”I don’t think there’s enough here to really catapult Microsoft much further,” says Fast trader Joe Terranova after looking through the latest earnings.
The software giant topped earnings forecasts, helped by sales of its Office software and Xbox game consoles, but profit from its core Windows fell on soft PC sales. Its shares wobbled in after-hours trading.
A breakdown of Microsoft's earnings, and other market news, with the Fast Money team; Brent Hill, UBS analyst; and CNBC's Ron Insana. "I think there are more compelling investments longer term," says Insana.
Stocks closed sharply higher Thursday after EU leaders agreed on a final bailout package for Greece, in addition to an encouraging report on the Fed's mid-Atlantic manufacturing survey and some robust earnings reports.
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Stocks gained across the board Thursday amid signs of progress on debt deals in Europe and U.S., in addition to an encouraging report on the Fed's mid-Atlantic manufacturing survey and some robust earnings reports.
Despite a rough environment for PC growth, can Microsoft deliver on earnings?
Stocks rallied across the board Thursday after some positive economic news, a draft document showing plans for a wide-ranging response to the euro zone debt crisis, in addition to a handful of positive earnings news.
Futures rallied Thursday after a new bailout fund document stated it will extend loans to ease the euro zone debt crisis and as investors largely shrugged off a disappointing jobless claims news.
Nokia, the world's largest phone maker by volume, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit thanks to a major royalty boost from settling a patent dispute with Apple.
European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.
With Microsoft reporting earnings on Thursday after the close, how are options investors positioning ahead of the release.
Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, gives his take on Microsoft ahead of company earnings.
Stocks slipped in the final minutes of trading to end lower Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid ongoing jitters over the debt ceiling talks and fears over the euro zone crisis.
Stocks lost some ground in the final minutes of trading Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and after existing home sales tumbled unexpectedly to a seven-month low.
Google is in preliminary talks to buy InterDigital, a wireless technology company, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close to the discussions.
UK consumers are increasingly turning to short-term credit services from online providers. The entrepreneurs behind these businesses say that they represent the evolution of a lending market that has stopped listening to its customers.
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Stocks posted their biggest gains since March on Tuesday following a handful of upbeat corporate earnings and President Obama's positive comments on a possible debt agreement.
The Internet company delivered a mixed earnings report and an outlook that fell short of analysts' expectations, sending its shares lower.