Earnings surprises

January 28, 2020 - 7:15 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 Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, on Tuesday reported net loss of 6 cents per share. In the year-ago...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2020 - 4:12 pm
Stocks are closing mostly higher Thursday as gains in technology and industrial companies offset declines elsewhere in the market. Investors continued to monitor developments in the international effort to keep a deadly new virus outbreak in China from spreading further and potentially hurting the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday as gains in technology companies offset declines elsewhere in the market. Investors continued to monitor developments in the international effort to keep a deadly new virus outbreak in China from spreading...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo Southwest pilots prepare for a flight at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 23, 2020 - 11:49 am
DALLAS (AP) — The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets before the end of the peak summer travel season, and that promises to lead to thousands more canceled flights and higher costs well into another year. On Thursday, American...
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January 22, 2020 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Netflix Inc., down $12.11 at $326. The streaming video company gave investors a weak forecast for subscriber growth. IBM (IBM), up $4.72 at $143.89. The technology and consulting company's fourth-quarter profit and...
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January 21, 2020 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Delta Air Lines, Inc., down $1.69 at $60.34. Airlines and travel companies fell as concern about a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Peoples Bancorp Inc., up 62 cents at $35.23. The Marietta, Ohio-based bank's fourth-...
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January 17, 2020 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Schlumberger Ltd., down 41 cents at $38.37. The world's largest oilfield services company reported surprisingly good profits and revenue for the fourth quarter. First Horizon National Corp., up 71 cents at $17.27. The bank...
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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 financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 15, 2020 - 8:42 am
UnitedHealth Group’s net income surged 16% in the fourth quarter, but shares slipped in early trading after it also reported revenue that missed analyst expectations. The nation’s largest insurer said Wednesday that its top line grew 4% to $60.9 billion in the final quarter of 2019. Analysts were...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shoppers browse the aisles during a Black Friday sale at a Target store in Newport, Ky. Comparable stores sales at Target fell well below the previous year, joining a growing list of retailers reporting a meager performances during the critical holiday shopping season. Target said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, that it had weaker-than-expected sales of electronics, toys and some home good. Those sales climbed 1.4% in the November-December period, compared with a 5.7% increase a year earlier. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 15, 2020 - 8:41 am
Comparable store sales at Target fell well below the previous year, joining a growing list of retailers reporting meager performances during the critical holiday shopping season. The company on Wednesday cut its expectations for sames-store sales growth for the entire quarter. Shares fell more than...
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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 financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:02 am
UnitedHealth Group’s net income jumped 16% in the fourth quarter as the nation’s biggest health insurer ended 2019 by topping Wall Street earnings expectations again. The company missed forecasts for revenue, and its share slipped in early morning trading. UnitedHealth on Wednesday also reaffirmed...
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