Analyst Spotlight

Kasimov biotechFollowing the annual J.P. Morgan Biotech Napa Forum, analyst Cory Kasimov offered commentary on a handful on biotechnology stocks.

Microsoft Corporation Beats Estimates Despite Strong U.S. Dollar

MSFT logoMicrosoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) beat estimates in its third quarter report despite strong foreign exchange headwinds and a decrease in personal computing. Microsoft has been transitioning from a software company into a cloud-based business, and many see the cloud growth as a sign of successful restructuring.

Top Financial News Stories

Cowen and Co logoThe American Association of Neurology is hosting its annual meeting this week in Washington, DC. Analysts at Cowen & Co., led by Ritu Baral, highlighted what to watch for when several companies present at the annual meeting.

Analysts Bullish on Facebook Inc Despite Missed Revenue

FB logoFacebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) released first quarter earnings for 2015 on April 22. The social media giant missed revenue estimates for the first time, pointing to strong foreign exchange headwinds.

IBM Feels the Heat from Foreign Exchange Headwinds; Analysts Offer Mixed Ratings

IBMInternational Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) released first quarter 2015 earnings on April 20. IBM’s earnings pointed to signs that the company is successfully transitioning into a Cloud-based service, though earnings were significantly impacted by a strong U.S. dollar.

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Analysts Bullish Following Check Point’s Q1 Earnings

CHKP logoCheck Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) released financial results for the first quarter of 2015 on April 20. The cyber security firm reported better-than-expected results, beating analysts’ estimates and pleasing investors.