Citigroup's shares have now returned 8% year-to-date, following a 51% return during 2012, when the stock partially recovered from a 44% decline during 2011.
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The Deerfield, Ill.-based heavy machinery maker reports adjusted earnings of $2.82 a share on revenue of $12.9 billion.
With yields on the benchmark 10-Year Treasury flirting with 3%, investors tend to question stocks paying a similar dividend yield.
The defense and aerospace giant reports earnings of $4.02 a share on revenue of $11.64 billion.
First quarter sales at United Technologies rose to $15.24 billion, from $13.82 billion a year ago.