Earnings surprises

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 - 6:40 am
DETROIT (AP) — Even with auto sales beginning to ebb in the U.S., China and elsewhere, General Motors posted a strong third-quarter profit, blowing past Wall Street expectations on rising prices in North America and surprising resilience in China. GM reported a $2.5 billion third-quarter net profit...
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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 - 8:26 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 - 5:24 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 - 2:22 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 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 earnings Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 16, 2018 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite the usual lull in activity, Wall Street's biggest names had a pretty good summer. The leading U.S. investment banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — each reported third quarter profits that beat analysts' expectations Tuesday, helped by strong performance in their...
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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 - 4:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is edging out profit and revenue expectations for the third quarter and raising its profit outlook as domestic sales rise. The company on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $3.93 billion, or $1.44 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, a customer enters a Citibank branch, in New York. Citigroup reports earnings Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup said Friday that its third-quarter profits rose 12 percent from a year earlier, as the banking conglomerate was able to cut expenses and benefited from lower taxes. The New York-based bank earned $4.62 billion in the third quarter, up from $4.13 billion a year ago. Citi...
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Trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The market's recent decline was set off by a sharp drop in bond prices and a corresponding increase in yields last week and early this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 11, 2018 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are slumping for a second straight day as the market endures its most volatile stretch since February. The Dow Jones industrials fell 545 points, or 2.1 percent, to 25,052.83 and the benchmark S&...
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FILE- In this May 24, 2018, file photo a Delta Air Lines passenger jet plane, a Boeing 717-200 model, approaches Logan Airport in Boston. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, reported third-quarter earnings of $1.31 billion. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 11, 2018 - 11:07 am
Airlines have been pouring money into amenities that making flying nicer for high-paying customers while economy-class passengers endure cramped quarters and higher fees for extra services. That strategy might anger budget travelers, but it makes sense for the airlines, judging from Delta's latest...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017 file photo, a person buys marijuana at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. The first full year of legalized marijuana for recreational use in Nevada pushed taxable pot sales past the $500 million mark statewide and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 the $529.9 million in taxable pot sales for recreational and medical use combined exceeded expectations by 40 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first full year of legal marijuana sales in Nevada exceeded expectations by 40 percent, state tax officials said Tuesday. Taxable pot sales statewide totaled $529.9 million and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools, the Nevada Department...
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