Earnings Outlook: Micron earnings: China probe poses wild card for highflying stock

Micron Technology Inc. faces many questions when it reports earnings, with the most important focusing on concern that memory-chip prices have wandered too high even amid continued strong demand from data centers.

Micron MU, -1.61% is expected to report earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The stock has been volatile in the quarter after a massive run-up as optimism about high memory-chip demand, and the high prices that result, competes with skepticism that the good times can keep going even with regulatory rumblings from the industry’s biggest customer.

Chinese regulators launched a probe into memory chip makers like Micron, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

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