Technology Sector Update for 03/08/2018: DVMT, WUBA, NTES

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Technology stocks were firming up as the regular session approached the close, with shares of tech companies in the S&P 500 ( XLK ) adding almost 0.4% in value today while the Philadelphia semiconductor index (^SOX) was posting a 0.1% increase.

Among technology stocks moving on news:

NetEase ( NTES ) rose more than 2% after it said its free-to-play cross-platform MMORPG, Crusaders of Light, is available to play on Steam, along with a new global server and a major content update. The server is Ferroc Camp, set at North America UTC-8, according to a statement. Now available on the App Store, Google Play, and Facebook Gameroom, the company said Crusaders of Light features over 300 hours of available gameplay.

In other sector news:

- ( WUBA ) has turned narrowly lower Thursday afternoon, giving back a nearly 6% advance earlier in the session that followed the online classified ads company reporting improved Q4 results compared with year-ago leval and also topping analyst estimates. Excluding one-time items, the company earned RMB3.69, or about $0.56, per American depository share, reversing a RMB0.16 per share adjusted net loss during the same quarter last year and topping the Capital IQ consensus expecting a $0.29 per share non-GAAP profit. Revenue grew 32% year over year to RMB2.76 billion, or about $423.1 million, from RMB2.09 billion last year, also exceeding the Street view expecting $413.7 million.

+ Dell Technologies ( DVMT ) climbed over 3% on Thursday, rising over 3% to a session high of $79.84 a share, after the information technology company reported adjusted Q4 net income from continuing operations of $1.10 billion, up from $1.09 billion from a year earlier. On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $553 million, narrowing from a net loss of $1.41 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue for the quarter was $21.9 billion, up from $20 billion reported for the same period last year.

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