Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Verizon 1Q15 Results Beat Earnings Expectations

Verizon 1Q15 revenue grew ~3.8% year-over-year to ~$32 billion. The telecom company’s consolidated revenue in the quarter was ~0.9% lower than expected by Wall Street analysts.

AT&T Network's 1H15 Performance in a Few Key Markets

In 1H15, AT&T (T) had the top spot, among the four largest national wireless carriers, in overall network performance in the Dallas metro market.

Twitter Redesigns Homepage for Logged-Out Users

More than 500 million people come to Twitter each month but don’t log in. By providing a better experience to logged-out users, Twitter aims to better monetize their page views.

Amazon's Weak 1Q15 Earnings Could Be a Risk to Its Stock Value

With 38% of its revenue coming from international markets, Amazon believes its weaker revenue growth stems from the dollar’s appreciation against international currencies.

Verizon Network: 1H15 Performance in Select Metro Markets

Based on the 1H15 results for the Milwaukee metro market by RootMetrics, Verizon beat AT&T in overall network performance.

Qualcomm 2Q15 Earnings: What Investors Can Expect

Qualcomm continues to face issues in China (FXI), the most important market for the company. Plus, Samsung reportedly replaced Qualcomm’s chipsets with its own chipsets in its latest Galaxy S6 smartphone.

Facebook Investors Should Brace for Muted 1Q15 Earnings

Facebook has said it plans to accelerate its spending on operating expenses in 2015. This could be a concern for short-term investors in Facebook.

What Investors Can Expect from eBay's 1Q15 Earnings

eBay (EBAY) is expected to announce its 1Q15 earnings on April 22. eBay’s revenue growth has slowed down over the last few quarters, and Investors should expect the slowdown to continue.

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Direct 2 You: Sprint’s New Distribution Service Started on April 13

Sprint initiated the “Direct 2 You” service on April 13 in the Kansas City metro market. The service will be extended to Miami and Chicago on April 20.

Sprint's Network in Pittsburgh Improves in 1H15

Sprint’s (S) network performance improved in 1H15. The wireless carrier’s rank, in terms of overall performance, increased a notch to second place in 1H15.

Apple Implements Key Initiatives This Spring

Apple (AAPL) has bought LinX Computational Imaging, a company that develops camera technology for smartphones and tablets.

What Investors Can Expect from Yahoo's 1Q15 Earnings

Yahoo (YHOO) is expected to announce its 1Q15 earnings on April 21 after the market close. It expects to earn $1.11–$1.15 billion in GAAP revenue.

Google Needs to Continue to Innovate Its Online Ad Market

Mobile apps provide a convenient way for users to look for information. They involve minimal clicks. This is especially true for e-commerce platforms.

Netflix Surprises Investors: Beats All Earnings Estimates in 1Q15

Netflix announced its 1Q15 earnings on April 15. It beat its own estimates in terms of member growth and margins. Globally, it added 4.9 million new members.

AT&T Expands Its U-verse Network

On April 13, 2015, AT&T extended its GigaPower Internet offering to the Atlanta metropolitan area. Google’s plans to offer its 1Gbps service to Atlanta.

SanDisk’s 1Q15 Earnings Disappoint Shareholders and Investors

On April 15, 2015, SanDisk (SNDK) released its 1Q15 earnings. The company’s revenues and non-GAAP EPS were $1.33 billion and $0.62, respectively.

Microsoft Takes Partnership with Dropbox a Notch Higher

On April 9, 2015, Microsoft added Dropbox as a repository choice for Office Online. Office Online is the browser-based versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

AT&T's 1Q15 Earnings: Preview for Investors

Based on consensus estimates as of April 14, 2015, AT&T 1Q15 revenue will grow by a marginal ~1% year-over-year during the quarter.

New Episodes of Game of Thrones Leaked Online

Last Sunday, Time Warner’s (TWX) new subscription service, HBO Now, premiered the fifth season of the popular show Game of Thrones.

eBay and Paypal Will Be Tightly Integrated Even after the Split

eBay (EBAY) provided new details in securities filings last week. Both eBay and Paypal will have to abide by certain rules even after the split.


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