Stocks in the News: eBay, Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, Xerox

The following is a round-up of news likely to affect stock prices today:



eBay Inc. (EBAY) beat Wall Street expectations when it reported solid results late Wednesday, powered by double-digit revenue growth in PayPal and its core marketplaces unit and the sale of 70% of Web-calling service Skype. The results were also helped by a better-than-expected holiday shopping season. The company also forecast 2010 results would be above expectations. Shares jumped about 7.7% in pre-market trade.