Palantir's "Surging Demand"

Plus, NXP continues strong growth.

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Palantir's "Surging Demand"

Software company Palantir (NYSE: PLTR) surged by 17.28% in after-hours trading on Monday after posting strong financial results.

Financials: Palantir reported earnings of 8 cents per share in the past quarter, which was expected. The revenue reached $608 million, which was better than expected.

Details: U.S. commercial revenue grew 70% in the period as Palantir recorded its fifth straight quarter of profitability.

Quote: “Our results reflect both the strength of our software and the surging demand that we are seeing across industries and sectors for artificial intelligence platforms.” - CEO Alex Karp.

Final Thoughts: Palantir’s stock price has more than doubled in the last 12 months. While the company’s future guidance was mixed, investors are excited about AI-related growth.

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Notable IPOs Today: N/A.

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: Kids & Coffee (MainVest), Voise (Netcapital).

Notable Economic Events Today: EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (12:00 p.m. ET), API Weekly Crude Oil Stock (4:30 p.m. ET).

NXP Continues Strong Growth

Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq: NXPI) jumped 3.63% in after-hours trading on Monday after posting better-than-expected earnings of $3.71 per share in the past quarter, higher revenue at $3.42 billion, and a good financial outlook.

Final Thoughts: NXP, up 17% in the last 12 months, continues to grow its mobile and industrial businesses.

Simon Property’s Higher Dividend

Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) ticked up by 1.62% in after-hours trading on Monday after posting good financial results and raising its dividend by 8.3%.

Final Thoughts: Despite problems with the real estate market, Simon Property Group has managed to stay above water in the past year. However, the company’s 2024 outlook is troubling.

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