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Apple Payments To Enhance Apple Eco-System
  • Apple Pay was launched on Monday along with iOS 8.1.
  • The service will continue to scale as the installed base of users, and the number of financial partners increase.
  • Apple Pay may contribute $500 million - $1 billion revenue in Apple’s 2015 fiscal year.
  • Apple’s payment network will impact the product/service ecosystem favorably, and will face limited competition.
  In its October Conference, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) mentioned that it had increased the number of banking partners, and the number of retailers for its NFC payment service. With significant gains in this area, Apple seems well positioned in comparison to PayPal, and Google Wallet. Admittedly, the success ...
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Facebook Q3 2014 Earnings Preview
  • Facebook is expected to report its Q3 2014 results after market close on October 28.
  • The company undertook a number of moves in Q3, which should drive both topline and bottomline performance in Q3, as suggested by the operating metrics tracked by Nanigans.
  • We expect the company to report 48 cents earnings on revenue of 3.29 billion, well ahead of the street consensus of 40 cents earnings and $3.1 billion revenue.
  Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings results after the market close on Oct 28. The company has reported an earnings surprise for 5 successive quarters and is expected to ...
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Twitter Earnings Preview Q3 2014
  • Twitter is expected to deliver strong revenue growth and user engagement.
  • User growth will be the metric to watch out for.
  • Twitter valuations make it a risky bet; Facebook is relatively more attractive.
  Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings on 27 October. Twitter reported substantial revenue addition in Q2, earlier this year. In its upcoming earnings release, the company is expected to continue its streak of exceptional revenue growth. Further, we expect the micro blogging site to sustain, or improve upon, its previously reported user engagement levels. However, Twitter valuations are expensive and seem to incorporate a lot of expectations, ...
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Content And Competition To Weigh On YouTube
  • YouTube net US video ad revenue is expected to grow at a slower rate, due to increased competition, saturation of video ad space, and slowing engagement trends.
  • However, the business should be able to scale despite its competitive environment due to favorable CPMs (cost per impressions) in the video ad space.
  • While CPMs are high, content creators have yet to reach the scale in which it can compete with professional studios.
  • Therefore, YouTube will have to invest more capital into content development, which will lower the overall profitability of the segment as content acquisition costs will increase considerably.
  YouTube is one of Google’s more ...
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Yahoo Q3 2014 Earnings Review
• Yahoo posted earnings of 52 cents a share on revenue of $1.09 billion, handsomely beating the analysts estimate on both top and bottom line. • New investments like mobile advertisement business have experienced a strong growth. • Yahoo’s core advertising business remains a concern with display revenue declining by 6% on YoY basis.   Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced its Q3 2014 earnings yesterday after the market close. Helped by rising revenues from search and mobile business, the company reported a top line and bottom line growth which was higher than analyst’s expectation. Yahoo’s shares rose 3% in after-hours trading to $41.40.   Yahoo posted earnings of ...
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Facebook Operating Metrics Point To Solid Growth In Q3
  • Facebook ad partner Nanigans recently released its Facebook advertising benchmark report for Q3 2014.
  • Nanigans reports a solid growth in CPC and CPM prices on the social network, even as the CTR continued to grow.
  • The Nanigans report hints at yet another quarter of solid revenue and earnings growth at Facebook.
   Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the social networking giant with over a billion monthly users is expected to report its Q3 2014 results after market close on 28th October. Facebook revenue growth has accelerated over the last few quarters. However, in line with management comments in Q1 2014 conference call, the 61% YoY revenue growth ...
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Zillow: Short Term Challenges, Long Term Opportunities
  • Zillow agreed to acquire Trulia in a $3.5B deal that should create an online real estate giant that controls around 60% of the market.
  • With only 6% of the real estate advertising originating on the digital players, the online real estate market withholds a massive growth opportunity.
  • News Corp acquired Move for almost $1B in cash in order to use its media network and seize the growth opportunity in the online real estate market.
  • Zillow faces not only increased competition but also a possible examination from the FTC that may impact the stock price in the short term.
  Online real estate portal, Zillow (NASDAQ: ...
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Yelp Earnings Preview Q3 2014
  • Yelp is scheduled to report its Q3 2014 earnings on October 22nd after the market close.
  • Analyst consensus estimates earnings of 3 cents per share on revenue of $98.9 million.
  • The company will report in-line with estimates and is more of a long term play which will benefit from the growth opportunity in the local business online advertising.
  Yelp (NYSE:YELP) is expected to release its Q3 2014 earnings after the market closes on October 22. This is a big release for Yelp. The online local business directory surprised analysts in the last quarter by recording its first-ever quarter of profitability. Analysts had expected loss ...
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Apple Q4 2014 Earnings Review
  • Apple reported Q4 2014 EPS of $1.42, handily beating Wall Street consensus on both the topline as well as bottomline.
  • The 20% YoY earnings growth continued the second quarter in a row, driven largely by the share repurchase program.
  • Our Apple stock analysis assigns a buy rating to the stock.
  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its Q4 2014 earnings after market close yesterday. The company reported a solid growth in topline as well as bottomline, with the iPad sales being the only sore spot in the earnings release apart from the expected deceleration in the iPod segment. The stock was trading up 2.1% (at the time ...
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7 Signs Of A Bad Stock To Invest In
  • Stock investing is largely about researching and understanding a company.
  • Knowing when to invest, hold or buy is what makes an investor successful.
  • Hence it is critical to understand various warning signs in order to differentiate a good stock investment from a bad one.
  Stock investing is one part gambling and nine parts research and understanding of the market. Successful investors know when to hold a stock, understand the signs signifying that it's time to sell, and recognize the warning signs that a certain stock is probably a bad investment at a given time. Some warning signs are obvious – steering clear of a ...
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Microsoft Q1 2015 earnings preview
  • Microsoft is scheduled to announce its Q1 2015 results after the market close on October 23.
  • Recent events include expansion of partnership with Salesforce and the launch of Windows 10 preview.
  • Analyst consensus estimates earnings of 49 cents on revenue of $22 billion. An earnings beat could reverse the recent downward trend in Microsoft stock while a beat could hasten the sell-off.
  Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will announce earnings for Q1 of the company's FY 2015 (ending June 2015), after the market close on October 23. Over the past year, the tech giant has seen a number of new and exciting developments. Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO in ...
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Google Earnings Review Q3 2014
  • Google revenue and Non-GAAP EPS missed estimates in Q3 2014.
  • Google's revenue growth was strong and profitability was lower partly due to non-cash expenditures.
  • Google valuations indicate a huge upside potential.
Video Playback Not Supported Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) reported its Q3 2014 earnings on 16 October, post market hours. The company missed revenue estimates marginally. However, Google’s non-GAAP EPS missed estimates by a larger margin. While Google’s revenue growth remained robust, the decline in profit margins was largely on account of non-cash expenses like impairment of patents and stock based compensation. Google’s stock was down about 2% in after-market trading. On the whole, Google’s performance was ...
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Baidu Accelerates Global Expansion
  • With a dominant position in the Chinese internet market and after the failure in Japan, Baidu focused on international growth in Southeast Asia, South America and Arab countries.
  • After Baidu introduced local site and development office in Brazil, Southeast Asia and Egypt it announced acquisition of the Brazilian local e-commerce site Peixe Urbano.
  • Peixe Urbano will allow Baidu to penetrate the e-commerce market and compete with Amazon, eBay and Alibaba in Brazil.
  • In the future, Baidu could use the Peixe Urbano platform to grow its e-commerce business globally.
  The Chinese internet giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is mainly known for its search engine that dominates the Chinese market ...
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IACI: Huge Upside Potential
  • IACI management has put in a steep target for the dating business with a FY 2016 segmental EBITDA of $500 million
  • Usage on dating sites is rapidly rising with MAU’s increasing 60% YoY in Q2 2014.
  • Stabilization of app revenues and improvements in dating monetization could lead to huge upside in IACI stock.
  Interactive corp (NASDAQ:IACI), an internet conglomerate with a collection of over 150 web properties has been among our top stock picks for over a year now. The stock has returned close to 16% since its addition to our top stock picks. However, the stock has declined 14.5% in the year ...
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Amazon Q3 Earnings Preview
• Amazon is scheduled to release its third quarter results on 23rd October. • ChannelAdvisor’s data show strong growth in same store sales, while the Fire Phone sales have not picked up. • Amazon has not delivered positive earnings surprise in last four quarters.   Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is scheduled to release its third quarter results on 23rd October. Amazon stock is down 22.6% this year compared to 1.2% gain in NASDAQ, after missing its Q2 earnings estimates. Amazon had a disappointing Q2 2014 with Earnings per Share (or EPS) of  - $0.27, well below the analyst’s expectation of -$0.15. Sales of the Fire Phone ...
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eBay Q3 2014 Earnings Review
  • eBay reported a decent quarter (slight miss on revenue but earnings met expectations).
  • The company has responded to competitive threats aggressively by mentioning that its own NFC payment service that will soon be launched and increasing marketing spend in the Marketplace segment.
  • Outlook for the next quarter slightly missed expectations.
  • However expectations over a spin-off offset the negatives from the most recent quarterly earnings announcement.
  eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) reported a fairly solid quarter. However, marketplace volume could have been better, and the change in Google’s search algorithm along with the recent hacking incident has had a negative impact on traffic growth. Meanwhile the payment business continues ...
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Netflix Q3 2014 Earnings Review
  • Netflix reported a miss on subscriber figures for the most recent quarter, even as earnings and revenues either met or beat expectations.
  • In Q3, Netflix free cash flow trends have worsened, which was driven by the upfront cost of content that has yet to be amortized.
  • Netflix’s guidance figure indicated a much lower contribution margin figure in foreign markets; as a result the full-year EPS figures will miss consensus estimates.
  • Earnings growth is highly unlikely in the short term. However, the company may return to respectable growth rates once the European subscription business operates at a much more meaningful scale.
  Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) announced Q3 2014 ...
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Why Google Could Be Trading At $640 A Share
  • Google's stock is down by 12% in under a month.
  • Google is financially robust with accelerating revenue growth.
  • Google valuations indicate that it is currently undervalued.
  The anticipation builds up as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is due to report its earnings this evening, post market hours. While we’ve covered our expectations of Google’s Q3 2014 earnings in our earnings preview, we see an opportunity in Google’s current valuations. Over the last month, markets have retreated on the back of global economic concerns. Google has fallen by close to 12% in less than a month. The company’s sound financials and its current valuations make it an investment ...
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Akamai Correction Overdone Post Apple's CDN Debut
  • Akamai’s stock is down by over 14% in less than a month.
  • Akamai’s valuations indicate an overreaction to Apple’s CDN launch.
  • Akamai has a huge upside potential at its current stock price.
Video Playback Not Supported Akamai’s (NASDAQ:AKAM) stock has lost a little over 14% in a little less than a month. Part of the fall could be attributed to the weak global economic outlook, which has dragged markets in general and triggered broad based corrections. However, news that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) used its own CDN (content delivery network) to deliver its iOS 8 update surfaced on 18 Sep 2014. The steep correction in Akamai’s stock ...
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Yahoo Q3 2014 Earnings Preview
• Yahoo is set to announce its third quarter earnings on October 21st • Yahoo has made a string of acquisitions in the current quarter. • Search and display business to power Yahoo’s future growth.   Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) is scheduled to report its third quarter financial results on October 21st. Yahoo had a disappointing second quarter with revenues shrinking by 4% to $1.08 billion. Following a series of acquisitions and the blockbuster Alibaba IPO, the focus is back on Yahoo’s core business. Yahoo’s future growth lies in the growth of its core advertising business.   The Quarter in Perspective The current quarter has been an eventful one ...
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Apple Q4 2014 Earnings Preview
  • Apple is set to report its Q4 and FY 2014 earnings on Oct 20th after market close.
  • Increased iPhone sales driven by iPhone 6 will drive topline growth while profit margin expansion will be fuelled by higher ASP’s for the latest models.
  • Our Apple stock analysis assigns a buy rating to the stock, with strong topline and earnings growth expected over the next year.
  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is scheduled to report its last quarter and FY 2014 earnings update after the market close on October 20th, Monday. With a market cap of close to $600 billion, Apple Inc. is among the largest corporations in the ...
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