Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) stock shows decreases of -0.73% and traded at a price of $14.90 in preceding trading session.
CNN has determined to stop producing its Snapchat daily news story, which released just about four months ago. CNN was one of Snap’s original partners for the Discover program, which released in January 2015.
While CNN was paid licensing fees under its original contract, which likely helped it to cover costs and reduce risks; these fees are set to end, per the Wall Street Journal. This means that the only source of revenue would come from ad sales, and CNN apparently doesn’t see a clear path to profitability via this model. Although CNN said that it would continue to experiment with Snap and publish on its platform, the developments might be viewed as a setback for Snap, which has been offering more TV-style video content as it tries to monetize the quickly growing mobile video space.
Trefis has a $15 price estimate for Snap, which is about in line with the current market price. With the number of digital platforms expanding, publishers need to select which platforms on which they want their content. While Snap’s platform has some advantages, including access to its young and highly engaged user base that is becoming difficult for media companies to reach via conventional channels, there are some downsides as well. Content providers typically need to produce bespoke content for Snap, which can cost upwards of $6,000. For instance, Snap’s video content is vertically oriented, much like the rest of its app, and most shows are subtitled, given that many users watch content with the sound turned off. Other platforms use more conventional formats, allowing for a importantly larger library. Competition for video ad dollars is also mounting, with Snap’s key competitor Facebook betting big on this space.
Its 52-week range quite noticeable, lower range was $32.12% and hit highest level of $-49.38%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.27 Million shares. The liquidity position of firm is on noticeable level, as its current ratio was calculated as 8.60 at the same time as its debt to equity ratio stands at 0.00.
Shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) at the time when day-trade ended the stock finally inched up 0.32% to close at $42.38. Micron GDDR6 Memory Specifications 16Gb Dies With Up To 16 Gbps Transfer Rates. As for GDDR6 specifications, Micron has stated that the new memory standard will continue down the path of the successful G5X memory. While the new memory technology would be very similar to GDDR5X, there are a few differences of which the major ones include:
The introduction of an FBGA180 ball package with surged pitch. A dual channel architecture. With regards to the status of Micron’s G6 program, which we first reported in February, I am pleased to report that our product development efforts are on-track and we expect to have functional silicon very soon. By leveraging our G5X based high speed signaling experience from roughly 2 years of design, mass production, test and application knowledge, I am confident we are well positioned to bring the industry’s most robust G6 to mass production by early 2018. via Micron
So coming to the specifications, GDDR6 will come in 8Gb and 16Gb densities while the standard followed by JEDEC allows for up to 32Gb dies. The 8Gb DRAM dies will allow for up to 8 GB VRAM on a 256-bit wide card and 12 GB VRAM along a 384-bit wide card. The 16Gb dies will essentially double the VRAM since each chip will feature 2 GB VRAM. A 384-bit bus card could feature up to 24 GB while dies with 32Gb density will deliver 48 GB VRAM along the same interface.
The volatility tends to amount of risk or uncertainty about size of changes in a security’s value; a higher volatility denotes that a security’s value can potentially be spread out over a larger range of values. The price volatility of MU was 3.16% for a week and 3.97% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.69. Shares price isolated negatively from its 50 days moving average with -2.96% and remote positively from 200 days moving average with 24.59%.