Earnings surprises

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Square CEO Jack Dorsey is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter CEO Dorsey serves as the head of payments company Square, taking advantage of the companies’ close geographical locations to split his time between the two. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter beat Wall Street's cautious expectations with its first quarterly profit in history, but that isn't going to solve the company's broader problems any time soon. The company isn't alone in dealing with abuse, fake accounts and attempts by Russian agents to spread...
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This Monday, April 24, 2017, photo shows the outside of a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 30, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cheap eats, $1 sodas and a new chicken snack helped bring more people to McDonald's, the company said Tuesday. The world's largest hamburger chain said U.S. sales rose 4.5 percent at established locations during the fourth quarter, thanks to its two-for-$5 deal called McPick 2, soda...
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This Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, photo shows the Pfizer company logo at the company's headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pfizer's fourth-quarter profit soared to $12.27 billion thanks to a huge tax benefit related to the U.S. tax system overhaul. The biggest U.S. drugmaker on Tuesday reported an $11.34 billion benefit, mainly from recalculating deferred tax liabilities. Pfizer also said it will take a charge of...
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January 25, 2018 - 1:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor says its fourth-quarter earnings rose a lower-than-expected 3 percent, hurt by weaker overseas sales, while its operating income slumped to its lowest level since 2010. South Korea's largest automaker said Thursday its October-December net profit was 1.03...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines jet lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Continental Holdings, Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)
January 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines jumped 46 percent and the carrier signaled that average fares would inch higher early this year, but its shares fell in extended trading Tuesday after executives spelled out aggressive growth plans. Like its rivals, United is benefiting from...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Boston's Logan International Airport. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Delta Air Lines Inc. reports earnings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 11, 2018 - 8:42 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines reported that fourth-quarter profit slipped 8 percent, but the results still beat expectations as average prices for passengers continued to creep higher. The airline also raised its forecast of 2018 earnings, citing the recent tax law that includes a lower corporate...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a woman passes Pfizer's world headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 31, 2017 - 4:23 pm
Pfizer doubled its third-quarter profit, thanks to slightly higher sales, lower one-time charges and reduced spending on production and administration. The drug giant edged past Wall Street's profit expectations and improved its 2017 financial forecast. The maker of Viagra and pain treatment Lyrica...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, a pair of Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record Equipped running shoes, containing an embedded chip to track exercise, are displayed in New York. Under Armour Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 31, 2017 - 9:26 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour is gassed. Shares in the sports gear company headed for their lowest open in four years Tuesday after it cut its outlook again in a field that has grown even more competitive. With North American revenue down more than 12 percent in the third quarter, the Baltimore...
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FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, shows a sign at the Merck company facilities in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
October 27, 2017 - 10:18 am
Lower sales for multiple medicines and a whopping charge for a big cancer drug collaboration drove Merck & Co. to a third-quarter loss of $56 million, but it still beat the muted expectations of Wall Street. The Kenilworth, New Jersey, company noted that a June cyberattack that shut down some...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase in sales during its summer "Prime Day" promotions. The company also said Thursday that it expects sales to rise during the busy...
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