Facebook (FB) | Google (GOOG) | Microsoft (MSFT) | Earnings Reports This Week

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Facebook Stock NewsThis week is going to be a major week for the US market. The reality is that US stocks have had a tough time recently with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 all edging down last week as investors waited on reassurance from earnings reports. However, this week, the big reports are coming; and there are going to be a few key things to pay attention to. Here’s what I’ll be looking out for….

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB)

Earnings Report Date – April 22nd

Facebook is one of the reports that I’ll be watching incredibly closely. When it comes to FB, we’re talking about one of the tech stocks with the most price volatility. So, no matter which way the report goes, we’re sure to see strong movement. However, I am expecting to see a good report. Throughout the past few months, we’ve seen a ton of great things from Facebook. The company has focused heavily on making the social network even more welcoming while finding ways to increase advertising revenue. The only challenge here is going to be the strong US dollar. I’ll be watching to see if poor figures from ad sales outside the US hurt the otherwise, presumably positive report.

Google Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG)

Earnings Report Date – April 23rd

On the other hand, I’m not expecting much positive news from Google. Here’s the thing….investors are OK will missed revenue for a quarter here and there, but I’m expecting to see a miss for the second consecutive quarter on this report. Now, don’t get me wrong; I absolutely love Google as a long term investment. I’m not expecting to see declines because of what Google sells or how they sell it. It’s more about where Google’s sales come from. The reality is that a good amount of Google’s advertising revenue is from overseas. However, with the strengthening US dollar, the company admittedly had problems with sales in other nations in the last quarter. Unfortunately, I’m not expecting anything to be different this quarter except for the problem proving to have a wider impact on the company.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Earnings Report Date – April 23rd

Microsoft’s earnings report will be another one worth watching closely as it is sure to cause a strong trend in one direction or another. To be honest, I don’t have an opinion on what we’ll see in the report, but I will be watching it for sure. Throughout the past month, there have been mixed opinions about MSFT and what the company is capable of. We’ve seen analyst upgrades and downgrades, as well as heated debates in social trading areas like Stock Twits. While I’m sure the strong US dollar isn’t going to help foreign sales any, I’m interested in what US sales have done for the company in the quarter.

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