Earnings surprises

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Wall Street capped a day of mostly wobbly trading with meager gains Tuesday, enough to nudge the S&P 500 to an all-time high for the third straight day. The benchmark index spent much of the day hovering below its previous high, but edged up in the last few minutes of trading. Household goods...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a woman walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results on Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but fell short on revenue, sending its stock down more than 7% in after-hours trading. Alphabet reported a first-quarter profit of $8.3 billion, down 6% from $8.9 billion in the year-earlier period. Profit amounted to $...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file photo a traveler checks in with Southwest Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 25. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights. But they are still standing by the embattled aircraft maker and deny interest in buying planes from its...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's budget performance in 2018 was better than expected following some revenue-boosting measures by the government. According to the country's statistical agency, Greece recorded a primary budget surplus, which excludes the cost of servicing the country's vast public debt...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday April 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:29 am
Stocks were higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology companies led other sectors, with chipmakers among the big gainers. Health care stocks also rose as traders weighed quarterly earnings from Johnson & Johnson and...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 15, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 15, 2019 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Falling bank stocks pulled U.S. indexes modestly lower on Monday, and the S&P 500 was on track for just its third loss in the last three weeks. Goldman Sachs dropped to one of the largest losses in the S&P 500 index after saying it's off to a "muted start to the year,"...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo specialist Patrick King, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 10, 2019 - 10:44 am
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn a day earlier that ended an eight-day winning streak. Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft rose 0.5% and Cisco systems added 0.7%. Drug developer Gilead Sciences...
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March 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strong online sales, traffic growth in newly remodeled stores and expanded delivery options pushed target beyond most expectations in the crucial fourth quarter, when retailers ring up holiday sales. The Minneapolis retailer reported a 31 percent spike in comparable digital sales...
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FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo a CVS Pharmacy building sign rests on a Jackson, Miss., store. CVS Health topped fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also debuted a 2019 outlook that fell far short of Wall Street expectations. The company said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that it expects adjusted earnings to range between $6.68 and $6.88 this year. FactSet says analysts expect earnings of $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:15 am
CVS Health beat fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but a struggling long-term care business took another huge bite out of the company's performance and its initial 2019 forecast was weaker than expected. Shares tumbled nearly 9 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. CEO Larry Merlo said in a...
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