Holiday stocks and holiday gift ideas

The holiday season is coming, and so are the holidays gifts.As always, the big winners are those with a large assortment of gift ideas and a wide selection of the big companies in the industry.The following stocks are in our Christmas Stockings.(Stock data from TheStreet.com.)Christmas stockings: Starbucks stock: Up by a modest 0.2% over the last three …

Amazon shares climb after Microsoft stock gains

Amazon shares rose after Microsoft shares gained in premarket trading on Friday.The company posted a profit for the third consecutive quarter and its shares rose 1.3 percent after the tech giant posted its fourth-straight quarterly profit.Microsoft reported a loss of $11.1 billion, or $1.03 per share.Its shares rose 2.4 percent to $96.30 on the New …