BP earnings

BP Reinstates Dividend but Problems Linger

BP has benefited from high oil prices and announced it would reinstate its dividend. However, while its fourth-quarter profit was up from a year earlier, the oil giant reported a full-year loss.

ExxonMobil and Chevron Set to Post Sharp Gains

Blue-chip energy giants ExxonMobil and Chevron report quarterly earnings Thursday and Friday, respectively. If analysts' average forecasts are on the mark, both Dow components should post sharply higher profits and revenue, helped by lower costs and higher oil prices.