Among them, these four tech giants carry a combined value in excess of $1.2 trillion today.
These aren't stodgy blue chips, either. Between them, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have all outperformed the market meaningfully over the last 12 months. And Apple's no slouch itself.
Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon: What to expect
For the three companies that have put up the most dominant performances over the last year (Facebook, Google, and Amazon), expect more in the way of big-time growth when they report. Each company dominates its respective sub-genre of tech and is finding innovative ways to expand its reach.
As the world's largest publicly traded company, Apple has the hardest growth comp. The law of large numbers is a very real thing, folks. However, despite its truly immense size, Apple should still post moderate growth in its coming quarterly report and in the years to come.
In the video below, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner looks at the earnings expectations and key story lines for when Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon report in the week ahead.
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