4 Industrial Sector Stock Earnings Recaps in Focus

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for United Parcel Service Inc. rose to $970 million ($1 per share) vs. $915 million (91 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 6% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 4.4% to $13.14 billion from the year-earlier quarter. United Parcel Service Inc. was about in line with expectations as the mean analyst estimate of $1.01 per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $13.26 billion.

TYCO International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) reported its results for the second quarter. Net income for TYCO International Ltd. rose to $327 million (70 cents per share) vs. $315 million (66 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 3.8% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 9.1% to $4.35 billion from the year-earlier quarter. TYCO International Ltd. reported adjusted net income of 71 cents per share. By that measure, the company fell short of mean estimate of 79 cents per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $4.22 billion.

Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM) reported its results for the fourth quarter. Net income for Waste Management Inc. fell to $266 million (58 cents per share) vs. $281 million (59 cents per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 5.3% from the year earlier quarter. Revenue rose 7% to $3.41 billion from the year earlier quarter. Waste Management Inc. reported adjusted net income of 63 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of 60 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $3.35 billion.

United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL) reported its results for the first quarter. Loss widened to $448 million ($1.36 per diluted share) from $213 million (loss of 65 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.9% to $8.6 billion from the year-earlier quarter. United Continental Holdings Inc reported an adjusted net loss of 87 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of a loss of $1.11 per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $8.62 billion.