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The FAANGs and beyond

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: No news or research item is a recommendation to deal. All investments can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you invest.

Technology special

Technology stocks today are so much more than the websites of the dotcom era. Companies making software, hardware and offering services can all fall in to the sector.

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google’s parent Alphabet, known as the FAANGs, are all great examples. The list of what they offer is enormous, from online retailing to electronics and cloud computing to advertising.

We’ll be updating you with new research on the sector every week, and breaking down the most recent sets of financial results. We’ve recently started to cover a few of the big names on a regular basis too, so make sure you sign up to get the latest straight to your inbox.

FAANGs share prices

Facebook Inc
$214.87 -1.41% Inc.
$1,828.34 -1.79%
Apple Inc
$308.95 -2.94%
Netflix Inc
$342.88 -2.91%
Alphabet Inc
$1,433.9 -2.24%

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The privacy issue for tech companies

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George Salmon, Equity Analyst | 17 May 2019 | 3 min read

AI - an intelligent investment?

Artificial intelligence is taking technology to a whole new level. Find out how you can invest in it.

Jonathon Curtis | 16 May 2019 | 4 min read

Is big really best?

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George Salmon, Equity Analyst | 16 May 2019 | 4 min read

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Kate Marshall | 13 May 2019 | 4 min read

Stream Wars

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George Salmon, Equity Analyst | 10 May 2019 | 4 min read

Top shelf prices don’t mean tech stocks are out of reach

Rising profits mean valuations have been shifting.

George Salmon, Equity Analyst | 10 May 2019 | 4 min read

FAANGs special report – is there a $300bn problem?

Hoarding cash can prove a drag on returns.

George Salmon, Equity Analyst | 10 May 2019 | 4 min read

Amazon - ahead in the cloud

Amazon has reported a 17% rise in first quarter net sales, to $59.7bn...

George Salmon | 2019-04-26

Facebook - FTC fine takes the edge off strong results

Facebook's first quarter revenue rose 26% year on year to $15.1bn, while earnings per share, excluding a $3bn legal expense, were $1.89, up 11.8%...

George Salmon | 2019-04-25

Netflix - strong Q1, but more cash outflows bring mixed reviews

Netflix gained another 9.6m subscribers in its first quarter, including 1.74m US net additions...

George Salmon | 2019-04-17

Apple - surprise dividend increase lifts shares

Apple has reported second quarter revenue of $58bn. While that's 5% below the same period last year, dragged down by lower iPhone sales...

George Salmon | 2019-05-01

Alphabet - shares drop as revenue growth disappoints

Alphabet delivered revenues of $36.3bn in its first quarter, around $1bn below consensus expectations...

George Salmon | 2019-04-30