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  • Twitter stock tumbles after earnings come out early

    April 28, 2015 4:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter's stock is falling sharply after the company's earnings - due to be released after the stock market closes - came out ahead of time. Trading in its stock was halted Tuesday afternoon after word spread of the premature earnings release. When trading resumed, the stock fell... more »
  • NW La casino take up 6 percent

    September 19, 2014 5:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Shreveport-Bossier casino market was Louisiana's biggest winner in August: the $71.2 million take at its riverboats and racetrack slots casino was up 6.4 percent from a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by Louisiana State Police show statewide gambling revenues rose 1.2 percent to $217.8 million. The... more »
  • Investar parent reports fall in earnings

    July 25, 2014 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago. Baton Rouge-based Investar Holding Corp. said the year-ago results included a $900,000 one-time gain... more »
  • Stocks edge lower; Pfizer weighs down the Dow

    April 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock prices are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies drag down major market averages. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 48 points to 14,770 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a loss of 0.4 percent. Pfizer was among the biggest... more »
  • Stocks move higher on good earnings results

    April 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Another batch of strong earnings from U.S. companies is sending the stock market higher in early trading. An encouraging report on the labor market also brought buyers back to the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points to 14,702 shortly after the opening bell Thursday,... more »
  • Solid earnings drive stocks higher on Wall Street

    April 23, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Strong earnings from a range of U.S. companies are driving stock prices higher in the early going on Wall Street. Coach, Travelers and Lockheed Martin were among the winners shortly after the opening bell after the companies reported better results than analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Stocks open mixed on Wall Street ahead of earnings

    April 8, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street as traders gear up for the beginning of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average was off 23 points, or 0.2 percent, at 14,541 shortly after the opening bell Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down... more »
  • Casino revenue up from January, down from 2012

    March 21, 2013 2:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos won nearly $226.9 million from gamblers last month - $25.4 million above their January winnings but down $6.6 million from a year earlier. Figures posted Thursday by regulators show that Harrah's land-based casino in New Orleans took in $31.7 million in February - about... more »
  • La. casinos take in $2.4 billion in 2012

    January 17, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A good December for Louisiana's state-licensed casinos capped a year in which they won roughly $2.4 billion from gamblers, up from about $2.37 billion in 2011. Figures posted by regulators Thursday show that, for December, Harrah's land-based casino in New Orleans won $34.7 million. That was up... more »
  • Target-third quarter earnings rise

    November 17, 2010 10:25 AM

    NEW YORK-Target reported that its third-quarter earnings rose 22.6 percent, helped by improvements in its credit car business and expansion into food. The cheap-chic retailer also projected a strong holiday, saying it expected an important sales measure to rise more sharply than it has in three years. The... more »
  • Entergy expects growth, says they're complying with probe

    October 15, 2010 11:41 AM

    Power provider Entergy Corp., which is currently under federal investigation for its business practices, is expecting double-digit earnings growth. Entergy announced Friday that they expect third-quarter earnings per share to grow 13 percent from the same period last year, which beats Wall Street's expectations. Entergy attributed the forecast to a... more »
  • Exxon Mobil's 2Q earnings more than double

    July 29, 2010 9:00 AM

    Exxon Mobil Corp. said its second quarter income nearly doubled as oil prices increased from last year. The world's largest publicly traded oil company reported earnings of $7.56 billion, or $1.60 per share, in the quarter, up for $3.95 billion, or 81 cents per share, in the year-ago period. more »
  • Shaw Group fiscal 3Q earnings jump

    July 12, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Shaw Group Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter earnings skyrocketed because of gains in foreign currency conversions tied to its investment in the Westinghouse Group. For the three months ending May 31, Shaw earned $68.4 million, or 79 cents per share, compared with year-ago earnings of $7.9 million, or... more »
  • Citigroup announces surprise first-quarter profit

    April 19, 2010 9:05 AM

    Citigroup Inc. has provided more evidence that the nation's big banks may have turned a corner, reporting a surprise first-quarter profit as trading revenue offset losses from failed loans. Citigroup said it earned $4.4 billion after payment of preferred dividends. The bank has cited strong trading of bonds,... more »
  • Entergy earnings up in fourth quarter

    February 2, 2010 10:44 AM

    Power provider Entergy Corp. parlayed increased electricity usage and sharply lower fuel expenses into an 84 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit, the company reported Tuesday. For the October-through-December period, Entergy earned $313.8 million, or $1.64 per share, on revenue of $2.5 billion, compared with year-ago earnings in the fourth... more »
  • Exxon Mobil profit drops 23 percent

    February 1, 2010 9:12 AM

    Exxon Mobil said Monday its fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 23 percent as higher oil prices squeezed profit margins in its refining business. The world's largest publicly traded oil company reported earnings of $6.05 billion, or $1.27 a share, for the final three months of 2009. That compared with $7,82... more »

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