Financial performance

FILE- In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo packages await delivery inside of a UPS truck in Baltimore. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A monster holiday season with more Americans shipping gifts fueled UPS profits during the fourth quarter. Operating profit grew 6.3 percent, the company said Thursday, pushing net income up to $453 million, or 52 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.94...
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January 31, 2019 - 4:11 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped about 10 percent to 3.5 billion kronor ($390 million) as consumers continued to shift to online shopping. The Stockholm-based group retailer said quarterly sales increased by 12...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo Dutch energy giant Shell says its fourth-quarter earnings rose 32 percent as the company took advantage of higher oil prices following years of streamlining operations. Earnings excluding one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories — the industry's favored...
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This June 19, 2018, photo, visitors walk around a figure of Super Mario of Nintendo at Panasonic center in Tokyo. Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, is reporting a 25 percent jump in fiscal third-quarter profit, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 31, 2019 - 3:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, reported Thursday that its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 25 percent, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console. Nintendo Co.'s October-December profit totaled 104.2 billion yen...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, visitors try out Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note9 smartphones during an industrial fair in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean technology giant Samsung posted on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 30, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has posted a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. It still finished the year with record highs, but expects a decline in earnings this year. The South...
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January 30, 2019 - 4:04 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft's ongoing growth as a provider of cloud computing services helped drive its fiscal second-quarter net income of $8.42 billion, an improvement after a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Redmond, Washington-based company said Wednesday it had profit of $1.08...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. The Boeing Company reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing reported annual revenue of more than $100 billion for the first time and shares are soared after the company easily beat Wall Street's profit and sales expectations for the fourth quarter. The big numbers from the plane maker, which is heavily exposed to trade standoff between...
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Investors walk in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Asian markets rose Wednesday as traders awaited a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
January 30, 2019 - 7:23 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders awaited the conclusion of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks. Corporate earnings were also in focus, with strong figures from Boeing boosting sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.7 percent...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017, file photo, a visitor walks past the logo of Toyota Motor Corp. at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, it sold 10.59 million vehicles globally last year, fewer than the 10.83 million delivered by German rival Volkswagen AG. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
January 30, 2019 - 4:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. sold 10.59 million vehicles globally last year, fewer than the 10.83 million delivered by German rival Volkswagen AG, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Separately, the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance reported that its combined global sales stood at 10.76...
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Joe Kaeser, CEO of German industrial conglomerate Siemens, speaks during the company's annual press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Germany's Siemens AG said Wednesday net profit fell by half in the most recent quarter, to 1.12 billion euros ($1.28 billion), as the company saw higher taxes and falling demand for its big-ticket power turbines. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
January 30, 2019 - 3:13 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German industrial group Siemens said Wednesday its net profit fell by half in the most recent quarter, to 1.12 billion euros ($1.28 billion), due to higher taxes and falling demand for its big-ticket power turbines as utilities turn to renewable energy. Net profit for the...
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