60 Earnings Reports To Watch: Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, Caterpillar, UPS

 @moranzhang on October 18 2012 7:38 AM
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Next week's barrage of earnings releases offers further guidance on the health of U.S. companies.

“The domestic economy remains soft” and third-quarter economic indicators are mixed, David Levy, chairman of the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center LLC, wrote in the October Levy Forecast.

The U.S. may well continue its “plodding expansion” through the end of the year, but there are many threats hanging over the 2013 outlook, Levy said, adding that “some decline in profits from the third quarter to the fourth is still more likely than not, and any likely scenario will disappoint Wall Street’s current earnings expectations.”

Of the 14 percent of S&P companies having reported earnings so far, 64 percent have beaten expectations. That’s less than the 67 percent average for the past four quarters, according to Thomson Reuters data. Earnings for S&P 500 components are expected to decline 1.7 percent from a year ago.

Investors will hear from major players including: Caterpillar, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Comcast, Merck, Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, United Parcel Service, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and JetBlue Airways.

Here's a list of 60 notable companies set to report their earnings Oct. 22-26. We've highlighted expected reporting dates and times, along with analysts' earnings-per-share and revenue estimates from Reuters, as well as the stocks' year-to-date performances.

Monday Before Market Open, or BMO:

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company has a market capitalization of $55.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.22 on revenue of $16.79 billion, compared with a profit of $1.71 a share on revenue of $15.72 billion in the year-ago period. Caterpillar is trading around $85.68 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 5.4 percent.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is an international mining company. The company has a market capitalization of $40.03 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 73 cents on revenue of $4.37 billion, compared with a profit of $1.1 a share on revenue of $5.2 billion in the year-ago period. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is trading around $42.17 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.62 percent.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) is a coal company. The company has a market capitalization of $6.99 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 34 cents on revenue of $1.97 billion, compared with a profit of 87 cents a share on revenue of $2.04 billion in the year-ago period. Peabody Energy is trading around $26.08 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 21.3 percent.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a commercial banking organization. The company has a market capitalization of $15.59 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.84 on revenue of $3.04 billion, compared with a profit of 39 cents a share on revenue of $2.19 billion in the year-ago period. SunTrust is trading around $28.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 63.6 percent.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) designs and makes semiconductors, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. The company has a market capitalization of $32.46 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $3.34 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $3.47 billion in the year-ago period. Texas Instruments is trading around $28.54 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 2 percent.

Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) is a provider of solutions for the collection, storage, management, protection and use of digital content, including audio and video. The company has a market capitalization of $8.82 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $2.3 on revenue of $3.98 billion, compared with a profit of $1.1 a share on revenue of $2.64 billion in the year-ago period. Western Digital is trading around $35.99 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16.3 percent.

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is a digital media company. The company has a market capitalization of $18.97 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 26 cents on revenue of $1.08 billion, compared with a profit of 23 cents a share on revenue of $1.07 billion in the year-ago period. Yahoo is trading around $16 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 0.7 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is a package delivery company that operates in the U.S. less-than-truckload industry, and the provider of global supply chain management solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $70.01 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.06 on revenue of $13.3 billion, compared with a profit of $1.09 a share on revenue of $13.17 billion in the year-ago period. UPS is trading around $73.05 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 0.2 percent.

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) provides high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. The company has a market capitalization of $71.6 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.18 on revenue of $15.55 billion, compared with a profit of $1.42 a share on revenue of $14.24 billion in the year-ago period. United Technologies is trading around $78.46 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.4 percent.

3M Co (NYSE: MMM) is a diversified technology company. The company has a market capitalization of $65.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.65 on revenue of $7.63 billion, compared with a profit of $1.52 a share on revenue of $7.53 billion in the year-ago period. 3M is trading around $94.85 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16 percent.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) is an integrated producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels and tubular products. The company has a market capitalization of $620.55 million. It is expected to report a loss of 35 cents per share on revenue of $1.47 billion in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared with a smaller loss of 3 cents a share on revenue of $1.59 billion in the year-ago period. AK Steel Holding is trading around $5.59 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 32.1 percent.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of industrial products and equipment. The company has a market capitalization of $28.19 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.06 on revenue of $4.58 billion, compared with a profit of $1 a share on revenue of $4.58 billion in the year-ago period. Illinois Tool Works is trading around $60.12 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 28.7 percent.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) is a financial holding company. The company has a market capitalization of $10.13 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 21 cents on revenue of $1.36 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.6 billion in the year-ago period. Regions Financial is trading around $7.17 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 66.6 percent.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) provides a portfolio of business process and information technology outsourcing support, document technology and solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $9.67 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 25 cents on revenue of $5.51 billion, compared with a profit of 26 cents a share on revenue of $5.58 billion in the year-ago period. Xerox is trading around $7.39 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 7.1 percent.

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company has a market capitalization of $23.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.66 on revenue of $6.53 billion, compared with a profit of $1.65 a share on revenue of $5.99 billion in the year-ago period. Aflac is trading around $49.96 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.4 percent.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE: DD) is a chemical company. The company has a market capitalization of $46.31 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 47 cents on revenue of $8.14 billion, compared with a profit of 69 cents a share on revenue of $9.24 billion in the year-ago period. DuPont is trading around $49.77 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 8.7 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

Facebook Inc (Nasdaq: FB) is engaged in building products to create utility for users, developers, and advertisers. The company has a market capitalization of $43.17 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 11 cents on revenue of $1.23 billion. Facebook is trading around $20.14 a share, 47 percent below its IPO price of $38.

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is an Internet subscription service streaming television shows and movies. The company has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 4 cents on revenue of $905.1 million, compared with a profit of $1.16 a share on revenue of $821.84 million in the year-ago period. Netflix is trading around $67.29 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3 percent.

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) is a global semiconductor solution for wired and wireless communications. The company has a market capitalization of $19.24 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 77 cents on revenue of $2.09 billion, compared with a profit of 82 cents a share on revenue of $1.96 billion in the year-ago period. Broadcom is trading around $34.43 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 17.2 percent.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) designs, develops, and sells products and services that together provide its customers with network infrastructure. The company has a market capitalization of $9.08 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $1.06 billion, compared with a profit of 28 cents a share on revenue of $1.11 billion in the year-ago period. Juniper Networks is trading around $17.24 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 15.5 percent.

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) is primarily engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $21.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.23 on revenue of $2.71 billion, compared with a profit of $1.59 a share on revenue of $2.89 billion in the year-ago period. Norfolk Southern is trading around $66.97 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 8.1 percent

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a provider of virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $37.51 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 63 cents on revenue of $1.13 billion, compared with a profit of 53 cents a share on revenue of $941.86 million in the year-ago period. VMware is trading around $87.96 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.7 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is an aerospace company. The company has a market capitalization of $55.3 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $20.03 billion, compared with a profit of $1.46 a share on revenue of $17.73 billion in the year-ago period. Boeing is trading around $73.54 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.3 percent.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a provider of telecommunications services in the U.S. and worldwide. The company has a market capitalization of $206.18 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 61 cents on revenue of $31.53 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $31.48 billion in the year-ago period. AT&T is trading around $35.74 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 18.2 percent.

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products. The company has a market capitalization of $62.14 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 82 cents on revenue of $5.62 billion, compared with a profit of $1.13 a share on revenue of $6.15 billion in the year-ago period. Eli Lilly is trading around $53.54 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 28.9 percent.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software and services. The company has a market capitalization of $14.61 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 73 cents on revenue of $2.15 billion, compared with a profit of 66 cents a share on revenue of $2.09 billion in the year-ago period. Motorola Solutions is trading around $51.05 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 10.3 percent.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is a global, technology-based corporation. The company has a market capitalization of $20.62 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 32 cents on revenue of $2.02 billion, compared with a profit of 48 cents a share on revenue of $2.08 billion in the year-ago period. Corning is trading around $13.83 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.6 percent.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages. The company has a market capitalization of $9.41 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 77 cents on revenue of $1.57 billion, compared with a profit of 71 cents a share on revenue of $1.53 billion in the year-ago period. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is trading around $44.69 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 13.3 percent.

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and its subsidiaries develops, delivers and supports the information technology industry's range of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions and services. The company has a market capitalization of $53.69 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 42 cents on revenue of $5.46 billion, compared with a profit of 37 cents a share on revenue of $4.98 billion in the year-ago period. EMC is trading around $25.58 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 18.8 percent.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is an aerospace and defense company. The company has a market capitalization of $23.83 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.78 on revenue of $8.04 billion, compared with a profit of $1.83 a share on revenue of $7.85 billion in the year-ago period. General Dynamics is trading around $67.53 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.7 percent.

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB) is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers using advanced technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. The company has a market capitalization of $34.52 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.33 on revenue of $5.34 billion, compared with a profit of $1.26 a share on revenue of $5.38 billion in the year-ago period. Kimberly Clark is trading around $87.39 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 18.8 percent.

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is an industrial gases supplier. The company has a market capitalization of $32.09 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.39 on revenue of $2.85 billion, compared with a profit of $1.4 a share on revenue of $2.9 billion in the year-ago period. Praxair is trading around $107.53 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.7 percent.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) is a global biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market capitalization of $57.56 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 42 cents on revenue of $3.97 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $5.35 billion in the year-ago period. Bristol Myers Squibb is trading around $34.26 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 2.7 percent.

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) is a holding company whose primary business activity is the operation of a network air carrier. The company has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 42 cents on revenue of $3.97 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $5.35 billion in the year-ago period. US Airways is trading around $11.51 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 127.4 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

Zynga Inc (Nasdaq: ZNGA) is a provider of social game services. The company has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion. It is expected to report a loss of less than one cent per share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 on revenue of $261.1 million, compared with a profit of one cent per share on revenue of $301.59 million in the second quarter. Zynga is trading around $2.56 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 72.9 percent.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) designs, develops and markets technology solutions that enable information technology services. The company has a market capitalization of $12.31 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 65 cents on revenue of $650.43 million, compared with a profit of 64 cents a share on revenue of $565.35 million in the year-ago period. Citrix Systems is trading around $65.61 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 8.4 percent.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) is an international mining and natural resources company. The company has a market capitalization of $6.36 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.11 on revenue of $1.74 billion, compared with a profit of $4.07 a share on revenue of $2.14 billion in the year-ago period. Cliffs Natural Resources is trading around $44.62 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 28.4 percent.

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs, develops and markets storage and networking semiconductors. The company has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $638.94 million, compared with a profit of 14 cents a share on revenue of $546.91 million in the year-ago period. LSI is trading around $6.71 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 13.5 percent.

Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) is a global provider of security, storage, and systems management solutions that help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. The company has a market capitalization of $12.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 37 cents on revenue of $1.66 billion, compared with a profit of 39 cents a share on revenue of $1.68 billion in the year-ago period. Symantec is trading around $17.9 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.4 percent.

Thursday BMO:

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is an international integrated energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $70.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.18 on revenue of $911.11 billion, compared with a profit of $2.52 a share on revenue of $62.78 billion in the year-ago period. ConocoPhillips is trading around $58.15 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 20.3 percent.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) is a diversified health care benefits company. The company has a market capitalization of $14.44 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.34 on revenue of $8.96 billion, compared with a profit of $1.4 a share on revenue of $8.4 billion in the year-ago period. Aetna is trading around $43.21 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.4 percent.

Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG) is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases. The company has a market capitalization of $34.08 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.27 on revenue of $1.41 billion, compared with a profit of $1.02 a share on revenue of $1.24 billion in the year-ago period. Celgene is trading around $79 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16.9 percent.

CME Group Inc (Nasdaq: CME) offers a range of global products across all asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. The company has a market capitalization of $19.07 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 70 cents on revenue of $692.8 million, compared with a profit of 95 cents a share on revenue of $874.2 million in the year-ago period. CME Group is trading around $57.38 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 17.8 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE) markets, produces, and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The company has a market capitalization of $9.47 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 69 cents on revenue of $2.1 billion, compared with a profit of 72 cents a share on revenue of $2.14 billion in the year-ago period. Coca-Cola Enterprises is trading around $32.16 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 24.7 percent.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) is a consumer products company. The company has a market capitalization of $52.38 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $4.39 billion, compared with a profit of $1.31 a share on revenue of $4.38 billion in the year-ago period. Colgate-Palmolive is trading around $110.41 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.6 percent.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) is a producer and transporter of energy. The company has a market capitalization of $30.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 98 cents on revenue of $3.66 billion, compared with a profit of 95 cents a share on revenue of $3.8 billion in the year-ago period. Dominion Resources is trading around $53.34 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.5 percent.

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (Nasdaq: DNKN) is a franchisor of restaurants serving coffee and baked goods, as well as ice cream within the quick service restaurant segment of the restaurant industry. The company has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 35 cents on revenue of $174.1 million, compared with a profit of 28 cents a share on revenue of $163.51 million in the year-ago period. Dunkin Brands Group is trading around $32.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 30.9 percent.

JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq: JBLU) is a passenger airline that operates primarily on point-to-point routes. The company has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 13 cents on revenue of $1.31 billion, compared with a profit of 12 cents a share on revenue of $1.2 billion in the year-ago period. JetBlue Airways is trading around $5.24 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1 percent.

National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) is a provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company has a market capitalization of $34.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.51 on revenue of $5.38 billion, compared with a profit of $1.26 a share on revenue of $3.74 billion in the year-ago period. National-Oilwell Varco is trading around $81.08 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.3 percent.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the U.S. and internationally. The company has a market capitalization of $68.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.62 on revenue of $5.75 billion, compared with a profit of $2.18 a share on revenue of $6.01 billion in the year-ago period. Occidental Petroleum is trading around $84.46 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 9.8 percent.

Simon Property Group, Inc (NYSE: SPG) operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The company has a market capitalization of $46.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 78 cents on revenue of $1.19 billion, compared with a profit of 93 cents a share on revenue of $1.07 billion in the year-ago period. Simon Property Group is trading around $153.03 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 18.7 percent.

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services. The company has a market capitalization of $17.21 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 43 cents in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 on revenue of $8.81 billion, compared with a smaller loss of 10 cents a share on revenue of $8.33 billion in the year-ago period. Japanese mobile operator Softbank Corp (TYO: 9984) said Monday it will buy about 70 percent of Sprint Nextel Corp for $20.1 billion. For Sprint, the deal represents a much-needed injection of cash. Sprint Nextel is trading around $5.74 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 145.1 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The company has a market capitalization of $606.7 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $8.85 on revenue of $36.23 billion, compared with a profit of $7.05 a share on revenue of $28.27 billion in the year-ago period. Apple is trading around $647.48 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 59.8 percent.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is a diversified manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. The company has a market capitalization of $36.27 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 37 cents on revenue of $14.22 billion, compared with a profit of 62 cents a share on revenue of $15.11 billion in the year-ago period. Dow Chemical is trading around $30.27 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.3 percent.

Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) serves consumers through its retail Websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. The company has a market capitalization of $111.55 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 8 cents on revenue of $13.92 billion in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared with a profit of 14 cents a share on revenue of $10.88 billion in the year-ago period. Amazon.com is trading around $246.94 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 42.6 percent.

Expedia Inc (Nasdaq: EXPE) is an online travel company. The company has a market capitalization of $7.38 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.26 on revenue of $1.17 billion, compared with a profit of $1.28 a share on revenue of $1.02 billion in the year-ago period. Expedia is trading around $54.35 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 87.3 percent.

Friday BMO:

Arch Coal Inc (NYSE: ACI) is a coal producer. The company has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 17 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2012 on revenue of $1.02 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents on revenue of $1.2 billion in the year-ago period. Arch Coal is trading around $8.11 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 33.5 percent.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. The company has a market capitalization of $99.43 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $16.06 billion, compared with a profit of 33 cents a share on revenue of $14.34 billion in the year-ago period. Comcast is trading around $37.1 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 56.7 percent.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is a global health care company. The company has a market capitalization of $144.41 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 93 cents on revenue of $11.63 billion, compared with a profit of 94 cents a share on revenue of $12.02 billion in the year-ago period. Merck is trading around $47.4 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 25.8 percent.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) is a manufacturer of tires. The company has a market capitalization of $3.13 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 59 cents on revenue of $5.87 billion, compared with a profit of 72 cents a share on revenue of $6.06 billion in the year-ago period. Merck is trading around $12.77 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 9.9 percent.

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