Tech Stocks Gaining; Microsoft and Marketo Both Nearer 52 Week Highs, But Qlik Technologies Down 18%


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Top Tech Stocks

MSFT +6%, near 52 week highs

AAPL -0.5%

IBM -0.6%

CSCO +0.11%

GOOG -0.90%

Tech stocks are mostly higher with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 advancing 0.4% as a group.

In company news, Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) is up 6% and closer to 52-week highs after late yesterday posting better-than-expected fiscal Q1 earnings and reporting improved sales of tablet computers and progress in its corporate overhaul. The software and device company reported Q1 revenue of $18.53 billion, beating the analyst consensus by $750 million. EPS of $0.62 tops Street view by $0.08 per share.

In other sector news,

(+) MKTO, (+5.9%, near 52 week highs) Narrows Q3 net loss by $0.02 compared to last year, beating analyst estimates by $0.04. Revenue jumps 65.6% year over year to $25.5 mln, topping Street view by $2.07 mln. Expects wider Q4 loss than analysts but sees revenue beating expectations.

(-) QLIK, (-18%) Q3 revenue rises 20.9% over the same quarter last year to $104.1 mln, trailing Street view by $3.69 mln. EPs of $0.05 beats by $0.02 per share. Guides Q4 EPS, revenue guidance at least $0.14 per share and 4.92 mln under consensus, respectively.

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