Earnings surprises

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, left, works with specialists Peter Mazza, center, and Vera Liu on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Energy stocks led a broad slide on Wall Street Thursday as oil and gas prices fell, handing the market its second straight loss. Losses in technology and communications stocks also helped power the sell-off, offsetting gains in health care and real estate companies. Banks also rose, getting a boost...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's Corp. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's turned to a sure thing in the first quarter, bacon, and it paid off. The world's biggest burger chain on Tuesday reported a first quarter profit of $1.33 billion, or $1.72 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to $1.78 per share, which is a nickel better...
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FILE- This Jan. 16, 2019, photo shows a Cadillac ATS V in Detroit. General Motors Co. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:04 am
Americans paid more for some General Motors vehicles in the first quarter, but overall sales declined and the automaker's results fell short of expectations. GM delivered more than 665,000 vehicles in the U.S. with the highest average prices for any first quarter in its history. Sales of the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a woman walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results on Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 29, 2019 - 7:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but reported slowing revenue growth amid tougher competition in the online advertising market. Alphabet shares dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading. Google's advertising revenue, its key moneymaker, grew by 15...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, 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. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo a United Airlines commercial jet sits at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Continental Holdings, Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit doubled to $292 million as it carried more passengers and limited costs other than fuel. The results beat Wall Street expectations for a quarter that began with the partial government shutdown, which dinged travel by federal...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday April 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 16, 2019 - 11:59 am
Stocks were higher on Wall Street in midday trading Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Gains in financial and technology stocks outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Progressive climbed 6.2% after its latest quarterly earnings topped analysts' forecasts. Chipmakers...
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This photo provided by Janssen Biotech, Inc. shows the drug Balversa. On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved Balversa for treating patients with bladder cancer. Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%. The company reported financial results on Tuesday, April 16. (Janssen Biotech, Inc. via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 11:30 am
Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%, but the health care giant beat profit and revenue expectations, pushing up its shares. The maker of Tylenol and psoriasis drug Stelara on Tuesday said unfavorable currency...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo specialist Patrick King, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:44 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn a day earlier that ended an eight-day winning streak. Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft rose 0.5% and Cisco systems added 0.7%. Drug developer Gilead Sciences...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo traders gather at the post that handles Oaktree Capital Group on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 22, 2019 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday, dragged down by banks and industrial companies. Citigroup led a decline in banks with a 3.8 percent loss as bond yields continue to drop, threatening the profitability of financial companies that make money from...
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