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Stocks To Watch For February 20, 2014

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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) to report its Q4 earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $130.23 billion. Wal-Mart shares gained 0.19% to $74.99 in after-hours trading.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Tesla shares surged 12.63% to $218.09 in the after-hours trading session.

Analysts are expecting Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) to have earned $0.84 per share on revenue of $27.19 billion in the first quarter. Hewlett-Packard shares rose 0.48% to $29.59 in after-hours trading.

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced its plans to buy popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. Facebook will pay $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash, plus $3 billion in restricted stock units, to buy WhatsApp. Facebook shares declined 2.67% to $66.24 in the after-hours trading session.

Analysts expect DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) to report its Q4 earnings at $1.28 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion. DIRECTV shares climbed 1.45% to $74.00 in after-hours trading.

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