Moody’s Corporation, General Electric Company Q2 2017 Earnings

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Moody’s Corporation, General Electric Company Q2 2017 Earnings
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The General Electric Q2 2017 earnings and Moody’s Q2 2017 earnings reports were released before opening bell this morning. GE posted adjusted earnings of 28 cents per share on $29.56 billion in revenue, compared to the consensus estimates of 25 cent per share on $29.14 billion in revenue. In last year’s second quarter. The company reported 30 cents per share in earnings on $33.49 billion in revenue.

Moody’s reported adjusted earnings of $1.51 per share on $1 billion in revenue, compared to the consensus estimates of $1.34 per share and $959.2 million in revenue. In last year’s second quarter, the firm reported $928.9 million in revenue and $1.30 per share in earnings.

General Electric Q2 2017 earnings

General Electric Q2 2017 earnings
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General Electric Q2 2017 earnings amounted to 13 cents per share on a net basis, marking a 57% year over year decline. Earnings from continuing operations amounted to 15 cents per share, a 58% decline from last year’s second-quarter result. Industrial segment organic revenues grew 2% year over year as orders increased 6%. The industrial margin was 8.5%, a decline of 760 basis points from last year.

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GE management expects its cash flow to keep improving throughout the year. They have cut $670 million from their industrial structural costs this year so far, and they’re on track to meet or surpass their target of $1 billion in cost reductions for this year.

After the General Electric Q2 2017 earnings report, the company’s stock ticked lower in premarket trades, falling by as much as 0.9% to $26.45.

Moody’s Q2 2017 earnings

Moody's Q2 2017 earnings
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Moody’s Q2 2017 earnings amounted to $1.61 per share on a GAAP basis, compared to $1.30 per share in the year-ago quarter. Moody’s Investors Service revenue grew 10% year over year to $686.7 million, while Moody’s Analytics revenue increased 3.5% to $313.8 million.

Moody’s management also raised their guidance for the full year due to the strong second-quarter results. They now expect full-year GAAP earnings of $5.69 to $5.84 per share and full-year adjusted earnings of $5.35 to $5.50 per share. The firm expects Moody’s Investors Service revenue to increase in the high-single-digit percentages and Moody’s Analytics revenue to rise in the high-single-digit percentages.

Following the release of the Moody’s Q2 2017 earnings, the firm’s stock jumped by as much as 2.32% to $130.12 in premarket trades.

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