Technology stocks were moderately lower this afternoon, with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 falling about 0.3%.
In company news, InterDigital Inc. ( IDCC ) shares were rising sharply Tuesday after the mobile communications equipment company revised its Q2 outlook, forecasting revenue during the current quarter in a range of $172 million to $210 million.
Analysts, on average, had been expecting the company to generate just $48.6 million in revenue during the three months ending June 30. IDCC previously was projecting between $65 million to $72 million in quarterly revenue.
According to Richard Brezski, chief financial officer, the company's expected $72 million to $80 million in Q2 recurring revenue "provides a foundation to drive strong financial performance and free cash flow for the foreseeable future."
Brezski also said the updated guidance does not include any funds from the company's arbitration award with Arima last month.
Separately, IDCC said it signed a multi-year, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics for 3G, 4G and certain future generation wireless products, resolving all intellectual property litigation between the companies.
IDCC shares were up 21.3% at $45.38 apiece in recent trade, earlier advancing to a session high of $45.69 a share. The stock has a 52-week range of $26.25 to $47.36 a share, declining about 1.3% in value over the past 12 months.
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