NEW YORK, January 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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UNH Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=UnitedHealth&d=22-Jan-2015&s=UNH ),
NTRS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Northern%20Trust&d=22-Jan-2015&s=NTRS ),
USB Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=U.S.%20Bancorp&d=22-Jan-2015&s=USB ).
Analyst Update: Better-than-expected Fourth Quarter Earnings
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stocks rose for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as investors anticipated European Central Bank (ECB) would announce a massive bond-buying programme at its Thursday meeting to counter deflation and boost the Euro zone economy. ECB's executive board has reportedly proposed a bond buying plan worth €50 billion ($58 billion) per month starting in March. The S&P 500 index rose 0.47% to 2,032.12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.22% to 17,554.28, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.27% to 4,667.42. European stocks also continued to advance on Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index hitting a fresh seven-year high, on hopes of ECB's QE plans. In Asia, markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, led by Chinese stocks which rose for the second consecutive session after Monday's plunge.
The U.S.-based e-commerce company eBay Inc. reported fourth quarter 2014 earnings that beat the market expectations. The Company also announced plans to strengthen its competitive position in the market through simplification of its organizational structures. Continue reading about eBay Inc.'s financial performance in the quarter and proposed organizational changes in our exclusive research report.
California-based memory chipmaker SanDisk Corporation (SanDisk) announced fourth quarter 2014 net income and revenues that beat the analyst estimates, helped by strong growth in its solid state drive (SSD) business while iNAND products sales faltered. For a detailed view of the financial health of SanDisk, please read our exclusive research report.
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth), the largest U.S. health insurer, surprised the street with its better-than-expected fourth quarter 2014 results which were highlighted by Optum's exceptional revenue growth, margin expansion and earnings advances and broad-based strength in UnitedHealthcare's public and senior sector benefits business. To know more about UnitedHealth's fourth quarter results and 2015 outlook, please read our exclusive report.
Northern Trust Corporation (Northern Trust) announced fourth quarter 2014 results that exceeded market expectations as new business and stronger equity markets drove client assets under custody and under management higher. Read more about Northern Trust's performance in Q4 in our detailed research report.
U.S. Bancorp reported fourth quarter earnings that beat the Wall Street expectations. The Minneapolis-based bank said it earned $1.49 billion, or $0.79 per diluted common share, in Q4 2014, compared to $1.46 billion, or $0.76 per diluted share, in the year ago period. Continue reading about U.S. Bancorp's performance in the latest quarter in our comprehensive research report.
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