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After gains of more than 260% last year, if you thought this latest earnings report would drag down Netflix- you thought wrong.
Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.
Netflix has had a dizzying run in the past year - its stock is up over 270 percent. The big question on investors minds: will it maintain its growth and justify its valuation? Netflix reports fourth quarter earnings after the bell and will give its guidance for EPS and revenue for Q1 and the full year 2011.
With its stock in nosebleed territory, Netflix can’t afford to miss any kind of expectation—even perceptions. That means the questions it receives on its earnings call after the close today—and the way it answers them—will be as important as the numbers.
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as investors gear up for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement and turn more bullish on remarks made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
With earnings due after the bell on Wednesday, and shares of Netflix up 280% over the past year, it seems like a good time for Fast Money 360.
Stocks are seeing some of their loftiest gains deflate, and that could continue as investors weigh dozens of major earnings reports and a fresh series of economic news in the week ahead.
Earnings of Dow stocks Procter & Gamble, Kraft and Johnson & Johnson will be scoured the most by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is among the top four shareholders of each. Those three companies, and the other Dow consumer-goods stock McDonald's, will start reporting earnings Jan. 24. ...A report from TheStreet.
Although it is still a tentative environment for the economy, it's clear that investors are now rewarding growth," Aryeh Bourkoff, vice chairman of Joint Global Head of TMT Investment Banking UBS, told CNBC on Thursday.
One-day drops of 10 percent, 20 percent—even 50 percent—aren’t uncommon in these (I like to call) high-wire-act names. If you were ever looking for proof of a momentum-driven market, otherwise known as a lack of conviction in weak hands, these drops prove it.
Cramer details bull market behavior not seen in 10 years.
Bewkes is incredibly bullish on what the new tablets and smartphones screens here at CES mean for Time Warner's bottom line.
As Netflix continues to increase its presence in the media landscape, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes doesn't consider the online DVD subscription and streaming service company as a threat.
Apple has zero official presence at CES but the specter of Steve Jobs shadow looms large over every single bit of activity at the annual tech convention.
CES kicks off today and buzz is already building about the hot new devices and services that will grab the attention of consumers and investors. Some clear themes have already emerged and it's all about new mobile devices, seamless integration of streaming and traditional content, more powerful chips, and persistent 3D.
With 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space, more than a few gadgets will be competing for attention at CES. What should you be watching?
Plus, Cramer predicts what he thinks will be a likely pattern for the markets this year.
New smart phones, tablet computers and apps for televisions will be among the hot new products unvieled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.