Dow 30 Quarterly Earnings Season Recap

The bottom line is investors, shareholders and traders LOVE the bottom line, also referred to as profits. Corporate profits, among other variables, is the key driver of stock prices. Here’s our Cheat Sheet  to the Dow 30 Earnings Recap from the latest earnings season which began April 11th, 2011:

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) reported on April 11th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.27 per share and $6.07 billion in revenue. AA beat earnings estimates by $.01 and delivered $.28 cents per share. Alcoa Earnings: Stock Drops, Double Digit Demand in Outlook>>

American Express (NYSE:AXP) reported on April 20th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.91 per share and $6.99 billion in revenue. AXP beat earnings estimates by $.06 and delivered $.97 cents per share. American Express Earnings: You Could Leave Home Without Them>>

Boeing (NYSE:BA) reported on April 18th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.72 per share in profit and $15.36 billion in revenue. BA beat earnings estimates by $.06 and delivered $.78 per share. Boeing Earnings: Revenues are Going in the Wrong Direction>>

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reported on April 15th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.28 per share in profit and $27.08 billion in revenue. BAC missed by $.11 per share and delivered $.17 per share. Bank of America Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profitable Quarter But Revenues Drop>>

Caterpillar, Inc (NYSE:CAT) reported on April 29th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.27 cents per share and $11.53 billion in revenue. CAT beat earnings estimates by $.57 per share and delivered $1.84 per share. Caterpillar Earnings Cheat Sheet: Sales Catapult 57% Higher>>

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) reported on May 11th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.37 per share in profit and $10.88 billion in revenue. CSCO beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $.42 per share. Cisco Systems, Inc. Earnings: Margins Narrow During Challenging Quarter>>

Chevron (NYSE:CVX): reported on April 29th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $2.83 per share in profit and $62.26 billion in revenue. CVX beat earnings estimates by $.26 per share and delivered $3.09 per share. Chevron Earnings Cheat Sheet: Impressive First Quarter Profitable Performance>>

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) reported on April 21st. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.36 cents per share and $9.19 billion in revenue. DD beat earnings estimates by $.16 per share and delivered $1.54 per share. DuPont Earnings: Better Living Through Chemistry?>>

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported on May 10th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.57 cents per share and $9.15 billion in revenue. DIS missed earnings estimates by $.08 per share and delivered $.49 per share. The Walt Disney Company Earnings: Keeping the Profitability Streak Alive>>

General Electric (NYSE:GE) reported on April 21st. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.28 cents per share and $34.76 billion in revenue. GE beat earnings estimates by $.05 per share and delivered $.33 per share. General Electric Earnings Cheat Sheet: Investors Take Profits>>

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reported on May 17th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.31 per share in profit and $17.06 billion in revenue. HD beat earnings estimates by $.05 and delivred $.36 per share. Home Depot Earnings: Strong Margins Rise as Net Income Rises>>

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) reported on May 17th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.21 cents per share and $31.54 billion in revenue. HPQ beat earnings estimates by $.15 per share and delivered $1.36 per share.  Hewlett Packard Co. Earnings: Profit Climbs, But Outlook Disappoints>>

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) reported on April 19th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $2.30 per share in profit and $24.01 billion in revenue. IBM beat earnings estimates by $.11 per share and delivered $2.41 per share. IBM Earnings Cheat Sheet: Double Digit Revenue Growth Drives Stock Higher>>

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) reported on April 19th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.46 cents per share and $11.61 billion in revenue. INTC beat earnings estimates by $.10 per share and delivered $.56 per share. Intel Earnings Cheat Sheet: Chip Goliath Crushes Estimates and Delivers Big Growth>>

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) reported on April 19th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.26 cents per share and $15.85 billion in revenue. JNJ beat earnings estimates by $.09 per share and delivered $1.35 per share. Johnson & Johnson Earnings: The Family Company Regroups>>

JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) reported on April 13th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.16 per share in profit and $25.48 billion in revenue. JPM beat earnings estimates by $.12 per share and delivered $1.28 per share. Here’s Why JPMorgan Shares are Flat After Earnings>>

Kraft (NYSE:KFT) reported on May 5th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.47 per share in profit and $12.32 billion in revenue. KFT beat earnings estimates by $.05 per share and delivered $.52 per share. Kraft Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Boost 11% Upward, Shares Rise>>

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) reported on April 26th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.87 cents per share and $10.54 billion in revenue. KO missed earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $.86 per share. Coca-Cola Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Bubble Higher As Profits Fizz>>

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) reported on April 21st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.14 per share in profit and $5.99 billion in revenue. MCD beat earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $1.15 per share. McDonald’s Corporation Earnings: Inflation Pushes Costs Higher, Margins Lower>>

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) reported on April 26th.The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.45 cents per share and $6.96 billion in revenue. MMM beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $1.49 per share. 3M Company Earnings: Outlook Brighter than Wall Street Expected>>

Merck (NYSE:MRK) reported on April 29th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.84 per share in profit and $11.33 billion in revenue. MRK beat earnings estimates by $.08 per share and delivered $.92 per share. Merck Earnings: Double-Digit Growth of Key Products>>

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported on April 28th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.56 cents per share and $16.27 billion in revenue. MSFT beat earnings estimates by $.05 per share and delivered $.61 per share. Microsoft Earnings Cheat Sheet: 13.3% Sales Growth on Profitable Quarter>>

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) reported on May 3rd. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.58 per share in profit and $16.66 billion in revenue. PFE beat earnings estimates by $.02 per share and delivered $.60 per share. Pfizer Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenues Decline and Shares Dip>>

Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) reported on April 25th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.97 per share in profit and $20.27 billion in revenue. PG missed earnings estimates by $.01 per share and delivered $.96 per share. Procter & Gamble Earnings: Stock Recovers Quickly>>

AT&T (NYSE:T) reported on April 20th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.57 per share in profit and $31.23 billion in revenue. T were in-line with earnings estimates of $.57 per share. AT&T Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profits Pump Higher 40%, Sales Up 2%>>

The Traveler’s Companies (NYSE:TRV) reported on April 21st. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.55 cents per share and $5.47  billion in revenue. TRV beat earnings estimates by $.34 per share and delivered $1.89 per share. The Travelers Companies Earnings Cheat Sheet: A Very Profitable Quarter>>

United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) reported on April 20th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $1.07 cents per share and $$12.81 billion in revenue. UTX beat earnings estimates by $.04 per share and delivered $1.11 per share. United Technologies Earnings: Dow 30 Monster Up Huge>>

Verizon Communication, Inc (NYSE:VZ) reported on April 21st. Analysts were expecting an average report of $.51 per share in profit and $26.91 billion in revenue. VZ were in-line with earnings estimates and delivered $.51 per share. Verizon Earnings Cheat Sheet: Continues to Deliver Strong Numbers, Shares Fade>>

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) reported on May 17th. The consensus analyst earnings estimate was for $.95 cents per share and $103.01 billion in revenue. WMT beat earnings estimates by $.18 per share and delivered $1.34 per share. Wal-Mart Stores Earnings Cheat Sheet: Beats Estimates as Revenues Up 4.4%>>

Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) reported on April 28th. Analysts were expecting an average report of $1.92 per share in profit and $113.79 billion in revenue. XOM beat earnings estimates by $.22 per share and delivered $2.14 per share. ExxonMobil Earnings Cheat Sheet: Quarterly Sales Gush Higher 31%>>

Only 4 out of the 30 Dow components missed earnings in the latest quarter. Chalk up a strong earnings seasons for the economic recovery…

Consensus analyst earnings estimates were polled by Thomson Reuters.

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