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If investors were steeling themselves for weak tech earnings, they got to exhale in a big way following Intel's optimistic outlook on Tuesday. And if Intel isn't seeing any domestic or global business slowdown, as the company's chief financial officer Stacy Smith told me following the earnings news, it stands to reason that IBM might be in a very good position to sound...
Shares of major semiconductor companies and telecom equipment firms rose Wednesday morning as solid a first-quarter report and outlook from chip maker Intel lifted both sectors.
U.S. stock index futures were higher on optimism triggered by Intel's positive outlook, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing strong gains, and two major banks posted results that were better than expected, casting some hope that battered financials may be turning the corner.
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The pressure was on the world's largest chipmaker and judging by the company's outlook, Intel did not disappoint. The company reported 25 cents a share in EPS on $9.67 billion, essentially in line with Wall Street expectations.
All three major indexes finished slightly higher Tuesday, led by energy and bank stocks, as investors processed some not-horrible earnings results. Airline stocks skidded amid concerns about fuel prices and viability.
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The key number behind (underneath?) Intel's bottom line: gross profit margins. Read on to see what else you should watch in this afternoon's key earnings report.
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Stocks traded mixed Tuesday as not-horrible earnings failed to quell market jitters about earnings.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday after a tame core inflation reading, a better-than-expected manufacturing report and news of a Delta-Northwest deal.
With Intel, the bad news is already baked in, and that's leading many analysts to expect good things from the company at the close today. Funny how when a company lowers its own expectations, and is now expected to at least meet them that it translates into "good news" for Wall Street.
Intel reports earnings Tuesday after the bell. Since the past few months have been a bit of a wild ride for the chip maker, what should you expect?
Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.