Nvidia Eyes $1 Trillion Club Following Blowout Earnings

GoJays shares a report from Yahoo Finance: Nvidia's (NVDA) stock closed out the trading day Thursday with gusto, following its impressive Q3 earnings report on Wednesday. Shares of the chip maker ended the day up 8.25%, after jumping more than 10% at the open. The stock's performance comes after the company reported quarterly revenue jumped 50% year-over-year on the back of strong performances by its data center and gaming businesses in Q3. Nvidia's data center arm has been a boon for the firm, helping to power its stock price up 124% year-over-year at the close of trading on Wednesday. And the company's earnings report only buoyed investor confidence in the business, which saw record revenue of $2.94 billion in the prior quarter, a 55% year-over-year increase. Not to be out done, Nvidia's gaming business also brought in record revenue of $3.22 billion, a 42% year-over-year increase. Needham analysts said Nvidia could become the "first trillion dollar semiconductor company." As Bloomberg notes, $60 billion was added to the company's market capitalization on Thursday, which is near the $800 billion threshold. "Since early October, Nvidia has added nearly $300 billion in market value, about the equivalent of the market cap of Disney, Netflix or Pfizer."

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