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Kansas City Southern hauls in record quarterly revenue, beats estimates
[Kansas City Business Journal] - Led by strong growth in automotive and intermodal shipments, Kansas City Southern reported its highest-ever quarterly revenue and beat Wall Street projections for profits. The regional railroad operator (NYSE: KSU) said Tuesday that it earned $74.9

US Steel posts adjusted profit after Serbian sale
[Reuters] - (Reuters) - US Steel Corp (XN) on Tuesday posted an adjusted first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates, partly because it sold off its money-losing operations in Serbia and shipped more flat-rolled steel in the quarter.

Baker Hughes 1st-quarter profit dips, but performance tops Wall Street's view
[The Republic] - AP HOUSTON — Baker Hughes Inc.'s first-quarter profit slipped as its costs and expenses climbed, but its performance still beat Wall Street's expectations. The Houston oil field services provider reported Tuesday that its net income fell to $379

First Commonwealth 1Q earnings soar
[Pittsburgh Business Times] - First Commonwealth's EPS beat Wall Street's average estimate of 9 cents per share for the quarter ended Mar. 31, First Commonwealth (NYSE:FCF) attributed the increased earnings to a lower provision for credit losses — $3.8 million compared to

McGraw-Hill beats estimates as profit rises
[Reuters] - N) beat Wall Street estimates as first-quarter profit was driven higher by increased sales of tools for institutional investors and commodity market information. First-quarter net income was $123 million, or 43 cents per share, compared with $120

Google News: Don't Be Surprised by Apple Q2 Earnings

[The Market Oracle] - Still, with its stock having tumbled 11% in the past two weeks, from its peak of $640 April 10, Apple needs to beat Wall Street expectations. If Apple earnings disappoint -- as occurred in the September quarter last year -- the stock will get beaten

Google News: Sigma-Aldrich Posts 5 Percent Revenue Growth for Q1

[GenomeWeb] - It beat Wall Street's consensus estimate of $ million. Sales for its Research business increased 4 percent to $468 million from $452 million year over year, and sales for the SAFC business were up 9 percent at $197 million versus $180 million.

Google News: How to Beat Wall Street -- With Social Security

[] - Hough: For retirees who time their benefits right, the reward can be worth more than 7% a year. By JACK HOUGH For an investment return that tops those offered by hedge funds, insurance firms or Wall Street banks, baby boomers should look to Social

Google News: Netflix Quarterly Results Top Estimates, But Shares Plunge

[] - Netflix delivered quarterly results Monday that beat Wall Street's expectations, but its shares fell sharply in after-hours trading. The company posted a first-quarter loss excluding items of 8 cents per share, down from a profit of $1.11 in the

Check Point Software Q1 Results Top Estimates - Update
[RTT News] - Adjusted earnings per share as well as top line beat Wall Street estimates. Gil Shwed, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Check Point, said, "I am very pleased with our strong start to the calendar year. Check Point delivered record

Google News: BancorpSouth Inc Earnings: Profit Swings Up and Beats Forecast

[Wall St. Cheat Sheet] - By Derek Hoffman BancorpSouth Inc (NYSE:BXS) climbed to a profit in the first quarter and beat Wall Street's expectations in the process. BancorpSouth is a financial holding company that, through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Bank, conducts commercial

Bank of Hawaii posts higher quarterly profit
[Reuters] - N) first-quarter profit handily beat Wall Street expectations as an improving economy helped the lender set aside less money to meet losses from bad loans. Net income for the first quarter was $43.8 million, or 95 cents a share, compared with $42.4

Google News: Microsoft shares rise from PC sale boost

[Technology Spectator] - Shares of Microsoft Corp rose more than 5 per cent on Friday after the world's largest software maker reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts on better-than-expected sales of personal computers. The deluge of mobile devices

Baidu Seen Growing EPS 79% As Competition Grows
[Investor's Business Daily] - In a research note Monday, analyst Tian X. Hou, of TH Capital, said she expects Baidu's Q1 sales to beat Wall Street's forecast. But Hou warns that Baidu's year-long growth could be limited because of a slowdown in China's economy and increased

Manpower net income up 13% in first quarter
[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] - By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel Staffing and recruiting firm Manpower Inc., a bellwether of the labor markets in the nations where it operates, on Friday beat Wall Street expectations with its latest quarterly earnings but showed brisker growth

Peabody first quarter profit beat Wall Street estimates
[] - Peabody Energy Corp., the largest US coal producer, posted first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates after an increase in output and revenue per ton in Australia. Net income fell 2.2 percent to $ million, or 63 cents a share

Cautious patients help UnitedHealth
[Minneapolis Star Tribune] - A 3 percent rise in profit, thanks in part to fewer big claims, beat Wall Street estimates. Price-sensitive Americans are avoiding the hospital and going to urgent care instead, and it's continuing to help insurance companies such as UnitedHealth Group

Apple to see another big iPhone, iPad quarter
[MarketWatch] - Wall Street is currently projecting earnings to surge by 57% for Apple's second fiscal quarter, and the company has beat Wall Street's consensus estimates in all but one of the last 20 reporting periods — by an average of 22%, according to FactSet

Instant View: General Electric posts quarterly profit
[Reuters] - (Reuters) - General Electric Co's first quarter earnings slightly beat Wall Street expectations, helped by strong sales of jet engines and energy equipment, as well as profit growth at its finance arm GE Capital. Profit excluding special items was 34

Microsoft rises as better PC sales boost profit
[Reuters] - (Reuters) - Shares of Microsoft Corp rose more than 5 percent on Friday after the world's largest software maker reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts on better-than-expected sales of personal computers.

Google News: Verizon Wireless data revenue growth impresses

[Mobile & Apps] - NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations as customers increased their spending on services such as wireless data, sending its shares up more than 2 percent.

Windows Puts Microsoft 2 Steps Ahead, Xbox 1 Step Behind
[TechNewsWorld] - By Rachelle Dragani Microsoft beat Wall Street expectations for its third fiscal quarter Thursday, posting revenue of $ billion. Windows 7 licenses were a big earner, perhaps surprising considering that Windows 8 is expected just around the corner

MARKET PULSE-US stocks to watch: Novo Nordisk, Microsoft, Schlumberger
[Reuters] - MICROSOFT CORP, Thursday close $31.01, up 4 pct The company beat Wall Street's profit forecast as personal computer sales held up better than expected, lifting its shares 2.5 percent after hours. SCHLUMBERGER, Thursday close $69.80

Microsoft results beat expectations
[BusinessTech] - By Reuters | 20 April Microsoft Corp beat Wall Street's profit forecast as personal computer sales held up better than expected, lifting its shares 2.5 percent after hours. The results buoyed optimism around the world's largest software maker

Update on the latest business
[KRGV] - Morgan Stanley rose 2.3 percent after it beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue estimates. UnitedHealth Group, eBay and Southwest Airlines also beat forecasts. Stock indexes fell after a regional manufacturing index dropped sharply, and the National

New Product Lines Help Under Armour Q1 Win
[Investor's Business Daily] - By GILLIAN RICH, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 02:20 PM ET Innovative product lines and footwear sales helped Under Armour's (UA) first-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates on Friday, and the athletic apparel maker raised its guidance.

Natgas Glut Doesn't Put Schlumberger Earnings In Rut
[Investor's Business Daily] - By GILLIAN RICH, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 01:29 PM ET Schlumberger (SLB) first-quarter profit and revenue beat Wall Street as strong deepwater drilling activity overshadowed the impact of shifting from natural gas to oil fields .

Accounting charge trims Morgan Stanley revenue; earnings beat estimates
[Washington Post] - But investors ignored the charge and focused instead on how the bank beat Wall Street's forecasts for earnings and revenue, sending the stock higher on a down day for the market. Revenue rose to $8.9 billion from $7.8 billion a year ago excluding the

Microsoft Q Results Beat Wall Street Predictions, Despite Sagging Xbox ...
[Huffington Post] - By AP :01 PM ET REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft's fared better than analysts anticipated in its latest quarter, boosted by a surprising rise in sales of its Windows operating system for personal computers The fiscal third-quarter performance

Boston Scientific shares up pre-market on earnings beat
[Boston Business Journal] - (NYSE: BSX) shares rose more than 6 percent ahead of the market open, after the company beat Wall Street expectations by announcing it had more than doubled profits in the first quarter, year over year, despite lower revenues. In a conference call

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