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Samsung Turns In Huge Profits Thanks To Galaxy Phones (SSNLF, AAPL)

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world leader in mobiles and memory chips, said it likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets a minute and as demand picked up for the flat screens it makes for mobile devices, including those for rival...
Samsung Turns In Huge Profits Thanks To Galaxy Phones (SSNLF, AAPL)

Samsung Profit Climbs 42%

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Samsung said its first-quarter net profit rose 42% on strong smartphone sales, but the pace of earnings growth slowed, highlighting stiff competition....
Samsung Profit Climbs 42%

Everyone Makes The Same Stupid Mistake When They Talk About S&P 500 Earnings Without Apple (SPY, AAPL)

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The earnings season naysayers are quick to point to Apple's size and staggering growth rate as key to corporate profit growth during the first quarter. As such, it has become popular to talk about earnings growth ex-Apple, which is far below the inclusive growth rate. However, it is a mistake...
Everyone Makes The Same Stupid Mistake When They Talk About S&P 500 Earnings Without Apple (SPY, AAPL)

Apple's Growth Rate Was Absolutely Smashed Last Quarter (AAPL)

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Here's one chart from Apple's earnings that immediately jumps out. The company's EPS growth of 20% was at its lowest in the last ten quarters. The revenue growth rate was 23%, also pretty weak compared to recent quarters. What's worse is that Apple's guidance suggests the growth is going to...
Apple's Growth Rate Was Absolutely Smashed Last Quarter (AAPL)

Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

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As someone who spends most of her time reporting on the United States technology landscape, it’s always a bit jarring to look at the numbers coming out of China-focused web companies. The sheer numbers involved there are crazy — and from the looks of it, the growth is not going...
Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

2 Big Reasons Apple Investors Should Be Thrilled About The Dividend Announcement

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Apple has just announced a dividend and a buyback. Morgan Stanley explains why investors should be happy about this a) in the last 10 years, the top 1/3 of tech stocks ranked by dividend yield have outperformed the bottom 1/3 by 14% on average, while in more recent years,...
2 Big Reasons Apple Investors Should Be Thrilled About The Dividend Announcement

Why Facebook has far greater revenue growth potential than most people think

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Now that Facebook’s S-1 is out in the wild, reports are beginning to crop up that question what Facebook’s valuation should be, given its revenue, profit, and the growth rates of both figures. Certain well read analyses peg the firm’s potential revenue and profit growth in the mediocre range, which I think...
Why Facebook has far greater revenue growth potential than most people think

APPLE IS FALLING AGAIN

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The Dow is up over 110. The S&P 500 is up nearly 1%. And the NASDAQ is up. And yet... Apple is down again. It's not huge, but 0.5% down after a 5-day selloff when the market is surging is notable. Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook.Join the...
APPLE IS FALLING AGAIN
Why The Foxconn Riot Comes At The Worst Possible Time (AAPL)

Yep, Stock Analysts Are Smoking Happy Weed Again...

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Viewed over long periods of time, earnings growth for America's biggest companies has been remarkably consistent. On average, S&P 500 earnings have grown about 6% per year. When you hear that number, of course--and when you listen to stock analysts--you imagine a smooth, consistent line running up and to the...
Yep, Stock Analysts Are Smoking Happy Weed Again...
These Two Charts Show How The Priorities Of US Companies Are Completely Screwed Up

Here's The Real Reason GM Pulled $10 Million In Ads From Facebook (FB, GM)

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General Motors pulled the entirety of its $10 million ad budget from Facebook after the carmaker asked if it could run page takeover ads—the large, intrusive kind of ads you often see on media sites—and the social network said no, Ad Age reports. The report touches on a key battle...
Here's The Real Reason GM Pulled $10 Million In Ads From Facebook (FB, GM)

Dick Costolo Tells Twitter's Rank And File, We're Not IPOing For Years, We Need To Get Better Earnings

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told Twitter employees he doesn't think the company will be ready to IPO for years. He explained his reasoning in an internal email obtained by CNN, saying, "We don't want to be public until we have very predictable quarterly earnings growth ... We're not ready...
Dick Costolo Tells Twitter's Rank And File, We're Not IPOing For Years, We Need To Get Better Earnings
Down 24% from its 52-week high, Barron's names Apple top stock for 2013

Apple's iWatch and Apple TV initiatives could drive an additional $80 billion in yearly revenue

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Arguing that the current discount on Apple shares factor in a significant deceleration in revenue and earnings growth that is unjustified in light of medium and long-term growth drivers, Morgan Stanley on Tuesday issued a fairly bullish report estimating that company could generate more than $80 billion in incremental revenue...
Apple's iWatch and Apple TV initiatives could drive an additional $80 billion in yearly revenue

Dear Facebook Investors, This Is Your Section Of Zuckerberg's S-1 Letter

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Zuckerberg directly addressing the most pressing issue for investors, how Facebook will continue to turn user growth into earnings growth: "We hope to improve how people connect to businesses and the economy. [emphasis original] We think a more open and connected world will help create a stronger economy with more...
Dear Facebook Investors, This Is Your Section Of Zuckerberg's S-1 Letter

Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares

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It must be frustrating to be an early Twitter employee. All around Silicon Valley companies in the social networking space are going public, minting hordes of new millionaires and billionaires. But with little revenue of its own, Twitter is hoping to stay private. So the company is restricting the amount...
Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares
Verizon reports Q1: Earnings up 16%, 734,000 net subscriber additions

LG Profit Falls, TV Business Weighs

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LG Electronics Inc.’s first-quarter net profit slumped 91 percent from a year earlier, weighed down by the lackluster performance of its television business, but the company predicted a better second quarter with the global rollout of its latest smartphone. As the TV business continues to suffer from thin margins due...
LG Profit Falls, TV Business Weighs

Apple to raise $17 billion in debt to help fund its $100 billion capital return program

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Today the outline of Apple’s debt offerings that it will use to help fund its $100 billion capital return program to its shareholders became known. A number of different notes will be offered at various maturity periods, totaling $17 billion. The company could raise more in the future, however, if...
Apple to raise $17 billion in debt to help fund its $100 billion capital return program

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

S&P Earnings Growth Without Apple: 0%

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Analyzing the market sans-Apple is becoming a more and more popular sport on Wall Street. A new report from Barclays' Barry Knap adds to the body of literature, looking at S&P earnings sans-Apple: As we head into 1Q12 earnings season, much like last quarter, AAPL is expected to have...
S&P Earnings Growth Without Apple: 0%

Baidu's Profit, Revenue Jump

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Baidu Inc.’s first-quarter earnings rose 76 percent as the Chinese Internet search giant’s revenue continued to surge. Baidu, which generates almost all its revenue from search advertising, has posted double-digit earnings growth over the past year on soaring ad sales. The company has solidified its market-leading position in China after...
Baidu's Profit, Revenue Jump

Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit

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Taiwan's Asustek Computer said first-quarter profit rose 21%, aided by growing tablet sales. The company posted its seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth....
Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit
DVD not so DOA after all? Redbox Q1 revenue up 39%

THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun

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After coming within points of an all-time high, stocks have begun to stumble, and volatility appears to be returning to the markets. This has led some market pros to declare that an amazing four-year rally in stocks is over and that we're on the precipice of a new crash. And...
THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun

Zynga Q4 Highlights: 72M Users On Mobile, Lots of Midcore, Cityville 2 Shutdown

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Now that Zynga beat the street with a surprisingly positive $311 million in revenue, here are the highlights from the earnings call. Zynga shares are up about 13 percent since yesterday’s close on the results. -Zynga is now a “mobile-first” company: Yes, this sounds familiar. Zynga now has 72 million...
Zynga Q4 Highlights: 72M Users On Mobile, Lots of Midcore, Cityville 2 Shutdown

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Apple's Future Depends On The iPhone 5

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Make no mistake: The iPhone 5 also has more riding on it than pretty much any product in history. Good or bad, the iPhone will define Apple's financial performance and reputation for at least the next couple of years. If the iPhone 5 blows people away, Apple will be set...
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Apple's Future Depends On The iPhone 5

As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion

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Facebook is off over 7% today, at the time of writing, with its stock valued at $29.42. That puts the total value of the company at nearly exactly the $63 billion mark. For investors in its initial public offering, that’s a rough price to stomach. Remember: many retail investors got...
As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion
Apple's iPhone 4S is no longer the top-selling smartphone in the U.S.
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