Earnings Reports

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Retail giant Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported better than expected third-quarter earnings and reiterated for Q4. U.S. same-store sales rose 6.4%, continuing near 10 years highs, e-commerce sales jumped 79% as stay at home shoppers grew and $WMT continued to inch into $AMZN's space.

Chevron reported better than expected third quarter earnings Friday along with fellow oil major ExxonMobil. Capital spending was down 48% and operating expenses down 12%. Noble Energy acquisition completed in October 2020. Revenue continues to be hammered by the coronavirus economic collapse.

Oil giant ExxonMobil reported better than expected third quarter earnings Friday with its third quarterly loss in a row. The Covid pandemic has caused plunging oil demand within a supply glut but Exxon said seeing "early stages of demand recovery.” . Q1 was $XOM's first quarterly loss in 32 years.

Social media company Twitter reported better than expected third quarter earnings Wednesday beating on revenue and earnings BUT missed on key user metrics sending the stock down 17%. Investors are concerned for advertising revenue growth with $TWTR blatant political meddling.

Consumer electronics giant Apple reported better than expected September quarter earnings Thursday. Revenue from iPhones dissppointed. $AAPL did not other guidance given the COVID-related supply chain and consumer disruptions. Sales in Greater China were weak, down 28% on the year.

Etsy reported better than expected third-quarter earnings after the market Wednesday. Revenues came in over $400 million with the marketplace platform expected to have sustained momentum during the coronavirus lockdown with orders and customer relationships becoming more developed.

Software giant Microsoft reported better than expected September quarter earnings Tuesday after the close. The Azure public cloud for hosting applications and websites grew 48%, accelerating from 47% in the prior quarter, faster than the 44% growth. Server products and cloud services revenue advanced 22%.

Social media company Snap, owner of Snapchat reported better than expected third quarter earnings expectations with revenues up 52% year-over-year and a adjusted EPS of $0.01 versus a loss of $0.04 last year. Daily active users rose by 18% year-over-year to 249 million.

Texas Instruments reported better than expected quarter earnings Tuesday and guided higher for the second quarter. $TXN's earnings report ahead of other chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices $AMD, Qualcomm $QCOM and Intel $INTC.

Citigroup posted better than expected results before the market as equity and fixed interest revenue helped overcome lockdown related credit-loss losses. $C reported after other money center banks JPMorgan Chase $JPM, Wells Fargo $WFC.

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