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Today's Earnings Prove That Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Stock Is Overhyped and Overvalued

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) stock is trading 158% higher than its $26 IPO price – but that bull run could be over after today's earnings.

After market close, TWTR will report its first-ever earnings as a publicly traded company. Wall Street forecasts Twitter will lose $0.02 per share on $217.8 million in sales in its Q4 2014 report. Full-year estimates call for an earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.19 on revenue of $639.39 million.

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Furiex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: FURX) Stock Up 130% Today on This "Blockbuster Drug" News

While gains were modest across the three major benchmarks today (Tuesday), there was nothing modest about these major gains for Furiex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: FURX) stock.

Shares of Furiex more than doubled in value, surging some 150% intraday. The closed up 129.91% at $105.69. The reason: The company announced that its experimental drug eluxadoline significantly alleviated diarrhea and abdominal pain, which typically accompany irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), in two large late-stage trials.

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Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Feb. 3: U.S. markets slumped on Friday and posted their worst month since May 2012.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.88% in January. Last week, mixed earnings from retail and tech giants collided with renewed concerns about emerging markets and production declines in China.

With our eye on the Opening Bell, here are five stories to watch this morning.

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Tech Penny Stocks: Three Small Caps About to Soar in 2014

The trio of names on our tech penny stocks list has shown a recent price surge and volume spike on promising new business developments.

The amount of money spent in industries like tech and biotech allows some of the best penny stocks to come from these sectors.

All three listed below are involved in multi-billion dollar markets that are slated to grow in 2014: One is involved in the up-and-coming Internet of Things platform; one aims to provide an edge to companies in the ultra-competitive smartphone market; one has a prominent presence in the niche grid market for utilities.

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock is down about 1% today ahead of its Q4 earnings report, due out after the bell.

Here are the estimates:

This is an ominous sign for shareholders...

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Update: Mayer's Perfect Streak Continues

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) will report Q4 earnings after closing bell on Tuesday, and there's a record on the line. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer has a perfect track record for beating estimates in every quarter since she took the reins in 2012.

The digital media giant has beaten its per-share profit projections in each of the past seven quarters. And Yahoo! (YHOO) stock has always responded favorably, averaging a single-day, post-earnings gain of 2.2%.

will eventually pay off...

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Innovation Will Keep Corning (NYSE: GLW) Stock Climbing After Earnings

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) stock traded even yesterday (Monday) ahead of earnings, as analysts predict the company will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.27 on revenue of $1.93 billion in the start of a big year for GLW.

While those estimates are down from last year's EPS of $0.34 and revenue of $2.15 billion, that's not a bearish sign for Corning stock investors.

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Hot Penny Stocks This Week

A number of this year's hot penny stocks have soared by double digits since the New Year.

Their meteoric moves have far outpaced the lukewarm (if any) gains of major benchmarks and their components. The Dow is down roughly 4% and the S&P is off nearly 3% year to date, after gains of 26% and 32% respectively in 2013. The Nasdaq was up 1% until Friday's broad-based selloff left the tech-heavy index down an equal amount for the year.

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Why Coach (NYSE: COH) Stock Dropped 8% Today

Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) stock plunged as low as 8.13% today (Wednesday) after its Q2 earnings release delivered this disappointing data…

Analysts expected to see earnings around $1.11 per share and revenue of $1.48 billion. What they got instead was EPS at $1.06 and a revenue of $1.42 billion. The Q2 earnings represent a 16% drop from a year ago.

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Why Chelsea Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CHTP) Stock Is on Fire

The 91.74% gain in Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd (Nasdaq: CHTP) stock yesterday (Wednesday) is the latest biotech to see a massive one-day surge. More development-stage biotechs are nearing approval for new treatments – and doubling or tripling their share prices.

Shares of 10-year-old Charlotte, N.C.-based Chelsea Therapeutics surged as much as 120% Wednesday after an independent panel found CHTP's drug to treat a rare form of low blood pressure effective enough to warrant regulatory approval.

We're going to see even more biotech rockets like Chelsea...