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Friday, April 28, 2006 

MSFT , GTW , AET , LRCX , earnings data

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Microsoft said on thursday that its quartely income rose 16% , reported earnings of $2.98 Bilion or 29 cents per share, compared with $2.56 Bilion or 23 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier, The revenue for the three-month period was $10.9 Bilion, a 13% increase over sales of $9.62 Bilion a year earlier. Microsoft shares fell sharply today after reduced forecast, suffering their worst percentage fall since late 2000, with a volume that was the second highest in the stock's history.

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Gateway the third-largest U.S. personal computer maker, on Thursday said its quarterly loss widened because of litigation expenses and sales in its professional unit fell on competitive pressures. Gateway reported a first-quarter net loss of $12.3 million, or 3 cents per share, compared with a year-earlier net loss of $5.19 million, or 1 cent per share, this results included $14 million in litigation expenses. Revenue for the quarter rose to $1.08 billion, up from $838 million last year, the company sold 1.38 million PCs in the first quarter, up 47 percent from the same period a year ago. According to the recent IDC data, Gateway was the fastest growing PC company in the U.S. and was the only company to experience sequential unit growth in the U.S. in the first quarter. Gateway ended the quarter with $590 million in cash and marketable securities, an increase of $4.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2005. Gateway and eMachines products are now sold in more than 7,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and in more than 2,500 retail locations internationally, including France, Japan, Mexico and the UK.
According to chart above we can see that the stock breakout the short downtrend line yesterday, but after reported earnings the stock bounce back and closed under LT.

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AETNA ( AET stock ) fell more than 20% on Thursday after the company reported strong earnings, but announced the retirement of two key executives and revealed that a computer with sensitive customer information was stolen, reasons that have pressured the stock.


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Lam Research Corporation stock breakout yesterday the big resistance at 48.57 on higher volume and have tested today the breakout point with sucess, closing above this level at 48.88.
According to chart above the indicators still showing Bullishs signals.

Friday hot stocks in after-hours : XLB , NWL , WIBC ,

Next week will be another big week of earnings May 1st-5th some stocks that will report:

Monday :
GVHR, HERO, HUM, NOVN, SYY, TSN, KAR, ALO, CHK, DLLR, EPEX, FSH, FCN, BGC, GW, NCOG, PKY, PDII, PLAY, PPS, PL, PFG, SRX, TSRA, TXRH

Tuesday : ARJ, ADM, BWNG, CMX, CHTR, CKP, RRD, DUK, ECLP, EFJI, EMR, ETR, EOP, EVVV, SINT, SIRI, SHOO, TXU, UTHR, VZ, VSH, LNC, OKI, OPEN, OSUR, WMS

Wednesday : ARTC, BEC, CI, CCU, CCO, CLX, EQR, FBN, GMR, LM, NRP, Q, SBGI, SKYW, ABX, CBT, CECO, ERTS, EXPD, JDSU, MSSR, QLGC, SUN, SPSX, TRLG, WFMI

Thursday : ACW, AXCA, DRL, COG, DJO, EK, ELN, ITWO, INCY, NRGY, MVL, PMI, RHB, SLXP, STRA, TYC, UBLBI, VRX, BKHM, CAMD, CALL, GMST, RMD, UVN

Friday : ACET, CACH, FS, GMRK, LOJN, MHS, MCCC, THQI, TOL, WMG CRK, POM

That's All, Have a great weekend !!!

AC

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Great analysis

Those interested in Singapore stocks, do check out my blog http://kelongstocks.blogspot.com

Olá AC,

Só venho para dizer para ter cuidado com a MSFT, aquele volume não foi á toa e penso que até á casa dos 14 vai ser ápice.

Abraço.
fig

have a good tips for newinvestor especially for me...

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