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Schlumberger Meets Earnings Views on Better-than-Expected Revenue

Houston’s Schlumberger, Ltd. (NYSE: SLB - $38.33) reported second-quarter revenue that was ahead of analysts' expectations, driven by gains in its international business as the world's largest oil-field services provider said there were more signs of an upturn in exploration and production. Revenue was almost flat year-on-year at $8.27 billion compared with $8.3 billion a… Continue reading Schlumberger Meets Earnings Views on Better-than-Expected Revenue

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Danaher Delivers Strong Sales and Earnings; Raises Guidance

Washington, DC-based science and medical technology company Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR - $141.54) posted higher earnings in the second quarter as revenue rose. The company earned $708.6 million, or $1.19 a share on an adjusted basis, compared to $1.15 a year earlier and topping Street expectations by three cents. Revenue for the quarter was $5.16… Continue reading Danaher Delivers Strong Sales and Earnings; Raises Guidance

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CSX Misses Expectations on Top and Bottom Lines; Trims Outlook

East coast rail and intermodal carrier CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX - $79.56) announced second quarter earnings of $870 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $877 million, or $1.01 per share in the same period last year; an earnings per share increase of 7%. The Street, however, was anticipating earnings of $1.11. CSX’s operating ratio set a company second quarter record of 57.4 percent,… Continue reading CSX Misses Expectations on Top and Bottom Lines; Trims Outlook

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JPMorgan Chase Reports Record Results

Money center bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM - $115.02) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as higher interest income and buoyant consumer lending offset lower activity at its trading desks. Net revenue rose 4% to $29.57 billion and net income climbed 16% to a record $9.65 billion with earnings of $2.82 per share. Analysts… Continue reading JPMorgan Chase Reports Record Results

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Johnson & Johnson Beats Street Views; Ups Revenue Guidance

Health products and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - $132.80) reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.58 compared to $2.10 a year ago and beating the consensus of $2.46. Revenue fell to $20.562 billion from $20.830 billion in the year-earlier quarter but beat Street views of $20.293 billion. Sales from J&J's Consumer business… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Beats Street Views; Ups Revenue Guidance