As Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook takes the stage at this year’s shareholder meeting, he may not get the reception he received in 2012, when investors lauded the company’s performance and rising shares.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, who has struggled to adapt the world’s largest software maker to the shift away from personal computers and toward mobile devices, will retire after more than a decade at the helm.
A band of Apple Inc.’s most bullish fans on Wall Street are growing increasingly bearish over concerns that holiday iPhone sales have been weak and that the company needs new breakthrough products to fend off rivals Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s $8.8 billion writedown tied to the purchase of software maker Autonomy Corp. is fueling concern that Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman and her board aren’t up to the task of engineering a turnaround.
The rally in solar shares after Japan ’s atomic accident may fizzle because the crisis won’t quickly boost demand for renewable power, investors including First Empire Asset Management’s Michael Obuchowski said.