Earnings surprises

FILE- This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target reported strong fourth-quarter profits, though its sales were weighed down by weak toy and electronics sales during the crucial holiday shopping season. Target joins a string of other retailers, including Walmart, with disappointing sales during the shortest holiday shopping period since 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 03, 2020 - 10:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. offered a solid annual profit outlook on Tuesday and said that it hasn't seen anything related to the spreading new virus so far that would affect its financial targets. The outlook came as the discounter reported strong fourth-quarter profits, though its sales were...
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James Denaro monitors stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 26, 2020 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose solidly in midday trading Wednesday as investors regained an appetite for risk after two days of heavy losses. The sharp drops, which wiped out the market's gains for the year, were brought on by worries over economic fallout from the virus outbreak that originated in...
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James Denaro monitors stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 26, 2020 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose solidly in early trading Wednesday as investors regained an appetite for risk after two days of heavy losses. The sharp drops, which wiped out the market's gains for the year, were brought on by worries over economic fallout from the virus outbreak that originated in...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Deere & Co., up $11.60 to $177.43. The farming machinery maker handily beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit and sales forecasts. First Solar Inc., down $8.73 to $50.59. The largest U.S. solar panel maker's fourth-...
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FILE - This May 3, 2019 file photo shows a Coach retail shop at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif. Tapestry, which owns luxury brands Coach and Kate Spade, reported, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, fiscal second-quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations. However, the company cautioned that the virus outbreak in China is “significantly impacting” its business there. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
February 06, 2020 - 11:53 am
The luxury brand Tapestry handily beat quarterly profit expectations but warned that the virus outbreak in China is “significantly impacting” its business. The owner of Coach and Kate Spade said Thursday that the majority of its stores in China are now closed. Chinese health authorities have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. Twitter reported Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier but the number of daily users rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2020 - 11:02 am
Shares in Twitter jumped Thursday after the social media company said revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts in the latest quarter, though profit fell as expenses rose. The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net income fell to $119 million, or 15 cents per share. That's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. Twitter reported Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier but the number of daily users rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2020 - 7:58 am
Twitter reported Thursday that profit fell in the latest quarter even as growth in revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts. The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million, 15 cents per share. That's down from $255 million, or 33 cents, in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. Twitter reported Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier but the number of daily users rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2020 - 7:47 am
Twitter reported Thursday that profit fell in the latest quarter even as growth in revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts. The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier. Net income came in at...
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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck is posting a 29% jump in fourth-quarter profit and it's spinning off its women's health division and other operations that churn out $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The drugmaker on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 reported net income of $2.36 billion, up from $1.83 billion, a year earlier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 05, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Drugmaker Merck beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit expectations, but investors weren't as happy with the biggest move Merck's made in years: deciding to spin off its women's health division and other operations with $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The maker of cancer blockbuster Keytruda...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent company Alphabet posted mixed fourth-quarter results on Monday, Feb 3, 2020, falling short on Wall Street's expectations for revenue but beating on profit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 03, 2020 - 4:34 pm
Google parent company Alphabet posted mixed fourth-quarter results on Monday, falling short on Wall Street's expectations for revenue but beating on profit. The Mountain View, California-based company earned $10.7 billion, or $15.35 per share, in the final three months of 2019. That's up from $8.95...
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