Earnings

Morgan Stanley posted first-quarter earnings and revenue on Wednesday that beat analyst expectations on strong results in equity trading.

Early earnings season action, with strong results and weak stock performance, show that profits alone won’t drive the market higher. Instead, investors still have to contend with a slew of other issues that could drown out what should be an otherwise robust time for the corporate bottom line.

Corporate profits that are even better than Wall Street anticipates will help steady the recent market volatility and boost share prices, according to J.P. Morgan. Earnings season is getting into full gear and will accelerate this week.

Nike reported stronger than expected earnings after the bell, as the footwear maker said strength in its international markets helped results.

There is anger after the bank posted its third consecutive annual loss.

Josh Lipton reports on the quarterly earnings for Intel.

Morgan Brennan has the details of Caterpillar’s latest quarterly report.

Morgan Brennan reports on GE’s worse than expected results and an SEC investigation at the company tied to GE Capital’s $15 billion insurance charge.

Julia Boorstin reports the details of Netflix’s quarterly earnings report.

Lowe’s expects revenue to increase about 5 percent by the end of fiscal 2017.

Wall Street analysts are disappointed with Snap’s third-quarter earnings results.

Chevron on Friday reported earnings of $1.03 per share on revenues of $36.21 billion, both up from last year.

Exxon Mobil reported it earned 93 cents per share on $66.2 billion in revenue, beating estimates on both the top and bottom line.

Amazon will most likely disappoint Wall Street with its fourth-quarter forecast, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. “Investor focus remains on operating income with the view that guidance is likely to fall below sell-side consensus of $1.5bn,” Heath Terry, an analyst at Goldman, said in a note Wednesday. “We expect the company to guide total revenue …

Amid a shrinking market for sugary, carbonated beverages, Coca-Cola delivered earnings on Wednesday that topped estimates on the top and bottom lines, showing its ability to manage industry headwinds by focusing on prices and newer products like Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Here’s how the company did in the third quarter compared with Wall Street estimates from …