Monday, August 21, 2017

Priority Earnings

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Americans are going into Walmart stores and they’re spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world’s biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter. Revenue for the three months ended July 31 ...
In this Monday, June 27, 2016, photo, customers walk with their purchases from a Target store, in Methuen, Mass. Target Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher. Revenue also topped Wall Street expectations and the company boosted its ...
In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, people approach an entrance to a Home Depot store in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans are plowing money into their homes at an astonishing rate, new, used and even those not yet built, creating for Home Depot a frenzy of loyal customers. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer rang up its ...
In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a J.C. Penney department store in Hialeah, Fla.

BY JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — Sales at established J.C. Penney stores faded again during its most recent quarter, capping a gloomy week for U.S. retailers. Penney’s stock sunk below $4 Friday morning, an all-time low for the 115-year-old ...
This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo shows Macy's corporate signage at its flagship store in New York. Macy's Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Department store chains saw key sales figures fall again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly move online, though at Macy’s the decrease wasn’t as bad as Wall Street expected and Kohl’s managed to keep the decline ...
This Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, shows a Taco Bell facade behind a KFC drive-thru sign in Saugus, Mass.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum Brands is reporting quarter earnings of $206 million. On a per-share basis, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company said it had net income of 58 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 68 cents per share. The ...
In this Nov. 20, 2015, picture, a UPS cargo plane is pushed back from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky.

ATLANTA (AP) — Robust shopping at places like Amazon.com drove earnings up 9 percent at UPS during the second quarter. The Atlanta company said online shopping boosted demand for its air and ground-shipped packages, helping U.S. revenue rise 8 percent ...
In this Saturday, July 15, 2017, photo, fruit is stacked in bins in the produce section of the Whole Foods Market in Sudbury, Mass. Whole Foods Market Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods is reporting another quarterly sales decline as it prepares to be acquired by online giant Amazon. The grocery chain says sales fell 1.9 percent at established locations for the three months that ended July ...
This Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo shows bottles of Coca-Cola Ginger, left, and Coca-Cola Plus. The Coca-Cola Co. reports earnings, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola is reporting second-quarter earnings of $1.37 billion. The Atlanta company had net income of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 59 cents per share, topping Wall Street expectations by 2 cents, ...
This Monday, April 24, 2017, file photo shows a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh.

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s says a promotion for $1 sodas and a new line of premium burgers helped boost sales in its flagship U.S. market. The company said Tuesday that domestic sales rose 3.9 percent at established locations ...
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