10 Buzzing Stocks: Google Drops 10%, Microsoft Pops 2% and Capital One Falls 5%

Shares of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) dropped nearly 10 percent after reporting fourth quarter earnings late Thursday.  The internet search king reported a 6 percent rise in earnings, but missed Wall Street’s expectations.  Net revenue came in at $8.13 billion — analysts were expecting $8.43 billion, according to consensus estimates from FactSet Research.  Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) are climbing slightly higher, while AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) edges lower.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) shares are rising in late market trading.  The chip-maker reported a fourth quarter profit of $3.4 billion (64 cents per share), compared to $3.2 billion (56 cents per share) the previous year.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares jumped more than 2 percent after the closing bell.  The software company reported a fiscal second quarter profit of $6.62 billion (78 cents per share), compared to $6.63 billion (77 cents per share) the previous year.

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is also jumping more than 2 percent in extended trading.  Net earnings for the fourth quarter increased 4 percent to $4.62 per share.  Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of $4.61 a share, on revenue of $29.7 billion, according to a consensus survey by FactSet Research.

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Credit card company American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) is seeing a drop of 2 percent in late trading.  Profits increased 12 percent to $1.2 billion ($1.01 per share), but revenues of $7.7 billion missed analyst expectations.  Shares of Visa (NYSE:V) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) also traded lower.

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The hardest hit credit card company in late trading is Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF).  Shares are down more than 5 percent.  The company reported a surprise 42 percent drop in fourth quarter profit.  Profit was $407 million (88 cents per share), compared to $697 million ($1.52 per share) the previous year.

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