Apple Smashes Profits Record

Apple has smashed through the record for highest company profits in its latest results. Amazon, eBay and Facebook move higher, but Google disappoints

James Gard 2 February, 2018 | 12:13AM
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Global technology company results are among the most hotly anticipated of the US earnings season. UK investors who don't directly own the shares may be forgiven for thinking these results don't affect them, but if you own a global equity fund, an ETF tracking the US stock market or even invest in a workplace pension, chances are, you are a shareholder of Apple, Amazon and Facebook.

Their products are also used by millions of people worldwide on a daily basis, and the company announcements often unveil futuristic new projects. Much press coverage before Facebook’s results, for example, focused on the prospect of the social media giant launching its own cryptocurrency.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR175.92 USD-1.00Rating
Alphabet Inc A2,746.74 USD-0.17Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C2,776.27 USD0.14Rating Inc3,323.30 USD-0.37Rating
Apple Inc148.83 USD0.09Rating
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A436,227.34 USD0.12Rating
eBay Inc80.80 USD0.26Rating
JPMorgan Chase & Co170.58 USD-0.70Rating
Microsoft Corp308.69 USD-0.15Rating
Netflix Inc667.68 USD0.44Rating
PayPal Holdings Inc250.43 USD4.17Rating

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