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JPMorgan Trading Loss Worse Than Expected, But...

...It barely dented the firm's Q2 profits

(Newser) - JPMorgan reported a $4.4 billion trading loss this morning, a figure far worse than analysts were expecting, in the wake of the "London Whale" fiasco. That drove the bank's earnings down 8.7%, but still left it with $4.96 billion in profit for the second quarter,... More »

Exxon Scores $11B in Profits

It's oil giant's best quarter since 2008

(Newser) - Gas prices are soaring, and so are Exxon Mobil's profits. The oil giant raked in $10.65 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2011, its best performance since the gas price spike of 2008. The $2.14-per-share profit well exceeded analysts' $2.04 estimates, the AP reports.... More »

GM Reports Profit, Thanks to Cost Cuts, New Models

Consider this your shareholder statement, taxpayers

(Newser) - General Motors rode cost cuts and strong sales of new models to its first quarterly profit in nearly three years, it said in its earnings report today. The Detroit automaker says it earned $865 million from January through March, a strong sign GM has reversed course from staggering losses that... More »

Goldman Earnings Jump 91%

Meanwhile, British launch piggyback fraud investigation

(Newser) - Goldman Sachs earnings cruised past analysts' estimates to a whopping 91% gain in the first quarter, which might be great news if it didn't come while the bank is mired in fraud allegations. CEO Lloyd Blankfein seemed almost defensive, noting that the performance “reflects more signs of growth across... More »

Ford Loses Just $1.4B, Turns Down Treasury Money

Automaker burns through cash but remains healthier than rivals

(Newser) - Ford announced today a loss of $1.4 billion for the first three months of 2009—its worst Q1 result in 17 years, but nevertheless one that beat expectations, Bloomberg reports. The automaker said it expected to break even or possibly turn a profit in 2011, and it would not... More »

Dow Up 70 on Mixed Earnings

Apple, eBay do well in first quarter; UPS, SunTrust banks post losses

(Newser) - Stocks gained today amid mixed earnings news, the Wall Street Journal reports. Market volatility has dropped, with neither of the past two sessions seeing any big moves. Apple, eBay, Coach and Radio Shack beat expectations, while UPS, SunTrust Banks and Fifth Third Bancorp saw losses. The Dow rose 70.49... More »

Dismal Ad Revenue Sends Times to $75M Loss

(Newser) - Advertising revenue for the New York Times Company’s news divisions sank 28% in the first quarter of this year, the Wall Street Journal reports. That, and a total revenue falloff of 19%, resulted in a $74.5 million loss for the publisher, compared to a break-even first quarter last... More »

Bank of America Profit Trounces Estimates

(Newser) - Bank of America’s net income in the third quarter nearly tripled last year's, hitting $4.24 billion, or 44 cents a share, the company announced today, a figure that surpassed even the loftiest analyst expectations. The drastic turnaround will likely take pressure off embattled CEO Ken Lewis, who’s... More »

Citi Swings to Surprise $1.6B Profit—1st in 18 Months

(Newser) - Citigroup posted its first profitable quarter in 18 months today, thanks in no small part to $45 billion in bailout funds and changes to accounting rules, Bloomberg reports. The company posted a $1.6 billion profit, up from a $5.1 billion loss last year. The company reported a loss... More »

JPMorgan Posts Better-Than-Expected $2.1B Profit

Or JPMorgan Posts $2.1B Profits, Beats Expectations

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase earned $2.14 billion in the first quarter, it said today, thanks to a boost in trading activity and deposits. The profit was 10% lower than last year, but better than expected, boosting hopes for a turnaround. Like other banks, JPMorgan is still seeing loan defaults increase—credit... More »

$1.8B Goldman Sachs Profit Shocks Wall St.

Bank plans $5B stock offering to start repaying TARP loan

(Newser) - Goldman Sachs shocked analysts today by announcing a $1.81 billion profit for the first quarter of 2009, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Given the difficult market conditions, we are pleased,” CEO Lloyd Blankfein said. Goldman also announced plans for a $5 billion stock offering that would help... More »

Dow Up 87; Gains for March

Markets may be leveling out, though gains are fragile

(Newser) - Stocks posted gains today as the first quarter came to a close, the Wall Street Journal reports. While the April earnings season and the results of the Treasury’s stress tests threaten to shatter equities’ recent gains, signs of economic stabilization made March a relatively good month. The Dow rose... More »

Exxon Profits Shoot Up 17%, But Still Miss Target

Rise smallest of the big three oil companies

(Newser) - Exxon Mobil’s profits jumped 17% in the first quarter, but still fell short of expectations, Bloomberg reports. Exxon’s number, which was held back by drops in productions and refinery profit margins, looks shabby compared to the world’s other two largest oil companies, which posted 25% and 63%... More »

IBM Raises Dividend 25%

Firm paying out $2.5B, expecting $12B in stock buybacks

(Newser) - IBM raised its quarterly dividend for the thirteenth consecutive year today after posting strong Q1 earnings two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. The firm expects to pay $2.5 billion to shareholders this year after raising its dividend 25%, from 40 to 50 cents. IBM also expects to... More »

Deutsche Bank Posts $220M Loss—First in 5 Years

German bank loses $220M on billions in writedowns

(Newser) - Deutsche Bank posted its first quarterly loss in 5 years today, reflecting the impact of the credit crisis on its investment banking activities. Germany's largest bank reported a net loss of $220 million and admitted that the short-term outlook for the firm remained highly uncertain. Deutsche also took $4.2... More »

Credit Suisse Posts $2.1B Loss

$5.2B in writedowns shake Swiss banking group

(Newser) - Credit Suisse has announced it lost a mammoth $2.1 billion in the first quarter, reports the Financial Times. The Swiss banking group, which until recently appeared to have escaped the worst of the credit crunch, continued to post strong earnings from its private banking sector—but that wasn't enough... More »

Toyota Overtakes GM in Q1

US giant's worldwide sales off 0.6% as overseas growth mitigates domestic dip

(Newser) - GM’s vehicle sales fell 0.6% in the first quarter, helping Toyota, on 2.7% growth, take the global sales lead, the Wall Street Journal reports. Toyota sold 2.41 million vehicles worldwide to 2.25 million for the American giant, which was hurt badly by a 10.2%... More »

Strong Earnings Propel Rally

Nasdaq up almost 5%, Dow and S&P jump 4% for the week

(Newser) - Stocks rallied to weekly gains today as the markets absorbed last night's strong earnings report from Google and industrial multinationals Caterpillar and Honeywell recorded unexpected first-quarter growth, Bloomberg reports. Google propelled the Nasdaq up 61.14 to close at 2,402.97. The Dow rose 228.87 to 12,849.... More »

eBay Profits Jump 22% Under New CEO

Site raises projected revenue to $9B, exceeds estimates

(Newser) - EBay's revenue soared 24% in the first quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports, with profits up 22%. Fueled by continued success with its online auction business and PayPal, its online-payment component, the company also raised its projected 2008 earnings to $8.7 billion to $9 billion, well beyond Wall Street... More »

Stocks Seesaw, Close Down

Investors hold their breath for coming Q1 earnings reports

(Newser) - Stocks wobbled today, eventually posting modest losses as investors still processing GE’s poor results absorbed Wachovia's unexpected losses and steeled themselves for more disappointment from first-quarter earnings reports. The Dow ended the day down 23.36 at 12,302.06, the Nasdaq dropped 14.42 to 2,275.82,... More »

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