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October 18, 2013  Fri 7:31 AM CT


Mobile Business Gaining Momentum

Google reported third-quarter profit of $10.74 a share on revenue of $14.9 billion. Analysts had only expected $10.34 and $10.8 billion, respectively. That has GOOG higher by 9 percent before the opening bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Continued Downside at Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical's $3.99-a-share profit beat the $3.40 consensus number, but revenue of $499 million lagged the $526 million average estimate. Weaker sales of its da Vinci systems continue to drag on results, and ISRG is down 8 percent in early trading.

Align Technology Climbs on Strong Results

Align Technology earned $0.42 a share, beating the $0.30 estimate. Revenue of $164.5 million also topped the $158.6 million Street number. ALGN is up 15 percent in the premarket.

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