Google (GOOG) is out with consensus defying numbers - bottom line at $3.68 vs $3.31 and top line at $3.66 bln vs $3.31 bln. In the early going Wall Street loves the numbers - a much better situation than what happened last January.
GOOG Networks jumped 45% year over year with a 52% YOY surge in Aggregate paid clicks and 13% sequential gain. TAC costs were up less than $60 mln sequentially.
American Express (AXP) posted better than expected earnings at 87c vs estimates of 79c. Revs look a bit light, however, at $6.7 bln vs 7.1 bln estimate.
Ugly numbers from AMD, but for the composite trading day, still hanging on to a gain: AMD Reports First Quarter Results