Alphabet Crushes Expectations on Mobile, YouTube Strength

Alphabet Crushes Expectations on Mobile, YouTube Strength
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) released third-quarter 2017 results on Thursday after the market closed, demolishing investors’ expectations with strong top- and bottom-line results. Shares of the internet-search juggernaut jumped nearly 5% on Friday in response, easily eclipsing the $1000-per-share mark for the first time. Let’s look at the underlying drivers for Google’s parent company as it started the... Read More

What to Watch When Activision Blizzard Reports Earnings

What to Watch When Activision Blizzard Reports Earnings
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) reports its third-quarter earnings on Thursday, Nov. 2, after the market close. Here’s what investors should watch. IMAGE SOURCE: ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Headline numbers On a GAAP basis, management is calling for revenue to decline 12% to $1.385 billion. Two games were released in the quarter — a remastered version of the classic Starcraft strategy game on PC and... Read More

4 Ways for Introverts to Succeed at Sales

4 Ways for Introverts to Succeed at Sales
Being an introvert can be challenging when you’re in a workplace environment, particularly one that involves a lot of group interaction. That’s because introverts typically draw their energy from spending time alone, and often feel overwhelmed in crowds or at multi-person meetings . It’s for these reasons that some introverts shy away from sales careers, avoiding the need to attend... Read More

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated: One Eye on Earnings, One on the Pipeline

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated: One Eye on Earnings, One on the Pipeline
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) reported solid third-quarter earnings, with sales of its cystic fibrosis drugs up 34% year over year. Nevertheless, investors rightfully have one eye on the company’s pipeline, looking for the next drug that will drive future growth. Fortunately, Vertex has a combination under review by U.S. and EU regulators, and is preparing to test a pair of triple... Read More