earnings season

Dow, S&P 500 Post Best Monthly Gains in a Year

Some robust blue-chip earnings and an improvement in consumer sentiment helped stocks shrug off a disappointing reading on economic growth to end mixed Friday -- but the market still enjoyed its biggest monthly gain in a year.

Supervalu Earnings: Grocer's Woes Continue

Grocery chain Supervalu reported a net income of 31 cents per share this morning for the last quarter, which ended May 10, a 40% decline year-over-year. An after-tax charge of 12 cents per share that brought the figure down, but the quarter was still a disappointment.

Can This Earnings Season Keep Up Its Winning Streak?

The first peak week of second-quarter earnings season was just what the market ordered, thanks to some beat-and-raise reports from Dow blue chips. This week has more such big-name results on tap. And again, investors will be looking closely for top-line revenue growth.

Honeywell Reports 2Q Earnings of 60 Cents Per Share

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings of 60 cents per diluted share, unchanged from the second quarter of 2009. Sales rose 8% to $8.2 billion, driven by strong gains in transportation systems and specialty materials. Earnings excluding non-cash pension expenses were up 24% to 78 cents a share, the company said in a statement.

3M Posts Earnings of $1.54 Per Share on Booming Sales

3M (MMM) reported that second-quarter earnings rose 37.5% from a year ago to $1.54 per share, driven by booming sales. Sales were $6.7 billion, an increase of 17.7% from the year-ago quarter, the company said in a statement. Geographically, the biggest gain was in emerging economies, which posted an increase of 38% in sales from a year ago.

What Will This Week's Earnings Signal?

After the Dow's 261-point belly flop to end last week on what were, after all, better-than-expected bank earnings, investors may be forgiven for feeling rather queasy after checking out this week's earnings calendar, which includes 120 of the S&P 500.

The Earnings Season Crunch Is On

For better or worse, earnings season hits high gear this week. Here's a quick run down of what analysts are expecting to see, as well as a closer look at three of the biggest anticipated earnings gainers: American Express, Texas Instruments and Apple.

Stocks Rally Again. Time to Buy or Take Cover?

Stocks rallied for a third day, driven by encouraging second-quarter earnings. But there are increasing signs that profit growth may disappoint. In the face of warning signs, what should investors do?

Earnings Preview: General Electric, a Bellwether

GE reports Q4 earnings Friday before the market opens, and Wall Street will scrutinize the company's industrial products sales and orders for clues to the strength of the U.S. and global economic recoveries.