Earnings surprises

A visitor walks through a Toyota showroom in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Toyota Motor Corp. has reported its quarterly profit climbed 7.2 percent, helped by strong sales in the U.S. and other overseas markets. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 03, 2018 - 5:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. logged a better than expected performance in the last quarter, reporting Friday that its quarterly profit jumped 7.2 percent to a record 657.3 billion yen ($5.9 billion), thanks to strong sales in the U.S. and other overseas markets. The maker of the Camry sedan,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, reported second-quarter earnings of $3.87 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Pfizer's top executives are predicting the Trump administration will try to eliminate big rebates off prescription drug prices that manufacturers pay to middlemen, a move that could sharply reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs. Pfizer shares jumped 3 percent on the comments, made to analysts during...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo the logo for Caterpillar appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Caterpillar’s second-quarter results topped Wall Street’s view, thanks in part to increased demand in its construction industries segment. The maker of heavy equipment and machinery also boosted its full-year adjusted earnings forecast again, citing its performance in the first half of the year and ongoing strength in end markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 30, 2018 - 8:28 am
Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. Shares rose more than 3 percent Monday in premarket trading. Caterpillar now anticipates...
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FILE - This May 1, 2018 file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. on Friday, July 27 reported second-quarter profit of $1.71 billion. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 63 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions and restructuring costs, were $1.06 per share. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:34 am
Soaring sales of cancer drugs, vaccines and veterinary medicines drove Merck & Co.'s 5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue and the company lifted its outlook for the year. Long known for primary care with its allergy, cholesterol, diabetes, heart and osteoporosis medications and shots to...
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July 26, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's quarterly profit soared past $2 billion for the first time, as revenue from online shopping and its cloud computing business grew. The Seattle-based company reported net income of $2.53 billion, or $5.07 per share, for the three months ending June 30. That blew past the $2...
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July 26, 2018 - 7:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast is reporting a stronger than expected second-quarter profit even as it struggles to keep cable TV subscribers. Earnings reported Thursday were $3.22 billion, or 69 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 65 cents per share, which, according to a...
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FILE - This April 24, 2017, photo shows a Coca-Cola delivery van in downtown Pittsburgh. Coca-Cola is reporting strong profit and revenue numbers, thanks in part to rising demand for Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in North America. The Atlanta company on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, posted second-quarter profit of $2.32 billion, or 54 cents per share. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola thinks it may have found a new drink that will give soda sales a shot of caffeine: Coke Plus Coffee. The company introduced the canned and bottled product in Australia last year, and has since rolled it out to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It did not say where it would...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Boeing worker Paul Covaci reaches out to touch a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. says its second-quarter profit was $2.2 billion. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday, July 25, it had profit of $3.73 per share on revenue of $24.26 billion. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $3.33 per share. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. says its second-quarter profit was $2.2 billion. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday it had profit of $3.73 per share on revenue of $24.26 billion. Earnings, adjusted to exclude certain pension items, were $3.33 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank said Wednesday that net profit fell to 401 million euros in the second quarter from 466 million euros a year earlier as the bank incurred higher costs from its drawn-out restructuring. Still, the profit figure beat analyst estimates of...
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