Month: January 2019

Wall Street’s relative disappointment with PayPal’s fourth-quarter earnings report — with the exception of the almost-profitable Venmo — may have stemmed from the company’s forward guidance, CFO John Rainey told CNBC on Thursday. In an exclusive “Mad Money” interview after PayPal’s report, Rainey emphasized that management was “really pleased” with the fourth-quarter results, highlighting the
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Facebook, General Electric and Apple have all proved how powerful low expectations can be, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday after Facebook and GE surprised Wall Street with their quarterly earnings reports. Despite Facebook’s numerous privacy scandals, the social media giant’s fourth-quarter results handily beat analyst estimates, sending the stock 10.82 percent higher in Thursday’s session.
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After December’s surprise surge in hiring, economists expect January’s payrolls may have grown by just about 165,000, and there’s a chance that may even be too high. In December, 312,000 payrolls were created and the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. According to Reuters, the unemployment rate is expected to hold at 3.9 percent and average
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“We are getting more and more creative around getting efficiency up and getting our cost of acquisition down,” Amazon’s chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, told analysts on the company’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday. AWS beat Microsoft and Google to the market for cloud infrastructure, which companies use to outsource their computing and data storage
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Amazon‘s fourth-quarter results beat estimates, but weak guidance and general concerns about slowing growth and heavier investments in 2019 dragged the stock down in after hours trading. Here are the most important numbers: EPS: $6.04 vs. $5.68 estimated, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $72.4 billion vs. $71.9 billion estimated, according to Refinitiv AWS: $7.43 billion vs.
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Facebook skyrocketed more than 13 percent Thursday morning after beating analyst expectations on revenue and earnings for its fourth quarter 2018. Its market value jumped about $57 billion. The strong report showed Facebook continued to grow users and revenue in all of its key regions despite numerous privacy scandals that caused widespread consumer backlash throughout
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The “Fast Money” traders shared their first moves for the market open. Tim Seymour was a buyer of the Mexico ETF. Steve Grasso was a buyer of General Electric. Dan Nathan was a buyer of PayPal. Guy Adami was a buyer of Sarepta Therapeutics. Trader disclosure: Tim Seymour is long AAPL, ACBFF, AMZA, ACB, APC,
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.  The last two times Amazon has reported quarterly results, revenue fell short of expectations. Now, investors are facing the prospects of
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Kristoffer Tripplaar | AP Celgene Corporation in San Diego, California Celgene, which is being bought by Bristol-Myers Squibb, reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, driven mainly by higher sales of psoriasis drug Otezla. Bristol-Myers agreed to buy Celgene for about $74 billion earlier this month, a deal that will expand its pipeline of cancer
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Marlboro-maker Altria on Thursday reported fourth-quarter financial results that matched analyst expectations and gave investors more insight on its new e-cigarette and marijuana investments as its core cigarette business shrinks. Altria in Decemberinvested $1.8 billion for a 45 percent stake in Canadian cannabis company Cronos and $12.8 billion for a 35 percent stake in e-cigarette
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General Electric shares surged Thursday after the conglomerate posted better-than-expected revenue, as strong aviation results in the fourth quarter overshadowed lingering problems in the GE Capital and power businesses. CEO Larry Culp said that industrial revenue would be up “low-to-mid single digits” in 2019. He added the company’s power business sees a “flat to slightly
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Facebook surged as much as 10 percent after hours on Wednesday. The social media titan posted better-than-expected earnings, beating on the top and bottom lines. The company earned $16.91 billion in revenue, which beat Wall Street’s estimates of $16.39 billion. Earnings per share were
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The strategic push comes amidst a broad shake-up in the private jet market. New apps have made it easier to book flights on-demand, while a glut of planes and competitors are all vying for a dominant share. VistaJet last year acquired XOJET, the on-demand charter company, while Directional Aviation bought U.K.-based PrivateFly, a digital booking
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After a barrage of mostly negative headlines in recent months, Facebook reports after the bell Wednesday. Despite the headwinds, analysts remain mostly bullish that the social media titan looks strong heading into the report where they’ll be watching for key metrics on ad revenue, privacy and messenger integration. Facebook has come under tremendous pressure from
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