Talk about a company priced for perfection, and able to deliver.
Google reported $5.89 in earnings per share, way ahead of the $5.42 anticipated by Wall Street, on $4.38 billion in net revenue, which too was way ahead of the $4.23 billion consensus.
The strength in this company's report can be found throughout its key metrics: Sites revenue jumped to nearly $4 billion, which beat the $3.8 billion analysts expected. Network revenue was $20 million better than expectations, at $1.8 billion. Paid Clicks were right in line with expectations, up 14 percent during the quarter.