We are about halfway through the third-quarter earnings season. Investors will hear next week from several more major players, including LinkedIn, AIG, Starbucks, Kellogg, Pfizer, MasterCard, Visa, General Motors, Ford and Chevron.

Among the 244 companies in the S&P 500 index that have posted earnings for the third quarter of this year, about 62.3 percent have beaten expectations, a slight improvement on the typical 62 percent average, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Revenue, however, remains disappointing, with just 36.3 percent of companies reporting higher-than-expected revenue, compared with a historic beat rate of 62 percent. Many have also warned that fourth-quarter forecasts are too high.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 66 notable companies set to report their earnings between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2. We have highlighted their 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:

Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) is engaged in commercial property and casualty insurance, operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs, exploration, production and marketing of natural gas and oil, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and operation of hotels. The company has a market capitalization of $16.72 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 72 cents, compared with a profit of 44 cents a share in the year-ago period. Loews is trading around $42.28 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 12.2 percent.

PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) operates as a public utility company in northern and central California. The company has a market capitalization of $17.95 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 88 cents on revenue of $4.05 billion, compared with a profit of $1.08 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion in the year-ago period. PG&E is trading around $42.09 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.1 percent.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) is a real estate investment trust. The company has a market capitalization of $11.05 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.12 on revenue of $395.97 million, compared with a profit of $1.39 a share on revenue of $231.72 million in the year-ago period. American Capital Agency is trading around $32.33 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.2 percent.

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) manufactures, distributes and installs home improvement and building products. The company has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 12 cents on revenue of $2.03 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of $2.01 billion in the year-ago period. Masco is trading around $15.06 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 43.8 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a producer of cars and trucks. The company has a market capitalization of $39.47 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 30 cents on revenue of $31.08 billion, compared with a profit of 34 cents a share on revenue of $31.1 billion in the year-ago period. Ford Motor is trading around $10.35 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.8 percent.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a global vehicle components manufacturer and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety and thermal technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The company has a market capitalization of $10.17 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 73 cents on revenue of $3.76 billion, compared with a profit of $1.01 a share on revenue of $4 billion in the second quarter. Delphi Automotive is trading around $31.48 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 46.2 percent.

Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) provides automotive interiors. The company has a market capitalization of $17.93 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 75 cents on revenue of $10.87 billion, compared with a profit of 75 cents a share on revenue of $10.79 billion in the second quarter. Johnson Controls is trading around $26.2 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 16.1 percent.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. The company has a market capitalization of $17.73 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 35 cents on revenue of $20.04 billion, compared with a profit of 69 cents a share on revenue of $21.9 billion in the year-ago period. Archer Daniels Midland is trading around $26.92 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 5.9 percent.

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. The company has a market capitalization of $6.83 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 22 cents on revenue of $2.58 billion, compared with a profit of 38 cents a share on revenue of $2.76 billion in the year-ago period. Avon Products is trading around $15.8 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 9.6 percent.

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a healthcare services company. The company has a market capitalization of $13.88 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 79 cents on revenue of $26.35 billion, compared with a profit of 73 cents a share on revenue of $26.79 billion in the year-ago period. Cardinal Health is trading around $40.76 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.4 percent.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, food service, health care and industrial markets. The company has a market capitalization of $20.15 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 87 cents on revenue of $3.07 billion, compared with a profit of 75 cents a share on revenue of $1.74 billion in the year-ago period. Ecolab is trading around $68.9 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.2 percent.

MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a facilities-based wireless broadband mobile communications provider. The company has a market capitalization of $3.91 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 26 cents on revenue of $1.25 billion, compared with a profit of 19 cents a share on revenue of $1.21 billion in the year-ago period. MetroPCS Communications is trading around $10.75 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 23.9 percent.

Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) is a global supplier of office products and services. The company has a market capitalization of $704.35 million. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 1 cent on revenue of $2.73 billion, compared with a profit of 0 cent a share on revenue of $2.84 billion in the year-ago period. Office Depot is trading around $2.46 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.9 percent.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NYSE: AMTD) is a provider of securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors. The company has a market capitalization of $8.56 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 25 cents on revenue of $641.98 million, compared with a profit of 29 cents a share on revenue of $703.46 million in the year-ago period. TD Ameritrade is trading around $15.66 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 16.1 percent.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company has a market capitalization of $15.67 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.77 on revenue of $33.94 billion, compared with a profit of $2.11 a share on revenue of $33.71 billion in the year-ago period. Valero Energy is trading around $28.39 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 34.9 percent.

Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) is a provider of waste management services in North America. The company has a market capitalization of $15.14 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 60 cents on revenue of $3.5 billion, compared with a profit of 63 cents a share on revenue of $3.52 billion in the year-ago period. Waste Management is trading around $32.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 0.2 percent.

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is a diesel engine manufacturer. The company has a market capitalization of $17.86 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.89 on revenue of $4.15 billion, compared with a profit of $2.35 a share on revenue of $4.63 billion in the year-ago period. Cummins is trading around $93.86 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.6 percent.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market capitalization of $190.92 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 53 cents on revenue of $14.64 billion, compared with a profit of 62 cents a share on revenue of $17.19 billion in the year-ago period. Pfizer is trading around $25.56 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 18.1 percent.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) produces and sells steel mill products. The company has a market capitalization of $3.1 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 0 cent on revenue of $4.64 billion, compared with a profit of 72 cents a share on revenue of $5.08 billion in the year-ago period. United States Steel is trading around $21.5 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 18.7 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: EA) develops, markets, publishes and distributes game software content and services that can be played by consumers on a variety of video game machines and electronic devices. The company has a market capitalization of $3.88 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 10 cents on revenue of $1.08 billion, compared with a profit of 5 cents a share on revenue of $1.03 billion in the year-ago period. Electronic Arts is trading around $12.19 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 40.8 percent.

Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE: GNW) is a financial security company. The company has a market capitalization of $2.74 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 20 cents on revenue of $2.54 billion, compared with a profit of 21 cents a share on revenue of $2.68 billion in the year-ago period. Genworth Financial is trading around $5.58 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 14.8 percent.

Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates North America’s portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The company has a market capitalization of $8.06 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 6 cents on revenue of $226.85 million, compared with a profit of 9 cents a share on revenue of $216.08 million in the year-ago period. Kimco Realty is trading around $19.79 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 21.9 percent.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) is a global provider of software, hardware and services to enable both physical and digital communications and to integrate those physical and digital communications channels. The company has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 48 cents on revenue of $1.26 billion, compared with a profit of 69 cents a share on revenue of $1.3 billion in the year-ago period. Pitney Bowes is trading around $14.35 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 22.6 percent.

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is engaged in money movement and payment services. The company has a market capitalization of $10.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 45 cents on revenue of $1.47 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents a share on revenue of $1.41 billion in the year-ago period. Western Union is trading around $17.84 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 2.3 percent.

Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resources to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and olefins. The company has a market capitalization of $21.74 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 27 cents on revenue of $2.07 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents a share on revenue of $2.7 billion in the year-ago period. Williams Companies is trading around $34.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.2 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) is engaged in producing natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $28.22 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.35 on revenue of $51.64 billion, compared with a profit of $2.23 a share on revenue of $46.75 billion in the second quarter. Phillips 66 is trading around $45.02 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 37.4 percent.

American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) is a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company that owns, operates and develops communications sites. The company has a market capitalization of $28.97 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 38 cents on revenue of $715.25 million, compared with a loss of 4 cents a share on revenue of $630.4 million in the year-ago period. American Tower is trading around $73.32 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 22.2 percent.

The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is an American electric utilities holding company based in southern U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $40.44 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $5.97 billion, compared with a profit of $1.07 a share on revenue of $5.43 billion in the second quarter. Southern Company is trading around $46.23 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 0.1 percent.

Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The company has a market capitalization of $12.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 88 cents on revenue of $2.19 billion, compared with a profit of 78 cents a share on revenue of $1.69 billion in year-ago period. Cameron International is trading around $51.08 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.8 percent.

Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) is a diversified power management company. The company has a market capitalization of $15.33 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.09 on revenue of $4.21 billion, compared with a profit of $1.08 a share on revenue of $4.12 billion in the year-ago period. Eaton is trading around $45.42 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 4.3 percent.

Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) is a global integrated energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $18.41 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.18 on revenue of $9.18 billion, compared with a profit of $1.11 a share on revenue of $8.73 billion in year-ago period. Hess is trading around $53.9 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.1 percent.

Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is a global payments and technology company. The company has a market capitalization of $56.08 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $5.93 on revenue of $1.94 billion, compared with a profit of $5.63 a share on revenue of $1.82 billion in the year-ago period. Mastercard is trading around $449.36 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 20.5 percent.

The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (NYSE: MHP) is a global information services provider serving the financial, education, commercial and commodities markets. The company has a market capitalization of $15.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.3 on revenue of $1.97 billion, compared with a profit of $1.21 a share on revenue of $1.91 billion in the year-ago period. The McGraw-Hill Companies is trading around $54.91 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 22.1 percent.

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is a hospitality company. The company has a market capitalization of $5.32 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 17 cents per share in the third quarter on revenue of $2.28 billion, compared with a loss of 14 cents per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the year-ago period. MGM Resorts International is trading around $10.88 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 4.31 percent.

Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE: TWC) is a provider of video, high-speed data and voice services in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $30.01 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $5.38 billion, compared with a profit of $1.08 a share on revenue of $4.91 billion in the year-ago period. Time Warner Cable is trading around $97.95 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 54.08 percent.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is a utility services holding company. The company has a market capitalization of $30.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 72 cents on revenue of $7.99 billion, compared with a profit of $1.12 a share on revenue of $5.26 billion in the year-ago period. Exelon is trading around $35.64 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 17.8 percent.

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and automobile parts worldwide. The company has a market capitalization of $37 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 60 cents on revenue of $35.92 billion, compared with a profit of $1.03 a share on revenue of $36.72 billion in the year-ago period. General Motors is trading around $23.63 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16.6 percent.

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. The company has a market capitalization of $5.07 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 45 cents on revenue of $2.28 billion, compared with a profit of 43 cents per share on revenue of $2.67 billion in the year-ago period. NRG Energy is trading around $22.25 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 22.8 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is engaged, principally in the U.S., in the property-liability insurance, life insurance, retirement and investment product business. The company has a market capitalization of $19.64 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $6.95 billion, compared with a profit of 16 cents on revenue of $6.73 billion in the year-ago period. Allstate is trading around $40.51 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 47.8 percent.

General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE: GGP) is a real estate investment trust. The company has a market capitalization of $17.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 3 cents on revenue of $620.82 million, compared with a loss of 9 cents a share on revenue of $684.78 million in the year-ago period. General Growth Properties is trading around $19.16 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 27.6 percent.

Metlife Inc. (NYSE: MET) is a provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. The company has a market capitalization of $37.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.28 on revenue of $17.15 billion, compared with a profit of $1.11 a share on revenue of $17.02 billion in the year-ago period. Metlife is trading around $35.65 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.3 percent.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has a market capitalization of $11.63 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.19 on revenue of $7.08 billion, compared with a profit of $1.73 a share on revenue of $7.24 billion in the year-ago period. Murphy Oil is trading around $59.85 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.4 percent.

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) is an independent petroleum refiners and marketers in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $5.23 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.3 on revenue of $8.51 billion, compared with a profit of $2.39 a share on revenue of $8.1 billion in the year-ago period. Tesoro is trading around $37.38 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 60 percent.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company. The company has a market capitalization of $111.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $2.67 billion, compared with a profit of $1.27 a share on revenue of $2.38 billion in the year-ago period. Visa is trading around $137.55 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 35.5 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. The company has a market capitalization of $18.8 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 80 cents on revenue of $3.69 billion, compared with a profit of 80 cents a share on revenue of $3.31 billion in the year-ago period. Kellogg is trading around $52.56 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.9 percent.

Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is an independent energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $32.4 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.26 on revenue of $4.07 billion, compared with a profit of $2.95 a share on revenue of $4.33 billion in the year-ago period. Apache is trading around $82.81 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 8.6 percent.

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) operates as a telecommunications and media company. The company has a market capitalization of $4.77 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 19 cents on revenue of $1.69 billion, compared with a profit of 24 cents per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the year-ago period. Cablevision Systems is trading around $17.89 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 25.8 percent.

CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company. The company has a market capitalization of $14.52 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 16 cents on revenue of $1.69 billion, compared with a profit of 14 cents a share on revenue of $1.67 billion in the year-ago period. Cigna is trading around $50.37 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.9 percent.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is a North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and certain petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $48.3 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 60 cents on revenue of $11.22 billion, compared with a profit of 55 cents a share on revenue of $11.33 billion in the year-ago period. Enterprise Products Partners is trading around $54.1 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16.7 percent.

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) is a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has a market capitalization of $23.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 77 cents on revenue of $2.54 billion, compared with a profit of $1.41 a share on revenue of $2.48 billion in the year-ago period. Estee Lauder is trading around $61.3 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 9.2 percent.

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE: HCA) is a health care services companies in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $13.77 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 79 cents on revenue of $8.75 billion, compared with a profit of 60 cents per share on revenue of $8.05 billion in the year-ago period. HCA is trading around $31.26 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 41.9 percent.

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) owns and operates a portfolio of complementary natural gas-related energy assets and is a natural gas infrastructure company. The company has a market capitalization of $19.02 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 30 cents on revenue of $1.15 billion, compared with a profit of 38 cents a share on revenue of $1.12 billion in the year-ago period. Spectra Energy is trading around $29.12 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 5.3 percent.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) is a petroleum product refiner, transporter and marketer in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $18.25 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $3.24 on revenue of $18.88 billion, compared with a profit of $3.16 a share on revenue of $20.61 billion in the year-ago period. Marathon Petroleum is trading around $53.96 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 62.1 percent.

Edison International (NYSE: EIX) is engaged in the business of supplying electricity. The company has a market capitalization of $15.23 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1 on revenue of $3.64 billion, compared with a profit of $1.3 a share on revenue of $3.98 billion in the year-ago period. Edison International is trading around $46.74 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 12.9 percent.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $417.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $1.96 on revenue of $112.4 billion, compared with a profit of $2.13 a share on revenue of $125.33 billion in the year-ago period. Exxon Mobil is trading around $90.43 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.7 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Linkedin Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) is a professional network on the Internet. The company has a market capitalization of $11.18 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 11 cents on revenue of $243.9 million, compared with a profit of 6 cents a share on revenue of $139.48 million in the year-ago period. Linkedin is trading around $105.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 67.8 percent.

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) is an international insurance company. The company has a market capitalization of $60.46 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 86 cents on revenue of $8.7 billion, compared with a loss of $1.6 a share on revenue of $9.04 billion in the year-ago period. AIG is trading around $34.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 50.8 percent.

Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is engaged in designing, developing and supplying of microcontrollers. The company has a market capitalization of $2.06 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 9 cents on revenue of $367.57 million, compared with a profit of 25 cents a share on revenue of $479.38 million in the year-ago period. Atmel is trading around $4.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 42.4 percent.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) is a natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The company has a market capitalization of $13.45 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 10 cents on revenue of $2.43 billion, compared with a profit of 72 cents per share on revenue of $3.98 billion in the year-ago period. Chesapeake Energy is trading around $20.22 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 9.3 percent.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS) offers analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The company has a market capitalization of $4.36 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 52 cents on revenue of $420.18 million, compared with a profit of 54 cents per share on revenue of $402.32 million in the year-ago period. Skyworks Solutions is trading around $22.87 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 41 percent.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The company has a market capitalization of $11.85 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $646.82 million, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $767.26 million in the year-ago period. Southwestern Energy is trading around $33.94 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.3 percent.

Starbucks Corporation (NasdaQ: SBUX) is a roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. The company has a market capitalization of $35.15 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 45 cents on revenue of $3.39 billion, compared with a profit of 37 cents a share on revenue of $3.03 billion in the year-ago period. Starbucks is trading around $46.25 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.5 percent.

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: HIG) is an insurance and financial services company. The company has a market capitalization of $9.8 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 83 cents on revenue of $7.01 billion, compared with a profit of 5 cents on revenue of $4.52 billion in the year-ago period. Hartford Financial Services is trading around $22.48 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 38.3 percent.

Friday BMO:

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is a supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal for use in the steel-making process and a supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country. The company has a market capitalization of $1.86 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 45 cents per share in the third quarter on revenue of $1.68 billion, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $2.3 billion in the year-ago period. Alpha Natural Resources is trading around $8.43 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 58.7 percent.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) engages in petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services. The company has a market capitalization of $217.72 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.85 on revenue of $64.09 billion, compared with a profit of $3.67 a share on revenue of $64.43 billion in the year-ago period. Chevron is trading around $110.96 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.9 percent.

The Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR) is an insurance holding company. The company has a market capitalization of $13.66 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 35 cents on revenue of $3.8 billion, compared with a profit of 39 cents a share on revenue of $3.54 billion in the year-ago period. Progressive is trading around $22.59 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.8 percent.