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  • The analysts at Jefferies point out that corporate travel was up in March, and that could bode well for the top companies and the economy. Here are some of the airlines stocks rated Outperform at Cowen....

  • El Paso Pipeline Partners' earnings per unit in the first quarter surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

  • FIG Partners upgrades First National Bank (FRC) to 'outperform' with a $59 price target, saying the bank's cross-selling strategy should improve sales.

  • Credit Suisse increased its price target on Sandisk (SNDK) to $125, increased its estimates and set an "outperform" rating. The firm notes the company is seeing higher sales and margins.

  • The Southern Company (SO) stock is lower in pre-market trading on Thursday after receiving a ratings downgrade to 'sector perform' from 'outperform' at RBC Capital.

  • Stock futures rise on jobless claims, earnings @ MarketWatch - 14 minutes ago

    U.S. stock futures shrugged off earlier gloom and edged higher on Thursday after earnings from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley beat expectations while jobless claims rose by less than expected.

  • Sales in the agriculture business, DuPont's biggest, fell 6 percent, the first decline in ten quarters, due to lower demand for seeds and herbicides in North America and lower corn plantings in Brazil and North America. Operating earnings fell 5 percent to $1.44 billion (856.53 million pounds) in the agriculture busin …

  • Why PepsiCo and GE stocks are on the move today.

  • According to management, Yahoo's homepage and sports products were key drivers of the company's display revenue growth.

  • Lower expenses and a rise in fee income drove Capital One's first-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.96 per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 17.4%.

  • Blackstone Group LP (NYS:BX), the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 30 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, driven by strong gains in its private equity arm that more than offset small declines in its real estate unit. The results, driven by assets sales and a strong appreciation in Blackstone's buyout …

  • Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 30 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, driven by strong gains in its private equity arm that more than offset small declines in its real estate unit. The results, driven by assets sales and a strong appreciation in Blackstone's buyout funds …

  • A Big Day for Earnings @ The New York Times - 21 minutes ago

    Profit drops at Goldman Sachs but rises at Morgan Stanley. | Blackstone earnings rise 30 percent. | Weibo poised to begin trading. | James Murdoch joins the board of an advertising start-up. | Hedge fund ...

  • Bottles of Pepsi cola on display at PepsiCo's 2010 Investor Meeting event in New York

    The maker of Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay snacks and Tropicana juice said that excluding the impact of currency translation and changes to PepsiCo's business, quarterly revenue rose 4 percent. Overall revenue in the first quarter ended March 22 was $12.62 billion, above the $12.43 billion Wall Street was expecting, according …

  • Prudent expense management and lower provision drove Hancock Holding Co.'s first-quarter operating earnings of 58 cents per share.

  • Shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) are up 3.68% to 68.75 in pre-market trade as the oilfield services company reported 2014 first quarter results.

  • General Electric reported a 15% drop in first quarter profit Thursday morning, a decline related to the company's sale of its stake in NBCUniversal. However, shares of GE are up in early Thursday trading thanks to a 12% boost in industrial segment profits and a positive outlook for the rest of 2014.

  • In the first quarter, the company guides its earnings to fall by 10% annually to around $1.25 per share due to restructuring costs more than offsetting moderate sales growth. However, we figure margin expansion gains driven by these restructuring activities will benefit UTC over the long term.

  • Schlumberger and Baker Hughes reported mixed first-quarter results before the markets opened Thursday. Their earnings were dominated by activity in North America.

  • A stabilizing PC market, strong growth in data centers and an expanding footprint in the Internet-of-Things market were Intel’s key growth drivers in Q1 2014, offset partially by lower mobile group revenue.

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  • A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the website in New York in this photo illustration

    The company said the costs related to the Affordable Care Act and the effects of budget sequestration last year on payments from the government negatively affected earnings by about 35 cents per share. Its Optum technology-related division, which has worked on the online insurance exchanges created by that reform law, …

  • Badger Meter Lags on Q1 Earnings Zacks - 37 minutes ago

    Badger Meter Q1 earnings lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

  • [$$] Blackstone's First-Quarter Earnings Rise 58% @ The Wall Street Journal - 42 minutes ago

    Blackstone Group on Thursday said its first-quarter earnings rose 58%, as the private-equity firm's buyout funds saw a fourfold increase in deal profits.

  • [$$] Chipotle Profit Rises on Stronger Restaurant Traffic @ The Wall Street Journal - 42 minutes ago

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said first-quarter income improved 8.5% as the burrito chain continued to post strong same-store sales growth amid higher traffic.

  • Google's ad prices are down. So what? @ Fortune - 46 minutes ago

    FORTUNE -- Simmer down, folks. Google is doing just fine. Judging from media coverage this Wednesday following Google's (GOOG) first quarter earnings results, you'd be forgiven for thinking the world's ...

  • Consolidated Edison Might Not Be A Good Option @ Seeking Alpha - 47 minutes ago

    Consolidated Edison Inc. ( ED ) is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the U.S. Consolidated Edison is a holding company that owns the Consolidated Edison of New York "CECONY," ...

  • Kinder Morgan Inc. reported first quarter 2014 earnings of 28 cents a share from continuing operations, failing to meet the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 33 cents.

  • Hedge funds have suffered their worst start to the year in performance terms since the financial crisis, as returns in March and January were both in the red.

  • Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent Associated Press - 49 minutes ago
    Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent

    Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses. Morgan ...

  • [$$] Alliance Data Systems Profit Edges Up @ The Wall Street Journal - 50 minutes ago

    Alliance Data Systems Corp. reported its first-quarter profit edged up 3% with as its Private Label segment starting the year strong.

  • Snack Food Sales Boost Pepsi Earnings @ 24/7 Wall St. - 52 minutes ago

    PepsiCo reported better-than-expected first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning, due largely to cost-cutting and higher snack-food sales.

  • Goldman Sachs is still a new Dow Jones Industrial Average component, and now the bulge bracket investment banking firm is out with its first-quarter earnings for 2014.

  • IBM reported disappointing revenues in the first quarter of 2014, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fifth straight quarter.

  • Should You Buy CSX After Earnings? @ Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    CSX Corp. is one of the larger players in the rail transport industry. This industry has benefitted over the past several years.

  • General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt speaks before a panel discussion in Washington

    "The big story is the organic revenue growth," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Asset Management, which owns GE shares. GE Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt wants to focus the company even more on manufacturing of large industrial products as he reduces the company's dependence on its GE Capital …

  • Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a profit that beat analysts' estimates for the tenth straight quarter, but revenue fell short of expectations due to reduced drilling and pricing pressure in Latin America. Schlumberger's revenue from Latin America fell "mainly due to significantly …

  • Noble Corporation reported first quarter 2014 earnings of 99 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 69 cents.

  • Morgan Stanley delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • DuPont Blames the Weather for Earnings Miss 24/7 Wall St. - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    DuPont reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday that fell short of consensus expectations. It said adverse weather conditions reduced earnings but operating margins improved.

  • [$$] Dover Corp. Profit Falls @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Dover Corp.'s first-quarter earnings fell 23% as the manufacturer reported a loss from discontinued operations because of costs related to the spinoff of its communication technologies businesses.

  • [video] Previewing Tech Earnings with Alan Knuckman @ - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    A big leap came from a small beat with Yahoo! stock, IBM and Google sank after reporting numbers--but with the Nasdaq nearly hitting correction territory, OneStopOption Chief Market Strategist Alan Knuckman ...

  • SanDisk Up on Q1 Earnings Beat Zacks - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    SanDisk's first-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.32 per share came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.17.

  • [$$] Honeywell Profit Rises 5.3% @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Honeywell International's first-quarter earnings rose 5.3% as sales rose across most of the industrial conglomerate's business segments

  • REIT Focus: Weingarten Realty Investors @ Seeking Alpha - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    This REIT Focus from our commercial real estate newsletter, View of the Market, is on Weingarten Realty Investors ( WRI ), a publicly-traded REIT engaged in the ownership, management and development of ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju reiterated an Outperform rating on Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ), and raised the price target from $725.00 to $735.00. In the report, Credit Suisse ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Kenneth Bruce reiterated a Buy rating on Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF ), and raised the price target from $78.00 to $84.00. In the report, Bank ...

  • Early movers: MS, GE, PEP, GOOG, IBM, WB & more

    These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.

  • Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Celanese may be one such company as the firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely ...

  • American Express Announces Q1 Earnings Benzinga - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    American Express (NYSE: AXP ) announced its first quarter earnings results Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014. Shares of the company are down 0.74 percent or $0.65 per share to 86.75. The credit card ...

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