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EBay's fourth-quarter revenue rose 18 percent


EBay Inc reported holiday quarter results that just beat Wall Street expectations, but the e-commerce company also gave a cautious forecast for 2013. EBay shares climbed 1.7 percent to $53.80 in after-hours trading following the announcement. Expectations were high ahead of the results because sales data from outside sources suggested strong sales growth from eBay's online marketplace and a solid increase in transactions processed by the company's PayPal payments business.


Figuring out the right price for Facebook stock isn't easy

Independent analysts have issued price targets ranging from below $25 a share to nearly $50, while bloggers, day traders and others have trotted out valuations that pin Facebook as low as $6 a share. At $38 a pop, nobody liked Facebook.


Shareholders sue Facebook, NYSE comes calling

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The fallout from Facebook Inc's messy initial public offering widened on Wednesday as shareholders sued the social network and its bankers while a trading firm revealed a massive loss on the shares and threatened to seek "remedies."


ValueClick Q1 Revs Miss; Q2 View Soft; Shrs Tumble

Shares of online marketing services provider ValueClick are taking a beating after hours Wednesday following the company's Q1 financial report. ValueClick posted revenue of $152.9 million, up 31% from a year ago, but below the Street consensus at $157.8 million. Guidance had been for $155 million to $160 million.


Apple stock tops $600 day before new iPad release

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Shares of the Silicon Valley giant has touched $600 for the first time, about a month after reaching the $500 mark.


Apple market value hits $500B, where few have gone


Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion in opening trading Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured -and none have stayed for long.


OpenTable Q4 Revs, Profits Top Estimates; Shares Rally

Shares of restaurant reservation service OpenTable are trading higher Tuesday afternoon on better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter. The company posted Q4 revenue of $37.2 million, up 21% from a year ago, and ahead of the Street at $36.8 million. Non-GAAP profits of 37 cents a share topped the Street consensus at 30 cents. The ...


Netflix Stock Streaming Back To $126

Our current estimates imply that Netflix may have more or less maintained domestic streaming subscribers in Q4 of 2011 and may have grown internationally. Our price estimate for Netflix stands at $126, implying a premium of more than 30% to the market price.


Google results fall short, rare miss hurts shares

Google Inc's quarterly results fell short of Wall Street's heightened expectations for the holiday season as declining search advertising rates contributed to a rare miss, triggering a 9 percent slide in its shares.


RIM Call Options Ablaze With Speculation As Stock Rallies On Takeover Talk

Investors purchased roughly 850 calls at the Dec. 11 $19 strike for an average premium of $0.53 each, and snapped up nearly 700 of the Dec. '11 $20 strike calls at an average premium of $0.39 apiece. Call buyers at these strikes may profit at expiration next week in the event that shares in Research in Motion surge 6.7% and 11.4% over the current price of $18.30 to surpass the average breakeven prices of $19.53 and $20.39, respectively.


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