Earnings surprises

FILE- This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target reported strong fourth-quarter profits, though its sales were weighed down by weak toy and electronics sales during the crucial holiday shopping season. Target joins a string of other retailers, including Walmart, with disappointing sales during the shortest holiday shopping period since 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 03, 2020 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. offered a solid annual profit outlook on Tuesday and said that it hasn't seen anything related to the spreading new virus so far that would affect its financial targets. The outlook came as the discounter reported strong fourth-quarter profits, though its sales were...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Bob Henriques, of Framingham, Mass., moves items at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. Lowe's Cos. delivered weaker-than-expected sales for the fiscal fourth quarter and offered an annual forecast that came below Wall Street expectations. The report, issued Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, sent shares down in early morning trading. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 26, 2020 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported weaker-than-expected sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and offered an annual forecast that came below Wall Street expectations. During a call with analysts, Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison blamed the sales shortfall on the timing of its marketing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. Twitter reported Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 that its fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $119 million from $255 million in the same period a year earlier but the number of daily users rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2020 - 8:02 am
Shares in Twitter jumped Thursday after the social media company said revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts in the latest quarter, though profit fell as expenses rose. The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net income fell to $119 million, or 15 cents per share. That's...
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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck is posting a 29% jump in fourth-quarter profit and it's spinning off its women's health division and other operations that churn out $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The drugmaker on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 reported net income of $2.36 billion, up from $1.83 billion, a year earlier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 05, 2020 - 8:41 am
Drugmaker Merck beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit expectations, but investors weren't as happy with the biggest move Merck's made in years: deciding to spin off its women's health division and other operations with $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The maker of cancer blockbuster Keytruda...
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February 03, 2020 - 1:24 pm
Google parent company Alphabet posted mixed fourth-quarter results on Monday, falling short on Wall Street's expectations for revenue but beating on profit. The Mountain View, California-based company earned $10.67 billion, or $15.35 per share, in the final three months of 2019. That's up from $8...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Pfizer's ongoing restructuring is significantly reducing revenue, resulting in a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter and a miss of Wall Street's profit expectations. The results and Pfizer's 2020 financial forecasts didn't please investors, who drove Pfizer shares down more than 4%, an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo Southwest pilots prepare for a flight at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 23, 2020 - 8:49 am
DALLAS (AP) — The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets before the end of the peak summer travel season, and that promises to lead to thousands more canceled flights and higher costs well into another year. On Thursday, American...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 15, 2020 - 3:41 am
UnitedHealth Group’s net income jumped 16% in the fourth quarter as the nation’s biggest health insurer ended 2019 by topping Wall Street’s earnings expectations again. But the Minnetonka, Minnesota, company missed forecasts for revenue, but on Wednesday reaffirmed profit expectations for 2020,...
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Visitors past through the Beijing Daxing International Airport near Beijing on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Newly opened in Sept, the airport was built in less than five years at a cost of 120 billion yuan (dollars 17 billion U.S.), is designed to handle 72 million passengers a year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 12, 2019 - 4:09 am
Delta Air Lines, the most profitable U.S. carrier, expects profits and revenue to increase next year on sustained demand for air travel and stable prices for jet fuel. The Atlanta airline said 2020 adjusted earnings will be between $6.75 and $7.75 per share. The midpoint of that range is modestly...
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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon warms up wearing Under Armour cleats before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Jacksonville, Fla. A strong quarter from Under Armour is being overshadowed by a federal investigation into the company’s accounting practices. The athletic gear maker reported better than expected profit and revenue for the third quarter Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, but shares are down 13% before the opening bell. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 04, 2019 - 10:01 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strong quarter from Under Armour was overshadowed by federal investigations into the company's accounting practices. The company also lowered its revenue expectations for the year Monday. The probe, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is seeking information that would...
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