Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo and Google all report fourth-quarter earnings this week: USTECH100 begins to climb.
The USTECH100 [Nasdaq], the normal host exchange of tech companies in America is starting to see the benefits of earnings forecasts from the big 6. The index showed a downward gap falling to 4235.75 on Friday before recovering on Monday’s trading to 4265.75.
The first quarterly earnings from Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo and Google are due to be reported this week and expectations are mixed.
Microsoft: American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services
Reporting after-market 26 January: Negative forecast of per-share earnings of $0.71 on revenue of $26.33 billion
APPLE: Mobile, computer, media device, hardware and software designer and manufacturer
Reporting on 27 January: Positive forecast of revenue is $67.3 billion, earnings per share estimated at $2.59
Yahoo: American multinational Internet corporation reporting on 27 January
Negative forecast of Per-share earnings are expected to have dropped about 37% to $0.29. The estimate for the full year has EPS up about seven cents to $1.59. Revenue for both the quarter and the year are forecast to be marginally lower to $1.19 billion and to $4.41 billion
FACEBOOK: Social networking website and web applications
Reporting on 28 January: Positive forecast of $0.48 on revenue of $3.78 billion, up from EPS of $0.31 and revenue of $2.58 billion a year ago.
GOOGLE: Search engine company, reporting on 28 January
Positive forecast of $7.12 per share are anticipated, up from the $6.01 per share posted a year ago.
Amazon: Largest internet retailer in U.S.
Reporting on Thursday 28 January: EPS down two-thirds to $0.17, revenue is expected to be $29.70 billion, about 16% higher than a year ago. Revenue growth of less than 10% to $18.47 billion is predicted
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