Google, Microsoft and Spotify earnings reports and Fed’s decision today

Earnings reports and their impact on the stock price

Yesterday, some of the biggest US companies reported earnings for the second quarter of the year.

Let’s analyse how they performed aftermarkets.


Alphabet, the Google parent company,  has gone up by 7% after the publication of the better-than-expected earnings reports.

The earnings of $1.44 per share, shown yesterday, have beaten the forecasted $1.34 per share.

Similarly, to the positive earnings per share, even the revenues have outperformed the expectations.

The high revenues have been boosted by the advertising posted on the Google search engine.


Microsoft’s shares lost almost 4% because of the lower-than-forecasted revenue guidance.

Earnings reports, however, have shown positive data with earnings at $2.69 per share while the expectations were at $2.55 per share.


Shares of Spotify went down more than 14% Tuesday after the company published that the expectations for the company revenue were not met.

The analysts forecasted revenue of 3.21 billion euros but the actual data of 3.18 billion euros have disappointed the investors.

Not to be missed

Today, the Federal Reserve will take the decision regarding the next monetary policy action, at 19:00 GMT+1.

Jerome Powell will attend a press conference half an hour later.

It is expected an interest rate increase of 25 basis points and if so, it will be the highest interest rate level in 22 years.

Portfolio update

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I am adding new positions and will close some in the upcoming months.

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Federica Montella

eToro Popular Investor


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Author: Federica Montella
eToro Popular Investor, food lover and blogger. Stock trader and Popular Investor at eToro. I am on a mission to find the best restaurants and food to eat.