Earnings surprises

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Wall Street capped a day of mostly wobbly trading with meager gains Tuesday, enough to nudge the S&P 500 to an all-time high for the third straight day. The benchmark index spent much of the day hovering below its previous high, but edged up in the last few minutes of trading. Household goods...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's Corp. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2019 - 6:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's turned to a sure thing in the first quarter, bacon, and it paid off. The world's biggest burger chain on Tuesday reported a first quarter profit of $1.33 billion, or $1.72 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to $1.78 per share, which is a nickel better...
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FILE- This Jan. 16, 2019, photo shows a Cadillac ATS V in Detroit. General Motors Co. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2019 - 6:04 am
Americans paid more for some General Motors vehicles in the first quarter, but overall sales declined and the automaker's results fell short of expectations. GM delivered more than 665,000 vehicles in the U.S. with the highest average prices for any first quarter in its history. Sales of the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a woman walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results on Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 29, 2019 - 4:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but reported slowing revenue growth amid tougher competition in the online advertising market. Alphabet shares dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading. Google's advertising revenue, its key moneymaker, grew by 15...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file photo a traveler checks in with Southwest Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 25. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 25, 2019 - 2:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights. But they are still standing by the embattled aircraft maker and deny interest in buying planes from its...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo a United Airlines commercial jet sits at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Continental Holdings, Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 16, 2019 - 2:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit doubled to $292 million as it carried more passengers and limited costs other than fuel. The results beat Wall Street expectations for a quarter that began with the partial government shutdown, which dinged travel by federal...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo specialist Patrick King, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn that ended an eight-day winning streak. Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft and Cisco systems both rose just under 1%. Drug Developer Gilead...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo traders gather at the post that handles Oaktree Capital Group on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 22, 2019 - 7:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday, dragged down by banks and industrial companies. Citigroup led a decline in banks with a 3.8 percent loss as bond yields continue to drop, threatening the profitability of financial companies that make money from...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Strong online sales and more shoppers helped push Target’s fourth-quarter results past Wall Street’s expectations. The chain’s remodeling and expanded delivery services enticed shoppers to buy during the critical holiday season. The retailer reported a 31 percent jump in comparable digital sales, with same-store sales up 5.3 percent. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's expanded online delivery options, new brands and updated stores helped drive shoppers to spend more during the critical holiday shopping season. Target, which is trying to narrow the gap between itself and online leader Amazon, enjoyed a 31 percent spike in online sales...
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