Blockbuster earnings season expected a year after pandemic low

Jul 12, 2021
Wall Street analysts predict we’ll see the best earnings growth in more than a decade compared to the second quarter last year.
There are high expectations for second-quarter earnings results that will be released by companies this week.
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The upside of the vaccine rollout for the companies making shots

May 3, 2021
The resulting goodwill may prove useful to Pfizer and Moderna.
Karen Andersen, who covers biotech at Morningstar, says the potential sale of booster shots to ward off variants of COVID-19 could be profitable for Pfizer and Moderna.
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Apple looks to build on strong end to 2020

Jan 27, 2021
The company's fourth quarter earnings hit a new high at a time when personal devices took on added importance.
The pandemic has made electronics more important for those working or learning from home.
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Another strong quarter expected for Amazon amid the pandemic

Jul 30, 2020
And that's despite the company spending billions of dollars hiring new workers and beefing up safety measures.
The e-commerce, streaming video and cloud-services tech behemoth had a strong first quarter, and the same is expected for the spring results.
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Airlines brace themselves ahead of reporting earnings this week

Jul 20, 2020
The last quarter wasn't a good one for carriers.
Consumer surveys find most Americans are wary of getting on a plane right now.
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Beyond sliding profits, earnings reports tell more about the COVID-19 economy

Apr 16, 2020
Corporate profits are expected to drop across the board this quarter. But beyond the headline figures, earnings reports offer a lot of clues about how the economy is faring through the crisis.
Wall Street has become a lonely place, but the quarterly earnings season has begun.
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Fiat Chrysler follows GM, Ford in ending monthly sales reports

May 2, 2019
Fiat Chrysler is following the lead of GM and Ford and moving to quarterly sales reports.
A FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) logo is displayed on March 6, 2019 during a press day ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.
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Don't look at corporate earnings for clues on how the economy is doing

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Apr 30, 2019
What's good (or bad) for corporations may not be good for the economy overall.
Board members watch a video demonstration for the Surface Hub 2 during the Microsoft annual shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Washington, in 2018.
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President Trump wants companies to report earnings less often. Good idea?

Aug 17, 2018
There’s a dance called earnings season that happens in the corporate world every three months. Public companies are required to open their books and add up all those debits and credits so that investors, analysts, and the media can comb through their financial statements. President Donald Trump on Friday said he’s asked the Securities and […]
US President Donald Trump, center, hosts a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Aug. 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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