Repost: Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla and more

Here’s an exciting market update from CNBC, as some of the biggest names in the technology industry have made headlines after trading hours:

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Shares of Facebook popped more than 7% in extended trading Wednesday following the release of the social media giant’s first-quarter earnings. Facebook reported earnings per share of 85 cents, which was not comparable to analysts’ estimates due to a $3 billion legal expense related to a Federal Trade Commission inquiry into Facebook’s privacy policies.

Revenue came in at $15.08 billion, topping Wall Street’s $14.98 billion forecast, according to Refinitiv. Daily active users increased 8% year over year to total 1.56 billion. Average revenue per user was $6.42, beating estimates of $6.39.

Microsoft shares jumped more than 3% after hours Wednesday after the company posted better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. The second largest company by market valuation, behind Apple, earned $30.57 billion in revenue during the period. That tops estimates of $29.84 billion, according to analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Earnings per share were $1.14, higher than the $1.00 expected by analysts.

Shares of Tesla seesawed after market close Wednesday based on disappointing first-quarter earnings. Elon Musk’s automaker reported a loss of $2.90 on revenue of $4.54 billion. Analysts expected a loss of 69 cents on revenue of $5.19 billion per Refinitiv.

Chipotle shares were volatile in extended trading Wednesday following the release of the restaurant company’s first-quarter earnings. Chipotle posted revenue of $1.31 billion, beating estimates of $1.26 billion. Earnings per share were $3.40, compared to the $3.01 forecast on the Street.

Chipotle’s same store sales grew 9.9%, topping estimates of 7.3%.

 

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These Are The Most Sought After Job Opportunities Of 2019

Make 2019 the best chapter of your career journey and be ready for the best opportunities that are coming your way. Here’s a list of this year’s high-paying professions that might help boost both your resume and career.

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Financial Advisor

In recent years, investing has become the newest trend among high net worth individuals. Thus, many financial firms like – LOM Financial focus on providing financial advice and wealth management services to their well off clients. The average pay for this profession ranges from £35,000 up to £45,000 per year particularly in the UK.

 

Corporate Lawyer

The United States is known to be one of the most litigious countries across the globe, where the field of law is immensely sought-after. Such promising job can make you a whopping $147,000 per year according to Indeed.

 

Blockchain Developer

Today’s growing popularity and development of blockchain technology is clearly inevitable in most part of US and Europe. Furthermore, many well-established companies in the financial sector have built their own blockchain system and consequently eyeing for professionals who are expert in the field of programming.