Earnings surprises

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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April 13, 2018 - 3:43 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city has closed its 2017 budget with a $10 million surplus. The Savannah Morning News reported Wednesday that City Manager Rob Hernandez said the surplus stemmed from a combination of about $5.2 million in revenue coming in higher than expected along with about $4.7...
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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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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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This April 25, 2017, photo, shows an Exxon service station sign in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 02, 2018 - 8:30 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.38 billion. The Irving, Texas-based company said it had profit of $1.97 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to 88 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations, but Exxon does...
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February 01, 2018 - 4:21 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia has reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings as a result of a one-off license fee from China's Huawei, but said short-term outlook for its core network business remained bleak despite an upward trend in North American sales. The Espoo, Finland -based maker of...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, the Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.13 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $5.18 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $4.80 per share.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 6:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — As its core business of making airplanes hums along, Boeing is venturing into related activities like making aircraft seats while also attempting to snap up a smaller jet manufacturer. The new tax law is providing another tail wind, helping Boeing executives pursue their growth...
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This Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, photo shows the Pfizer company logo at the company's headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pfizer's fourth-quarter profit soared to $12.27 billion thanks to a huge tax benefit related to the U.S. tax system overhaul. The biggest U.S. drugmaker on Tuesday reported an $11.34 billion benefit, mainly from recalculating deferred tax liabilities. Pfizer also said it will take a charge of...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo shows a sign on the campus of the Aetna headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
January 30, 2018 - 6:56 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna is reporting a better-than-expected profit of $244 million for the fourth quarter. The Hartford, Connecticut, company's per-share profit was 74 cents, or $1.25 when adjusted for one-time charges and costs. That beat Wall Street projections by 7 cents, according to a...
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