Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is due to report its quarterly earnings after the trading bell Tuesday evening, and there are analysts and observers who are watching very closely on this report - perhaps especially in the wake of the last report, which was leaked several hours early and led to a huge selloff when the numbers missed expectations.
Whether Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) feels the pressure about its report is hard to ascertain, but there certainly seems to be some very watchful eyes on the company, based on some comments that were revealed in this piece. There are some indications that Google might be facing some skepticism in its reports, as expenses surrounding the purchase of Motorola Mobility are expected to figure prominently in this report. There is some thought that expenses surrounding that acquisition, in fact, might overtake revenue numbers - which adds to the speculation that advertising revenue growth may have slowed down during the last quarter.
Some of the comments in the piece include these tweets: "Looks sick, how do they come out this time and report anything better than the disaster numbers that got leaked last qtr?"
"Big underperformance from $GOOG over last 7 sessions into tonight's earnings - 6% while market higher. hmmm."
"Big earnings week ahead in tech. This time three months ago left the market underwhelmed" - this tweet was referring to the earnings week three months ago when Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) all reported earnings that either were disturbingly bad or at least a bit short of expectations.
How do you feel about Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)? What are you looking for in the report when it comes out? And what do you think about the expectations for this company? We'd love your thoughts and feedback, both before and after the report is released.
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