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...
DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories
Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 161 Points After Malaysian Plane Crash
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukrainian war zone on suspicions it was struck by a missile. In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.
Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.Here is where U.S. markets closed on Thursday, plus the top stories that affected the stock market today...
Why Google Stock Gained 2.3% After Today's Earnings
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) reported second quarter 2014 earnings after the bell on Thursday.Here are the results, what our expert keyed into, and what he thinks is in store for Google stock in coming months…
Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now
One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.
The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…
Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere"
Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.
While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.Here's why.
- 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...