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Stock Market Futures Forecast 147-Point Decline, Shake Shack Makes NYSE Debut

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 30, forecasted a 147-point decline from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained 225 points on Thursday on strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

Today, markets will focus the fourth-quarter GDP estimate - the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity that covers every sector of the economy. Analysts anticipate growth of roughly 3.1%. That's a decrease from 5% in the third quarter of 2014.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

Why Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Are Today's "Can't-Miss" Report

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The most exciting business headline today will have to be that of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings, to be released later today.

Even more interesting than the report will be the quarterly earnings call, when YHOO management will likely be grilled by analysts on its plan moving forward.

For YHOO shareholders who want to see a good return on their holdings, and who want to see sufficient windfall profits from YHOO's further sales of Alibaba shares, here's what to look out for in earnings...

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Stock Tumbles on Bleak Earnings; What to Expect Now

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McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) stock was down 2% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close after the company reported slipping earnings, revenue, and income in the third quarter.

MCD reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.09 for the quarter. That missed analysts' estimates of $1.37. Last year, McDonald's had EPS of $1.52 in the third quarter.

After another dismal earnings report for the Golden Arches, here's how investors should play MCD stock...

BBY, SWHC, TSL Top Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch

The S&P 500 Index is on track to finish second-quarter earnings season at historic highs, with just a handful of the benchmarks' members still set to report earnings.

Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list is a hodgepodge of companies posting quarterly results, including a major electronics retailer, a firearms manufacturer, a semiconductor company, and more.

Get all 10 stocks to watch right here...

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) Aims to Continue Turnaround with Q3 Earnings Today


Struggling personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is on tap to report fiscal Q3 earnings after today's closing bell.

Wall Street is looking for HP to post fiscal Q3 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.89, up from $0.86 in the same quarter a year ago. HP has said it expects EPS of $0.86 to $0.90.

Here's what else investors will be looking at - as well as the secret weapon that could propel HPQ stock higher...

Why Home Depot (NYSE: HD) Stock Is Up Today, and Where It's Headed Now


Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) stock was up 6.1% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close, and touched a 52-week high of $88.72 after the company's second-quarter profits and earnings per share (EPS) topped analysts' estimates.

HD announced EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $23.81 billion. That beat consensus estimates of $1.45 per share on revenue of $23.61 billion.

HD stock may be trading at 52-week highs, but it hasn't reached its peak.

This huge market condition will drive the HD stock price now...

Why King Digital (NYSE: KING) Stock Fell 27% This Week

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After opening at $18.94 a share on Monday, King Digital (NYSE: KING) stock has since dived 27.84% to trade at $13.93 a share on Thursday. The bloodletting really began after hours Tuesday when the Dublin, Ireland-based social game company released second-quarter earnings that sparked a more than 20% plunge.

Three bad signals in earnings fueled the sell-off, and all three are tightly interrelated...

Silver Stock Earnings to Watch: ABX, AEM, HL, CDE

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This week is one of the busiest for second-quarter earnings.

Among companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, 148 post results this week, according to FactSet. A couple of key silver stock earnings are among reports to watch today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, and another is on tap to release results next week.

Take a look...

AT&T (NYSE: T) Stock Down After Earnings Miss Today; More Challenges Remain


AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) stock was down 1.5% in after-hours trading today (Wednesday) after the company reported earnings per share (EPS), excluding significant items, of $0.62 on consolidated revenue of $32.6 billion. Both those figures missed consensus estimates, which projected EPS of $0.63 on $33.2 billion in revenue.

Second-quarter EPS was down from the year-ago period when the company reported $0.67. Revenue was up slightly from last year's total of $32.08.

While the company did report strong subscriber growth, the stock has still been lackluster. Here's why...

AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs


Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...

Four Bullish Catalysts Driving Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock After Earnings Release


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock was flat in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55 and revenue of $23.38 billion.

Revenue beat expectations of $23 billion, but EPS missed analysts' estimates of $0.60 for the quarter. However, Microsoft attributed the earnings miss to its acquisition of Nokia Corp. (NYSE ADR: NOK), which the company said accounted for a loss of $0.08 per share.

And while Microsoft’s revenue totals should send the stock higher in the short term, there are four catalysts that are really driving MSFT stock higher…

Chipotle Stock (NYSE: CMG), Earnings Crush KO and MCD in Food Co. Battle


Americans' tastes are changing. They're forgoing fast food burgers and cans of cola for healthier options like freshly made burritos - specifically, from Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG).

Investors also appear to be making the switch, with Chipotle stock soaring today.

The proof is in these just-released earnings reports and today’s stock action from three major industry players. Take a look...

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