General Motors ( GM) is expected by analysts on Thursday to post first-quarter earnings of 54 cents a share on revenue of $36.6 billion. GM said sales in April rose 11% to 237,646, its best April since 2007. Ford and GM Sales Rise, Led by Pickup Trucks
Visa ( V) on Wednesday posted quarterly net income of $1.27 billion, or $1.92 a share, compared with net income of $1.29 billion, or $1.91 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose nearly 15% to $2.96 billion. Visa said credit card transactions processed over its network totaled $13.9 billion, an increase of 6% from a year earlier.
Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A) said first-quarter net profit fell to $8.18 billion from $8.74 billion as revenue declined 5.1% to $112 billion because of lower oil prices. The oil giant also announced CEO Peter Voser, 54, would step down in early 2014; a search for a new CEO is underway.
AIG ( AIG), the insurance company, is forecast by analysts to post first-quarter earnings of 87 cents a share on revenue of $8.64 billion.
Kellogg ( K) is expected by Wall Street on Thursday to report first-quarter profit of $1.02 a share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
LinkedIn ( LNKD) is expected to post quarterly profit of 31 cents a share.
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