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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

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The buzz


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Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +1.48% shares are up after the video-streamer beat forecasts for new paying customers, though it sees a slowdown ahead. And it may finally be facing up to looming Disney /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS +0.15% and Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.93% competition.

IBM /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.99% shares are down on disappointing revenue from the tech giant.

Results are rolling in from Morgan Stanley /zigman2/quotes/209104354/composite MS +1.49% , Honeywell /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +0.83% and Philip Morris /zigman2/quotes/201611010/composite PM +1.06% .

Shares of cannabis company Cronos /zigman2/quotes/206842762/composite CRON +0.90% are mysteriously soaring.

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$ 307.35
+4.49 +1.48%
Volume: 4.46M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
98.09
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$134.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.22M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 147.66
+0.22 +0.15%
Volume: 7.09M
Dec. 6, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
21.22
Dividend Yield
1.19%
Market Cap
$266.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$295,532
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 270.71
+5.13 +1.93%
Volume: 26.55M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
22.84
Dividend Yield
1.14%
Market Cap
$1202.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 133.22
+1.31 +0.99%
Volume: 3.44M
Dec. 6, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
15.48
Dividend Yield
4.86%
Market Cap
$117.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
$208,845
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/zigman2/quotes/209104354/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 49.80
+0.73 +1.49%
Volume: 9.49M
Dec. 6, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
10.63
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Market Cap
$80.61 billion
Rev. per Employee
$831,709
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 175.46
+1.45 +0.83%
Volume: 2.12M
Dec. 6, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
20.49
Dividend Yield
2.05%
Market Cap
$125.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
$366,763
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 83.25
+0.87 +1.06%
Volume: 3.79M
Dec. 6, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
17.34
Dividend Yield
5.62%
Market Cap
$129.53 billion
Rev. per Employee
$382,519
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 6.71
+0.06 +0.90%
Volume: 2.56M
Dec. 6, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.64
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$2.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$55,248
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FR : France: Euronext Paris
448.20
+8.80 +2.00%
Volume: 34,217
Dec. 6, 2019 5:38p
P/E Ratio
30.12
Dividend Yield
1.38%
Market Cap
€80.83 billion
Rev. per Employee
€322,389
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Barbara Kollmeyer is an editor for MarketWatch in Madrid. Follow her on Twitter @bkollmeyer.

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