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Alcoa kicks off earnings, Apple remains ugly



Alcoa (NYSE:AA) didn’t post a blowout quarter, but it did manage to beat on earnings and maintain its demand outlook despite missed revenue — a good sign for the rest of the market.

JCPenney (NYSE:JCP) finally let Ron Johnson go after 17 months, but only after sales plummeted, the stock plummeted and things just looked pretty dismal all around. And despite the move … well, the company still looks pretty bad.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) took a beating after being blamed for falling PC sales, but InvestorPlace Editor Jeff Reeves says it’s still a buy.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) released ‘Facebook Home’ last week, but also found more ways to exploit users, as Tom Taulli put it, with its new ad system.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock has fallen pretty darn far — as seen in this infographic — but some believe it can hit $500 again … if things go as planned.

SeaWorld will join the small circle of publicly traded theme parks soon, issuing 20 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SEAS.”

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