Earnings surprises

FILE - This Oct. 4, 2016, file photo shows a mockup of an American Express Platinum Card provided by the company in New York. American Express reports earnings Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card giant American Express recorded its second-highest quarterly profit in its history on Wednesday, driven by strong customer spending on its namesake credit cards and a much lower tax bill. New York-based American Express earned a profit of $1.63 billion, or $1.86 a share...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, shows a selection of Johnson & Johnson brand first aid products arranged for a photo, in Surfside, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:39 am
Much-higher spending and one-time charges offset a12.6 percent jump in health care giant Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter revenue, trimming its profit by 1.2 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. The maker of baby products, medical devices and blockbuster immune...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:21 am
MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — UnitedHealth Group is reporting first-quarter earnings of $2.84 billion, a jump of more than 30 percent from last year, with broad growth for the nation's largest health insurer. Per-share net income reported Tuesday was $2.87, or $3.04 when adjusted for amortization costs...
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FILE- This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports financial results on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 06, 2018 - 6:52 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is reporting fourth-quarter earnings just shy of expectations, though revenue is better than expected. Target had a profit of $1.1 billion, or $2.02 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.37 per share, which is 2 cents short of analyst...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper heads into a J.C. Penney store in Seattle J.C. Penney Co. reports financial results on Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 02, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chain J.C. Penney says it has cut more than 300 jobs and reported disappointing sales at established stores for the quarter that includes the holiday season. It also delivered a muted outlook, and its shares fell 8 percent. The news Friday overshadowed strong...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper heads into a J.C. Penney store in Seattle J.C. Penney Co. reports financial results on Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 02, 2018 - 8:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Surprisingly strong fourth-quarter earnings by J.C. Penney Co. are being overshadowed by revenue and comparable-store sales that came in a tad light during the critical holiday season. The retailer also offered a muted annual profit outlook, sending shares lower in premarket trading...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper heads into a J.C. Penney store in Seattle J.C. Penney Co. reports financial results on Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 02, 2018 - 7:57 am
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Surprisingly strong earnings during J.C. Penney Co. are being overshadowed by revenue and comparable-store sales that came in a little light during the critical holiday season. Shares fell about 10 percent before the opening bell Friday. The retailer posted fourth-quarter...
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In this May 23, 2017, photo, cars are parked in front of a Best Buy in Las Vegas. Best Buy reports financial earns on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, Kohl's, Gap and Nordstrom all reported strong sales during the quarter that includes the holiday season, a sign of success as retailers learn to steady themselves — and work with — online companies. At Best Buy, sales at established stores rose 9 percent. That's a big...
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FILE- In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, people walk into an entrance to Macy's department store at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. Macy's Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's broke out of its three-year sales funk, reporting a healthy sales gain at existing stores for the holiday period as it benefited from an improving economy and its own initiatives like an overhauled customer loyalty program. The department store chain also posted sharply...
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FILE- In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, people walk into an entrance to Macy's department store at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. Macy's Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 27, 2018 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's broke out of its long-running sales funk, reporting a healthy sales gain at existing stores for the holiday period as it benefited from an improving economy and its own initiatives like an overhauled customer loyalty program. The department store chain also posted sharply...
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