It was, by and large, a great quarter for tech stocks. Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft all saw sharp rallies.
Amazon announced unexpected profits and positive guidance for the holiday quarter, thanks in part to strong cloud service performance.
Alphabet announced its first-ever share buyback. The board approved $5.1 billion to reacquire shares, the first time in 11 years the company-formerly-known-as-Google has bought back. (Video via Google)
Microsoft revenues and profits beat expectations thanks to "strong execution," as executives characterized it.
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