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IBM's drop in hardware sales reinforces concerns about the company's ability to grow, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew takes a look at "Big Blue's" devastating quarter, where it broke down in every single growth market.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Happy Thursday. The debt crisis is over; long live the debt crisis.
IBM's Asia Pacific business overall was down 5 percent from last year's levels, and a huge portion of the problem appears to be in China.
With Washington's debt battle over, markets will quickly shift focus to earnings and how much the government shutdown actually impacted the economy.
IBM beat Wall Street estimates on earnings but it missed revenue expectations. Shares fell after-hours.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports IBM CFO is saying the entire decline in the company's growth market groups was due to hardware performance in China. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.
Stocks closed at session highs Wednesday, with the Dow up 200 points and S&P within 1 percent of its record, after Senate leaders announced a long-awaited compromise to raise the debt ceiling and put an end to the government shutdown.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, provides instant analysis to IBM's earnings. "The stock is cheap compared to historical standards," he says.
IBM is reporting Q3 EPS of $3.99 ex-items on revenue of $23.72 billion, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis previews 3 companies set to report earnings including IBM and eBay.
"The stocks have come down way too far," Paul Meeks says.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, with lawmakers looking to strike a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit before Thursday's deadline.
Berkshire Hathaway's chairman said he doesn't expect the U.S. will default on its debt, but if it does it would be a "pure act of idiocy."
With a deadline hanging over Congress, stocks could be whipped by headlines from Washington but should ultimately be able to limp through the drama.
While "Dr. Doom" is no fan of the D.C. brinkmanship, he says three other factors should have investors even more concerned.
The net effect of this much ballyhooed deal is the government opens, borrowing goes on, and the sequester cuts will likely be minimal, if at all.
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing in positive territory for the fourth-straight session, as investors remained encouraged by signs of progress in the budget deal.