, the world's fourth-largest oil company
based on proven reserves and a member of the Dow 30
, delivered better-than-expected March-period results
, thanks to foreign currency effects boosting earnings
by $580 million, compared with a decrease of $79 million a year earlier.
Electronic payments processor and Dow-30 component Visa has announced fiscal 2015 second-quarter results
(year ends September 30th), and the report was rather mixed
. Visa stock, which established an all-time high just shy of $70 per share in early March, traded slightly lower following the earnings release.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings
, despite a difficult operating environment for oil, but its shares were little changed.
Dow component The Walt Disney Company
(DIS) has emerged as a media network giant
in recent years through its Disney Channel programming, as well as its ESPN and ABC networks. In addition, its iconic household name
is synonymous with theme park entertainment
and cruise lines. The other legs of its business operations, including Studio Entertainment
and Consumer Products
, are also valid contributors to Disney’s impressive financials. A review of the Value Line
report shows that the company appears to be firing on all cylinders.
the New Jersey-based drugmaker and Dow-30 component, has reported first-quarter earnings of $0.85 a share
, versus $0.88 in the comparable period of 2014. The bottom-line tally handily beat our $0.80 estimate and consensus expectations which called for $0.75, thanks to better-than-expected sales growth in diabetes drugs and animal health products
Although adjusted earnings were a bit ahead of estimates, investors were unaffected by Pfizer’s
(PFE) first-quarter earnings release, and the stock hardly moved in response.
and personal electronics icon Apple
has posted strong results
for the second quarter of fiscal 2015
(year ends September 26th). However, investors were seemingly unimpressed, with the new Dow component pulling back slightly after an initial bump at the opening bell.
(CMCSA) is an American multimedia company based in Philadelphia. The largest broadcasting, cable, and home Internet company in the world also stands as the third largest home television service provider. Through its two main businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal (which it has owned since 2011), the business maintains vertically integrated operations from production to distribution and communications to broadcasting. In early 2014, the company agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable
(TWC) for roughly $45 billion, though recent regulatory developments are now expected to nix the deal altogether.
Shares of Microsoft
opened higher this morning, as the investment community
seemed to be pleased
with the company’s March-quarter financial results.
Investors were left wanting more from consumer goods conglomerate
and Dow-30 component Procter and Gamble
’s fiscal third-quarter results
, sending the stock slightly lower.