quarterly reports

How Best Buy Bested the Doomsayers

Left for dead by some pundits, the big electronics retailer reported a surprisingly good quarter, with particularly strong growth online.

Family Dollar Reports Miserly Q1 Earnings

Family Dollar says quarterly earnings rose by less than three percent, falling shy of Wall Street expectations. And the discount store doesn't see things getting much better.

Things at RadioShack Are Only Getting Worse

RadioShack shouldn't be surprising anyone on the downside when it reports its quarterly results, but that's exactly what happened on Tuesday. Net sales fell 3% to $1 billion, weighed down by a 1.6% decline in same-store sales. Analysts were banking on a slight top-line uptick.

Earnings Season Opens: Early News and Previews

Earnings season unofficially kicks off today, but 26 companies have already reported for the second quarter of this year. According to institutional data provider Capital IQ, here are some of the highlights so far:

Three Things to Watch During Earnings Season

Earnings season is near, and investors, as always are worried. Don't fret too much, though: Odds are that your company will come out on top on the bottom line -- because most do. But what will separate the winners from the whiners for the coming quarter? Here are the three key factors.

Health Insurers Post Healthy Profits but Remain Cautious on 2011

The recent pushback on health care reform appears to have boosted the stock prices of health insurance companies, which have outperformed major indexes by quite a margin so far this year. That's because Americans have been cutting back on doctor visits, keeping reimbursement costs low.