Earnings surprises

FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo a CVS Pharmacy building sign rests on a Jackson, Miss., store. CVS Health topped fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also debuted a 2019 outlook that fell far short of Wall Street expectations. The company said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that it expects adjusted earnings to range between $6.68 and $6.88 this year. FactSet says analysts expect earnings of $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 20, 2019 - 8:04 am
CVS Health beat fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but a struggling long-term care business took a $2.2-billion bite out of the company's performance and its initial 2019 forecast was weaker than expected. Shares tumbled more than 5 percent less than two hours before the opening bell Wednesday. CEO...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart delivered a quarterly report that beat expectations on profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the critical holiday period. Shares moved sharply higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Walmart is the first major retailer to deliver fourth-quarter results and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, a person walks past a branch of HSBC near Liverpool Street Station in London. Europe’s biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
February 19, 2019 - 1:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion. London-based HSBC, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said its revenue rose 5 percent from a year earlier to $53.8 billion. Pre-tax profit rose 16 percent to $19.9...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 11, 2019 - 3:35 pm
U.S. stocks veered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Monday as Wall Street nears the end of a relatively strong earnings season and looks ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China. Gains in industrial, energy and retail companies outweighed losses in communications...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 04, 2019 - 8:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent company Alphabet beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter earnings Monday, although its stock slid in after-hours trading over investor concerns about increased spending. Alphabet swung to a profit of $8.9 billion, up from a $3 billion loss in the same...
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FILE- This April 25, 2017, file photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:27 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil is easily beating profit expectations for the fourth quarter in which it ramped up production. The Irving, Texas, company posted net income of net income of $6 billion, or $1.41 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.51 per share,...
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FILE- In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo packages await delivery inside of a UPS truck in Baltimore. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 31, 2019 - 11:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that fourth-quarter profit fell, hurt by a hefty pension charge, but the results beat expectations as the company handled more packages and boosted prices. Revenue during the critical Christmas shipping period rose nearly 5 percent compared...
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FILE- In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo packages await delivery inside of a UPS truck in Baltimore. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A monster holiday season with more Americans shipping gifts fueled UPS profits during the fourth quarter. Operating profit grew 6.3 percent, the company said Thursday, pushing net income up to $453 million, or 52 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.94...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. The Boeing Company reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 30, 2019 - 8:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing reported annual revenue of more than $100 billion for the first time and shares are soared after the company easily beat Wall Street's profit and sales expectations for the fourth quarter. The big numbers from the plane maker, which is heavily exposed to trade standoff between...
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