Earnings Reports

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Morgan Stanley reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings before the bell Thursday as rising markets helped the wealth and investment management business. $MS followed Bank of America $BAC JPMorgan Chase $JPM, Wells Fargo $WFC, PNC Financial $PNC Goldman Sachs and Citigroup $C reporting

Bank of America reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings before the bell Wednesday. However Of three main divisions, only its global markets business posted a quarterly increase in profit. $BAC followed Citigroup $C JPMorgan Chase $JPM. Wells Fargo $WFC

Citigroup posted better than expected results before the market with $C revenues from its fixed-income, currency and commodities trading division getting a boost from higher rates during the quarter. $C reported after other money center banks JPMorgan Chase $JPM, Wells Fargo $WFC.

Wells Fargo reported worse than expected Q4 earnings before the bell Tuesday. $WFC reported along with JPMorgan $JPM and Citigroup. The bank continued to feel ramifications from the sales scandal. Quarterly profit was $2.87 billion, down over 50% from the year-ago period,

JPMorgan Chase, America's largest bank reported better than expected Q4 earnings Tuesday before the open. $JPM saw quarter profit rise 21% to $8.52 billion, or $2.68 a share. Equities Revenue was $1.37 billion. Wells Fargo $WFC and Citigroup also report Tuesday.

More bad news for FedEx after dissappointing earnings last week, Sunday, Amazon announced third-party sellers could not use $FDX's Ground and Home shipping for Prime services. FedEx wounded by slow European economy and the trade war took a hit.

Nike reported stronger earnings than expected  for the fiscal second quarter of 2020 after the close Thursday. $NKE saw strong revenue growth, gross margin expansion, selling and administrative expense leverage,  lower tax rate and lower average share count.

Pharmacy retailer Rite Aid swung to a much larger profit in the third quarter than expected, from a loss last year, with help from debt retirements and increased adjusted EBITDA. In a heavily short market it popped 45% after the release.

Software solutions provider Adobe Systems reported better than expected earnings Fourth quarter earnings on Thursday with record quarterly revenue of $2.99 billion, 21% y/y growth. In fiscal year 2019 $ADBE saw record annual revenue of $11.1 7 billion, up 24% year-over-year

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings announced better than expected third quarter earnings Tuesday and a new CEO that sent the stock 12% higher. The US consumer is shopping on-line with $AMZN, $BBY and $WMT and discount and closeout retailers like $OLLI and Big Lots $BIG.

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