Claman on Call: Broad-Based Gains for U.S. Stocks


Amazon topped analyst estimates for earnings per share, delivering a profit for the first time in several quarters. Revenue came in just shy of expectations but that didn't dampen investors' appetite for the stock. Amazon surged more than 7% in after hours trading.

Flipping it over to Google, who also reported results after the bell, but the stock fell nearly 3% before coming back in after hours trade. Google missed estimates for both revenue and earnings per share, but had a couple of bright spots like mobile revenue on YouTube jumping more than 100%.

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Taking a look at the markets, broad-based gains for U.S. stocks on Thursday. The Dow finished over 200 points higher, snapping its three-day losing streak. And after falling sharply earlier in the session, crude oil rebounded into the close and settled at about $44 a barrel. Speaking of falling oil prices, Dow Chemical CEO and Chairman Andrew Liveris joined FBN on the heels of his hefty earnings beat that sent the stock rallying in Thursday's close. Head to to see why the chief of the largest chemical company in the U.S. is not worried about falling oil prices.

Now, here is what's coming up tomorrow: We'll get the fourth quarter GDP number at 8:30 a.m. ET. Then at 10 a.m. ET we'll get consumer sentiment for January. Plus, reporting earnings before the bell, Eli Lilly, MasterCard, Chevron and Mattel.

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