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1. Google Inc (GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Earnings Send Dow, S&P Falling

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Google Inc (GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Earnings Send Dow, S&P Falling

Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) reported second-quarter earnings of $9.56 a share, below analysts estimates of $10.78 a share, while revenue of $14.11 billion missed expectations for $14.41 billion. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of 66 cents a share on $19.9 billion revenue. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected the software company to report earnings of 75 cents a share on $20.73 billion in revenue. As of 10:12 a.m. Eastern, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 20.58 points, or 0.13percent, to 15,571.96. The S&P 500 Index dropped 2.29 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,687.34. 


2. Microsoft Regains Its $600B Dot-Com-Era Valuation

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Microsoft Regains Its $600B Dot-Com-Era Valuation

Microsoft Regains Its $600B Dot-Com-Era Valuation Find the best broker for your trading or investing needs Shares of legacy tech titan Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) continue to gain on Friday afternoon after a rally this week that brought the tech giant’s market capitalization up to $600 billion for the first time since January 2000. Rising shares of America’s largest tech companies reflect a larger trend in the market wherein investors are looking at the sector as offering a sense of security to portfolios, given the companies tend to increase their earnings even amid slow economic growth. Instead, bulls see the tech rally as a reflection of the market pricing in significant earnings and growth potential for these companies as they double down on new technology and reach into global markets. With a market cap of $608 billion, Microsoft is the third-largest S&P 500 company behind Apple Inc. (AAPL) at $813 billion and Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) at $690 billion. As Microsoft increases its reach in high-growth markets such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, revenue is now evenly split between old growth and new businesses. Microsoft bulls foresee shares jumping higher next week on fiscal-year 2018 first-quarter earnings slated for Oct. 26.


3. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Earnings Preview: Will Software Giant Beat Estimates In First Quarter?

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Earnings Preview: Will Software Giant Beat Estimates In First Quarter?

Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is expected to report fiscal 2014 first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, and Wall Street expects the software giant to post quarterly earnings of 54 cents on revenue of $17.80 billion, compared with a profit of 53 cents a share on revenue of $16.01 billion a year-ago.“Well, you want to see what the vision is and what the statement typically that follows the earnings is going to be going forward,” said Mark Newton, chief technical analyst at Greywolf Execution Partners. “That’s what’s really on investors’ minds. Who’s going to be the replacement for Ballmer? How are they going to get windows to be a bigger part of the mobile platform going forward?”Investors will also be listening in for more news regarding Microsoft’s $7 billion purchase of Nokia Corporation’s (NYSE: NOK) phone and tablet business.On Thursday, shares of Microsoft edged up 0.77 percent to $34.02 in afternoon trading.“We want to see if earnings can meet or beat expectations,” said Newton.Also after the bell on Thursday, Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) are among other notable companies reporting quarterly earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 87.56 points, or 0.57 percent, at 15,500.89. The S&P 500 was up 5.06 points, or 0.29 percent, at 1,751.39. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 20.66 points, or 0.53 percent, at 3,927.77.


4. Earnings News: Foot Locker Inc (FL) Reports Second Quarter Results

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Earnings News: Foot Locker Inc (FL) Reports Second Quarter Results

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported second quarter profit of $66 million, or 44 cents a share, compared with $59 million, or 39 cents a share, in the year-ago period.The company reported quarterly adjusted earnings of 46 cents per share on $69 million in revenue, while Wall Street had expected the company to issue earnings of 47 cents on $1.45 billion in revenue, according to analysts polled by Reuters.Revenue rose 6 percent to $1.45 billion, from $1.37 billion a year earlier, while total sales increased 6.4 percent to $1.45 billion.Foot Locker, Inc. CEO Ken C. Hicks said the company did face more challenges in the U.S. than planned, but added the retailer “produced second quarter ongoing profit and sales results that were our best ever."The company said it still estimates a double-digit percentage increase in its fiscal 2013 earnings.On Friday, shares of Foot Locker, Inc. fell 2.73 percent to $33.08 in morning trading.In other company news, Microsoft Corporation CEO Steve Ballmer announced Friday morning he plans to retire in 12 months.Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) jumped 7.13 percent to $34.70 in morning trading.On the economic front, the Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales in July plunged 13.4 percent to an annual rate of 394,000 units, the lowest level in nine months.  Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. came in below expectations, as analysts polled by Reuters had expected a 490,000-unit sales pace for last month.Wall Street was flat on Friday, a day after trading on the Nasdaq was halted for more than three hours after a technical glitch. Investors and traders are looking ahead to the Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium, as central bankers around the world gather to discuss the global economy this weekend. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will not attend the meeting.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 29.95 points or 0.2 percent, to 14,933.79. The S&P 500 lost 2.07 points or 0.12 percent, to 1,654.89. The Nasdaq Composite added 5.238 points or 0.14 percent, to 3,643.945.


5. Morgan Stanley (MS) Earnings: Did Investment Bank Beat Estimates In Third Quarter?

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Morgan Stanley (MS) Earnings: Did Investment Bank Beat Estimates In Third Quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $888 million, or 44 cents per share, compared with a loss of $1 billion, or 55 cents, in the same year-ago period. Excluding items, the investment bank earned 50 cents a share on revenue of $7.9 billion.Wall Street had expected Morgan Stanley to issue earnings excluding items of 40 cents a share on $7.7 billion in revenue, according to analysts polled by Reuters.“Overall, our stronger year-over-year revenues and net income reflect the progress we have made to position the Firm well for the future,” said James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.On Friday, shares rose 2.13 percent to $29.55 in morning trading.  U.S. stocks rose on Friday, as investors also weighed third-quarter corporate earnings results from General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and tech-giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG).The Dow Jones industrial average was up 4.11 points, or 0.03 percent, to 15,375.76. The S&P 500 Index rose 4.81 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,737.96. The Nasdaq Composite gained 29.58 points, or 0.77 percent, to 3,892.726.


6. Examining the Tech Sell-Off (IYW, AAPL)

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Examining the Tech Sell-Off (IYW, AAPL)

Examining the Tech Sell-Off (IYW, AAPL) The iShares U. S. Technology ETF (IYW), an ETF known for, among other things, a massive weight to shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), lost more than 1 percent last week. Up more than 17 percent this year, IYW also devotes more than 12 percent of its weight to shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). A major semiconductor benchmark lost more than 2 percent last week, and IYW allocates over 18 percent of its weight to chip stocks. "The trailing price-to-earnings for the S&P 500 tech sector is up over 35 percent from last year’s low. IYW allocates over 17 percent of its weight to Apple, one of the largest weights to the iPhone maker among all ETFs. BlackRock said that In a throwback to the late 1990s, tech has once again become a momentum play, In turn, some popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen outflows of capital, but investors considering tech ETFs should study the sector’s recent retrenchment before jumping in.


7. Google Inc (GOOG) Earnings Preview: Will Tech Giant Beat Estimates In Third Quarter?

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Google Inc (GOOG) Earnings Preview: Will Tech Giant Beat Estimates In Third Quarter?

After the closing bell on Thursday, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is expected to report fiscal third-quarter EPS of $8.46 on revenue of $14.84 billion, compared with a profit of $6.53 a share on revenue of $11.33 billion in the year-ago quarter. Investors will be keeping an eye on growth in ad revenue and Motorola Mobility sales.Shares of Google edged down 0.66 percent to $891.82 in morning trading.Before the bell on Thursday, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) reported third-quarter earnings.Despite the U.S. Senate reaching a last-minute deal to lift the country's borrowing limit, stocks opened lower on Thursday.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 122.34 points, or 0.8 percent, to 15,251.49. The S&P 500 Index lost 5.5 points, or 0.32 percent, to 1,716.04. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 14.917 points, or 0.39 percent, to 3,824.513. Video Credit: Reuters


8. ETF Newsletter 20130515

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ETF Newsletter 20130515

Welcome to my Free Daily ETF Market Timing Signals Newsletter - Start your trading day off on the right foot, with Stephen Whiteside's Stock Market Trading Television. This free daily video newsletter focuses on the major Indexes and ETF’s, as well as the US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Precious Metals including Gold and Silver. Today we look at iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), Nokia (NOK), SPDR S&P 500 (SPY), American Express (AXP), PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Blackberry (BBRY), Apple (AAPL), iShares Dow Jones US Financial Services (IYG), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), iShares Dow Jones US Energy (IYE), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Barrick Gold (ABX), Silver Standard Resources (SSRI), Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) , iPath DJ-UBS Copper ETN (JJC), ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT), iShares Silver Trust (SLV), Uni


9. Stock News: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Nokia Corporation (NOK), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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Stock News: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Nokia Corporation (NOK), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

U.S. stocks pared gains on Tuesday afternoon, after U.S. Speaker of The House John Boehner said he supports President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria. Wall Street had edged up earlier in the session after positive global PMI data.Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) on Monday evening announced it will buy Nokia Corporation’s (NYSE: NOK) handset business for $7.2 billion. In addition, Nokia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft executive, said he will be returning to the software company.On Tuesday, shares of Microsoft Corporation fell 5.84 percent to $31.45 in mid-day trading, while shares of Nokia Corporation jumped 31.54 percent to $5.13.Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) said it will pay $130 billion to buy Vodafone Group Plc’s (NASDAQ: VOD) 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. cell phone service provider with 98.9 million subscribers.Shares of Verizon Communications fell 2.62 percent to $46.14 in afternoon trading, while Vodafone was down 2.52 percent to $31.53.CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) said on Monday the two companies reached an agreement to end their month-long dispute over fees. The deal now has CBS programming restored in the New York, Dallas, or Los Angeles markets.Shares of CBS Corporation jumped 4.70 percent in mid-day trade, while Time Warner Cable Inc. climbed 1.02 percent to $108.45.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 9.41 points or 0.06 percent, to 14,800.90. The S&P 500 rose 4.26 points or 0.26 percent, to 1,637.14. The Nasdaq Composite gained 18.13 points or 0.5 percent, to 3,607.90.


10. ETF Newsletter 20130517

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ETF Newsletter 20130517

Welcome to my Free Daily ETF Market Timing Signals Newsletter – Start your trading day off on the right foot, with Stephen Whiteside’s Stock Market Trading Television. This free daily video newsletter focuses on the major Indexes and ETF’s, as well as the US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Precious Metals including Gold and Silver. Today we look at iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), Nokia (NOK), SPDR S&P 500 (SPY), American Express (AXP), PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Blackberry (BBRY), Apple (AAPL), iShares Dow Jones US Financial Services (IYG), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), iShares Dow Jones US Energy (IYE), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Barrick Gold (ABX), Silver Standard Resources (SSRI), Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), iPath DJ-UBS Copper ETN (JJC), ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT), iShares Silver Trust (SLV), U


11. ETF Newsletter 20130520

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ETF Newsletter 20130520

Welcome to my Free Daily ETF Market Timing Signals Newsletter -- Start your trading day off on the right foot, with Stephen Whiteside's Stock Market Trading Television. This free daily video newsletter focuses on the major Indexes and ETF's, as well as the US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Precious Metals including Gold and Silver. Today we look at iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), Nokia (NOK), SPDR S&P 500 (SPY), American Express (AXP), PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Blackberry (BBRY), Apple (AAPL), iShares Dow Jones US Financial Services (IYG), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), iShares Dow Jones US Energy (IYE), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Barrick Gold (ABX), Silver Standard Resources (SSRI), Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), iPath DJ-UBS Copper ETN (JJC), ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT), iShares Silver Trust (SLV), United


12. Morning Movers: Apple Inc. (AAPL), BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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Morning Movers: Apple Inc. (AAPL), BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced on Tuesday that Burberry Chief Executive Officer Angela Ahrendts will leave the retailer and report to CEO Tim Cook as senior vice-president of retail and online stores next year. Burberry has named Christopher Bailey CEO to replace Ahrendts when she leaves. Shares in luxury fashion house Burberry Group PLC (BRBY) fell as much as 6.4 percent on Tuesday, while shares of Apple rose 0.62 percent to $499.13 in morning trading.BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) in an open letter has announced an ad campaign to convince its customers, carriers, consumers and partners that the struggling smartphone maker will remain in business.Shares of BlackBerry edged down 0.25 percent to $8.12.Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares were upgraded by Jefferies to "buy" from "hold." Jefferies said the software giant’s new operating structure provides greater transparency. "We think the stage is set for a series of value creating events to unfold over the next 18 months," said analyst Ross MacMIllan, who upgraded Microsoft to Buy and lift his price target to $42 from $33.Shares of Microsoft rose 1.54 percent to $34.98.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.84 points, or 0.18 percent, at 15,274.42. The S&P 500 fell 1.24 points, or 0.07 percent, at 1,708.69. The Nasdaq Composite rose 3.29 points, or 0.09 percent, at 3,818.57. Video Credit: Reuters


13. Earnings News: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

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Earnings News: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) beat expectations as the company reported fiscal fourth quarter profit of 79 cents per share, down from 82 cents a share in the year-ago period, while revenue rose to $20.7 billion from $20.21 billion in the year ago quarter.Shares of Procter & Gamble rose1.81 percent to $81.75 per share after the bell.Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) greatly missed Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 1.63 percent to $92.22 a share in morning trade. The oil giant said in the second-quarter it earned $6.86 billion on revenue of $106.47 billion, compared with earnings of $15.9 billion on revenue of $127.36 billion in the year ago period.ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported lower second-quarter earnings, but topped analysts’ expectations. Net income for the quarter was $2.05 billion, or $1.65 per share. Revenue fell 4.7 percent to $14.14 billion.Shares of ConocoPhillips rose 1.54 percent to $65.86 a share in early trade.Earnings after the bell Thursday: American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), Kraft Foods Group Inc (Nasdaq: KRFT).As of 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the Dow Jones industrial average soared 144.30 points or 0.93 percent, to 15,643.84. The S&P 500 rose 18.80 points or 1.12 percent, to 1,704.53. The Nasdaq Composite added 40.24 points or 1.1 percent, to 3,666.38.


14. Amazon Surpasses $500B Mark, Bezos Briefly Becomes the World’s Richest Person

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Amazon Surpasses $500B Mark, Bezos Briefly Becomes the World’s Richest Person

Amazon Surpasses $500B Mark, Bezos Briefly Becomes the World’s Richest Person Just as Amazon fears have taken a bite out of stocks such as Kroger Co. (KR), Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) and Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (APRN), companies that have signed deals with the giant or have found success on its platform, including Sears Holdings Inc. (SHLD) and iRobot Corp. (IRBT), have piggybacked on the tech giant’s upward momentum. News that the global corporation is eyeing new markets, such as food retail with its $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) acquisition, or the meal-kit delivery space with a recent patent filing, traditional market leaders have seen their shares sink. The retailer’s quarterly earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue up 25% year-over-year (YOY) to $38 billion compared to the Street’s expectations for EPS of $1.42 on revenue of $37.18 billion. Results were carried by Amazon Web Services (AWS), which grew at 42% YOY as it battles public cloud rivals Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Alphabet Inc. (GOOG). Find the best broker for your trading or investing needs At $1,046 per share, AMZN reflects a market cap of $499.96 billion.


15. Closing Print with Jill from the Street

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Closing Print with Jill from the Street

AMD, GOOG, MSFT , all reporting after the close... Tomorrows expiration; busy on the open, dead during the day and a little biz on the close. SPU high 1375.50 SPU low 1366.50 SPU last 1371.00, up 3.7 habdles Ttoal volume 1.7mil ESU and 8k SPU trade MOC 23 of the DOW 30 to buy (decent size) and the broader market MOC showed buy 285mil No schedualed economic release on Friday. See you in the Hamptons!Distributed by OneLoad.com


16. Top 5 Tech Earnings To Watch: IBM, Intel (INTC), eBay, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT)

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Top 5 Tech Earnings To Watch: IBM, Intel (INTC), eBay, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT)

Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) is expected to report second-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $12.89 billion after the bell Wednesday, compared with a profit of 54 cents a share on revenue of $13.50 billion in the year-ago period, according to analysts polled by Reuters.International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) also reports second-quarter results after the market closes Wednesday, and analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research see a profit of $3.78 a share, a rise from $3.51 per share a year ago. Revenue is expected to fall 2 percent year-over-year to $25 billion for the quarter.Analysts polled by Reuters expect eBay Inc (Nasdaq: EBAY) to report second-quarter earnings of 64 cents per share on revenue of $3.89 billion, compared with a profit of 56 cents a share on revenue of $3.40 billion in the year-ago period. After the bell Thursday, both Google and Microsoft are releasing results.Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is forecast to report second-quarter EPS of $10.78 on revenue of $14.45 billion, compared with a profit of $10.12 a share on revenue of $9.61 billion in the year-ago period, according to Reuters.Software giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is expected to report fourth-quarter EPS of 75 cents on revenue of $20.79 billion, based on Reuters estimates, compared with a profit of 67 cents a share on revenue of $18.06 billion in the year-ago period. Also on the earnings front for Wednesday, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reports results before the bell, while EBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) issue results after the market closes. 


17. Earnings Reports To Watch Next Week: Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, Coca-Cola

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Earnings Reports To Watch Next Week: Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, Coca-Cola

I'm Jessica Menton for IBTimes TV reporting from the New York Stock Exchange where investors are gearing up for first-quarter earnings season.Here's a preview of earnings reports to watch for next week:On Monday before the market opens, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) is among one of the first companies reporting in the financial sector.For Tuesday, investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)are reporting before the market opens, while Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO)will report later in the day. Wednesday, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC)and global health care company Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) will release results early in the day along with American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP)after the market closes. Big reports to watch for on Thursday include Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), as well as Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG)and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).And for Friday, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON)will release results. On the economic calendar, the consumer price index and housing starts are issued on Tuesday


18. [Newsa] AMZN Earnings Confirm Amazon's Dominance, Though Stock Wavers

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[Newsa] AMZN Earnings Confirm Amazon's Dominance, Though Stock Wavers

Amazon.com (ticker: AMZN ) posted major beats on both earnings and revenue on Thursday, although shares of AMZN stock didn't jump in quite the same way. Third-quarter guidance was also higher than expected. Earnings per share came in at $1.78, an increase from 19 cents in the same quarter last year, while revenue was up 31 percent to $30.4 billion. Amazon and Alphabet ( GOOG , GOOGL ), which also posted a commanding beat Thursday afternoon, round out a week of high-profile earnings releases from some of the biggest names on Wall Street. Analysts were expecting Amazon to report EPS of $1.11 on revenue of $29.55 billion. "Amazon has not only established a strong foundation, namely with Amazon Prime and its Web Services, but also continues to invest in fulfillment centers, video content and data hubs that make them a more structurally profitable and diversified business," says James Gellert, CEO of Rapid Ratings, a financial health ratings firm. "It's no wonder why Amazon had such a great quarter." [Read: The Valuable World of Value Investing .] Amazon shares were up more than 11 percent for 2016 going into Thursday's report. In 2015, AMZN was the second-best performer in the entire Standard & Poor's 500 index , soaring 122 percent. While the stock didn't do much immediately after the big beat, shares were up 2.2 percent on Thursday before the release, so some of the gains may have already been factored in by the market. The muted response is still unusual though, especially since Amazon's guidance also cruised past analysts' expectations. The company projected revenue between $31 billion and $33.5 billion in the third quarter, implying a midpoint at $32.25 billion that was meaningfully higher than the $31.63 billion consensus estimates. The company's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, is largely responsible for Amazon's pivot to profitability in recent years. AWS revenue soared 58 percent in the second quarter to $2.9 billion. High margins, consistently high growth, and the ability to quickly leverage and scale make AWS the perfect cash cow that can fund Amazon's more ambitious, loss-producing exploits. While the $99 annual fee it charges its Amazon Prime subscribers helps finance aggressive and expensive customer-centric services and perks like same-day delivery, the costs associated with those initiatives are growing rapidly. Fulfillment expenses rose by nearly 35 percent to $3.9 billion last quarter. "Over half of American households are now Amazon Prime members," says Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora, a subscription billing, commerce, and finance solutions company. "Over 3 million Echos have been sold. Jeff Bezos has created a massive subscriber-based loyalty program that is doing to retail what Netflix ( NFLX ) and Spotify did to content. It's a pretty remarkable achievement." [See: The 10 Best Ways to Buy Tech Stocks .] That's where the high margins of AWS come in handy. Despite accounting for just 9.5 percent of overall sales last quarter, the cloud leader generated $718 million in operating income – nearly 56 percent of the entire company's operating income. To say the cloud is fueling the company's profitability is an understatement. Driven by the larger role of AWS, operating margins rose again, more than doubling from 2 percent a year ago to 4.2 percent in the most recent quarter. While AWS is the clear leader in the enterprise cloud computing arena, Microsoft Corp.'s ( MSFT ) Azure is widely considered the No. 2 player. Azure revenue rose 102 percent last quarter, although Microsoft doesn't break out exactly how much it made. Sales growth, devices . North America revenues rose 28.1 percent to $17.7 billion, while international revenues rose 30.1 percent to $9.8 billion. The Amazon Echo , a voice-controlled wireless speaker and virtual assistant, has continued to fly off the shelves. At $179.99, Amazon says that it couldn't keep it in stock in the first quarter, and during Amazon Prime Day – which falls into the third quarter – it sold out before the day was over. Other Amazon devices like the Fire TV Stick and its Kindle Fire tablets, have also been huge successes. Amazon products may be cheap, but its stock isn't. The rapid rise of AMZN stock leading up to Thursday's report doesn't come without its risks. Going into the second-quarter announcement, Amazon shares were trading at 307 times earnings and 75 times forward earnings, both steep premiums to the S&P 500, which trades for less than 25 times earnings and 18.4 times forward earnings. The general idea with Amazon is that it will keep expanding into new verticals and growing market share until eventually it begins to enjoy larger and more significant economies of scale. AWS appears to have been the first significant step in making that vision a reality. There are few markets Amazon feels it can't compete in, and this year it's even been taking steps towards becoming...


19. Earnings Reports Thursday: Google (GOOG) Microsoft (MSFT) Morgan Stanley (MS) PepsiCo (PEP)

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Earnings Reports Thursday: Google (GOOG) Microsoft (MSFT) Morgan Stanley (MS) PepsiCo (PEP)

Disappointing earnings sparked a broad sell-off on Wednesday as Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reported first-quarter results that fell well short of analyst forecasts.U.S. stocks fell after disappointing earnings reports prompted traders to pull out of riskier investments.After the market closes on Wednesday, American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) and EBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) will report results. The credit card company is expected to report improved earnings and revenue for the first quarter, helped by growth in card loans, while EBay Inc. is forecast to post strong gains. Earnings reports to watch for on Thursday before the session opens include Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Verizon Communication (NYSE: VZ).Morgan Stanley is projected to post upbeat results, while PepsiCo is expected to report modest gains.Verizon's earnings are influential as the results could give clues as to how well Apple and other smartphone companies are selling.After the bell on Thursday, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are two big reports to watch for as Google is expected to continue its upward momentum while the world largest software company is expected to report a 13.3 percent profit increase for the third quarter.Jessica Menton, reporting for IBTimesTV.(Video Source: REUTERS)


20. Alphabet Reinvents Glass for Enterprise Market

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Alphabet Reinvents Glass for Enterprise Market

Alphabet Reinvents Glass for Enterprise Market The Wired article states that Alphabet has sold "hundreds of units" of the device and that they are being used across "dozens" of companies, including the likes of General Electric Company (GE) and The Boeing Company (BA). The device’s enterprise edition helps factory workers perform their job by providing them with related information and assisting with navigation throughout factory floors. According to a Wired feature, the story of the current Glass iteration began when companies purchased the device’s previously released Explorer Edition and customized it for use at their workplace. Forrester Research recently estimated that the market for enterprise smart glasses will comprise 14.4 million workers by 2025. Unlike its consumer edition, which was mocked for invading privacy, the Glass Enterprise edition has no place at home and is left at the job site by workers. Intel Corporation (INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) also have products specifically targeted at the connected workforce market. Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) is bringing back its augmented reality spectacles – Google Glass – for the workplace. For example, the spectacles helps workers connect and collaborate with colleagues as well as view training videos while on the job. Despite glossy spreads in fashion magazines, the device failed to take off among mainstream consumers due to the lack of a coherent use case.