Earnings surprises

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also injected confidence into markets and prompted investors to move money into...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo traders Ashley Lara and John Santiago confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 16, 2019 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks erased an early loss and were little changed in midday trading Wednesday. A potential settlement in the opioid epidemic involving some of the nation's largest drug distributors lifted the health care sector. Homebuilders benefited from a surprisingly good survey on sales...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo trader Mark Puetzer, 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, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped lift the market, erasing modest losses from a day earlier...
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FILE- This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows Lubriderm, a Johnson & Johnson product, on display at a market in Pittsburgh. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 15, 2019 - 8:37 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter profit jumped 23%, beating Wall Street forecasts, thanks to higher sales of its key medicines for cancer and immune disorders and an acquisition-related charge a year earlier. The world's biggest maker of health care products also...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 06, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in midday trading Friday as investors weighed new data showing U.S. employers added fewer than expected jobs in August even as the unemployment rate remained near the lowest level in five decades. The Labor Department's report also showed more people entered the...
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In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 29, 2019 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported a sales shortfall for the fiscal second quarter and trimmed its annual sales forecast, blaming uncertainty surrounding an escalating trade war with China heading into the holiday shopping season. Shares of the retailer fell 8% in afternoon trading Thursday. "It...
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Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Daniel Kryger, center, work with specialist Mario Picone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as China stabilized its currency after allowing it to depreciate against the dollar in response to President Donald Trump's decision to put more tariffs on Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the gains in a reversal of Monday's slump, when they bore the brunt of the...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 19 2019, file photo specialist Mark Otto, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 26, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google's parent company, Twitter and other big corporations. Companies are nearly midway through earnings reporting season, and results have generally been better than the dismal expectations that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo trader Dennis Maguire works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as several major companies reported solid second quarter gains. Investors pushed stocks closer to the record highs they reached just over a week ago. The gains followed several stumbles last week, extending a period of...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo trader Steven Kaplan, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 18, 2019 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Thursday after Netflix reported a slump in new subscribers and dragged down communications companies. The streaming video service plunged after subscriber additions fell far below Wall Street forecasts during its April-June...
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