got Unveiled

Introduction

CNN has revealed that there is an underwater space station beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea. This, according to Fabien Cousteau and Yves Behar, an industrial designer, (the designers of the habitat) might be the biggest underwater research station/habitat.

A 4k square foot modular lab, which will sit under the coast of Curacao, this Underwater Space Station will provide scientists and researchers a place to see marine life. The designers are hoping that this is a place where the medicinal breakthroughs will be coming from.

We guess that whoever has set this up just needs to operate in clarity though whatever suspicion this station holds must be right so that there is no discrepancy in where are we all seated.

The Story

A 2-story circular structure, with protruding pods and labs, moon pool, personal quarters and others, this station will be powered by wind and solar energy.

Furthermore, it will be used for ocean thermal energy conversion, for greenhouse food growing and as a video production facility as well.

With a mission to translate complex science into something that the average person might not be able to understand, this ‘Underwater Space Station’ is raising suspicion. Why would someone need space below the station when there is so much above the station.

You only go in hiding when you are working in hiding for someone or for yourself and in times like these, where the money is the only concern, no one is doing things ‘as is’. We hint towards Emmanuel Macron, rest who knows what their motive is or might be.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

3 Long Term Stocks To Invest In July

By on July 23, 2020

3 Long Term Stocks To Invest In July

In the second quarter of this year, the stock market has made a great comeback, delivering some of the best performances since 1987. The market was bogged down by the corona pandemic that literally knocked the socks off everyone. However, now that it is over, or perhaps we can predict it to be over and soon recovery, here are 3 long term stocks to invest in July (or the period of July-August).

Nvidia (NVDA)

Known as one of the best graphics technology for gaming purposes, Nvidia (NVDA) has well-rounded data centers and robotics. It is also a part of the autonomous vehicles which make it one of the best stocks to invest in July.

While Nvidia stock has met lows, it can be said that it is prepared for further gains. Analysts (Susquehanna and Evercore) have upgraded their price target for Nvidia (NVDA) to $450 during recent times, which is quite a price for a stock market’s movement and growth.

Let’s just say that autonomous vehicles are a long term profit driver. Nvidia announced a recent partnership with Mercedes with both software and hardware for those cars that are software-centric.

Mercedes is a name we cannot easily forget, nor one that is going anywhere in the coming run. Therefore, Nvidia has a lot of growth potential.

Nvidia and Tesla are in the same both in more than one way. However, what we can say is that Nvidia is cheaper and therefore, more accessible, cost effective and easily upgradable.

Nvidia too is one of the top 3 long term stocks to invest in.

PayPal (PYPL)

Most consumers don’t want to use money now. They want to use something more accessible and convenient and PayPal is something that fits that description.

Square, along with PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), are two companies to watch this July for they are in high demand. Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is priced at $176.96.

Salesforce (CRM)

Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) is an interesting opportunity in SaaS space. Its share price is valued at $189.95 at the stock exchange, making it a high-end stock.

Salesforce made certain acquisitions which adds to profile such as Tableau in 2019 and then MuleSoft in 2018.

The company also closed a deal with AT&T which might be the most significant transaction of the company. Salesforce, therefore, is also one of the 3 long term stocks to invest in.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20: Most Detailed Look

By on July 20, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Note20: Most Detailed Look

Samsung Galaxy Note20 is a notch down from the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra but a reasonable phone. With new images of it leaked online, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 shows a nice handset, a flatter screen, a rear camera module (closer to the Ultra fourth sensor of the Ultra model), closer to a laser auto-focus.

All and all, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 is a catch. Its features are more than the usual Samsung Galaxy series and it is a little lower than the Samsung Ultra, making it a reasonable phone with a lot to offer.

Between speculations of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has emerged as a ‘better off’ model, as it is going to be cheaper from the Ultra 20.

Features of the Note 20

The Note20 is going to boast the following features:

  • Snapdragon 865 Plus (in the United States).
  • Otherwise, it might be powered by the Exynos 990 processor (in other international markets).
  • Note 20: 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.5mm.
  • Note 20: 6.42in, 2345 x 1084 pixel (404ppi) 19.5:9, 60Hz.
  • S20+/S20 Ultra to have a 108MP camera.
  • It will have the S Pen stylus.
  • Qualcomm SD865 + or Exynos 992
  • At least 12GB RAM likely

Set to get unveiled at Samsung’s event on August 5, the phone is going to be a catch. Other products that might be revealed at the event include the Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch, the Tab S7 tablet, a 5G version.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

Ember Travel Mug2: Review

By on July 14, 2020

Ember Travel Mug2: Review

Priced at $179.95, Ember Travel Mug 2 is a mug for your ultimate usage, especially on the go. Not only does it keep your coffee hot, but it is also a smart heated travel mug that lets you put your coffee or drink according to an ideal temperature. The EmberTravel Mug2 keeps your coffee warm for up to 3 hours so that it isn’t hot nor cold.

The Ember Travel Mug2 contains:

  • 12 fl. oz (355 ml)
  • Leak proof lid which is a dishwasher and safe
  • It is easy to clean. It is a safe handwash and it submerses up to 1 meter in water
  • includes a brand new- redesigned charging coaster

Other features of the travel mug include New Touch Display, Improved Battery Life, Auto Sleep and a decent temperature Range.

Where Can You Get It From?

Ember Travel Mug2 is available at the company’s parent website, Ember.com. Ember is called the ‘The World’s First Temperature Control Mug’. It is also available across the globe especially at Apple, Starbucks, Best Buy, Bloomingdale and at Harrods.

The mug is good for a hot-tail at the perfect temperature for your perfection.

To Conclude

The Ember Travel Mug2 is leak-proof. It has a push to open lid that will keep your beverage hot. It provide convenience and it is designed for easy cleaning.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

Is TikTok Getting Banned In The U.S?

By on July 8, 2020

Is TikTok Getting Banned In The U.S?

According to the Secretary of State of the U.S., TikTok might be getting banned in the United States of America. While The Verge reports China to be the cause of the ban, some say its because of the ongoing vote between Trump and Biden.

TikTok is a popular video-sharing app. However, because of leakages, the overall socio-political conditions and such, Pompeo said it has become sort of necessary to ban the app.

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According to reports, Pompeo said, “We are taking the ban seriously. We are looking into it. However, this is in respect to Chinese apps on people’s phones in the U.S”.

India too is banning TikTok and other Chinese apps say WeChat. Apparently, these apps are involved in data collection and are breaching privacy under Indian law. The U.S. is considering the same.

Least to say, the fact that TikTok is going to get banned is going to affect many people, particularly those who use the app daily.

Some say that people are using the app to cover suicidal messages. Others are saying they are using to communicate things that are not permissible. Nonetheless, the greater good is at stake here and both the U.S. and India are here to make sure they work to find out who’s doing what to prevent any loose activities now.

Stay tuned for more updates at Tech Unveiled.

5 Stocks To Invest In July (2020)

By on July 6, 2020

5 Stocks To Invest In July (2020)

Are you an investor looking to invest? If so then you have stumbled at the right place. At Tech Unveiled, we unveil the best in technology and news, for our readers to make the most out of quick and easy reads. At this time when the market is struggling or have sort of recovered, people want to find out which stocks to invest in. If you are in the same boat, here are 5 stocks to invest in July.

Microsoft

Microsoft is a brand name growth stock that provides income and value. Microsoft, therefore, automatically becomes a top favorite in any investor’s basket. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). It is one of the 5 stocks to invest in July.

Priced at $209.74, Microsoft has had a consistent performance in the last 6 months, all in green. Despite the corona lockdown, when markets were volatile, Microsoft still did well.

Microsoft has worth in billions today and is a company worth your time and investment.

Zynga

Interestingly, while some may think Zynga is a flus, it isn’t Zynga comes in the long term tech trends. It has an ever-increasing demand and probably one of the safest bets there is.

A part of the interactive entertainment industry, Zynga is an affordable stock (NASDAQ:ZNGA), priced at $9.78. It is relative, mobile and easy to keep in an investor’s basket. Zynga is also one of the 5 stocks to invest in july.

With a consistent growth in the last 6 months and performance in green, Zynga Inc. is worth your time and investment today.

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StoneCo

According to CellPointDigital, StoneCo is a profitable company with shares now a recommended (strong buy). It is trading about 71% times this years expected earnings.

With a share price of $41.06, (NASDAQ:STNE), StoneCo Ltd., though has been in red in the last 6 months, hasn’t been that bad of a performer at the stock exchange.

Most of StoneCo’s growth has been in its domestic market and the results have been impressive.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is a consumer product that has had a well-rounded performance in the last many years. Another one of the 5 stocks to invest in July, it is worth your time and investment.

With a nice base of products, Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG), priced at $121.05 is a company worth your investment. Though its stock has been in red in the last 6 months, it is still a stock worth your time and investment.

P&G is not going anywhere in the next few years and therefore, a company worth your investment.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. is probably our favorite when it comes to stock investing.

If you are wondering about the list of 5 stocks to invest in July, the final one is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

AAPL, priced at $373.78, never goes out of fashion. Its performance has been noteworthy in the last 6 months, when corona hit the markets.

AAPL had its WWDC event earlier this year which makes it good for the rest of the year. AAPL has had a lot of product releases. With a market cap of 1.62 Trillion, this company is a safe bet and a must keep in your baskets. This because it will always add to your basket’s safety net and make it stronger or be there than altogether not having it or just as a base for your investor basket to watch it grow, as it the safety net.

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