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U.S. stock market futures turned flat Tuesday as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings and worries over the euro zone against an improving manufacturing report from China.
Corporate earnings reports will compete for attention with whatever Europe throws at markets Tuesday.
On the most basic level, expectations for Apple’s earnings aren’t wandering lost in the valley of indecision. Wall Street analysts expect about $10.35 a share on revenue of $37.2 billion for the third quarter due to be reported after the close of trading on Tuesday.
“With a pretty surprising downturn in Europe, June was definitely a leg down for a lot of companies," one pro said. And the GDP report could be a "whack across the forehead."
Though Microsoft reported its first quarterly loss since 1986 this week, Edward Maguire, an analyst for Credit Agricole Securities, is convinced the software giant can reverse the damage.
With the bar set so low, technology companies had an easier time beating earnings expectations this week. But the focus now starts to shift toward the consumer.
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Google reported better-than-expected earnings on Thursday. This signaled continued strength in advertising which sent Google shares up in extended-hours trading. But the Internet giant left one question unanswered: What is Google’s plan for Motorola?
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Apple's latest iPad offering finally hit China's store shelves on Friday, months after its worldwide launch in March, but the delay is unlikely to dampen sales because of the Chinese passion for all things Apple, analysts say.
"I think Apple is starting to understand that there is massive demand for their products, people in China absolutely love the products you see sales have gone up 600 percent in the last two years and now Apple is managing the process a little bit better," Shaun Rein, managing director at China Markets Research, told CNBC.
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There is a sawtooth pattern: the stocks spike up on the hour, exactly on the hour, rise going into the half hour, then sell off, bottoming just before the top of the hour. Then buying resumes exactly at the top of the hour...again. And again. And again.
The Internet giant reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations but revenue fell slightly short. Its shares rose in extended-hours trading.