NEW YORK (
rose 2.4% to $641.50 in pre-market trading Friday after posting a
and announcing that co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt as CEO beginning April 4.
Google's adjusted profit rose to $8.75 per share from $6.79 during the same quarter last year. Analysts had expected adjusted profit of $8.07 per share.
The company generated adjusted revenue of $6.4 billion, beating analyst forecasts of $6.05 billion.
In other Google news, the search giant is reportedly launching a daily deals service, Google Offers. The company has tried to get into the local deals space in the past, offering to
acquire Groupon for $6 billion last year
Advanced Micro Devices
was up 1.3% to $8.12, as it beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings estimates, although revenue was flat compared to the prior year's quarter.
The chipmaker reported revenue of $1.65 billion and earnings of 14 cents a share. In the same period last year, AMD generated sales of $1.65 and earnings of 11 cents a share. Analysts were looking for revenue of $1.63 billion and earnings of 11 cents a share.
was up 0.02% to $46.79 after announcing Thursday it had named five new members to its board of directors, including former
CEO Meg Whitman and Patricia Russo, former chief executive officer of
. The appointments, effective Friday, will bring the total number of board members to 13.
Australian subsidiary has acquired deal site
for $40 million, it was announced Thursday. Daily deal site
has also looked to expand into the Australian market, snapping up a majority stake in Aussie group buying service
Jump On It
late last year.
--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.
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