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Facebook Posts an Earnings Blowout

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reported its earnings for the second quarter which handily beat expectations. The social media giant earned $0.42 in earnings per share and it posted a ...
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You Just Won’t Believe Gilead’s Profit Margins

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has now reported its second-quarter earnings. The largest biotech by market cap turned in earnings of $2.36 per share ($3.93 billion) on more than a ...
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QUALCOMM Posts Great Earnings, Guidance Not So Much

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has reported earnings of $1.31 in earnings per share, or $1.44 in adjusted earnings per share, for its fiscal third quarter. The mobile chip maker reported that ...
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Boeing SEC Filings Confirm Possible Iran Sales

Iran remains a hot button issue for the West, although the situation has been very slowly deflating. Many public and private companies alike make disclosures in filings with the U.S. ...
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All Eyes on Qualcomm Ahead of Earnings and Guidance

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) is set to report earnings for its third quarter of 2014. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $1.22 in earnings per share (EPS) $6.52 billion in revenue. ...
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Is Puma Biotech For Real, Again?

Puma Biotechnology Inc. (NYSE: PBYI) has just defied all odds in biotech. The stock has risen more than 200% in a single day, and its market cap magically jumped from ...
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Should Apple Really Be Rallying to 52-Week Highs After Earnings?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) feels like its stock is defying history and logic after earnings. The company's third-quarter report was bland enough that it should have allowed traders and investors ...
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Key Expectations for Facebook Earnings, Buyouts and Guidance (Updated)

This story has been updated below. One edit is for last minute analyst views, and the other is for the so-called Whisper Numbers. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is set to ...
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EMC Earnings, Buyback and VMware Note May Mute Activists

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) was already indicated higher due to reports that activist investors were going after the company to unlock value. Now the stock is up marginally after its ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: DuPont, GE, King, Microsoft, Xilinx, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher Wednesday morning, after earnings and on hopes that geopolitical risks would abate. Investors still want upside, and they are looking for stocks and sectors where ...
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Apple Dragged by Lower Sequential Revenues in China, Japan, Europe (Update)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings. We noted that the guidance would be closely watched regarding how the company expects an iPhone refresh cycle to go. ...
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Israel Flight Bans Not Likely to Hurt U.S. Airline Earnings

A Federal Aviation Administration flight ban of U.S. air carriers into Tel Aviv, Israel, may seem as though it is important geopolitical news, but the move may have a very ...
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CIT’s $3.4 Billion Buyout Makes It Systemically Important to Regulators

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) may have delivered on beating its earnings expectations, but this is just a tiny fraction of the story here. CIT's acquisition of the parent company of ...
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Bill Ackman Losing Face in Herbalife War

The longstanding fight between Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and short-selling activist investor Bill Ackman just took yet another odd turn. That turn has at least so far gone in the ...
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El Pollo Loco Sets IPO Terms, Remains Above Original Estimates

El Pollo Loco Holdings has set its formal terms for an initial public offering (IPO). Be advised that these terms can change before the formal IPO, literally up until the ...
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