4 Top Stocks with Essential Takeaways: Earnings Cheat Sheet

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) delivered a strong profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND topped the revenue expectation. Net income increased 14.74% to $70.2 million (89 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $61.18 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 10.93% to $588.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Global Payments Inc. reported adjusted net income of 89 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.87. It beat the average revenue estimate of $574.82 million.

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Here’s how investors and traders reacted to the earnings release:

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American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced earnings early. Net income increased 0.67% to $1.2 billion ($1.09 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $1.19 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue increased 5% to $8.1 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

American Express Company reported adjusted net income of $1.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.06. It was in-line with the average revenue estimate of $8.12 billion.

Here’s how American Express investors and traders reacted to the earnings release:

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Net income increased 24.18% to $5.1 billion (91 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $4.11 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue increased 7% to $21.95 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Wells Fargo & Company reported adjusted net income of 91 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.89. It beat the average revenue estimate of $21.29 billion.

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Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) saw its profit and revenue decline this quarter relative to the same quarter a year ago. Net income decreased -10.59% to $133.5 million ($1.18 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $149.31 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 6.68% to $1.1 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Apollo Group Inc. reported adjusted net income of $1.18 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.9. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.03 billion.

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