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 - 9:15 am
CVS Health beat fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but a struggling long-term care business took another huge bite out of the company's performance and its initial 2019 forecast was weaker than expected. Shares tumbled nearly 9 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. CEO Larry Merlo said in a...
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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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February 19, 2019 - 12:23 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. The London-based bank, 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- This Jan. 16, 2019, file photo shows a GMC Sierra pickup, left, and Denali in Detroit. General Motors' posted an $8.1 billion net profit last year as it got better prices for vehicles sold in the U.S., its most lucrative market. The performance was far better than the previous year, when the company lost $3.9 billion due to a giant tax accounting charge.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 06, 2019 - 11:30 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors posted an $8.1 billion net profit for 2018, fueled by better prices for vehicles sold in the U.S., its most lucrative market. It's a strong rebound from the previous year when the company lost $3.9 billion on a giant tax accounting charge. GM made $10.8 billion before...
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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 - 4:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil increased revenue during a volatile fourth quarter for world oil markets, but profit fell 28 percent from a year earlier, when Exxon booked a huge gain from lower corporate tax rates. The earnings topped Wall Street expectations, however, and capped Exxon's most profitable...
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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 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 - 8:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing reported annual revenue of more than $100 billion for the first time and shares 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 the...
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FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's strong profit for the fourth quarter is being overshadowed by a tepid outlook for the year. The drugmaker on Tuesday had a loss of $394 million, or 7 cents per share. Adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, however, per-share earnings...
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FILE- This July 19, 2018, file photo shows signage at a Southwest Airlines terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 24, 2019 - 8:15 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it has lost $10 million to $15 million so far from the partial government shutdown but overall travel demand remains strong, boosting the carrier's outlook for first-quarter revenue. The airline disclosed the shutdown impact Thursday as it reported a smaller...
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