Earnings

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If there’s ever been an a earnings announcement when earnings themselves aren’t important, it’s Yahoo’s fourth quarter. When the company issues results after trading hours Tuesday, investors will be looking for details of a long-awaited plan to divest the company’s stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group. That stake accounts for the majority of Yahoo’s …

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Another quarter, another blowout expected for Apple earnings. The tech giant is scheduled to report its first quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday. And as of Monday, analysts were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.60 per share on revenue of $67.69 billion, according to a Thomson Reuters survey of 40 analysts. …

GE faces energy headwinds

The strong dollar and falling oil prices are impacting General Electric’s fourth quarter results.

UPS fails to deliver

UPS warns its bottom line will get hit by a double whammy: a stronger dollar and the West Coast port dispute.

J&J gives weak outlook

Johnson & Johnson reported results that missed estimates because of a strong U.S. dollar and tough drug competition.

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Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

Video streaming company Netflix reported earnings that easily beat expectations on Tuesday, sending shares soaring in after-hours trading. The company posted an adjusted profit of 72 cents per share. Analysts had expected Netflix to report earnings of about 45 cents per share on $1.48 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters. …

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Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM Corp.

IBM delivered mixed quarterly results on Tuesday After the earnings announcement, the company’s shares fell 2 percent in after-hours trading. What is IBM stock doing now? (Click here to get the latest quotes.) The company posted fourth-quarter earnings of $5.81 per share, down from $6.13 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue decreased to $24.11 …

Tough quarter for banks

Kayla Tausche explains what went wrong with the banks in the fourth quarter?

Profit pressure hits Best Buy

In Best Buy’s earnings report it warned that deflationary pricing could impact future results. Courtney Reagan explains why this could be a costly trend in other retailers’ earnings.

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Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel.

Investors should expect Intel earnings to come out largely in line with estimates when the chipmaker releases quarterly results after the bell on Thursday, according to Rosenblatt Securities Managing Director Brian Blair. Wall Street projects earnings of 66 cents per share on sales of $14.7 billion, according to Thompson Reuters. Chances for upside, however, remain …

Q4 earnings outlook

With energy prices tumbling and the dollar soaring, will companies have a new excuse for less-than-stellar earnings?

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Two little-known researchers, focusing on a piece of the earnings cycle that very few pay any attention to, may have found a profitable anomaly for investors. A research paper by Romain Boulland of the ESSEC Business School in France and Olivier Dessaint of the University of Toronto looks at when companies announce they will announce …

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Bourbon is in, and apparel is out. That’s the story if you look at the earnings picture today. Abecrombie & Fitch cannot catch a break. Third-quarter earnings were about in line with expectations, but EPS of 42 cents is poor in comparison to last year’s 52 cents. Traffic was weak, and with about 30 percent …

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Lowe’s, the nation’s No. 2 U.S. home-improvement retailer, on Wednesday raised its full-year profit and sales forecast as home owners boosted spending on renovations. The company’s shares moved higher in trading following the report. (Get the latest quote here.) The company posted third-quarter earnings of 59 cents per share, up from 47 cents a share in …

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Home Depot reported adjusted earnings that missed estimates by a penny a share on Thursday, and said it was still trying to determine the total cost of a recent consumer data breach. Shares for the company fell in premarket trading immediately following the announcement. (Get the latest quote on Home Depot here.) Earnings for America’s …