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Given the weak earnings showings from these tech favorites, investors may be wary of taking steps into this sector. Shunning technology, however, is not the best strategy going forward. This is especially true now that the holiday season is nearly upon us.
Stocks rebounded in volatile trading Wednesday to close near session highs as investors were encouraged over several reports that pointed to a progress in the European debt talks.
Amazon missed earnings expectations as revenue was strong but margins decreased as new products were rolled out and infrastructure investment was expanded. Amazon had warned that the third quarter would likely be soft but analysts were still feeling particularly optimistic given the rollout of the Fire tablet.
Despite being a Netflix skeptic, Whitney Tilson of T2 tells us this is the time to buy. "There are a lot of different ways to win here," he says.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Wednesday's trading session.
No argument on Wall Street can get you more trouble than trying to make the case one company is cheap or expensive relative to another. But look at Apple and Amazon.
I was on the verge of buying an iPad. I had resisted buying a iPad for a long, long time. The reasons for my resistance were spelled out in a post I wrote shortly after the iPad was introduced. Then along came the Kindle Fire.
"It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.
Amazon has seen anything but amazing after reporting disappointing earnings, with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners internet and technology analyst.
The German Bundestag has reportedly approved a strengthening of the European Financial Stability Facility. China is waiting, but will make a move soon. The head of the EFSF, Klaus Regling, is going to China and likely other Asian countries to seek money for his fund.
Futures added to their gains Wednesday after demand for durable goods rose and following a handful of better-than-expected earnings. Investors also grew hopeful that EU leaders could strike an agreement on a lasting plan to tackle the euro zone debt crisis.
Amazon.com disappoints investors with its Q3 earnings. A breakdown of the numbers, with Anthony Diclemente, Barclays Capital.
European leaders have been setting the table for a plan that will likely fail to satisfy the financial markets' appetite for detail. Plus, earnings from Boeing & Ford.
On Tuesday the Fast Money pros were trying to determine the best way to play Amazon after the company missed expectations.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the play on Amazon's earnings, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior technology analyst, who has a sell rating on Amazon, and expects the company to continue its declining operating margins. Also, are techs in trouble or is it a buying opportunity, with Ron Insana, CNBC contributor, and IBM selects a new CEO, Virginia Rometty.
Stocks plunged sharply Tuesday to close at session lows amid jitters over the euro zone's ability to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis.
Amazon shares fell over 15% after a big miss on earnings and a disappointing Q4 guidance, with CNBC's Jon Fortt; Herman Leung, Susquehanna Financial Group; and Jordan Rohan, Stifel Nicolaus.
Amazon is doing so well it can afford to sacrifice some margin growth as it expands into digital media, Robert W. Baird senior research analyst Colin Sebastian told CNBC Tuesday.
Futures edged lower Tuesday after investors became nervous following comments from Germany's Angela Merkel ahead of Wednesday's EU summit and following a slew of mixed earnings reports.