Meta Platforms Analysts Raise Expectations After Q4 Earnings Beat: ‘Growth, Profits, Buyback & Dividends All In One’

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Social media and technology company Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) reported fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after market close. Analysts are sizing up the results, which included earnings per share and revenue coming in ahead of Street estimates and the company announcing its first quarterly dividend. The META Analysts: Goldman Sachs analyst Eric Sheridan has a Buy rating and raised the price target from $414 to $500.Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris has a Buy rating and raises the price target from $380 to $520.Roth MKM analyst Rohit Kulkarni has a Buy rating and raises the price targ… Read More “Meta Platforms Analysts Raise Expectations After Q4 Earnings Beat: ‘Growth, Profits, Buyback & Dividends All In One’”

What’s Going On With Palantir Stock Ahead Of Earnings?

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Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) shares are trading higher Friday, though the stock is down 3% year-to-date. Here’s a look at what’s going on. The Details: Palantir is set to release its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2023 financial results after the market close on Monday and will host a webcast to discuss the results at 5:00 p.m. ET the same day. According to estimates from Benzinga Pro, Palantir is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 8 cents per share and quarterly revenue of $602.4 million. Palantirannounced a 3-year partnership with Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd on … Read More “What’s Going On With Palantir Stock Ahead Of Earnings?”

Microsoft Q2 Earnings Call: What Drove The Revenue Beat And What Is The Growth Outlook?

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Microsoft reported a Q2 Earnings beat with second-quarter revenue of $62 billion, up 18% year-over-year. To help investors decide if they should buy (NASDAQ: MSFT) read key takeaways from the earnings call, providing investors with insights into the factors behind the revenue beat and outlining the company’s growth prospects. Additionally, we dive deeper into the performance of MSFT cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) segments. What was driving sales performance? The driving factors behind their sales performance were strong execution by their sales teams and partners, as well as the demand… Read More “Microsoft Q2 Earnings Call: What Drove The Revenue Beat And What Is The Growth Outlook?”

Up 102% in 2024, Is Now the Right Time to Buy This Undervalued AI Stock?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is writing the explosive growth story for most tech stocks. While the big players are always in the news, there are many overlooked and undervalued AI stocks that investors ought to pay attention to. As the AI era progresses, the need for more powerful and efficient computing solutions is on the rise. One company that is fulfilling this need is Super Micro Computer (SMCI), whose stock soared an eye-catching 246% last year, wildly outperforming the Nasdaq Composite’s ($NASX) gain of 44.5%. Interestingly, while the broader market has been off to a mixed start this ye… Read More “Up 102% in 2024, Is Now the Right Time to Buy This Undervalued AI Stock?”

Generative IA is coming to Google Maps

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By Courtesy of Google Google is seeking to offer a new way of discovering places, thanks to generative artificial intelligence integrated directly into Maps. The idea is to provide personalized recommendations, from the most basic queries to more advanced requests. Google is seeking to offer a new way of discovering places, thanks to generative artificial intelligence integrated directly into Maps. The idea is to provide personalized recommendations, from the most basic queries to more advanced requests. To demonstrate the possibilities of this AI integration, Google uses the example of a grou… Read More “Generative IA is coming to Google Maps”

This French pastry was created with the help of AI

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By Courtesy of Manza Studio A delicate mousse flavored with mango, passionfruit and apricot, crunchy shortbread and hazelnut ganache… While this may simply sound like the description of a pastry in a fine French restaurant, it actually is the stuff of innovation. Because before it became a reality, this particular pastry was generated by MidJourney. The recipe came to fruition as the result of a competition launched by the Institut Culinaire de France the aim of which was to create a pastry based on images created by AI. A delicate mousse flavored with mango, passionfruit and apricot, crunch… Read More “This French pastry was created with the help of AI”

81 chat-up lines from ChatGPT that prove you shouldn’t use AI this Valentine’s Day

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OPINION: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might want to brush up on your game and wield some killer chat-up lines generated by ChatGPT. Chat-up lines are the marmite of the dating World, some people love them and some people want to run for the hills when they hear one. Regardless of your opinion, they are alive and well and getting cringier with each year. OUCH: TikToker ditches her date because he asked her to ‘hold his drink’To further explore the topic, Manyspins.com surveyed 4,320 people to uncover their views on chat-up lines. Shockingly, they found that 86% of participa… Read More “81 chat-up lines from ChatGPT that prove you shouldn’t use AI this Valentine’s Day”

China, US back at negotiating table, but their detente has limits: Report

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New York City [US], February 3 (ANI): China and the United States have reengaged in diplomatic discussions, yet the prospects for substantial agreement remain uncertain, The New York Times (NYT) reported. In recent meetings, China’s top diplomat in Bangkok addressed North Korea and Iran with President Biden’s national security adviser, while officials in Beijing resumed long-stalled talks on controlling the flow of fentanyl to the United States. The White House has also indicated that President Biden plans to speak with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in the coming spring. These developments refle… Read More “China, US back at negotiating table, but their detente has limits: Report”

Mixed Fortunes For Tech Giants, Powell Signals No March Interest Rate Cut, Spectacular January Jobs Report: This Week In The Markets

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Wall Street witnessed a stark contrast in tech earnings this week, as Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fell slightly short of expectations, while Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ:META) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) outperformed, delivering results that exceeded forecasts and offering optimistic outlooks. At the Federal Reserve’s first meeting of the year, interest rates remained unchanged as anticipated, with Fed Chair Jerome Powell dismissing the possibility of a rate reduction in March. The U.S. economy experienced a robust su… Read More “Mixed Fortunes For Tech Giants, Powell Signals No March Interest Rate Cut, Spectacular January Jobs Report: This Week In The Markets”

US stocks rally on tech earnings, solid jobs report

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New York (AFP) – The S&P 500 hit fresh heights Friday as US indices rallied on tech earnings, even as red-hot US jobs data sent the dollar and bond yields up as chances of an early interest rate cut faded. The US labor market smashed expectations last month in a surprise hiring pick-up, adding 353,000 jobs in January while the Department of Labor revised December’s figure sharply higher. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent for a third straight month. “If March wasn’t off the table as far as rate cuts were concerned before today’s payroll numbers, it’s not even in the same room now… Read More “US stocks rally on tech earnings, solid jobs report”