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Colgate Beats Earnings’ Estimate; Margins Under Pressure

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL -$66.74) reported third quarter sales increased about 2% from a year earlier, helped by higher volumes and prices. The maker of its namesake toothpaste, Irish Spring and Speed Stick deodorant reported a profit of $578 million compared with $523 million a year ago. Excluding one-time costs, the company reported an adjusted… Continue reading Colgate Beats Earnings’ Estimate; Margins Under Pressure

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International Paper Tops Earnings Estimates; Misses on Revenue

International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP - $43.72) posted third-quarter profits that topped expectations, but sales fell a bit shy of Wall Street's forecasts. The Memphis, Tenn., paper company reported adjusted third-quarter earnings of $1.09 a share compared to $1.56 last year. Analysts on average, were expecting an adjusted profit of $0.99 a share. Sales fell 5.6%, to $5.57 billion, missing Wall Street's estimate of $5.61 billion.… Continue reading International Paper Tops Earnings Estimates; Misses on Revenue

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Marathon Petroleum Beats Earnings Estimates; Plans Spin Off of Retail Operations

Oil refiner and marketer Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC - $63.62) reported third quarter profit that beat expectations but revenue that missed; announced plans to spin off its retail business; and said its long-time CEO plans to retire. Net income rose to $1.10 billion from $737 million in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted… Continue reading Marathon Petroleum Beats Earnings Estimates; Plans Spin Off of Retail Operations

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Total Beats Estimates; Hikes Dividend

French energy giant Total SA (NYSE: TOT- $52.70) reported a slump in third-quarter earnings due to a plunge in oil and natural gas prices but a surge in production in the period helped beat sales and profit forecasts. Revenue from sales at the Paris-based company dropped to $42.54 billion for the period from $48.4 billion a year ago but was… Continue reading Total Beats Estimates; Hikes Dividend

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ON Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter Results

Chipmaker ON Semiconductor (NYSE: ON - $21.09) reported third quarter net income of $0.33 per share, down from last year's $0.57 and below the average analyst estimate of $0.36. Revenue was $1.38 billion, a 10% drop from the year earlier period and in line with Street view. The company is guiding revenue for the fourth… Continue reading ON Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter Results

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Cerner Reports In-Line; Maintains Outlook

Health care information technology provider Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN - $66.43) reported third quarter revenue was $1.429 billion, an increase of 7% compared to $1.340 billion in the third quarter of 2018, and in line with the analyst and company forecasts. Adjusted earnings were $211.7 million, compared to $209.4 million in the third quarter of… Continue reading Cerner Reports In-Line; Maintains Outlook

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Verizon Delivers In-Line Results; Inks Deal with Disney

Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ - $60.20) reported third quarter earnings of $1.25 a share, a penny above estimates and a modest 2% higher than a year-ago, on a 1% top-line improvement. Beginning in the June quarter, Verizon started reporting financial and operational results under its new operational structure: Consumer and Business.        Total Verizon… Continue reading Verizon Delivers In-Line Results; Inks Deal with Disney