Top Gainers Pre-Market as Big Tech Uplifts Markets

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It’s a good day for the markets today, with all the key indices in the green. This follows strong quarterly results by big tech companies. Facebook announced that revenues in the quarter grew by 11% an indication of the resilience of its business despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

On its part, Alphabet beat analysts’ top and bottom-line estimates despite a drop in its ad revenues, when compared to a year ago. Apple reported that it had revenues of $59.7 billion in Q2, beating estimates by $7 billion. The biggest winner among the big tech stocks is Amazon. The company reported that it had doubled its income in Q2 when compared to a similar quarter in the last financial year. Amazon has benefited immensely from increased spending on its e-commerce platform during the pandemic. Besides big tech, there are a number of other companies that are doing well ahead of market opening.

Pinterest Inc [NYSE:PINS]

Pinterest Inc is one of the top gainers pre-market and is up by over 30%.  This comes after the company announced strong Q2 earnings that beat analyst expectations. The company reported that the number of users increased in Q2 by 39% to hit 416 million, against analyst expectations of 372.7 million. The company attributed the jump in user numbers to the stay-at-home orders that have forced people to spend more time on social media for family and business connections. In terms of revenues, the company reported that there was an increase of 4% to $272 million, while analysts were expecting revenues of $251.2 million.

Under Armor Inc [NYSE:UA]

Under Armor, Inc is one of the top gainers this morning and is up by over 10% pre-market. This comes after the company announced better than expected Q2 results. While the company reported a decline in revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gross margins rose by 280 points to hit 49.3% when compared to a similar quarter last year. The company reported a 15% drop in administrative expenses. The company’s management stated the results were impressive when put in the context of the current pandemic.

Altice USA Inc [NYSE:ATUS]

Altice USA Inc is another top performer this morning and is up by over 5% after it reported strong Q2 results. The company reported that total revenues grew by 1% to hit $2. 47 billion. It also reported that net income attributable to shareholders increased to $111 million compared to a similar quarter in 2019.  The company further reported that free cash flows increased by 49.8% compared to a similar quarter in 2019.

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