Financial performance

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 Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, a man looks back at the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 02, 2017 - 6:57 am
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. is reporting first-quarter earnings of $1.55 billion. On a per-share basis, the Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 56 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 88 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall...
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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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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 - 6:26 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. is reporting a first-quarter loss of $381 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Hartford, Connecticut-based company said it had a per-share loss of $1.11. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.71 per share. The...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, customers use a touchscreen to order food at a QuickChek convenience store in Cedar Knolls, N.J. In 2016, 22 percent of convenience stores’ sales came from prepared foods like pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, coffee and fountain sodas, up steadily from 13 percent in 2010, according to a preliminary annual report released by an industry association. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 01, 2017 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Convenience stores are looking to become a bigger competitor to fast-food chains on speed and value. Prepared foods like pizzas, burgers and coffee accounted for 22 percent of convenience store sales last year, up from 13 percent in 2010. Places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday, April 28, 2017, as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 28, 2017 - 12:13 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes veered lower in midday trading Friday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings. Real estate stocks lagged the most, while energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. Several technology companies were moving higher after...
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This April 25, 2017, photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobile Corp. reports earnings on Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 28, 2017 - 9:05 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon more than doubled its profit in the first quarter as rising crude prices magnified the cost cuts made by the company as energy prices tumbled. The company earned $4.01 billion, or 95 cents per share, for the three month period. A year earlier the Irving, Texas, company...
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This Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, shows the Chevrolet emblem on the grill of an Equinox compact sport utility vehicle at Quirk Auto Dealers in Manchester, N.H. General Motors Co. reports financial results, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2017 - 7:31 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter profit rose 34 percent as the company's strong truck and SUV lineup helped it increase U.S. sales when the rest of the industry is slowing. The Detroit automaker says its net income was $2.6 billion, or $1.70 per share, from January through March on...
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April 28, 2017 - 4:33 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household appliances, says profit for the three months ending March 31 rose to 1.08 billion kronor ($120 million), up 24 percent from the same period a year earlier. The Swedish company says its sales in the first quarter increased...
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