When you spoil Wall Street by racking up earnings growth of 50% or more quarter after quarter - as Apple did from 2010 through 2012 - less-than-stellar earnings will hit with a particularly loud thud. On balance, Apple's earnings weren't horrible,
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One of the biggest shifts in consumer technology, ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) is on the brink of going mainstream. Of course there will be obvious winners among the companies that make and sell these fancy new TVs. But one company has a niche of this market all to itself.
While not setting the world on fire, eBay's earnings were good enough to push the stock up a bit yesterday. Except now eBay has every company's worst nightmare on its doorstep - activist investor Carl Icahn. And he's making a demand that would radically transform the company.
Activist investor Carl Icahn's proposal to split up eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) from its payment unit PayPal makes no sense to Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson.
Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Thursday) and discussed why he thinks this proposed plan is crazy, and what it means for eBay - and eBay stock holders.
Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock is up more than 15% this week after reporting strong earnings on Tuesday.
NFLX stock currently trades at $383, but Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson believes the tech stock is heading to $500 - maybe by the end of this year.
See why Robinson is so bullish on NFLX, from his visit with Stuart Varney on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Thursday):
MSFT stock fell 0.66% Wednesday to $35.93. The stock is down nearly 4% year to date.
Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock was one of the biggest success stories of 2013 - soaring 312% - and should be reflected in Q4 earnings.
NFLX is projected to report Q4 earnings of $0.66 per share today (Wednesday), up from $0.13 last year. Revenue estimates are also optimistic at $1.17 billion for Q4. That's up 24% from 2012.
The key figure is new users. Netflix is expecting to report 2 million new subscribers for the fourth quarter. That's after adding 1.3 million new customers in the United States in the third quarter.
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Once I get my son Joey off to school each morning - meaning I can switch away from SpongeBob Squarepants or Scooby Doo - I'll put on CNBC as I get ready for my commute to the office.
You know the drill... I leave it on in the background and sort of half listen as I finish dressing. Invariably, a story or two will pique my interest, causing me to give it my full attention.
Early each January, CES is the place to go to ferret out new companies, new products, or innovative new services that could create entire new businesses - spawning windfall-level profits for investors who are able to decipher the high-tech "tea leaves" emanating from this massive trade show.
Biotech has been the hot sector of late. Last week it was Intercept Pharma shooting up 280% in one day. This week it was a 92% gain for Chelsea Therapeutics. As more development-stage biotechs near approval for new treatments,
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced Tuesday that it would be purchasing Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is known for developing Internet-connected, or "smart," thermostats and smoke detectors.
GOOG stock currently trades just north of $1,140, and has posted a gain of more than 30% in the past three months. Will adding everyday products like Nest's thermostats to its portfolio make a difference for investors?
Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock has posted tremendous gains in the last year, up nearly 227%. NFLX stock currently trades just over $338, after reaching an all-time high of more than $380 in December.
The key to its next big breakthrough was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 last week.
This year's CES certainly had its share of memorable moments. It started with Director Michael Bey's embarrassing stage walk-off in the middle of a presentation. And then there was that stunt by T-Mobile CEO John Legere.
With revenues mostly stagnant for the past four years, Intel has been in dire need of a growth market. And with wearable technology, the iconic chipmaker may have found exactly what it needs to revive its stock for the long term.
On Friday, Topeka Capital Markets upgraded its price target on Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock to $485.00 per share, another boost for the company that seems to do no wrong of late. The share-price target indicates potential upside of 23.21% from Amazon stock's present value of $396 per share.