Lower tax rate fuels Ford beat, seen lifting full-year profit

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit due to a lower tax rate and increased U.S. sales of more-profitable pickup trucks, but forecast a slightly lower 2017 pre-tax profit and its shares dipped 1.2 percent in premarket trading.

Hilton’s profit beats; raises earnings forecast again

(Reuters) – Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc , the owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel chain, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, as more people booked rooms at higher prices, and raised its 2017 earnings forecast yet again.

D.R. Horton profit rises on higher home sales

(Reuters) – D.R. Horton Inc , the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a quarterly profit that narrowly beat analysts’ estimates as home sales rose.