U.S. stocks tumbled Friday after government employment data showed more than half a million jobs were added in January — throwing a wrench in hopes for a pause on rate increases — while subpar earnings results from Big Tech giants weighed on investor sentiment.
Apple's quarter was far from clean. Same for its earnings call.
Amazon's net sales grew by 9% year over year to $149.2 billion in the fourth quarter. AWS's revenue rose 20% to $21.4 billion. "Starting back in the middle of the third quarter of 2022, we saw our year-over-year growth rates slow as enterprises of all sizes evaluated ways to optimize their cloud spending in response to the tough macroeconomic conditions," Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said during a conference call with analysts.