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  • Microsoft Beats Expectations, Shares Rise

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) rose in after-hours trading after recording a strong quarter and beating earnings estimates. Analysts expected earnings of 63 cents and the company delivered 68 cents. Revenue was also better than expected, hitting $20.4 billion.

    The company trades with a forward price to earnings ratio below 14 and a dividend yield of 2.8%.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: MSFT
    Apr 24 5:13 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Allergen Soars On Reports Of Takeover

    Allergen (NYSE:AGN) soared to $166.20 today, or 24% on reports that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals have bought a massive amount of stock in a bid to gain control of the company. Allergen, which makes the hit drug Botox, could be the target of the largest takeover of 2014. Analysts urged caution earlier in the day saying that the price had moved too quickly in a short period of time.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: AGN
    Apr 21 7:35 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Netflix Soars After Hours On Strong Earnings

    Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) soared upwards in after-hours trading, rising more than $23 to $371.50. The video streaming giant reported profits of $53 million, or 86 cents per share. But the real driver of the stock price is revenue growth, which amounted to 24% for the quarter. The company also announced a future pricing increase, which indicates that hit shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards" are pulling in viewers.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: NFLX
    Apr 21 7:28 PM | Link | Comment!
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