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Nasdaq Slips as Tech Earnings Roll In

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed 0.8% lower on Tuesday as markets digested the latest earnings reports from leading tech companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% during the session, while the benchmark S&P 500 remained flat.

Having fluctuated between both sides of the flatline, Microsoft shares rose by 1% after the company’s second-quarter earnings beat expectations. Microsoft raked in earnings per share (EPS) of $2.93 on revenue of $62 billion, beating expectations of $2.78 EPS on revenue of $61.1 billion. The PC maker’s cloud business raked in $33.7 billion, beating Wall Street estimates of $33.2 billion in revenue.

Google’s parent company Alphabet slumped by 5% after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that failed to meet expectations. While total revenue of $72 billion beat a projected $71 billion, investors appeared more focused on the company’s inability to meet ad revenue expectations of $65.8 billion, with Alphabet earning $65.5 billion. Chipmaker AMD was also down 2% after hours with its earnings falling largely in line with expectations. AMD reported revenue of approximately $5.4 billion.

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