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May 9, 2013  Thu 7:27 AM CT


First Profit Ever for Green Car Maker

Tesla Motors has been ripping higher, and delivered even more good news yesterday! Earnings of $0.12 a share crushed the $0.04 analyst estimate. Revenue of $562 million also breezed past the $494 million Street number, and the electric-car maker lifted its guidance for full-year deliveries. TSLA rockets 21 percent before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Ctrip.com Blows Past Earnings Forecasts

Chinese travel agency Ctrip.com earned $0.30 a share on revenue of $187 million. Analysts had only expected $0.12 and $172.6 million, respectively. CTRP gains 18 percent in early trading.

Monster Beverage Misses Consensus

Monster Beverage earned just $0.37 as share on revenue of $484.2 million, while analysts had expected $0.46 and $501.7 million. MNST drops 14 percent in the premarket.

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