Earn­ings

The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK - Ama­zon.com

Aetna’s fourth-quar­ter profit fell 49 per­cent to $190.1 mil­lion.

$97 mil­lion.

profit shrank 45 per­cent, to Boe­ing profit dropped 30 per­cent, to $978 mil­lion, but it beat ex­pec­ta­tions. Chevron posted fourth-quar­ter profit of $7.25 bil­lion, a record. Chrysler made $1.7 bil­lion last year, thanks to gains for its much-im­proved cars and trucks. And it is ex­pect­ing prof­its to reach $2.2 bil­lion this year. Cono­coPhillips profit fell 58 per­cent, to $1.43 bil­lion. Exxon Mo­bil posted fourth-quar­ter profit of $9.95 bil­lion, a five-year high. Its ful­lyear profit rose 9.3 per­cent to $44.88 bil­lion, or $340 mil­lion shy of the U.S. profit record the com­pany set in 2008 when it raked in $45.22 bil­lion. Ford earned bet­ter-than-ex­pected prof­its of $5.66 bil­lion in 2012 as re­sults in North Amer­ica trumped losses in Europe. Her­shey profit climbed 5.6 per­cent, to $150 mil­lion. JetBlue profit dropped 96 per­cent, to $1 mil­lion. Liv­ingSo­cial, the D.C.-based pur­veyor of daily deals, recorded a net loss of $650 mil­lion for 2012. MasterCard’s fourth-quar­ter profit climbed 18 per­cent, to $605 mil­lion. Pfizer’s profit soared to $6.32 bil­lion, com­pared with $1.44 bil­lion a year ago. Royal Dutch Shell profit was up 15 per­cent, to $5.6 bil­lion. UPS lost $1.75 bil­lion in the fourth quar­ter, cit­ing a pen­sion-re­lated charge. Ya­hoo said profit dropped 8 per­cent, to $272.3 mil­lion.

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