NEW YORK -- Exxon Mobil (XOM), the world's largest publicly traded energy company, is expected by analysts Thursday to post first-quarter profit of $2.10 a share, down from $2.14 a share a year earlier.
Analysts expect revenue to rise almost 10% to about $125 billion.
Exxon raised its quarterly dividend Wednesday by 21% to 57 cents a share from 47 cents.
Amazon (AMZN), the online retailer, is expected by analysts to post first-quarter earnings of 7 cents a share, down from 44 cents a share a year earlier. Sales are seen rising 31% to $12.9 billion. Amazon is scheduled to report after the markets close Thursday. 9 Cybersecurity Stocks to Consider Now
United Parcel Service (UPS), the world's largest package-delivery company, is expected to post quarterly earnings of $1.01 a share, up from 88 cents a year earlier. First-quarter revenue is seen up 5.4% to $13.26 billion. 5 Bargain Bin Stocks You Need to Buy
PepsiCo's (PEP) first-quarter earnings should come in at 66 cents a share, according to analysts, on revenue of $12.35 billion.
Dow Chemical (DOW) is expected by analysts to report earnings of 59 cents a share on revenue of $14.96 billion. The estimates excludes a charge of $350 million for plant closings because of a slowdown in Europe.
Starbucks (SBUX), the coffee seller, is expected by analysts to post a profit of 39 cents a share on revenue of $3.18 billion in its fiscal second quarter.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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