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Stocks to Watch: Google, Verizon, Microsoft (Update 1)

NEW YORK -- Google (GOOG), the Internet search giant, is slated to report its third-quarter results after the closing bell Thursday, and the average estimate of analysts calls for a profit of $10.65 a share on revenue of $11.86 billion.

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Dow component Verizon (VZ) posted quarterly profit of $1.59 billion, or 56 cents a share, compared with $1.37 billion, or 49 cents a share a year earlier.

Revenue came in at $29 billion, up from $27.91 billion last year.

Excluding items, Verizon posted earnings of 64 cents a share.

Analysts were calling for earnings of 64 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $29 billion.

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Travelers Cos. (TRV), the insurance and financial services giant, is expected Thursday by analysts to post quarterly profit of $1.61 a share on revenue of $5.79 billion.


Microsoft (MSFT) is issuing its quarterly report after the close and analysts are looking for fiscal first-quarter profit of 56 cents a share on revenue of $16.42 billion from the software giant.


Morgan Stanley (MS) is expected by analysts Thursday to report third-quarter earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $6.36 billion.


The earnings schedule Thursday also includes BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Nokia (NOK), Union Pacific (UNP), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Capital One Financial (COF), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), E*Trade (ETFC) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).


EBay (EBAY), the online auctioneer, missed on the top line in its latest quarter and gave a fourth-quarter outlook Wednesday that includes a fair amount of downside to the consensus.

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Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) gave weak revenue guidance on Wednesday, saying it expects revenue between $145 and $150 million, well below the consensus estimate of $157 million.

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-- Written by Joseph Woelfel



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