Stocks finished higher Wednesday, with the S&P 500 within striking distance of the 1,500 level and the Dow Jones closing at its best level in five years, lifted by a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings.
The Blackberry 10 is not the future of mobile computing, John Hering, CEO of the mobile security firm Lookout, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Many corporations are tempering their earnings beats with more than a dollop of caution about the outlook for 2013, which is barely 3 weeks old.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The popularity of "Gangnam Style" bodes well for YouTube's parent company, Google, OptionMonster co-founder Jon Najarian says.
Earnings beats from Google and IBM boosted Apple stock on Wednesday, as traders bet the one-time darling could regain some of its luster when it reports earnings after the bell.
Prevailing wisdom says that Apple's brand is losing share as Samsung cranks out better phones. The data we're getting this week, however, says something different.
RIM shares rose two percent in pre-market trading after releasing a new system to allow its biggest customers to use its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on their own networks.
Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald; and James Dix, Wedbush Securities, break down the tech giant's fourth quarter profit of $2.89 billion or $8.82 per share.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on today's market moving stories, including McDonald's earnings beat; a surge in IBM and Google; and Coach stock taking a hit after missing on the top and bottom line.
U.S. stock index futures were flat Wednesday as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results and following the recent rally that took major averages to their best levels in more than five years.
Deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit against Palm if that company's chief executive didn't agree to refrain from poaching Apple employees.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, breaks down the tech giant's fourth quarter results, and discusses the company's growth plans.
Bob Iaccino, Chief Market Strategist at Topstep Trader, explains why he is not afraid of recent 5-year highs in U.S. stocks and shares his investment outlook.
"I think the market is psychologically prepared to continue without Apple, and if Apple gets involved, it could give it a little bit of an adrenalin shot," one pro said.
Amid earnings season, OptionMonster's Pete Najarian remained a buyer – via options.
Google reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations, while revenue fell slightly short and its advertising rates fell less than in previous quarters. Shares rose after-hours.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 adding to their recent multi-year gains, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings and amid hope for a deal on the debt ceiling.