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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Pandora, Starbucks, Visa & more.
Pandora forecast adjusted profit of 5- 8 cents per share on revenue of $235- $240 million for the third quarter ending September. Pandora faces stiff competition from Spotify, Apple Inc's Beats online streaming service, Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc in the fast-growing music streaming business as downloads decline.
Amazon.com posted a loss that was wider than Wall Street expectations Thursday, sending shares lower in extended-hours trading.
SEATTLE— Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.
*Caterpillar drags on Dow; Facebook stock at record on results. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. Recent gains on Wall Street have been fueled by earnings, which have been strong this quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc posted a larger loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and same-day delivery offset revenue growth, sending its shares lower in after-hours trading.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.
Amazon reported a Q2 EPS loss of ($0.27) on revenues of $19.34 billion. Andrew Tonner, The Motley Fool tech analyst; Bernard Golden, ActiveState VP; Jim Lacamp, UBS; Susan Ochs, The Aspen Institute; CNBC's Jon Fortt; and "Fast Money's" Jon Najarian, share their opinions.
Amazon is reporting Q2 EPS loss of ($0.27) on revenues of $19.34 billion, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Analysts said there's much work to be done at Wal-Mart, which has posted negative domestic same-stores sales for the past five quarters.
CNBC's Melissa Lee, Dominic Chu and contributor Herb Greenberg, preview the earnings for Pandora Media, Amazon and Stericycle.
Retailers have been trying to get a fresh read on the consumer and can't afford to sit back and wait for consumers to get out of their funk.
Amazon's first sale was a book purchased by a computer scientist. Now printed books account for under 10 percent of its revenue.
CNBC's Josh Lipton and USA Today Personal Tech Columnist Ed Baig talk about how Amazon's product plans could impact its users.
July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks"- such as 3 D effects and object scanner- that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.
Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of Amazon. Blodget says shareholders can see expensive, long-term bets being made and the core business is still growing. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
While investors will be focused on Amazon's giant e-commerce business when it reports earnings Thursday, its future is tied to Prime.
NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, ahead of one of the heaviest days for U.S. and European second-quarter earnings.