Trains vs. trucks

There are two very different earnings stories going on in the transportation sector. Morgan Brennan explains.

Global economy hits earnings

Caterpillar, 3M and Procter & Gamble are sending a message to the markets about the global economy.

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Petrobras gas station in Brazil

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras lost 26.6 billion reais ($8.8 billion) in the fourth quarter after taking a write-down of 50.8 billion reais ($16.8 billion) due to corruption and other disruptions, the company said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Write-downs linked to a corruption scandal amounted to 6.19 billion reais (about $2 billion), while remaining losses …

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola report

Two iconic American companies, McDonald’s and Coke, are having a tough time of late, but their latest earnings reports offer a glimmer of hope for investors.

Earnings week: tech & consumer

This week we get results from more than a quarter of the S&P 500 and a handful of Dow components. As Sue Herera explains, these reports could tell us a lot about the health of the economy and business.

Schlumberger earnings drop

Schlumberger reported a sharp drop in profits and announced plans to cut thousands of jobs.

GE’s mixed quarter

General Electric reported better than expected profits, but revenue fell because of the strong U.S. dollar.

United Health’s results top estimates

United Health reported better-than-expected first quarter results and it raised its full-year guidance.

Goldman Sachs earnings beat

What fueled Goldman Sachs’ best quarterly results in years?


Bank of America posted a first-quarter profit on Wednesday, swinging from a surprise loss a year earlier when it took a charge of $6 billion for litigation expenses. The financial services giant’s shares slipped in premarket trading following the announcement. (Click here to track its shares.) The second-largest U.S. bank by assets posted net income …

Strong dollar hits J&J

Johnson & Johnson lowered its financial guidance for the year, partly because the stronger dollar is weighing on the health care company.

Slowing PC market weighs on Intel

Josh Lipton tells us the details of Intel’s earnings report and how the slowing PC market is weighing on the company.

Bracing for the banks

Will bank earnings be a bright spot for investors?


As earnings season approaches, some big names could be unusually active. Screening for mega-cap names with high implied earnings moves versus average moves, Goldman Sachs’ options research team found that JPMorgan, 3M and Intel are expected to move much more than history might indicate. Implied moves on earnings are determined by looking at options prices …

Earnings season preview

Earnings season is underway. What are the expectations for profits?