Tech Stocks Back On Downward Slope; NQ Mobile Falls After Q4 Earnings Miss


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Technology stocks were declining this afternoon with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 down about 0.4%.

In company news, American depository shares of NQ Mobile ( NQ ) declined Friday after the mobile security company reported Q1 earnings trailing analyst forecasts.

The company posted net income of $0.22 per share, excluding non-recurring items, during the three months ended Dec. 31, missing the Capital IQ consensus by $0.10 per share. Revenue rose 126.1% year-over-year to $67.9 million, beating analyst estimates by $5.07 million.

NQ also issued upside guidance for both the now-concluded Q1 and FY14. It sees Q1 revenue in a range of $75 million to $76 million, topping the Street view by at least $8.15 million. FY14 revenue is projected in a range of $320 million to $325 million, exceeding consensus opinion by $11.2 million.

NQ shares were down 14.3% at $13.71 each in recent trade, sliding as low as $13.18 a share earlier today. The stock has a 52-week range of $7.05 to $25.90 a share, rising 65.5% over the past 12 months.

In other sector news,

(+) EPAM, (+6.6%) Sees its Q1 results coming in above its previous guidance looking for EPS of $0.37 to $0.41 on between $151 mln to $153 mln in revenue.

(-) DWCH, (-29.3%) Forecasts Q2 revenue of $7.8 mln to $8.0 mln, trailing Capital IQ consensus by at least $1.16 mln. Projected $3.1 mln to $3.3 mln net loss - equal to a $0.32 to $0.39 per share loss, or at least $0.11 wider than the Street view.

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