Earnings surprises

FILE- This April 25, 2017, file photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil increased revenue during a volatile fourth quarter for world oil markets, but profit fell 28 percent from a year earlier, when Exxon booked a huge gain from lower corporate tax rates. The profit topped Wall Street expectations, however, and capped Exxon's most profitable...
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January 31, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing. The Seattle-based company's estimated revenue for the current quarter, however, was...
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FILE- In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo packages await delivery inside of a UPS truck in Baltimore. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 31, 2019 - 11:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that fourth-quarter profit fell, hurt by a hefty pension charge, but the results beat expectations as the company handled more packages and boosted prices. Revenue during the critical Christmas shipping period rose nearly 5 percent compared...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. The Boeing Company reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 30, 2019 - 8:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing reported annual revenue of more than $100 billion for the first time and shares are soared after the company easily beat Wall Street's profit and sales expectations for the fourth quarter. The big numbers from the plane maker, which is heavily exposed to trade standoff between...
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FILE- This July 19, 2018, file photo shows signage at a Southwest Airlines terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 24, 2019 - 8:15 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it has lost $10 million to $15 million so far from the partial government shutdown but overall travel demand remains strong, boosting the carrier's outlook for first-quarter revenue. The airline disclosed the shutdown impact Thursday as it reported a smaller...
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FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo American Airlines aircraft are serviced at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, in Texas. American Airlines reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 24, 2019 - 7:45 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines reporting better than expected profit for the fourth-quarter. The world's largest airline on Thursday posted net income of earnings of $319 million, or 69 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.04 per share, or 2 cents...
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FILE- This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows Lubriderm, a Johnson & Johnson product, on display at a market in Pittsburgh. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 22, 2019 - 7:14 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is reporting better than expected profit and revenue for the fourth quarter on strong sales of cancer treatments. The company on Tuesday reported net income of $3.04 billion after a loss in the same period last year. Per-share earnings were $1.12...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs swung to a fourth-quarter profit, as the bank's advisory business helped offset a difficult quarter in trading, given the turbulent markets in late 2018. The Wall Street firm said Wednesday that it earned $2.32 billion, or $6.04 a share, compared to a $...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 15, 2019 - 7:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth's fourth-quarter earnings slid 16 percent from last year, when federal tax cuts helped the nation's largest health insurer, but the performance still came in well above analyst expectations. The company's fast-growing Optum segment helped stoke results, with...
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A man prepares to leave the brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019, as weaker-than-expected Chinese data exacerbated growth fears. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 02, 2019 - 10:55 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019. Apple downgraded its sales projections, citing slowing Chinese growth, hitting technology shares in South Korea and Taiwan. The Japanese yen, seen as a relatively safe asset,...
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