NEW YORK (
big security software buy of
( MFE) helped make it a big day for tech, and investors were also eagerly awaiting the numbers from
, chip maker
and a host of other firms reporting quarterly earnings results at market close.
HP reported revenue of $30.7 billion, slightly above Wall Street's forecast of the $30.43 billion. The tech giant earned $1.08 a share, in line with analysts' estimate.
Dell brought in revenue of $15.5 billion and earned 32 cents a share, beating consensus estimates of $15.21 billion and 30 cents.
Marvell, however, dipped below analysts' revenue projection, bringing in $896 million compared to Wall Street's forecast of $906.8 million. The chipmaker earned 40 cents a share, in line with analysts' expectations.
live-blogged the earnings releases, HP's media conference call and parts of Dell's earnings call. Our recap is available by clicking on the box above.
--Blog written by James Rogers, Andrea Tse, Marek Fuchs and Don Reisinger.