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Earnings Crush Expectations as Google Announces Split, Offers Dividend

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Google (GOOG) released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2012, and it knocked expectations out of the park. The company, potentially feeling the squeeze to help out shareholders after


NASDAQ Snags Facebook IPO Listing in Stock Exchange Battle with NYSE

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Facebook (FB) and its pending IPO has been a compelling story since early last year, with the company projected to be valued between $75 billion and $100 billion. The success or failure of the


Yahoo, Facebook, Google Patent Wars to Alter Tech Industry

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Shares in software company Vringo (VRNG) had jumped an eye-popping 105 percent over the last two days. The story, in and of itself, wouldn't normally capture a tremendous deal of attention. Even


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Pare Losses with Late Rally

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Final Real GDP came in at 3.0% for the 4th quarter if 2011. There were benchmark revisions to Initial Jobless Claims with the recent reading at 359,000 the lowest since April 2008. What this means


Startups that Shined at South by Southwest 2012

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Since March of 1987, spring in Austin, TX has meant the South by Southwest Festival. Thrown by the South by Southwest company, the annual convention combines a major music festival, film festival,


Equities Sector Coverage: Financials Lead Stocks to Best Day of 2012

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

U.S. Retail Sales posted their largest gain in five months in February. Total retail sales increased 1.1% percent (after a 0.6% rise in January). According to ICSC-Goldman, the same-store sales


Maltbie's Minute on the Market: The Ides of March

Robert Maltbie | Equities.com |

March is known for two big events: the Ides of March and St. Patrick's Day. Over the past 40 years, the market has performed quite well in March. In fact, it's the fifth best-performing month for


Yelp IPO as Compared to Other Internet Offerings

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Yelp (YELP) is off and running, posting a massive opening jump. Yelp's IPO price of $15 was clearly a modest one as Yelp opened up 47 percent and soon leapt as high as 73 percent before settling


Defining Tech Companies: Are Market Leaders Miscategorized?

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Investopedia defines the technology sector as follows:"A category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services. This sector


Mixed Reviews for the Yelp IPO

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

There's a reason why stocks don't need to line up people making purchases to write reviews and score them on a scale of five stars. The rise and fall of a company's share price acts as a pretty



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