The Top Ten Stocks for April 24

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April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Matt Miller and Julie Hyman report on today's ten most important stocks including GE, Caterpillar and Amazon. (Source: Bloomberg)

Time for the top.

Top 10, starbucks.

Analysts are expecting u.s. sales to be above average as they get traffic or baked good sales.

[indiscernible] all right, number nine is walmart, up slightly.

The retail chain announced two or directors will be retiring, among them the former ceo lee scott.

That will leave the board at 14 members total.

The first quarter earnings were at 20%. time warner cable saw a loss of only 34,000 customers.

Only because it was 217,000 in the prior quarter.

The social media giant making another acquisition by buying a global fitness app.

It allows them to gather data from their smart phone we will have more on that deal -- and ahead of earnings, too.

They beat estimates.

That was yesterday.

That is old news.

All right.

And actually they rallied after that and into the morning.

A lot of stocks in the markets in general, i pop them back down.

Number six, you liability -- eli lilly, down six percent.

The pharmaceutical company does what kind of pharmaceutical company is there other than a drug company?

They are facing their worst year of the planning sales and nations -- patents.

I was going to say, as patients expire.

That may not be what you want with a pharmaceutical drug company.

All right.

It company said it would boost its dividend and ensure -- increased the share buyback by $7 billion.

The earnings also beast -- the estimates.

It looks like it go -- it could go into the dow as a result of that split.

I'm just imagining -- this morning tom keene said apple gives more cash back to shareholders as adults come back into the room.

Does tom keene say that carl is the adult in the room?

[laughter] all right, number four, logitech, down seven percent.

They reported their first sales growth in 11 years.

Number three is general electric, up slightly.

The company is said to be in talks to purchase a french builder of power plants and transmission gears.

The story is according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Fortunately for us.

A potential transaction could top $13 billion in an agreement announced may be as early as next week.

4g, it is actually a big deal.

It is a lot of money.

It -- for ge, it is actually a big deal.

It is a lot of money.

Next, caterpillar.

Caterpillar eliminated seven percent of its workforce in the past year because of a mining strike.

And here we are with the bell.

Our number one stock of the day, amazon up three percent ahead of analyst estimates.

We will have all of their earnings for you in just a couple of minutes.

But at the close, it seems like

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