Earnings surprises

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 - 8:44 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 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 - 4:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A monster holiday season with more Americans shipping gifts fueled UPS profits during the fourth quarter. Operating profit grew 6.3 percent, the company said Thursday, pushing net income up to $453 million, or 52 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.94...
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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 - 1:20 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Boeing, flying high on strong demand for airliners and military planes, faces a difficult decision over whether to develop a new plane to fill in a gap in its lineup. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the plane could replace less fuel-efficient bigger planes and let airlines launch...
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FILE- This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows Lubriderm, a Johnson & Johnson product, on display at a market in Pittsburgh. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:27 am
A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit after posting a huge loss a year ago, when it took a $13.6 billion charge related to the late-2017 U.S. tax overhaul. The world's biggest maker of health care products...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 16, 2019 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs swung to a fourth-quarter profit, as the bank's advisory business helped offset a difficult quarter in trading, given the turbulent markets in late 2018. The Wall Street firm said Wednesday that it earned $2.32 billion, or $6.04 a share, compared to a $...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate in Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Airlines reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 15. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 15, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 20 percent due to higher fuel and labor costs, but its profit and revenue both beat analysts' expectations. Shares of United's parent rose in after-hours trading. United is adding seats faster than its rivals...
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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 - 4:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth's fourth-quarter earnings slid 16 percent from last year, when federal tax cuts 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 - 4:52 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target's ramped up investments online and in stores are bringing in shoppers, but they're also bruising the bottom line. Company shares fell sharply before the opening bell Tuesday after Target missed profit expectations for the third quarter, the last look at the retailer's...
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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 - 5:54 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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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody." (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with an estimated $50 million in weekend ticket sales, well above expectations. The 20th Century Fox release starring Rami Malek as the Queen frontman has been pegged for...
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