50 Key Earnings Reports To Watch, April 23-27

 @moranzhang on April 20 2012 2:42 PM

Earnings season is in full swing, and about 80 percent of the companies that have already reported topped estimates. Although the solid results have been a relief to the U.S. equity markets, investor sentiment can shift quickly from bullish to bearish if next week's bevy of big firms cannot report satisfactory results.

First-quarter consensus earnings per share, or EPS, growth estimates have been creeping higher from mid-March's low-water mark of 0.5 percent to 2.4 percent, according to a Standard & Poor's report to clients issued on Thursday. In its U.S. Investment Policy Committee Notes report, seven sectors are projected to post year-on-year gains versus the earlier belief that seven would decline.

The greatest improvements in the report's first-quarter forecasts have come from the following sectors: Consumer Staples, Information Technology and Industrials, with Energy, Financials and Health Care emerging from negative territory.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 50 key companies set to report their earnings between April 23 and 27. We have highlighted their expected report dates and times, along with analysts' EPS and revenue estimates from Reuters, as well as the stocks' year-to-date performances.

Monday Before Market Open, or BMO:

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $2.07 on revenue of $53.6 billion, compared with a profit of $1.82 a share on revenue of $56.53 billion in the year-ago period. ConocoPhillips is currently trading around $73.07 a share. The stock has traded relatively flat on the year.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 34 cents on revenue of $2.1 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of the similar level in the year-ago period. SunTrust Banks is currently trading around $22.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 28.36 percent.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 72 cents on revenue of $312.81 million, compared with a profit of 64 cents a share on revenue of $281.27 million in the year ago-period. Check Point Software Technologies is currently trading around $63.97 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 21.7 percent.

Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 90 cents on revenue of $4 billion, compared with a profit of 84 cents a share on revenue of $3.8 billion in the year ago-period. Eaton is currently trading around $47.64 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 9.35 percent.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 23 cents on revenue of $5.45 billion, compared with a profit of 23 cents a share on revenue of $5.47 billion in the year ago-period. Eaton is currently trading around $7.95 a share. The stock has traded relatively flat on the year.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is expected to report a loss in the first-quarter of 27 cents a share on revenue of $868.6 million, compared with a profit of $1.11 a share on revenue of $718.6 million in the year-ago period. Netflix is currently trading around $107.50 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 55.2 percent.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.40 on revenue of $2.64 billion, compared with a profit of $1.32 a share on revenue of $2.5 billion in the year ago-period. Ameriprise Financial is currently trading around $53.92 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 8.58 percent.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 29 cents on revenue of $3.1 billion, compared with a profit of 55 cents a share on revenue of $3.4 billion in the year ago-period. Texas Instruments is currently trading around $32.84 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 12.8 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

3M Co (NYSE: MMM) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $7.49 billion, compared with a profit of $1.49 a share on revenue of $7.31 billion in the year ago-period. 3M is currently trading around $87.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.27 percent.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 57 cents on revenue of $31.85 billion, compared with a profit of 57 cents a share on revenue of $31.25 billion in the year ago-period. AT&T is currently trading around $30.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.45 percent.

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.2 on revenue of $12.71 billion, compared with a profit of $1.06 a share on revenue of $12.68 billion in the year ago-period. United Technologies is currently trading around $81.39 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 11.41 percent.

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 81 cents on revenue of $1.66 billion, compared with a profit of 72 cents a share on revenue of $1.56 billion in the year ago-period. Hershey is currently trading around $63.13 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.25 percent.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $239.2 million, compared with a profit of 30 cents a share on revenue of $166.13 million in the year ago-period. Alexion Pharmaceuticals is currently trading around $92.12 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 28.84 percent.

Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH) is expected to report third-quarter EPS of 75 cents on revenue of $1.1 billion, compared with a profit of 62 cents a share on revenue of $950.71 million in the year ago-period. Coach is currently trading around $76.14 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.45 percent.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) is expected to report a loss of 11 cents a share in the first quarter on revenue of $1.50 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.58 billion in the year ago-period. AK Steel is currently trading around $7.58 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 8.35 percent.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 45 cents on revenue of $4.95 billion, compared with a loss of $1.16 a share on revenue of $4.86 billion in the year ago-period. United States Steel is currently trading around $28.94 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 9.37 percent.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 95 cents on revenue of $4.11 billion. The auto parts maker, a former division of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), went public last November at $22 a share. Delphi is currently trading around $31.94 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 48.33 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.65 on revenue of $6.18 billion, compared with a profit of $1.63 a share on revenue of $5.70 billion in the year ago-period. Aflac is currently trading around $42.27 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.34 percent.

Tuesday Time Not Specified:

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to report second-quarter EPS of $10 on revenue of $36.64 billion, compared with a profit of $6.4 a share on revenue of $24.67 billion in the year ago-period. Apple did not say when it will release its second-quarter earnings results. An earnings conference call is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. eastern daylight time. Apple is currently trading around $585.02 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 44.73 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $2.13 on revenue of $16.22 billion, compared with a profit of $1.84 a share on revenue of $12.95 billion in the year ago-period. Caterpillar is currently trading around $108.17 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.39 percent.

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 79 cents on revenue of $5.35 billion, compared with a profit of $1.24 a share on revenue of $5.84 billion in the year ago-period. Eli Lilly is currently trading around $39.99 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.78 percent in value.

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 93 cents on revenue of $18.34 billion, compared with a profit of 78 cents a share on revenue of $14.91 billion in the year ago-period. Boeing is currently trading around $73.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained less than one percent in value.

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is expected to report a loss of 41 cents a share in the first quarter on revenue of $8.72 billion, compared with a smaller loss of 15 cents a share on revenue of $8.31 billion in the year ago-period. Sprint Nextel is currently trading around $2.38 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.5 percent in value.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) is expected to report first-quarter profit of 54 cents on revenue of $1.93 billion, compared with a profit of 54 cents a share on revenue of $1.83 billion in the year ago-period. Motorola Solutions is currently trading around $49.31 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.59 percent in value.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is expected to report a loss of 5 cents a share in the first quarter on revenue of $8.34 billion, compared with a bigger loss of 38 cents a share on revenue of $7..75 billion in the year ago-period. Delta Air Lines is currently trading around $10.68 a share. So far this year, the stock has added 31.89 percent in value.

WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $2.27 on revenue of $15.26 billion, compared with a profit of $2.35 a share on revenue of $14.65 billion in the year ago-period. WellPoint is currently trading around $71.04 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.26 percent in value.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 47 cents on revenue of $1.36 billion, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $1.33 billion in the year ago-period. Dr Pepper is currently trading around $40.64 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.96 percent in value.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 72 cents on revenue of $1.22 billion, compared with a profit of 51 cents a share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the year ago-period. Harley-Davidson is currently trading around $49.89 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 28.43 percent in value.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.69 on revenue of $7.91 billion, compared with a profit of $1.64 a share on revenue of $7.8 billion in the year ago-period. General Dynamics is currently trading around $69.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 4.91 percent in value.

Wednesday AMC:

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 51 cents on revenue of $562.26 million, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $490.89 million in the year ago-period. Citrix Systems is currently trading around $78.59 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 29.38 percent in value.

Thursday BMO:

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $2.07 on revenue of $127.1 billion, compared with a profit of $2.14 a share on revenue of $114 billion in the year ago-period. Exxon Mobil is currently trading around $85.17 a share. So far this year, the stock has edged up 0.45 percent in value.

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 99 cents on revenue of $3.6 billion, compared with a profit of $1 a share on revenue of $3.49 billion in the year ago-period. Kellogg is currently trading around $54.09 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained about 7 percent in value.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.01 on revenue of $13.26 billion, compared with a profit of 91 cents a share on revenue of $12.58 billion in the year ago-period. UPS is currently trading around $80.5 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 10 percent in value.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 63 cents on revenue of $5.25 billion, compared with a profit of 58 cents a share on revenue of $5.01 billion in the year ago-period. Bristol Myers Squibb is currently trading around $34.16 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost about 3 percent in value.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $1.84 billion, similar to the level achieved in the year ago-period. Coca-Cola Enterprises is currently trading around $28.76 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 11.56 percent in value.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 67 cents on revenue of $12.36 billion, compared with a profit of 74 cents a share on revenue of $11.94 billion in the year ago-period. PepsiCo is currently trading around $66.62 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.44 percent in value.

Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE: TWC) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.23 on revenue of $5.13 billion, compared with a profit of 93 cents a share on revenue of $4.83 billion in the year ago-period. Time Warner Cable is currently trading around $82.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 30.14 percent in value.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.39 on revenue of $8.68 billion, compared with a profit of $1.43 a share on revenue of $8.35 billion in the year ago-period. Aetna is currently trading around $49.5 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 17.33 percent in value.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is expected to report second-quarter EPS of 79 cents on revenue of $4.22 billion, compared with a profit of 73 cents a share on revenue of $3.99 billion in the year ago-period. Tyco International is currently trading around $55.69 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 19.27 percent in value.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 89 cents on revenue of $4.03 billion, compared with a profit of 93 cents a share on revenue of $4.06 billion in the year ago-period. Dominion Resources is currently trading around $51.05 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.82 percent in value.

Thursday AMC:

Zynga Inc (Nasdaq: ZNGA) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 5 cents on revenue of $317.35 million. The gaming giant went public in December at $10 a share and posted a profit of 5 cents on revenue of $306.51 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Zynga is currently trading below its offer price at $9.57 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.82 percent in value.

Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq: CLWR) is expected to report a loss of 40 cents a share in the first quarter on revenue of $315.28 million, compared with a loss of 93 cents a share on revenue of $242.03 million in the year ago-period. Clearwire is currently trading around $1.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 13.92 percent in value.

Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $1.31 on revenue of 562.05 million, compared with a profit of 46 a share on revenue of $424.07 million in the year ago-period. Coinstar is currently trading around $64.32 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 40.91 percent in value.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) is expected to report third-quarter EPS of $1.55 on revenue of $2.41 billion, compared with a profit of 66 cents a share on revenue of $2.25 billion in the year ago-period. Western Digital is currently trading around $41.42 a share. So far this year, the stock has appreciated 34 percent in value.

Thursday Time Not Specified:

Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 7 cents on revenue of $12.86 billion, compared with a profit of 44 cents a share on revenue of $9.86 billion in the year ago-period. The e-commerce giant did not say when it will release its first-quarter earnings results. An earnings conference call is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. EDT. Amazon is currently trading around $191.96 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 10.81 percent in value.

Friday BMO:

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of $3.21 on revenue of $72.42 billion, compared with a profit of $3.09 a share on revenue of $60.34 billion in the year ago-period. Chevron is currently trading around $102.62 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.54 percent in value.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 97 cents on revenue of $11.8 billion, compared with a profit of 92 cents a share on revenue of $11.58 billion in the year ago-period. Merck is currently trading around $38.77 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.89 percent in value.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 93 cents on revenue of $20.3 billion, compared with a profit of 96 cents a share on revenue of $20.23 billion in the year ago-period. P&G is currently trading around $64.50 a share. So far this year, the stock has added 1.15 percent in value.

Simon Property Group, Inc (NYSE: SPG) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 84 cents on revenue of $1.05 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $1.02 billion in the year ago-period. Simon Property is currently trading around $150.18 a share. So far this year, the stock has added 16.57 percent in value.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) is expected to report first-quarter EPS of 7 cents on revenue of $5.83 billion, compared with a profit of 51 cents a share on revenue of $5.4 billion in the year ago-period. Goodyear is currently trading around $11.3 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 20.25 percent in value.

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