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April 24, 2013  Wed 7:31 AM CT

Dreamliner Troubles Not a Problem

Boeing reported first-quarter earnings of $1.73 a share, beating the $1.47 average analyst estimate. Revenue of $18.89 billion was also better than the $18.83 billion expected by the Street. BA gains almost 4 percent before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Broacom Earnings, Revenue Beat

Broadcom earned $0.65 a share, versus the $0.56 consensus number. Revenue totaled $2.01 billion, also better than the $1.91 billion estimate, and guidance for the second quarter was above current expectations. BRCM gains 4 percent in the premarket.

Strong Results, Guidance Lift IRobot

iRobot reported profit of $0.29 a share on sales of $106.2 million. Analysts had only expected $0.18 and $103.86 million. Management raised full-year guidance, as well. IRBT rallies 16 percent in early trading.
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