Retailers hope for a holiday season that's more predictable, less wonky

Nov 14, 2022
A few other things retailers want: a steady pace of spending and to unload excess inventory.
"Retailers are almost wishing for a more steady pace of holiday spending rather than a mad dash to those holiday sales," said Wells Fargo economist Shannon Seery.
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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

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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