were clearly pleased
solid December-period results
, which were driven by the company’s international business, and the stock moved nicely higher, in response.
a Dow-30 member, the world's fourth-largest oil company
based on proven reserves, and the second-largest energy company based in the United States, has reported fourth-quarter results. Revenues dropped almost 18%, to $46.1 billion, and share net fell 28%, to $1.85.
For years, International Business Machines
(IBM) has been a worldwide supplier of advanced information processing technology
, communications systems, services, and program products. Its name is synonymous with the boom
and data sharing
that powered the tech world through so much growth and change in the last several decades. All the while, its stock has been a Dow-30 component and a bellwether
for the technology
sector as a whole. But of late, things seem to be taking a turn for the worse at IBM. High-profile names like Apple
get the majority of the headlines nowadays, and the news
that is generated by Big Blue
has not been positive
in recent quarters.
Telecommunications heavyweight AT and T
(T) has reported fourth-quarter results that were mixed, still this Dow component inched higher.
The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace/defense corporation, achieved strong bottom-line results in the fourth quarter. Moreover, the company issued an upbeat outlook for 2015 and the stock moved higher, in response.
Foot Locker Inc.
(FL) stock has experienced a largely positive year
in the retail space
, growing roughly 30% in value since the beginning of 2014. But are these shares suitable for investors seeking a position in the soft lines retail space? In this article, we will address the issues impacting the company by taking a brief look at Foot Locker’s business by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis
of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
After some initial ups and downs, shares
(MCD) fell slightly
after the restaurant operator released fourth-quarter financials
Industrial conglomerate and long-standing Dow-30 member General Electric has reported fourth-quarter results that inched past expectations on the earnings line, but came in a tad shy of the revenue consensus.
, a telecommunications giant and Dow-30 component
, has reported December-quarter earnings of $0.71 a share, a nickel below our estimate, yet a solid 8% advance on the year-earlier result, on a strong 6.8% top-line improvement. Still, investors did not seem overly enthused, and the stock is trading modestly lower on the news.
Property/Casualty insurance giant Travelers
(TRV) posted strong results for the recent December quarter. More precisely, earnings from operations, which exclude capital gains and losses from investments, came in at $3.07 a share, a 14.6% increase from last year's comparable-period tally, and well above our $2.46 expectation.