Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Pokemon among most anticipated video games this holiday season

This year’s entry to the “Simply call of Obligation” armed service action franchise is the most expected video clip game in the run up to Holiday getaway 2017, according to analytics agency Nielsen, with Nintendo’s “Pokemon Extremely Moon” and “Tremendous Mario Odyssey,” as well as the “Assassin’s Creed” comeback among the many others also monitoring highly.

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Established in Globe War II soon after final year’s futuristic sci-fi tour, “Simply call of Obligation: WWII” is returning to territory more conveniently affiliated with the franchise’s 14-year-old roots.

With a 99 percent in general anticipation degree as calculated by the Nielsen Activity Rank, “Simply call of Obligation: WWII” is the most expected Holiday getaway game accessible on more than 1 variety of console or pc, releasing as it does on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Home windows Laptop from November 3.

That puts it a nose forward of Historic Egyptian action title “Assassin’s Creed Origins” (95 percent), motion picture tie-in “Star Wars: Battlefront II” (90%), and sports activities wrestling iteration “WWE 2K18” (80 percent).

All 4 release on the similar a few platforms amongst Oct 1 and December 31.

Also specified honorable mentions were being action experience “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” racing game “Want for Speed: Payback,” shooter “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,” suspense thriller “The Evil Inside of 2,” darkly comedian experience “South Park: The Fractured But Total” and rhythm title “Just Dance 2018.”

The Xbox One’s “Forza Motorsport 7” and the PlayStation 4’s “Gran Turismo Sport” were being calculated with an equivalent 85 percent rating, although a 96 percent label was applied to the Nintendo Switch’s vibrant “Tremendous Mario Odyssey.”

On Nintendo’s more mature 3DS line of handheld methods, “Pokemon Extremely Moon” (99 percent,) “Pokemon Extremely Sunshine” (97 percent) “Mario & Luigi: Celebrity Saga + Bowser’s Minions” (96 percent,) and “Mario Get together: The Top rated 100” (93 percent) all rated incredibly highly.

“Age of Empires: Definitive Version” was the major exclusive on Home windows Laptop, with digital actuality remakes of “Fallout 4” and “L.A. Noire” subsequent up at 79 percent and 75 percent respectively.

Call Of Duty WW2, Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon top among Holiday 2017 games – Games

This year’s entry to the Contact Of Duty navy motion franchise is the most predicted video clip game in the run up to Holiday 2017, in accordance to analytics agency Nielsen, with Nintendo’s Pokémon Ultra Moon and Tremendous Mario Odyssey, moreover the Assassin’s Creed comeback among the other people also tracking extremely.

Set in Globe War II just after very last year’s futuristic sci-fi tour, Contact Of Duty: WWII is returning to territory more easily related with the franchise’s 14-calendar year-previous roots.

With a 99% all round anticipation stage as calculated by the Nielsen Game Rank, Contact Of Duty: WWII is the most predicted Holiday game readily available on more than just one style of console or computer system, releasing as it does on PlayStation 4, Xbox One particular and Windows Pc from Nov 3.

That places it a nose forward of Historical Egyptian motion title Assassin’s Creed Origins (95%), film tie-in Star Wars: Battlefront II (90%), and sports wrestling iteration WWE 2K18 (80%).

All 4 launch on the same a few platforms concerning Oct 1 and Dec 31.

Also provided honorable mentions ended up motion experience Middle-earth: Shadow Of War, racing game Have to have For Pace: Payback, shooter Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, suspense thriller The Evil Within 2, darkly comic experience South Park: The Fractured But Entire and rhythm title Just Dance 2018.

The Xbox One’s Forza Motorsport 7 and the PlayStation 4’s Gran Turismo Sport were calculated with an equal 85% ranking, whilst a 96% label was utilized to the Nintendo Switch’s vibrant Tremendous Mario Odyssey.

On Nintendo’s older 3DS line of handheld devices, Pokémon Ultra Moon (99%), Pokémon Ultra Sun (97%), Mario & Luigi: Celebrity Saga + Bowser’s Minions (96%), and Mario Party: The Major 100 (93%) all rated very extremely.

Age Of Empires: Definitive Version was the best distinctive on Windows Pc, with digital truth remakes of Fallout 4 and L.A. Noire next up at 79% and 75% respectively. — AFP Relaxnews

‘Call of Duty WW2’, ‘Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon’ top among holiday 2017 games — report

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This year’s entry to the “Call of Duty” military motion franchise is the most anticipated online video match in the run up to Holiday break 2017, in accordance to analytics agency Nielsen, with Nintendo’s “Pokémon Ultra Moon” and “Super Mario Odyssey”, as well as the “Assassin’s Creed” comeback among the other people also monitoring extremely.

Established in World War II just after last year’s futuristic sci-fi excursion, “Call of Responsibility: WWII” is returning to territory a lot more conveniently connected with the franchise’s 14-year-previous roots.

With a 99 % total anticipation level as calculated by the Nielsen Video game Rank, “Call of Responsibility: WWII” is the most anticipated Holiday break match available on a lot more than just one style of console or laptop, releasing as it does on PlayStation 4, Xbox One particular and Home windows Computer system from November 3.

That places it a nose forward of Ancient Egyptian motion title “Assassin’s Creed Origins” (95 %), movie tie-in “Star Wars: Battlefront II” (90 %), and athletics wrestling iteration “WWE 2K18” (80 %).

All four will be introduced on the similar three platforms between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.

Also offered honorable mentions ended up motion adventure “Middle-earth: Shadow of War”, racing match “Need for Speed: Payback”, shooter “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus”, suspense thriller “The Evil Within just 2”, darkly comedian adventure “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” and rhythm title “Just Dance 2018”.

The Xbox One’s “Forza Motorsport 7” and the PlayStation 4’s “Gran Turismo Sport” ended up calculated with an equivalent 85 % rating, whilst a 96 % label was applied to the Nintendo Switch’s vibrant “Super Mario Odyssey”.

On Nintendo’s more mature 3DS line of handheld methods, “Pokémon Ultra Moon” (99 %), “Pokémon Ultra Sun” (97 %), “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions” (96 %) and “Mario Celebration: The Major 100” (93 %) all rated really extremely.

“Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” was the top rated exclusive on Home windows Computer system, with digital reality remakes of “Fallout 4” and “L.A. Noire” following up at 79 % and 75 %, respectively. JB

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Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) Among Bank Of America’s 9 Top Picks In A Q3 Strong For Semis

AMD, Nvidia Among Bank Of America's 9 Top Picks In A Q3 Strong For Semis

The third quarter looks to have been a good one for global semiconductor companies.

In a note to investors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya Tuesday described 4 percent sequential growth in semi sales in August, with year-over-year growth of 29 percent.

The month-over-month growth of 4 percent was particularly impressive as it suggests sales could grow 10 percent for Q3 over Q2, while average growth this season is typically 8-9 percent.

“Longer term,” Arya wrote, “we continue to be positive on the ‘golden age’ for semis.”

The analyst sees longer-term market activities and pricing discipline among the corporations in the space to drive both bottom-line growth — and investor interest.

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The Top 9 List

Here’s a short list of the semi stocks Bank of America is favoring right now. Among those with higher market caps:

  • Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO).
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP).
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN).
  • NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA).
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS).

And the firm’s top small- to medium-cap picks:

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD).
  • ON Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ: ON).
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY).
  • Cavium Inc (NASDAQ: CAVM).

Word Of Warning

One sliver of gray sky in an otherwise sunny story for semis this quarter is elevated inventories. According to Arya, supply chain checks in August indicate, though stock levels have lessened a bit, they remain elevated due mostly to weakness in the China smartphone market.

This could be especially worrisome for chip makers that supply phone makers, like Broadcom and Skyworks Solutions, for example.

Semi stock fans will hope to see the sector — up about 29 percent year to date — continue to outperform the market.

Shares of Broadcom were down 1 percent, AMD shares up 4.87 percent in Tuesday afternoon trading.

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Aug 2017 Jefferies Maintains Buy
Aug 2017 KeyBanc Maintains Overweight
Jul 2017 Morgan Stanley Maintains Overweight

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iOS 11 Jailbreak News Creates Sensation Among Apple Fans

Apple will be more than disappointed to find that an iOS 11 jailbreak has already emerged. Naturally there are always a huge number of talented technicians keen on achieving this in every iOS generation, and it seems that one talented individual has just made a major breakhrough.

iOS 11 Jailbreak News

Italian developer Luca Todesco is already known for this ability in the jailbreak and security niche, and has seemingly achieved root status on the recently released iOS 11 platform. This iOS 11 jailbreak is already making headling news for Todesco, and will no doubt be celebrated by renegade iPhone users all over the world.

Apparently, the developer took advantage of a WebKit exploit that was already considered a rich seam of possibility for any iOS 11 jailbreak.

Todesco had already made a name for himself over the last year or so, with a variety of impressive work under his belt in bug fixing, security work and jailbreaking. Todesco has already investigated vulnerabilities in other platforms and systems, leading to his current reputation as one of the biggest mobile security experts in the world.

The achievement of garnering root status, though, will catapult his image and reputation to new levels of infamy. This potentially floats the delicious prospect of a Safari-based jailbreak for iOS 11 in the foreseeable future, although there is one caveat to this dangling carrot.

Todesco has previously stated publicly that he has left the jailbreaking community permanently. This very much implies that the iOS 11 jailbreak will not be made public, and the talented developer was instead simply engaging in private work, even if it has become part of the public domain.

Nonetheless, the fact that Todesco has achieved this critical aspect of jailbreaking iOS 11 suggests that other Apple developers and programming experts will be able to achieve similar things at a later date. Considering that the mobile operating system has only been available for just over a week, there is still clearly a huge amount of potential for other iOS 11 jailbreak solutions to emerge.

For example, KeenLabs had already demoed an iOS 11 jailbreak back in June, during which time the mobile operating system was still in a beta state.

However, Apple has attempted to circumvent such situations arising by launching its own Bug Bounty Program. This initiative means that it is generally more financially viable for potential jailbreakers to release information to Apple, rather than making such jailbreak attempts public.

Nonetheless, this latest iOS 11 jailbreak will certainly be intriguing for those looking to crack the mobile OS, and should lead to a spate of copycat attempts.

iOS 11 was announced alongside the new iPhone series, which includes the revolutionary iPhone X. This is the first ever Apple smartphone to feature a wraparound display, while the consumer electronics giant has included several other improvements in what has already become a highly regarded device.

Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Verily among FDA’s picks for precertification pilot

Just two months after announcing the applications for its pre-certification program pilot, the FDA has announced the nine companies that will be participating. The list includes major tech companies Apple and Samsung; health tech companies Verily, Pear Therapeutics, Tidepool, and Phosphorus; pharmaceutical companies Roche and Johnson & Johnson; and Fitbit — an interesting inclusion insofaras the most of the company’s offerings are not FDA-cleared.

“We previously said that the digital health pilot will include nine companies. We’re announcing those companies today,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in remarks at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference in San Jose, California today. “We’ve had 103 applicants to date. We carefully selected the final participants in this pilot program to create a group that represents the various business models within the industry—from large tech companies and traditional medical device manufacturers to small entrepreneurs.”

The basic goal of the Pre-Cert program, which sets it apart from previous FDA regulatory ventures, is that it will focus not on particular products but on firms and developers. If the FDA is satisfied that the firm is responsible and safe in its development, then it won’t need to regulate each product from that firm.

“Our method for regulating digital health products must recognize the unique and iterative characteristics of these products,” Gottlieb said in a statement. “We need to modernize our regulatory framework so that it matches the kind of innovation we’re being asked to evaluate, and helps foster beneficial technology while ensuring that consumers have access to high-quality, safe, and effective digital health devices. These pilot participants will help the agency shape a better and more agile approach toward digital health technology that focuses on the software developer rather than an individual product.”

Apple’s inclusion on the list is interesting if not surprising given the organization’s close past relationship with the FDA, which MobiHealthNews detailed last year in a series of exclusive stories based on emails exchanged between the agency and the company. One of the products mentioned in those emails is likely new software for the Apple Watch, announced at Apple’s launch event earlier this month, which would allow the Watch to measure heart rhythms and even detect arrhythmias by applying algorithms to the heart rate data it collects.

But even beyond seeking clearance for its own devices (which likely include a diagnostic app for Parkinson’s disease as well), the emails showed that Apple quietly participated in the shaping of FDA policy by securing a spot in a working group within the International Medical Device Regulators Forum. This forum created the draft document the FDA would later work off of in creating its own regulatory policies.

Samsung, another of the companies, has a number of FDA clearances because, in addition to consumer electronics, the company has a healthcare division that makes ultrasounds and CT scanners. But its worth noting that the company also has at least one mobile health-related clearance, which it received in 2014 for its S Health app.

Verily doesn’t currently have any FDA-cleared devices, but it did notably hire Gottlieb’s predecessor, former commissioner Robert Califf, earlier this year. 

Pear Therapeutics is a notable inclusion on the list for the fact that it just last week received a landmark de novo clearance for ReSet, its digital therapeutic for non-opioid addiction. 

Of all the companies on the list, however, Fitbit is the biggest surprise. While there has been a lot of speculation about Fitbit venturing into the regulated clinical space, CEO James Park has always been a little bit coy about the prospect. 

“Look, I think it’s a pretty massive opportunity,” he said in an earnings call back in May 2016. “I think these devices are going to get increasingly more sophisticated over time, but there is obviously a lot of legal and regulatory challenges that we’re going to have to navigate. I think the great thing is that, due to our leadership position, we are very visible in Washington and I think we’re going to have a big seat at the table in driving those discussions, so it’s going to be a pretty big opportunity for us.”

Fitbit also took some heat way back in 2013 for not seeking FDA clearance for its Aria weight scale, even though other companies had pursued clearance for very similar products. Ultimately the scale did recieve FDA clearance, and later that scale would be included in a category of low-risk devices over which the agency exercises regulatory discretion.

(Correction: This article previously misstated the FDA status of the Aria weight scale.)

In a statement about joining the Pre-Cert program, Park gave a little more detail about the company’s future plans.

“We applaud the FDA for taking a progressive and thoughtful approach to designing a potential new digital health regulatory framework and are proud to have been selected to participate in this innovative pilot program,” Park said in a statement today. “As Fitbit takes a more integrated role in personal healthcare, we are hopeful this will allow us to accelerate FDA regulated features and software development, bringing new capabilities that could positively impact health outcomes to market more quickly.”

According to the FDA, the companies will now provide the agency access to measures they currently use to develop, test, and maintain their software products, including ways in which they collect post-market data. Later on, the FDA will conduct site visits to learn about the company’s quality management systems as well as their development processess.

Destiny 2 Sets PlayStation Store Records for 2017 Among Other Milestones | Esports News & Videos

Activision and Bungie have revealed statistics records following the release of Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.

Released on September 5th, the online-only multiplayer game was one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, allowing players to partake in various forms of in-game content.

As a sequel to the original Destiny which was released in 2014, D2 looked to build on to the already established franchise which revolves around massively multiplayer online and role-playing elements.

The first person shooter puts players in the shoes of a ‘Guardian,’ with a mix of different storylines, quests, raids, and various other forms of in-game content for both player vs player (PvP), and player vs environment (PvE) settings.

In a press release, Activision details how day-one saw a record performance on the PlayStation Store, along with the title being the number one console gaming launch week of 2017.

“With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance on PlayStation Store, it’s exciting to see engagement at the highest ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. “Destiny 2 is off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year to date,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.  “With the PC version yet to ship,  Destiny 2 sets the stage for being one of the biggest video game entertainment events of the year.”

Bungie CEO Pete Parson mentions how the Destiny Universe has recorded over one million concurrent players for eight days in a row.

“Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “We hit some great milestones this week with our community.”  He added, “We are blown away that we’ve had eight days in a row in Destiny 2 where we’ve seen more than one-million concurrent players grace our worlds. It’s equal parts inspiring and humbling, and we’re looking forward to showing everyone what’s coming next!”

Twitch, an online live-streaming platform to broadcast their gameplay and other means of entertainment, saw millions of minutes watched by viewers from across the globe.

“For the third year in a row, Destiny is the #1 console-only game viewed on Twitch by minutes watched. Destiny 2 , including its two betas, had more than 600M minutes watched on Twitch before the raid, a fan-favourite, endgame, 6-player gameplay experience started. The raid, called “Leviathan,” went live for players on 13 th September and immediately shot to the #1 position on Twitch based on total concurrent viewers. “

You can view the full Press Release courtesy of the Destiny Blog below.

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Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders highest among Note series

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five days by about 2.5 times.

Samsung is banking on the device to protect its market dominance as it competes with Apple Inc’s latest iPhones due to be unveiled later on Tuesday. Note 8 sales begin in the United States, South Korea and elsewhere on Friday.

Pre-orders reached about 650,000 Note 8 handsets over five days from about 40 countries, making the initial response “very encouraging,” DJ Koh, president of Samsung Electronics’ mobile communications business, said at a media event.

The device succeeds the short-lived Note 7, whose battery fires resulted in Samsung pulling the device from the market after just a couple of months at a cost of billions of dollars.

Its reputation tarnished, the world’s biggest smartphone maker by market share nevertheless decided to retain the Note brand after a survey showed 85 percent of 5,000 Galaxy Note users expressed brand loyalty, Koh said.

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New Galaxy Note 8 smartphones are displayed during the company’s launch event in New York City, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Note 8’s U.S. price of $930 to $960, including dialling and data plans, begins an era of premium-priced handsets which analysts expect to be joined by $1,000-plus iPhones.

Apple is widely expected to unveil a special edition iPhone commemorating 10 years of the handset, equipped with edge-to-edge screen and augmented reality, that will compete with the Note 8 for pre-holiday season sales in Western markets.

In China, the Note 8 is tasked with reviving fortunes in the world’s biggest smartphone market where local handset makers such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] reduced Samsung’s market share to 3 percent in April-June, showed data from Counterpoint Research.

Koh said it will take time to recover in China but expects changes this year such as appointing a new mobile chief, restructuring and focusing on key buyers to be effective.

Koh also said Samsung hopes to showcase a foldable handset next year but that technological hurdles must be overcome before a decision can be made.

“We are digging thoroughly into several issues we must overcome, as we don’t want to just make a few, sell a few and be done. We want to hear that Samsung made a very good product.”

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Facebook, Nvidia, Apple iPhone 8 Plays Universal Display, Applied Materials Among IBD 50 Stocks Near Buys | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

A great place to look for top growth stocks is the IBD 50 list. Facebook (FB), Alibaba (BABA), Nvidia (NVDA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Universal Display (OLED) and Lam Research (LRCX) are members of the elite IBD 50 that are in sound bases and near buy points. Applied Materials and Universal Display are indirect Apple (AAPL) iPhone plays with their work on OLED screens.

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Facebook

Facebook has a flat-base buy point of 175.59. Shares slid 1.3% to 170.95 in Friday stock market trading.

Facebook cleared a cup-with-handle base in late January, and hadn’t formed a full-fledged consolidation until now.


IBD’S TAKE: Apple shares fell 3.3% last week, but are still above their 156.75 buy point. Apple’s iPhone event on Sept. 12 could propel the tech titan to record highs or below its entry point. But the event will also be important for Apple-related plays, including these five iPhone chipmakers trading near buy zones. 


Alibaba

Alibaba has formed a rare but bullish ascending base pattern with a 177.10 entry. An ascending base has three separate pullbacks, each with higher highs and higher lows — thus the ascending base — over nine to 16 weeks. Each pullback normally corrects 10%-20% from the most recent high to low.

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant fell 0.9% to 169 on Friday.

Alibaba is a member of IBD’s Leaderboard, a premium service offering annotated charts of a select number of stocks, mostly growth plays in or near buy zones.

Nvidia

Nvidia has just formed a flat base 174.66 entry. It’s not the cleanest-looking flat base and Nvidia has run up a lot over the past year, so be cautious. Nvidia slid 1.7% on Friday to 163.69, finding support at its 50-day moving average.

Nvidia makes graphics chips, but it’s expanded into a variety of new markets, including artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials is in a cup-with-handle base with, with the handle now longer than the cup. The buy point is 47.69.

The chip- and display-equipment giant fell 1.9% to 44.35, closing right at its 40-day moving average.

Lam Research

Lam Research, another chip-equipment maker, broke out past a 167.15 buy point on July 27. But that breakout failed the following session. It’s now formed a new base with a 170.10 buy point. Lam Research slid 1.6% to 165.84.

Universal Display

Universal Display makes materials and technology for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) displays. OLED screens increasingly are being used for smartphones, with Apple expected to have an OLED screen for its next-generation iPhone, at least the top-of-the-line iPhone X.

Universal Display closed above a double-bottom base buy point of 127.88 on Tuesday, hitting a record intraday high on Wednesday. But shares pulled back slightly, closing the week at 127.65.

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Facebook, Nvidia, Apple iPhone 8 Plays Universal Display, Applied Materials Among IBD 50 Stocks Near Buys | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

A great place to look for top growth stocks is the IBD 50 list. Facebook (FB), Alibaba (BABA), Nvidia (NVDA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Universal Display (OLED) and Lam Research (LRCX) are members of the elite IBD 50 that are in sound bases and near buy points. Applied Materials and Universal Display are indirect Apple (AAPL) iPhone plays with their work on OLED screens.

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Facebook

Facebook has a flat-base buy point of 175.59. Shares slid 1.3% to 170.95 in Friday stock market trading.

Facebook cleared a cup-with-handle base in late January, and hadn’t formed a full-fledged consolidation until now.


IBD’S TAKE: Apple shares fell 3.3% last week, but are still above their 156.75 buy point. Apple’s iPhone event on Sept. 12 could propel the tech titan to record highs or below its entry point. But the event will also be important for Apple-related plays, including these five iPhone chipmakers trading near buy zones. 


Alibaba

Alibaba has formed a rare but bullish ascending base pattern with a 177.10 entry. An ascending base has three separate pullbacks, each with higher highs and higher lows — thus the ascending base — over nine to 16 weeks. Each pullback normally corrects 10%-20% from the most recent high to low.

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant fell 0.9% to 169 on Friday.

Alibaba is a member of IBD’s Leaderboard, a premium service offering annotated charts of a select number of stocks, mostly growth plays in or near buy zones.

Nvidia

Nvidia has just formed a flat base 174.66 entry. It’s not the cleanest-looking flat base and Nvidia has run up a lot over the past year, so be cautious. Nvidia slid 1.7% on Friday to 163.69, finding support at its 50-day moving average.

Nvidia makes graphics chips, but it’s expanded into a variety of new markets, including artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials is in a cup-with-handle base with, with the handle now longer than the cup. The buy point is 47.69.

The chip- and display-equipment giant fell 1.9% to 44.35, closing right at its 40-day moving average.

Lam Research

Lam Research, another chip-equipment maker, broke out past a 167.15 buy point on July 27. But that breakout failed the following session. It’s now formed a new base with a 170.10 buy point. Lam Research slid 1.6% to 165.84.

Universal Display

Universal Display makes materials and technology for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) displays. OLED screens increasingly are being used for smartphones, with Apple expected to have an OLED screen for its next-generation iPhone, at least the top-of-the-line iPhone X.

Universal Display closed above a double-bottom base buy point of 127.88 on Tuesday, hitting a record intraday high on Wednesday. But shares pulled back slightly, closing the week at 127.65.

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