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What’s Behind Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Boston, MA 01/30/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is adding more fire to its wireless division with the announced exclusive offering of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The carrier has made it official that it is offering the device on exclusive terms. The device will be available on Verizon Wireless network on a two-year plan for $250. Then those who like it a different way can pay $27.15 per month on Verizon Edge for a 24 months installment contract. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is keen on remain atop the U.S. wireless business and in addition to premium devices offering on its network, the company is just about to buy out Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) from its lucrative wireless arm at the cost of $130 billion.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has been left in the cold by Wall Street analysts. While Citigroup (NYSE:C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) which have served some views on the stock have coated their sentiments in deep financial lingo, it is clear that they don’t seem impressed by GE’s prospects. For example, concerns are raised around the company’s Q4 miss of industrial guidance and mixed execution. Then analysts also believe that GE has few upside catalysts going into 2014. But should investors be worried that Wall Street is not being bullish on General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)? Not really, it doesn’t require a rocket scientist to see that by moving fast to reduce exposure to finance by divesting GE Capital, the company is actually moving away from one of its historic problems and this should help the stock up.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Q4 results saw investors heading for the exit. It was a confounding move that has left the stock in carnage. But did investors get the details about the results correct? It seems hyped expectations that analysts placed on Apple and the company’s seemingly downbeat outlook for the current quarter played a role in investor dissatisfaction with the results. However, it is important noting that AAPL delivered a widely successful Q4. Revenue of $57.6 billion was 6 percent on top of the same quarter in the previous year. The EPS of $14.50 was up 5 percent over the corresponding quarter in the previous year. Looking at these results, there is no doubt Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) realized record performance in Q4.

Published by Alan Masterson

Alan has over 25 years of trading experience in the U.S. equity markets. He began his career in finance working on a program trading desk specializing in over-the-counter stocks. His career progressed from that point to his current position as senior trader on an institutional trading desk. In the evenings, Alan teaches economics at a local community college. He has contributed articles to various publications over the last six years, including feature articles for an economics magazine and various financial blogs. You may contact Alan via his email ([email protected]) or his Google+ page (

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