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Online travel group Priceline reported better than expected third quarter earnings Monday with a sharp rise in overall bookings, in particular international operations. However $PCLN fell over 6% in after hours with softer guidance than expected.

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has been stealthly investing internationally with it's foreign currency holdings at the end of September worth SFr760bn. A fifth of the foreign currencies are invested in equities throughout Europe, the US and emerging economies. $88 billion in U.S. stocks alone.

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard reported third quarter earnings Thursday ahead of the much awaited release of  Call of Duty WWII. $ATVI easily beat consensus estimates but MAU's fell after they had been soaring which hurt the stock.

Apple earnings beat sends $AAPL market cap above $900 billion after hours

Royal Dutch Shell $RDS.A reported strong third quarter results Thursday,  almost doubling profits from a year ago. Shell followed big oil earnings from Exxon Mobil and Chevron last week

Social Media Kingpin Facebook $FB reported third quarter earnings on Wednesday beating estimates handidly. Active users and mobile ads were both up strongly. 

Electric carmaker Tesla announced dissappointing third quarter earnings Wednesday. $TSLA announced a bigger loss and again production is behind. How long before the Tesla cultists fall out of love with CEO Musk's charm?

Drilling company $RDC reported better than expected third quarter earnings with a smaller loss Wednesday initially sending the stock up 10%. However after the conference call it reversed to be down 5%. The move reflects caution as rig counts have fallen.

Frack sand producer Hi-Crush Partners $HCLP reported third quarter earnings with lower earnings and revenue then expected. The demand for frac sand has backed off somewhat as rig counts have fallen. The stock fell 5% immediately after the announcement. 

Shale play Devon Energy $DVN reported third quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday down from Q2 after selling Eagle Ford assets. In Q2 Devon lowered CAPEX spending alomg with other key Shale names in the Permian, Marcellus and Utica.

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