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Starbucks Trading Lower Following Earnings   Fri, 27 Jan '12 | 10:17 AM ET
Starbucks Trading Lower Following Earnings

A breakdown of Starbucks Q4 results and why the company raised its guidance, with Jeffrey Bernstein, Barclays Capital senior restaurant analyst.

Behind the Numbers: Starbucks Q1 Earnings   Thu, 26 Jan '12 | 5:12 PM ET
Behind the Numbers: Starbucks Q1 Earnings

The Fast Money traders with the play on Starbucks, and Marc Riddick, Williams analyst, breaks down the coffee maker's Q1 numbers and discusses his "outperform" rating on the stock. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on the play on Riverbed Tech, and Juniper's earnings and guidance.

Under Armour Cools Down   Thu, 26 Jan '12 | 2:15 PM ET
Under Armour Cools Down

Under Armour is cutting its 2012 outlook for sales growth, blaming the mild winter for melting demand for its winter products, with James Duffy, Stifel Nicolaus.

Caterpillar Surprises the Street   Thu, 26 Jan '12 | 12:51 PM ET
Caterpillar Surprises the Street

Caterpillar's stronger-than-expected earnings are pushing shares up more than 3%. Ann Duignan, analyst at JPMorgan, shares highlights from the company's conference call.

Caterpillar Surges After Q4 Results   Thu, 26 Jan '12 | 10:17 AM ET
Caterpillar Surges After Q4 Results

Caterpillar reports a 58 percent rise in profit, far exceeding the Street's expectations. Insight with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst.

Netflix Surprises the Street   Thu, 26 Jan '12 | 10:06 AM ET
Netflix Surprises the Street

Netflix reports a jump in subscriber base and forecasts improving margins for its streaming business. Insight on the Q4 results Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets director/senior media & entertainment analyst.

Apple Stock in a Bubble?   Wed, 25 Jan '12 | 12:22 PM ET
Apple Stock in a Bubble?

Brian Marshall, analyst at ISI Group, explains why he upped his price target on Apple from $500 to $525 a share today. Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital, says Apple stock is in a bubble.

Can Apple Continue the Law of Large Numbers?

Apple smacked the cover off the ball, says Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior technology analyst, but he still maintains a "hold" on the stock.

Picking Apart Apple's Blowout Numbers   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 5:00 PM ET
Picking Apart Apple's Blowout Numbers

The Fast Money traders, weigh in on Apple's huge earnings numbers. And a look at second derivative plays on the tech giant, including Nuance Communications, and Cirrus Logic.

Inside Apple's 'Monster' Quarter   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 4:33 PM ET
Inside Apple's 'Monster' Quarter

Apple posted blowout earnings numbers despite continued economic uncertainty around the globe. What's driving iPad and iPhone sales now? Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss. "Retail [is] up 59%," says Fortt.

Citi Upgrades Semis   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 2:11 PM ET

Terence Whalen, Citi semiconductor analyst, discusses why he upgraded some semiconductor-related names, including Novellus and Lam Research.

MCD Pullback = Buying Opportunity?   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 12:23 PM ET
MCD Pullback = Buying Opportunity?

McDonald's is one of the weak links in the Dow, with shares down nearly 2% even on better-than-expected earnings results. Sara Senatore, analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses whether you should buy McDonald's now.

Yahoo Primed for Turnaround?   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 12:12 PM ET
Yahoo Primed for Turnaround?

Yahoo reports after the bell Tuesday, and though analysts aren't expecting a lot, investors will hear from new CEO Scott Thompson. Ben Shackter, analyst at Macquarie, discusses what investors can expect from the new chief.

Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings?   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 12:00 PM ET
Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings?

Peter Misek, sr. tech analyst at Jefferies, explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple with a $550 price target, though he contends that Apple's size is a big obstacle to its share price.

Michael Kors IPO Growth Story   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 10:45 AM ET
Michael Kors IPO Growth Story

The details behind Michael Kors' growth since its IPO and why it has a $35 price targetm with Randy Konik, Jefferies & Co. retail analyst.

Coach Surges After Q2 Earnings Beat   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 10:13 AM ET
Coach Surges After Q2 Earnings Beat

Better than expected earnings from Coach is sending shares surging. Insight on why she changed her price target on the stock, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst.

Apple Ripe for a Correction?   Tue, 24 Jan '12 | 10:00 AM ET
Apple Ripe for a Correction?

Apple is out with earnings today after the bell on the same day in 1984 the very first Mac was introduced. Insight on whether the stock will see a correction, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group IT hardware/data networking analyst.

Charting the Market's Direction   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 5:40 PM ET
Charting the Market's Direction

Is the S&P primed for a selloff? Charting the direction of the market and where to find growth opportunites, with Mary Ann Bartels, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research head of technical & market analysis.

Apple Earnings Preview   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 1:46 PM ET
Apple Earnings Preview

Apple will report earnings after tomorrow's closing bell. Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities sr. analyst, weighs in on Tim Cook: "He's not Steve Jobs, but nobody is."

McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 1:45 PM ET
McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High

McDonald's stock is rising over 30% for the year. What's behind the surge? Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst, explains.

Oil Heads Near $100   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 12:21 PM ET
Oil Heads Near $100

Michael Harris, Campbell & Co., explains why he remains "long" oil.

Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 12:12 PM ET
Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM

Mike Genovese, analyst at MKM Partners, reiterates his "neutral" rating on Research in Motion with a $15 "fair value" estimate. "The only thing that is going to get this stock up is M&A speculation," he says.

RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 11:05 AM ET
RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle

Research in Motion stock is down on news that the company's co-CEOs are stepping down. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, discusses the stock's movement.

RIMM's Big Management Shakeup   Mon, 23 Jan '12 | 10:09 AM ET
RIMM's Big Management Shakeup

Insight on how to play Research in Motion now William Power, Robert W. Baird & Co. senior research analyst.

Google Q4 Results Disappoint   Fri, 20 Jan '12 | 6:16 AM ET
Google Q4 Results Disappoint

There are a lot of things that Google is doing behind the scenes in terms of tweaking the algorithm and high priced arbitrage spammers off the system is hurting revenue generating by Google, with Mark Mahaney, Citigroup Investment Research U.S. internet analyst, who also says the vast majority of its revenue is from PC search and more users are conducting mobile search.

Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends   Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 5:45 PM ET
Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends

Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, discusses Google's earnings miss and the outlook for the tech giant. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on whether to buy Google on the dip.

Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'?   Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 5:10 PM ET
Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'?

The trade on IBM's earnings and the best tech plays to make, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, and the Fast Money traders.

Alpha and Beta: CNBC Explains Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 4:16 PM ET

Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.

Dick Bove Remains Bullish on Banks   Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 10:15 AM ET
Dick Bove Remains Bullish on Banks

Financials will return to historical book value, says Richard Bove, Rochdale Securities. He has a "buy" on Bank of America.

SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy?   Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 9:50 AM ET
SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy?

Heavyweights Starbucks and McDonald's are both trading near all-time highs. So which is the better buy? Matt Disfrisco, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, has a "buy" rating on both stocks.