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  • I was wrong about Facebook

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Blech. I'm not looking forward to dining on a small, black bird. But here goes.

    It's time to eat some crow. I wrote a column about four months ago about Facebook's stock. It was called Facebook MORE

    - Sep 24, 2013 1:19 PM ET
  • Don't underestimate Google

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It may seem odd to call a company that's worth $285 billion, has a dominant share of its market, and projections of 15% annual earnings growth for the next few years an underdog. But MORE

    - Aug 29, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • Tech is not dead

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    In a twist on the famous quote by Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, I come to praise tech, not to bury it.

    There's been a lot of talk lately about how big tech companies are doing MORE

    - Aug 22, 2013 1:36 PM ET
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  • Priceline near $1,000? That's not a typo

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    Not even William Shatner could have negotiated a better stock price for Priceline.

    Shares of the online travel site -- most famous for those amusing ads with the original Captain Kirk -- are currently trading at MORE

    - Aug 6, 2013 12:59 PM ET
  • Travel stocks take off

    Investors caught a case of the travel bug Thursday after a blowout quarter from TripAdvisor lifted shares of other online travel companies.

    Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) surged 16% after the company said late Wednesday that earnings and revenue jumped in the second quarter, blowing past analysts' estimates.

    Some traders on StockTwits are hoping the trend will continue when Expedia reports quarterly results after the closing bell Thursday.

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    - Jul 25, 2013 12:29 PM ET
  • Microsoft plunges 11%, worst day since 2009

    It was a bloody day for technology stocks on Wall Street, as investors punished the entire sector after Google and Microsoft both delivered disappointing earnings results.

    Microsoft (MSFT) took the worst beating, plunging more than 11% -- its worst one-day drop since January 2009. The company badly missed Wall Street's profit forecasts after taking a huge write-down on its Surface tablet last quarter.

    That bad news as was a hot topic among MORE

    - Jul 19, 2013 4:01 PM ET
  • Even insiders dislike Facebook

    Facebook attracts plenty of users, but the stock continues to have trouble with shareholders. Even its top executives are selling shares.

    The most prominent of the recent insider sellers is Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg, who sold almost 170,000 shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. She also sold almost 7,000 shares from her family trust.

    While Sandberg and the other top dogs at Facebook still own plenty of MORE

    - Jul 12, 2013 3:35 PM ET
  • Priceline, Google in race to $1,000 a share

    Google has some competition in the race to $1,000 a share.

    Priceline (PCLN) shares rose 2% to $910.51 in afternoon trading Thursday. The stock topped $900 Wednesday for the first time since the salad days of 1999. So far this year, Priceline is up 46%.

    Not to be outdone, Google (GOOG) shares gained 1.5% to trade at a fresh record high above $919.

    Wall Street has been eyeing four-digits for Google since February, MORE

    - Jul 11, 2013 3:27 PM ET
  • Verizon stock rises despite privacy scandal

    There is clearly a lot of anger about the growing U.S. government snooping scandal. But investors aren't expressing any of it.

    Despite a report that showed the NSA got a court order to receive phone records from telecom Verizon (VZ), shares rose nearly 3.5% Thursday. That made it the Dow's best performer. The stock was up again Friday.

    Overnight, the story mushroomed into something much bigger, as reports of a government program MORE

    - Jun 7, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • HP rallies 14%, trouncing broader sell-off

    As markets around the globe remain steeped in red, one stock is bucking the trend: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

    HP is riding the wave of Meg Whitman's turnaround plan. The CEO said she's "encouraged" by the results so far, but cautioned it will take some time.

    The company reported earnings late Wednesday that topped notoriously low forecasts and issued an improved profit outlook. So, even though sales are still not quite up to par, MORE

    - May 23, 2013 11:26 AM ET
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Stupid Stock Move of the Day
#StupidStock Move of the Day. Yes, $ISRG results beat forecasts. But up 15% even though EPS and sales still fell? Domo arigato, Dr. Roboto.
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