Shares of IBM fell sharply Friday, part of the fallout from Accenture's weak outlook.
Both companies are heavily invested in data analysis so any sign of weakness from either one raises worries about a broader slowdown in the sector.
Accenture cut its earnings outlook for the year and trimmed its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter.
A slew of analysts were quick to downgrade Accenture.
That doesn't bode well for Accenture's rivals, including IBM MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 28, 2013 11:31 AM ET
Apple. That bright and shiny tech darling continues to taste a little sour.
Shares of Apple (AAPL) fell below $400 for the first time since mid-April early Monday. The stock has struggled to stay above that mark all year and with some good reason.
It's lost some patent battles against Samsung, and just ended a three-week e-book trial that bordered on the absurd. (Five juicy details from the trial)
But let's walk it MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 24, 2013 1:12 PM ET
Electric cars are becoming all the rage. And this time, it's not about Tesla.
Chinese electric vehicle maker Kandi Technologies (KNDI) has been moving ahead with an aggressive plan to bring 5,000 to 10,000 electric vehicles to market in the next year or so.
And Kandi's stock has nearly doubled since June 1. Seems like it's not just Americans who are enamored with the idea of 'plug and drive.'
StockTwits traders sure MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 17, 2013 11:04 AM ET
Shares of First Solar cooled Wednesday after the solar panel maker said it planned to sell 8.5 million shares in a secondary stock offering.
Secondary offerings are always good news-bad news situations.
First the good news. First Solar's stock has rallied nearly 70% this year, ahead of the offering. Demand for solar panels has been growing. The company swung to a profit in the first quarter.
That creates prime conditions for the company MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 12, 2013 10:54 AM ET
SodaStream lost some of its fizz Thursday after PepsiCo debunked rumors that it might buy the soda maker.
Earlier this week, shares of SodaStream (SODA ) rallied on chatter that Coca-Cola might be interested.
If either panned out, it would be somewhat ironic. Earlier this year, SodaStream's Super Bowl ad, which touted its reusable bottle in a diss to Pepsi (PEP) and Coke (KO), never aired.
JPMorgan analyst John Faucher said it was MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 6, 2013 11:25 AM ET
Stocks have been on a roller coaster ride over the past couple of weeks. Bond yields are creeping higher. And it looks like that's created the perfect conditions for gold to regain favor with investors.
Gold prices nudged back above $1,400 an ounce for the first time in two weeks Thursday. That may not seem that dramatic, but for an asset that investors had been shunning lately, it may signal more MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 30, 2013 11:41 AM ET
As markets around the globe remain steeped in red, one stock is bucking the trend: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
HP is riding the wave of Meg Whitman's turnaround plan. The CEO said she's "encouraged" by the results so far, but cautioned it will take some time.
The company reported earnings late Wednesday that topped notoriously low forecasts and issued an improved profit outlook. So, even though sales are still not quite up to par, MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 23, 2013 11:26 AM ET
Talk about a warm-up.
Investors can't seem to get enough of companies that harness the sun's power. Shares of SolarCity (SCTY) soared to an all-time high of $31.89 on Monday.
The company has only been public for five months and shares have nearly quadrupled from their $8 IPO price back in December.
Related: SolarCity CEO talks the future of solar power
SolarCity, which installs solar panels, is still among the smaller players MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 13, 2013 11:24 AM ET
Alex Ferguson's decision to retire after 26 years as manager of Manchester United (MANU) throws England's most successful soccer club into a rare period of uncertainty.
Winning the richest national soccer league for 13 of the last 21 years has guaranteed a big slice of broadcast revenue, and allowed the club to amass a global following of over 650 million – a loyal and lucrative market for merchandising partners and sponsors MOREMay 8, 2013 12:10 PM ET
No cruise control for Tesla.
Shares of the electric car maker took off Tuesday, racing to a new high above $60 right out of the gate. But by late morning, the enthusiasm had chilled, and the stock was down about 3%.
The supercharged moves come one day before Tesla (TSLA) is set to report its first quarterly profit ever.
And it's all thanks to the all-electric Model S.
The full-size, four-door luxury sports sedan was MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 7, 2013 11:12 AM ET
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