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Danaher Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings; Raises Guidance

Professional and medical equipment manufacturer, Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR - $100.93), announced results for the first quarter 2018 with net earnings of $566.6 million, which represents a 16.0% year-over-year increase. Adjusted net earnings were $0.99/share, a 16.5% increase over the comparable 2017 period and five cents ahead of Street estimates. For the period, revenues increased 11.5%… Continue reading Danaher Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings; Raises Guidance

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ABB Reports Mix Results on Higher Revenue

Swiss engineering firm ABB, Ltd. (NYSE: ABB - $24.27) reported first-quarter order growth across all units, as well as increased sales and stronger margins. Total orders rose 6% to $9.8 billion for the quarter, thanks in part to an 11% rise in orders booked by the Robotics and Motion unit. First-quarter revenue was $8.63 billion, up 1% on… Continue reading ABB Reports Mix Results on Higher Revenue

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CSX Announces Record First Quarter Results

East-coast rail and intermodal carrier CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX - $59.78) said its profit in the first quarter doubled while revenue held steady showing that the railroad's cost cuts and turnaround plan is gaining traction. The company reported adjusted earnings of $695 million, or $0.78 a share, up from $362 million, or $0.39 a year earlier. CSX’s operating ratio for… Continue reading CSX Announces Record First Quarter Results

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Johnson & Johnson Beats Sales and Earnings Estimates; Guides Higher

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - $129.74) reported adjusted net profit for the first quarter of $2.06 per share, up from $1.83 in the prior year period, and four cents higher than the Street estimate. Sales jumped 13% to $20.01 billion, up from $17.77 billion last year and higher than the $19.50 billion consensus estimate. Sales in J&J’s Janssen… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Beats Sales and Earnings Estimates; Guides Higher

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JPMorgan Chase Posts Strong Results

New York money-center bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM - $111.43) said its quarterly profit surged 35% to an all-time high, as a strong economy and nearly a quarter-billion dollars in tax savings boosted results. The bank's total revenue rose 12% to 27.91 billion and the nation’s largest bank by assets, reported an adjusted… Continue reading JPMorgan Chase Posts Strong Results

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Delta Releases Solid Results; Outlook Disappoints

Shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL - $53.19) are climbing about 3% after the Atlanta-based air carrier beat first-quarter profit and sales expectations, despite a somewhat downbeat revenue growth outlook for the year. Excluding special items, adjusted earnings per share came in at $0.74, a penny above consensus estimates. Adjusted operating expenses for the… Continue reading Delta Releases Solid Results; Outlook Disappoints