GE earnings were up over 20% and the revenues beat also, but the stock went down. This is a Wall Street big house analyst game that has little resemblance to reality. GOOG made a dumb decision to buy motorola; lost 6 billion plus on it and is now finally trying to get out of the deal by selling the parts. Now instead of calling for their ouster, the analysts are giving the goog boys a pat on the back because the earnings will go up without it, and the deal will improve relations with hardware vendors who would no longer be competing with goog/motorola. But if they never bought motorola the relations would not be at odds, and the earnings would have been higher. They overpaid for nest big time. but Wall Strret loves it.