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Internet giant Alphabet, owner of Google reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings after the market Monday. $GOOGL also increased stock buybacks but operating margin fell to 21% from 24% a year worrying investors.

Chevron reported strong fourth quarter results Friday along with fellow oil major ExxonMobil. $CVX production was again higher with Oil and gas production rises strongly in Australia and the Texas Permian.

Oil giant ExxonMobil reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings Friday before the market with higher production in Brazil, the U.S. Permian Basin and Indonesia.

Retail monster reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings Thursday, beating on EPS and on revenue.  Cloud division AWS continues to dominate. However $AMZN lowered guidance going forward sending the stock lower.

Consumer electronics giant Apple reported mixed earnings Tuesday after the market close with iPhones continuing their slump down 15% in sales but services revenues up 19% giving relief too many.

Advanced Micro Devices reported Mixed Q4 earnings after the close Tuesday but Guided higher over the year. $AMD was the top performing stock in both the S&P500 and Nasdaq 100 in 2018 despite falling 45% and was up around 10% after reporting.

Global industrial equipment manufacturer Caterpillar reported worse than expected fourth quarter 2018 EPS before the market open Monday after last quarter issuing weaker guidance due to global and trade tensions which have hit the stock price.

German software giant SAP report fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday. Last quarter cloud related sales were up 37% and $SAP gave robust guidance as it takes on cloud giants Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft however global economy risks have increased since.

Semiconductor giant Intel reported better than expected Q4 EPS but missed on revenues after the close Thursday. $INTC cautioned that the trade and macro concerns are intensifying, especially in China and of deterioration in the NAND pricing.

Starbucks Corporation reported better than expected fiscal first quarter earnings after the close Thursday. $SBUX also raised guidance led by stores in the U.S.

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