After the markets got slammed yesterday (Thursday), falling 161 points on a number of fear-triggering global economic events, there are a handful of stocks to watch today in what could be another volatile performance.
While summertime Fridays are typically quiet for equities, today's schedule of market moving events is jam-packed. It's also coming off a day that included a plane crash, the announcement of ground military offensive from Israel, and a 40% move in the Volatility Index (VIX).
With earnings in focus, here are seven stocks to watch today, including GE, GOOG, MSFT, and more...
- Good News for GOOG Stock: Brand Voted "Most Valuable" Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock may be down 4% in 2014, but that hasn't impacted Google's brand equity. Yesterday (Tuesday), Google was named the world's most valuable brand according to research firm MillwardBrown's "2014 BrandZ Top 100" ranking. Google surpassed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which had held the top spot the previous three years. Here’s why this year’s ranking is good news for Google stock….
Why We’re Bullish on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock
On April 2, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) unveiled a stock split - a 2-for-1 reapportionment that halved the price of the GOOG stock, so you can now snap up shares at a more affordable price.
Academics typically dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers, but retail investors often get pretty stoked about them.
This time it's the investor who has the right take on this.Here’s how the GOOG stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss
A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.
Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.
What Will Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Buy Next?
That new flexibility comes thanks to the March 27 Google stock split that created a new class of nonvoting "Class C" shares.This is what you'll find on Google's shopping list...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to Partner with Room 77 – And More Deals to Come
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) entered a licensing agreement yesterday (Monday) with online hotel-booking startup Room 77 Inc., as the Internet search company continues to strengthen its hotel-search business.
Travelers use Room 77 to search for discounted hotel rooms based on location, brands, amenities, and ratings. The company's software allows users to search for and book their entire stay without leaving the Room 77 site or mobile app.To continue reading, please click here...
Why GOOGL Is Up Following Google Stock Split
The Google stock split yesterday means shareholders of record as of March 27 received an additional share for every share they previously owned, and share value was halved. Through the deal, investors who owned "Class A" shares were given "Class C" shares.To continue reading, please click here...
What the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Split Means for Investors
The Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split happens tomorrow (Wednesday, April 2), meaning Google shareholders of record as of March 27 will own two shares tomorrow for every share they own today.
Following the split, Google will have twice as many shares outstanding than it currently does. Google's "Class A" shares will trade under the ticker GOOGL, while the company's "Class C" shares will remain on the company's current ticker GOOG.To continue reading, please click here...
The Five Tech CEOs Most Likely to Make You Rich
If you're like most investors, you're probably feeling a bit frantic as this sell-off has pared your winnings.
Indeed, a lot of folks are probably thinking about cashing out and heading for the sidelines.
But I take a very different view of this kind of turmoil.You see, I look at it as a tech investing opportunity.
Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) New Wearable Tech Product Will Outshine Rivals
Google said it will make its initial push in smartwatches, but that Android Wear won't end there.
"We're just getting started. The possibilities with devices that you wear on your body are endless," Android Director of Engineering David Singleton said in a preview video released along with the announcement.To continue reading, please click here...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock News: Split Update and Long-Term Outlook
Ahead of the Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split that will take place on April 2, Standard & Poor's announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it will keep two classes of the company's stock in its indexes.
That's a change from how the index has handled such cases in the past, when Standard & Poor's would only allow a company to be represented once on its indexes.To continue reading, please click here...
Buy These Shares… Before Google Does
Editor's Note: We're giving you special access to Bill's Private Briefing because he and Michael have spotted a rare opportunity in the robotics and M&A niche. Readers have the chance to get into this company before Google does - and sends the price doubling. Here's Bill...
As I've mentioned many times in Private Briefing, resident technology expert Michael Robinson and I talk by telephone at least once every day - and often two or three times.
On more than one occasion, in fact, Michael has joked that we could save a lot of time if we were capable of the "Vulcan Mind Meld" technique that Mr. Spock regularly used in the classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.
But because we do talk so frequently, I have to confess that Michael surprised me in late December: When I was interviewing our gurus to get their top stock picks for the New Year, Michael recommended a stock that we hadn't previously talked about.
But I'm really glad he did... Full Story
Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar
Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.To continue reading, please click here...
Lenovo Stock (LNVGY) Gets Another Bullish Signal with Google Deal
Hot on the heels of a Jan. 23 deal with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY) is at it again, sending a bullish signal to investors.
Now Lenovo is gobbling up Motorola Mobility's phone unit from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).Watch Michael's interview on the best tech investments of 2014, here...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings Miss: Why Shareholders Shouldn't Fret
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock jumped nearly 4% early Thursday morning ahead of its Q4 earnings report on news that it is selling Motorola Mobility.
The Motorola Mobility division had continued to lose money for Google, most recently an operating loss of $248 million last quarter. GOOG purchased the division for $12.5 billion in May 2012 and will sell it to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.To continue reading, please click here...