Earnings surprises

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 15, 2019 - 10:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth's fourth-quarter earnings slid 16 percent from last year, when a federal tax overhaul helped the nation's largest health insurer, but the performance still came in well above analyst expectations. The company's fast-growing Optum segment helped stoke results, with...
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In a photo taken Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, Target employee Lindsay Walker scans an item as she collects merchandise from shelves to prep them for an online order at a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 20, 2018 - 8:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target's ramped up investments online and in stores are bringing in shoppers, but they're bruising the bottom line right now. Company shares tumbled 10 percent before the opening bell Tuesday after Target missed profit expectations for the third quarter, the last look at the...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, traffic makes it's way past the Macy's flagship store in New York. Macy's Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 14, 2018 - 8:54 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores. The company also upped its annual earnings...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. General Motors reports earnings Wednesday, Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 31, 2018 - 10:56 am
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors rose more than 6 percent Wednesday morning after the company posted a $2.5 billion third-quarter profit that blew away Wall Street estimates. The Detroit automaker rode strong prices for much of its model lineup across the globe, especially in the U.S. where...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 30, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is reporting a slight revenue miss but stronger than expected profit in its third-quarter earnings report. The company had 2.27 billion monthly users at the end of the quarter, below the 2.29 billion analysts were expecting. Facebook says it changed the way it calculates...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2009, file photo, Dasani bottled water owned by Coca-Cola sits on the shelf in Montpelier, Vt. Strong sales of water and sugar-free drinks powered third-quarter earnings for Coca-Cola Co reported Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
October 30, 2018 - 11:26 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Strong sales of "premium" water and sugar-free sodas powered third-quarter earnings for Coca-Cola Co. Coke President and CEO James Quincey said enhanced waters like the smartwater, vitaminwater and Topo Chico brands helping turn around a slump in water sales at the company. Sales of...
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FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo a Nasdaq employee monitors market activity in New York. Amazon.com Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 25, 2018 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon reported another record quarterly profit Thursday, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service. But its revenue grew less than Wall Street analysts expected, and Amazon's shares fell after the results were released. The company, based in Seattle,...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo ramp workers prepare a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 for departure to Denver from Minneapolis International Airport in Minneapolis. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 25, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines have figured out how to extract more money from passengers, and they will need it to cover rising costs for their own fuel, labor and other expenses. Not long ago, investors demanded that the airlines boost prices, even if it meant reducing flights to create a shortage of...
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FILE- In this April 25, 2018, photo, visitors and journalists gather near a Ford Focus on display at the Ford exhibit during the media day for the China Auto Show in Beijing. Ford Motor Co. reports earnings Wednesday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net profit fell 37 percent in the third quarter as sales slowed in the U.S. and China. But the company still made $991 million from July through September, or 25 cents per share. Revenue was up 3 percent to $37.67 billion. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, shows a selection of Johnson & Johnson brand first aid products arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 16, 2018 - 8:07 am
A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations. The world's biggest maker of health care products on Tuesday also slightly raised its profit forecast for the year. The New Brunswick...
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