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Boeing is in crisis. Is it still a good investment?

“Unless something spooky comes out in the next few weeks, Boeing stock might be a safe ride, but expect turbulence” writes Thomas Heath Is for washingtonpost.com. Boeing stock rose 81 percent in 2013 and has risen another 172 percent since the end of that year, Silverblatt said.But for those who cannot help themselves — me included — let’s talk about whether anyone should buy Boeing stock. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Synaptics CEO out as earnings hit by China softness, stock plunges

“Synaptics revealed that its fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue would be “around” the lower end of its guidance range, and stated that revenue was “affected by demand softness in China.”” writes Jeremy C for marketwatch.com. Synaptics released second-quarter earnings last month, and announced the departure of its chief financial officer for Lumentum Holdings Inc.SYNA, +2.01% shares dropped 7% in after-hours trading Friday afternoon, after the tech company announced that its chief executive is leaving and that its earnings had disappointed amid troubles in China.Synaptics stock has struggled since merger discussions…

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Stocks gain on China trade, global growth optimism; Boeing shares lift Dow

“Consumer sentiment rose in March to 97.8 from 93.8 in February, according to a preliminary reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The gains would mark the biggest weekly gain since the period ended Feb. 15, according to FactSet data.BIOS, -24.93% shares sank 26% after the company announced a deal to merge with privately held Option Care Enterprises Inc.U.S. stocks rose Friday as major benchmarks aimed for their most robust weekly gains in a month with sentiment buoyed by encouraging headlines on U.S.-China…

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Facebook shares drop as executives quit, Christchurch live-stream shooting stirs outrage

“You really need to do more @YouTube @Google @facebook @Twitter to stop violent extremism being promoted on your platforms,” Javid wrote on Twitter” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The social media companies have said they would take down content involving the mass shootings, which were posted online as the attack unfolded. Source: 95kqds.com

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Turtle Beach shares tank on weak earnings outlook

“Turtle Beach shares sank 13% after hours” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Turtle Beach also reported its fourth-quarter earnings rose to $24.6 million, or $1.33 a share, from $14.2 million, or $1.15 a share, a year earlier.The company projected first-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 5 cents, below Wall Street’s average estimate of 7 cents.Analysts surveyed by FactSet Research had forecast earnings of $1.31 a share on revenue of $110 million. Source: marketwatch.com

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Stock market ends mostly lower as Sino-American trade worries keeps Wall Street buying appetite in check

“On Wednesday, the broad-market index closed at that level for the first time since March 1” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. Still, reports that raised some doubts about progress in Sino-American trade negotiations weighed on Wall Street, keeping the buying mood in check.U.S. stocks edged mostly lower Thursday as declines in communications services, materials and materials offset gains in financials and technology.Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.09% lost 0.1% to 2,808, but managed to hold on to a psychologically significant level at 2,800, despite the retreat. Source: marketwatch.com

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Oracle stock slides on outlook after once again riding stock buybacks to earnings beat

“Oracle reported cloud services and license support revenues were $6.66 billion, while analysts expected $6.64 billion” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Cloud license and on-premise license revenue came in at $1.25 billion, while analysts expected $1.24 billion.Of the 33 analysts surveyed by FactSet, Oracle on average was expected to post adjusted earnings of 84 cents a share.Over the past 12 months, Oracle shares are up 1.4%, compared with a 2.2% gain in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.09%  and a 1.8% rise in the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.16%…

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Oracle again rides stock buybacks to earnings beat

“Oracle reported cloud services and license support revenues were $6.66 billion, while analysts expected $6.64 billion” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Cloud license and on-premise license revenue came in at $1.25 billion, while analysts expected $1.24 billion.Of the 33 analysts surveyed by FactSet, Oracle on average was expected to post adjusted earnings of 84 cents a share.Oracle Corp. shares traded between slight gains and losses in the extended session Thursday after the enterprise software company topped Wall Street estimates again amid a wave of stock buybacks. Source: marketwatch.com

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Ulta jumps after earnings, sales, and guidance top expectations

“Last quarter, Ulta shares fell 7% after the beauty retailer gave earnings and sales guidance that fell short of estimates” writes Rebecca Ungarino for businessinsider.com. Ulta Beauty shares jumped as much as 6% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company’s fourth-quarter sales and profits topped analysts’ expectations.The company said its spike in comparable sales was driven by a 7.1% increase in transactions and 2.3% rise in its average ticket price.At its close of trading on Thursday, Ulta was trading just below its November record high of $322.49 per share. Source:…

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