Broadcom Corp. stands out as one of the biggest beneficiaries from orders from Apple Inc., whose need for parts that go into iPhones and iPads represents a bright spot for a semiconductor industry plagued by weak demand.
LDK Solar Co., a Chinese maker of solar wafers and panels, fell the most in six weeks in New York trading after cutting full-year forecasts for sales and margins. Kaufman Bros LP cut the stock to “sell.”
Research In Motion Ltd. has surged 38 percent since August on prospects for its new tablet device. That may be too big a jump given the product is late to a market led by Apple Inc. ’s iPad, say analysts who are cutting ratings.