Earnings surprises

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street amid ongoing uncertainty about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that originated in China. The S&P 500 index fell 0.5% to 3,266 and could be headed for its first two-week losing streak since early October. Energy and technology...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo a UPS man delivers a package to a residence in North Andover, Mass. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial results on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 30, 2020 - 6:08 pm
Shares of United Parcel Service Inc. slumped Thursday after the package-delivery company gave a cautious outlook for 2020 as it invests more in its network to speed up deliveries. UPS reported a fourth-quarter loss of $106 million, but after stripping out a charge related to pensions, the adjusted...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, photo a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 29, 2020 - 6:13 pm
Microsoft on Wednesday gave another solid quarterly report card to Wall Street, as it plows ahead in selling its cloud computing services to big businesses and the government. The company reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $11.6 billion, up 36% from the same period last year. Net income of $1...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo customers come and go at a Starbucks on South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans. Starbucks Corp. reports financial earns on Tuesday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 28, 2020 - 7:12 pm
It was a happy holiday at Starbucks, but the company's sales momentum could start to slow due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Starbucks said it had intended to raise its full-year earnings guidance Tuesday, but uncertainty about China put that on pause. Starbucks said it has already closed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo customers come and go at a Starbucks on South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans. Starbucks Corp. reports financial earns on Tuesday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 28, 2020 - 5:00 pm
It was a happy holiday at Starbucks, but the company's sales momentum could start to slow due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. New drinks like the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew were a hit with customers, helping the Seattle-based coffee giant beat Wall Street's forecasts in the October-December...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 4:31 pm
Pfizer's ongoing restructuring is significantly reducing revenue, resulting in a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter and a miss of Wall Street's profit expectations. The results and Pfizer's 2020 financial forecasts didn't please investors, who drove Pfizer shares down more than 4%, an...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 9:44 am
Pfizer's ongoing restructuring is significantly reducing revenue, resulting in a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter and a slight miss of Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, which is divesting lower-profit segments to focus on its more lucrative new prescription drugs...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 9:08 am
Drugmaker Pfizer reported a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. The company narrowly missed Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, on Tuesday reported net loss of 6 cents per share. In the year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 7:53 am
Drugmaker Pfizer reported a $306 million loss in its fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. The company narrowly missed Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, on Tuesday reported net loss of 6 cents per share. In the year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 7:32 am
Drugmaker Pfizer reported a $306 million loss in its fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. The company narrowly missed Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, on Tuesday reported net loss of 6 cents per share. In the year...
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