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First-Quarter Earnings Announcements

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Wednesday's Earnings

AMD Roars Past Expectations, While Rambus Disappoints

AMD revenue for the quarter crosses the $1 billion mark for the first time. Rambus said it lost $166.8 million.

Ariba Beats Expectations

The business-to-business Internet software company said it lost $11.5 million, or 6 cents a diluted share.

MBNA Meets Expectations as Earnings Jump 27%

The company added 2.7 million new credit card accounts in the first quarter.

E*Trade Drives Past Expectations

Transactions on E*Trade's site more than tripled in its fiscal second quarter to 14.4 million.

Compuware Plunges After Announcement It Will Miss Estimates

The company says it will fall short of expectations by at least 57% due to unexpected problems selling its software.

Dow Jones Doubles First-Quarter Earnings

The New York-based company reported first-quarter earnings of $79.2 million, or 88 cents per diluted share.

Time Warner Tops Estimates

Its cable and publishing units boosted earnings.

J.P. Morgan Soars Past Estimates

The financial services company bested expectations by a whopping 56 cents.

Also Wednesday


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said it sees first-quarter earnings beating the 11-analyst estimate of 29 cents, by a couple of cents. The direct seller of beauty products also said first-quarter revenues may have risen by as much as 9%.

Check Point Software

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posted first-quarter earnings of 40 cents a share, above the 16-analyst estimate of 35 cents and up from the year-ago 24 cents.



warned that fourth-quarter earnings will come in between 13 cents to 15 cents a share, far below the 15-analyst estimate of 35 cents. The company said it expects to announce its earnings on Monday, May 1.

J.P. Morgan

downgraded Compuware to market perform from buy.

Delphi Automotive


posted first-quarter earnings of 57 cents a share, a penny better than the 14-analyst estimate and up from the year-ago pro forma 50 cents.

Dow Jones


posted first-quarter earnings of 88 cents a share, before a special gain, well ahead of the 10-analyst estimate of 80 cents and up from the year-ago 44 cents, which is before a special gain.



reported first-quarter earnings of 40 cents a share, above the 20-analyst forecast of 37 cents and the year-ago 34 cents.



posted break-even results for its fiscal second-quarter, far above the 15-analyst estimate, which expected the online broker to lose 16 cents.



posted first-quarter pro forma earnings of 28 cents a share, ahead of the 11-analyst estimate of 26 cents and up from the year-ago 22 cents.



, the Milwaukee-based maker of motorcycles, reported stronger-than-expected earnings of 26 cents a share, smacking down the 12-analyst estimate of 24 cents and easily outpacing last year's 19-cent return.

Tuesday's Earnings

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