Tiffany reported a higher profit, helped by stronger-than-expected sales as business soared in China. It also raised its full-year forecast.» Read More
Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.
Retailer Costco Wholesale posted a 39 percent increase in quarterly profit, beating expectations, on increasing sales, membership fees and a tax benefit related to a special cash dividend.
As the markets continue their march higher, investors will look to the tail end of fourth quarter earnings season for signs that corporate revenues and profits are improving. Next week, several retailers are expected to issue reports.
McDonald's February sales fell 1.5 percent amid stiff competition for customers who are spending more cautiously due to weak economic growth and higher taxes.
Pandora said CEO Joe Kennedy is stepping down. This came after the radio service posted a smaller-than-expected loss.
After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.
SolarCity reported a larger fourth quarter loss than analysts had forecast. Shares skidded after-hours.
PetSmart reported quarterly earnings that beat market expectation but revenue fell short. Shares fell sharply after-hours.
Staples, the largest U.S. office supply chain, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and forecast weak full-year earnings as corporate customers and other shoppers in Europe and North America reduced discretionary spending.
Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a pre-tax profit of $20.65 billion for 2012, much lower than the $22.7 billion forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.
Consumer electronics giant Best Buy reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.
Salesforce.com reported quarterly earnings and revenue that blew past analysts' expectations. Shares jumped after-hours.
Gap's latest quarterly report topped forecasts. The mall clothing chain also raised its dividend by 20%.
Sears posted a smaller fourth-quarter loss as it reduced its inventory and expenses, while sales at its namesake stores rose slightly.
J.C. Penney delivered the latest dismal retail news, reporting a much larger-than-expected loss as same-store sales fell 32 percent. Shares skidded after-hours.
Groupon's quarterly revenue hit analysts' target Wednesday but its outlook fell short. Shares skidded after-hours.
The discount retail chain reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street's expectations for the holiday quarter, despite heavy discounting and consumer caution.
Priceline reported earnings that topped forecasts, which the company attributed to improved hotel- and car-rental reservations.
First Solar beat on earnings but its revenue and outlook fell short. Shares tumbled after-hours.
When Groupon reports earnings Wednesday after the bell, it isn't just under pressure to grow revenue and generate profits.