Earnings surprises

Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil and technology companies move higher. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney and health care companies are slipping. KEEPING...
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FILE - This May 27, 2013, file photo, shows the head office and logo of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 09, 2017 - 7:50 am
LAVAL, Quebec (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is reporting first-quarter net income of $628 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The company said it had profit of $1.79 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $2.80 per share. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, flags fly in front of Pfizer World Headquarters, in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 02, 2017 - 9:00 am
Pfizer beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter profit thanks to reduced spending on operations and legal costs, along with strong sales of key new drugs and longtime blockbuster pain treatment Lyrica. But the top U.S. drugmaker had a disappointing revenue dip of 1 percent as competition...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports financial results, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 02, 2017 - 7:00 am
Aetna booked a $381-million, first-quarter loss mainly due to its failed bid for rival Humana, but the nation's third largest health insurer still beat earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast. Aetna says it now expects adjusted earnings of $8.80 to $9 per share for the full year, up from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports financial results, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 02, 2017 - 6:48 am
Aetna booked a $381-million, first-quarter loss mainly due to its failed bid for rival Humana, but the nation's third largest health insurer still beat earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast. Aetna says it now expects adjusted earnings of $8.80 to $9 per share for the full year, up from...
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April 27, 2017 - 7:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. is reporting first-quarter profit of $2.57 billion. The Philadelphia company said Thursday that it had net income of 53 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees walk the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner down towards the delivery ramp area at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C. The Boeing Co. reports earnings, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
April 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. is reporting a first-quarter profit of $1.45 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $2.34 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.01 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10...
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In this Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings on Tuesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 25, 2017 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it is still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores. The world's biggest burger chain said Tuesday that global sales rose 4 percent at established locations in the first three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2015 file photo, trees stand in front of a giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen is reporting better-than-expected operating earnings for the first quarter thanks to cost controls and a stronger contribution from its core brand, which was boosted by new models including the Tiguan SUV the company said Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
April 18, 2017 - 12:09 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen has reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter thanks to cost controls and a stronger contribution from its core brand, which was boosted by new models including the Tiguan SUV. The company said Tuesday that it made 4.4 billion...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, photo, a selection of Johnson & Johnson brand first aid products are shown in Surfside, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports financial earnings Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 18, 2017 - 11:19 am
Increased pressure to cut medicine prices and an industry-wide slowdown in consumer health product sales is hurting health care giant Johnson & Johnson. Those factors, along with a bigger tax bill than a year ago, trimmed J&J's first-quarter profit slightly, but it still gave a rosier...
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