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  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Alibaba Group's surprise revenue miss sent shares plunging on Thursday, but some investors say their enthusiasm for the Chinese e-commerce giant has not cooled given its long-term potential. Alibaba shares fell 8.8 percent on Thursday to close at $89.81, sending the stock below its Sept. 19 first-day opening price of $92.70, after reporting...

  • Micrel posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Micrel Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.1 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Micrel expects its per-share earnings to range from 4 cents to 7 cents. Micrel shares have declined roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Electronics for Imaging posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    FOSTER CITY, Calif. _ Electronics for Imaging Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 52 cents per share. Electronics for Imaging shares have dropped 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Jan 29- Occidental Petroleum Corp Chief Executive Stephen Chazen quipped on Thursday that his larger rival Chevron Corp was too poor to buy the No. 4 U.S oil producer, but the offhand remark sent Oxy's stock up anyway. Wolfe Research's Paul Sankey said. Laughter was audible in the background, but eyebrows were raised by the mention of a specific...

  • Fair Isaac posts 1Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Fair Isaac Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $14.4 million. Fair Isaac expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.97 to $4.06 per share, with revenue in the range of $830 million to $835 million. Fair Isaac shares have increased 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Harmonic reports 4Q loss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Harmonic Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Analysts expected $102.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Coherent tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Coherent Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $17.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Analysts expected $196.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background. The alleged rape last month prompted widespread protests in India against sexual violence and led to demands there for more effort to ensure women's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- A U.S. judge on Thursday said it was "very difficult" to decide whether drivers for smartphone-enabled car service Lyft are employees or independent contractors, but that California law appears to favor the drivers. Lyft and larger rival Uber face separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court, brought on...

  • Abaxis tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Calif. _ Abaxis Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $5.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Abaxis shares have risen 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Gigamon beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Gigamon Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share. Gigamon shares have decreased slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PMC-Sierra meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ PMC-Sierra Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 11 cents per share. PMC-Sierra shares have fallen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Riverbed tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Riverbed Technology Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $49.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Analysts expected $287.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Align Technology misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:58 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Align Technology Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $39.5 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Align Technology said it expects revenue in the range of $187.3 million to $192.4 million. Align Technology shares have risen nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • QLogic beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. _ QLogic Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $22.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. QLogic shares have declined almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NetSuite reports 4Q loss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    SAN MATEO, Calif. _ NetSuite Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $25.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 10 cents per share. NetSuite shares have decreased 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Synaptics beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Synaptics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $20 million. Analysts expected $449.9 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, Synaptics said it expects revenue in the range of $450 million to $490 million.

  • JDS Uniphase reports 2Q loss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ JDS Uniphase Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $25.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Analysts expected $445.9 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, JDS Uniphase expects its per-share earnings to range from 7 cents to 11 cents.

  • *Wall St rallies as Apple, Boeing lead in late-day surge. Major Wall Street indexes surged almost 1 percent or more as Apple Inc and Boeing Co extended gains following their strong earnings reports earlier this week. Amazon.com and Google Inc reported earnings after the bell, with Amazon shares gaining as much as 8.5 percent, but Google fell almost 5 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's...