VIDEO: 6 Stocks in 60 Seconds

by Alyssa Oursler | April 24, 2013 9:04 am

VIDEO: 6 Stocks in 60 Seconds

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX[1]) posted an earnings beat[2] and streaming growth[3] on Monday. The company also announced a new family plan[4]. All in all, investors liked the news and sent shares upwards to the tune of 24% gains Tuesday. Of course, contributor James Brumley thinks the optimism is overdone[5].

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[6]), which has slid dramatically since September[7], reported an 18% year-over-year drop in earnings[8], making for a $9.5 billion profit that came in line with analyst expectations[9]. AAPL also announced plans to raise its dividend and buyback more shares.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT[10]) jumped last week after the company reported a 19% improvement in earnings[11], then improved some more when ValueAct Capital revealed a $2 billion stake[12] in the company.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM[13]) – the largest company in the world by market cap thanks to Apple’s recent fall from grace — reports earnings Thursday. It’s also InvestorPlace‘s Stock of the Week[14], so we have plenty of other coverage on the oil & gas giant. The main thing to know for now, though, is that Exxon is expected to report a smaller first-quarter profit because of lower natural gas production[15]. You also can take a look at its technicals here[16].

Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR[17]) soared 30% yesterday after it announced plans to split into two companies[18]. The new company will be called Caesars Growth Partners LLC and will have include the web/mobile business, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and the Horseshoe Baltimore.

RadioShack (NYSE:RSH[19]) posted its fifth straight quarter of losses[20], announcing a loss of 43 cents per share — far worse than the 11-cent loss analysts were expecting. Revenue also fell 7%.

For past “6 Stocks in 60 Seconds” clips, go here[21].

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Endnotes:
  1. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  2. posted an earnings beat: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/mondays-ip-market-recap-msft-cat-ge-jpm-hal-nflx/
  3. streaming growth: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/netflixs-big-streaming-numbers-encouraging-but-not-enough/
  4. new family plan: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/netflix-offers-new-family-plan/
  5. the optimism is overdone: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/netflixs-dirty-obscure-secret/
  6. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  7. slid dramatically since September: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/should-i-buy-apple-3-pros-3-cons-3/
  8. earnings: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/apple-ecosystem/
  9. analyst expectations: http://slant.investorplace.com/2013/04/apple-earnings-preview-expect-another-ugly-quarter/
  10. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  11. 19% improvement in earnings: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/microsoft-story-is-still-a-winner-gs-msf/
  12. revealed a $2 billion stake: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/microsoft-has-had-a-good-week-but-will-it-last/
  13. XOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XOM
  14. Stock of the Week: http://investorplace.com/hot-topics/stock-of-the-week/
  15. production: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/exxons-short-on-production-but-you-should-still-go-long/
  16. technicals here: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/exxon-mobil-charts-into-thursdays-earnings-report/
  17. CZR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CZR
  18. split into two companies: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/caesars-doubles-down-on-financial-engineering/
  19. RSH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RSH
  20. fifth straight quarter of losses: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/radioshack-goes-for-a-hail-mary/
  21. go here: http://investorplace.com/hot-topics/6-stocks-in-60-seconds/
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