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What: Shares of investment advice provider Financial Engines
So what: Financial Engines' third-quarter profit was boosted in a big way by a $50 million tax benefit. Even without that bump, though, the company's $0.10 in per-share earnings roundly beat Wall Street's $0.07 expectation. But it wasn't just the bottom line that looked good -- things appear to be clicking from top to bottom at Financial Engines. Third-quarter revenue rose 31%, and assets under management expanded 45% to $34 billion.
Now what: With partnerships with some of the top financial management companies out there, including ING
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