Earnings surprises

Trader Gordon Charlop, left, and specialist Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday afternoon as investors at least temporarily set aside concerns about the heated trade war between the U.S. and China that roiled the market earlier in the week. The rally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up by more than 300 points as the...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a CVS drugstore and pharmacy location in Philadelphia. CVS swung back to a profit in the second quarter and easily beat expectations thanks in part to its acquisition of the health insurer Aetna. The drugstore on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 reported profits of $1.94 billion, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, were $1.89 per share, which was 19 cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:31 am
CVS Health swung back to a profit in the second quarter, thanks to an influx of health insurance revenue, and the company raised its 2019 forecast beyond Wall Street expectations. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager outpaced the broader market in Wednesday trading after the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo trader Jonathan Mueller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly in midday trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. Every major U.S. index fell and put stocks back on a course for losses after briefly...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo trader Jonathan Mueller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 07, 2019 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. Every major U.S. index fell in the early going, putting stocks back on a course for losses after...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a CVS drugstore and pharmacy location in Philadelphia. CVS swung back to a profit in the second quarter and easily beat expectations thanks in part to its acquisition of the health insurer Aetna. The drugstore on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 reported profits of $1.94 billion, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, were $1.89 per share, which was 19 cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 07, 2019 - 8:00 am
CVS Health swung back to a profit in the second quarter and raised its 2019 forecast beyond Wall Street expectations thanks partly to an influx of revenue from its recently acquired health insurance business. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager jumped early Wednesday after it...
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Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Daniel Kryger, center, work with specialist Mario Picone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as China stabilized its currency after allowing it to depreciate against the dollar in response to President Donald Trump's decision to put more tariffs on Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the gains in a reversal of Monday's slump, when they bore the brunt of the...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Stocks plunged on Wall Street Monday on worries about how much President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China will damage the economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 06, 2019 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks bounced back in early trading Tuesday on Wall Street, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the market higher in a reversal of Monday's slump, when they...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo traders James Riley, left, and Mark Muller work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 01, 2019 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as investors focused on several solid earnings reports after a late bout of selling the day before. Investors are nearing the end of a busy week that included Wednesday's widely anticipated quarter-point cut to the Federal...
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A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Stocks fell and bond yields rose on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate for the first time in a decade but left investors feeling uncertain about the likelihood of further cuts. The quarter-point cut announced by the central bank was widely expected, so...
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A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Stocks fell and bond yields rose on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate for the first time in a decade but left investors feeling uncertain about the likelihood of further cuts. The quarter-point cut announced by the central bank was widely expected, so...
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