Caterpillar, Ford, Facebook, Amazon, Qualcomm: 60 Earnings Reports To Watch, Jan 28-Feb 1

  @moranzhang on January 27 2013 12:31 PM
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As earnings season continues, investors will hear from a handful of technology and energy companies reporting their fourth-quarter earnings results this week.

Of the 147 S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings so far, 68 percent have beaten expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data. Since 1994, 62 percent of companies have topped expectations, while the average over the past four quarters stands at 65 percent.

Meanwhile, many companies in the index are reporting lower revenue growth outside of the U.S. for the last three months of 2012 due to weak economic growth in Europe and less favorable foreign exchange rates.

In terms of emerging markets (chiefly China), a number of companies appear to be seeing improving conditions, and believe this trend will continue in 2013. Companies have also commented on the impact on fourth-quarter earnings of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and the fiscal policy uncertainty coming from Washington, D.C., said FactSet analyst John Butters.

Companies in the technology sector that are scheduled to report this week include Amazon.com, Facebook, Yahoo, Seagate Technology, Broadcom, Qualcomm and EMC.

Several major coal, oil and gas companies are slated to report quarterly results, including Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Petroleum Murphy Oil, National Oilwell Varco, Peabody Energy and Hess.

Other big names that will be reporting this week include Caterpillar, Boeing, Ford, UPS, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Merck and Mastercard.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 60 notable companies set to report their earnings between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1. 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' performances over the past 12 months.

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 $62.33 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.7 on revenue of $16.13 billion, compared with a profit of $2.32 a share on revenue of $17.24 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $9.12 per share earnings on revenue of $65.78 billion. That compares to $7.4 per share and $60.14 billion in the previous year. Caterpillar is trading around $95.37 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 12.6 percent.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

Seagate Technology PLC (Nasdaq: STX) is a provider of electronic data storage products. The company has a market capitalization of $12.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of $1.28 on revenue of $3.58 billion, compared with a profit of $1.32 a share on revenue of $3.2 billion in the year-ago period. Seagate Technology is trading at around $37.25 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 86.1 percent.

Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is a steel producer and metals recycler. The company has a market capitalization of $3.27 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 15 cents on revenue of $1.69 billion, compared with a profit of 14 cents a share on revenue of $1.86 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 72 cents per share earnings on revenue of $7.26 billion. That compares to $1.23 per share and $8 billion in the previous year. Steel Dynamics is trading at around $14.96 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 6.7 percent.

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a provider of virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $41.48 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 78 cents on revenue of $1.28 billion, compared with a profit of 62 cents a share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.82 per share earnings on revenue of $4.59 billion. That compares to $2.17 per share and $3.77 billion in the previous year. VMware is trading at around $96.9 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 5.2 percent.

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is a digital media company. The company has a market capitalization of $24.02 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 28 cents on revenue of $1.22 billion, compared with a profit of 24 cents a share on revenue of $1.17 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.13 per share earnings on revenue of $4.46 billion. That compares to 82 cents per share and $4.38 billion in the previous year. Yahoo is trading at around $20.32 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 30.5 percent.

Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION) is a financial holding company. The company has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $547.63 million, compared with a profit of 26 cents a share on revenue of $560.21 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.84 per share earnings on revenue of $2.22 billion. That compares to 85 cents per share and $2.25 billion in the previous year. Zions Bancorporation is trading at around $22.75 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 29.9 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

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 $30.08 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 89 cents on revenue of $4.15 billion, compared with a profit of 90 cents a share on revenue of $4.32 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $4.08 per share earnings on revenue of $17.86 billion. That compares to $3.74 per share and $17.79 billion in the previous year. Illinois Tool Works is trading around $64.81 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 22.9 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 $486.78 million. It is expected to report a loss of 35 cents per share on revenue of $1.42 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared with a bigger loss of 51 cents a share on revenue of $1.51 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls for a loss of 61 cents a share on revenue of $5.93 billion. That compares to a loss of 14 cents per share and $6.47 billion in the previous year. AK Steel Holding is trading at around $4.39 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 56.2 percent.

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. The company has a market capitalization of $9.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 11 cents on revenue of $1.76 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.85 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 41 cents per share earnings on revenue of $7.19 billion. That compares to 44 cents per share and $7.62 billion in the previous year. Boston Scientific is trading at around $6.84 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 11.5 percent.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is a global, technology-based corporation. The company has a market capitalization of $17.96 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $2.08 billion, compared with a profit of 33 cents a share on revenue of $1.89 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.28 per share earnings on revenue of $7.95 billion. That compares to $1.76 per share and $7.89 billion in the previous year. Corning is trading at around $12.15 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 6.9 percent.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is a homebuilding company that constructs and sells homes in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $6.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 14 cents on revenue of $1.1 billion, compared with a profit of 9 cents a share on revenue of $884.3 million. D.R. Horton is trading at around $21.74 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 50.2 percent.

Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. The company has a market capitalization of $42.05 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 86 cents on revenue of $4.81 billion, compared with a profit of 81 cents a share on revenue of $4.72 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $3.2 per share earnings on revenue of $18.09 billion. That compares to $2.83 per share and $16.09 billion in the previous year. Danaher Corporation is trading at around $60.71 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 14.4 percent.

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products. The company has a market capitalization of $61.78 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 79 cents on revenue of $5.81 billion, compared with a profit of 87 cents a share on revenue of $6.05 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $3.33 per share earnings on revenue of $22.43 billion. That compares to $4.41 per share and $24.29 billion in the previous year. Eli Lilly is trading at around $53.25 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 33.4 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 $52.92 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 52 cents on revenue of $5.98 billion, compared with a profit of 49 cents a share on revenue of $5.57 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.69 per share earnings on revenue of $21.66 billion. That compares to $1.51 per share and $20.01 billion in the previous year. EMC is trading at around $25.13 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 2.2 percent.

International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company. The company has a market capitalization of $18.64 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 65 cents on revenue of $6.97 billion, compared with a profit of 66 cents a share on revenue of $6.37 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.47 per share earnings on revenue of $27.79 billion. That compares to $3.1 per share and $26.03 billion in the previous year. International Paper is trading at around $42.42 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 35.7 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 $1.81 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 2 cents on revenue of $1.22 billion, compared with a profit of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.15 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 41 cents per share earnings on revenue of $5 billion. That compares to 29 cents per share and $4.5 billion in the previous year. JetBlue Airways is trading at around $6.39 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 14.5 percent.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) manufactures steel and steel products. The company has a market capitalization of $15.06 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 31 cents on revenue of $4.55 billion, compared with a profit of 37 cents a share on revenue of $4.83 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.64 per share earnings on revenue of $19.56 billion. That compares to $2.39 per share and $20.02 billion in the previous year. Nucor is trading at around $47.47 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 8.3 percent.   

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) is a coal company. The company has a market capitalization of $6.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 25 cents on revenue of $1.93 billion, compared with a profit of 98 cents a share on revenue of $2.25 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.95 per share earnings on revenue of $8.02 billion. That compares to $3.76 per share and $7.97 billion in the previous year. Peabody Energy is trading at around $25.61 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 31.5 percent.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market capitalization of $198.27 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 44 cents on revenue of $14.4 billion, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $16.75 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.16 per share earnings on revenue of $58.35 billion. That compares to $2.31 per share and $67.43 billion in the previous year. Pfizer is trading at around $26.94 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 24 percent.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a Switzerland-based holding company of Tyco Group. The company has a market capitalization of $14.47 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $2.57 billion, compared with a profit of 84 cents a share on revenue of $4.21 billion in the year-ago period. Tyco International is trading at around $31.05 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 37.6 percent.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) produces and sells steel mill products, including flat-rolled and tubular products, in North America and Europe. The company has a market capitalization of $3.52 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 75 cents a share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 on revenue of $4.35 billion, compared with a loss of $1.14 a share on revenue of $4.82 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 86 cents per share earnings on revenue of $19.11 billion. That compares to a loss of 46 cents per share on revenue of $19.88 billion in the previous year. United States Steel Corporation is trading at around $24.45 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 19.7 percent.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company has a market capitalization of $21.14 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.17 on revenue of $31 billion, compared with a loss of 21 cents a share on revenue of $34.67 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $4.83 per share earnings on revenue of $133.72 billion. That compares to $3.38 per share and $125.99 billion in the previous year. Valero Energy Corporation is trading at around $38.10 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 62.1 percent.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a producer of cars and trucks. The company has a market capitalization of $52.16 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 26 cents on revenue of $33.01 billion, compared with a profit of 20 cents a share on revenue of $33.6 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.34 per share earnings on revenue of $125 billion. That compares to $1.51 per share and $128.2 billion in the previous year. Ford Motor is trading at around $13.68 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 8.7 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

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 $128.64 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 28 cents on revenue of $22.28 billion, compared with a profit of 38 cents a share on revenue of $17.43 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls a loss of 3 cents per share earnings on revenue of $62.1 billion. That compares to a profit of $1.37 per share on revenue of $48.08 billion in the previous year. Amazon.com is trading around $283.99 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 48.7 percent.

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) is a global semiconductor solution for wired and wireless communications. The company has a market capitalization of $19.32 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 73 cents on revenue of $2.07 billion, compared with a profit of 68 cents a share on revenue of $1.82 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.9 per share earnings on revenue of $7.98 billion. That compares to $2.89 per share and $7.39 billion in the previous year. Broadcom is trading at around $34.25 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 2.1 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) is engaged in producing natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $35.55 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.67 on revenue of $46.3 billion, compared with a profit of $2.97 a share on revenue of $42.95 billion in the third quarter. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $7.94 per share earnings on revenue of $183.53 billion. Phillips 66 is trading at around $56.81 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 73.4 percent.

Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) is a global integrated energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $20.12 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.25 on revenue of $9.64 billion, compared with a profit of $1.17 a share on revenue of $7.95 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.89 per share earnings on revenue of $38.02 billion. That compares to $5.88 per share and $37 billion in the previous year. Hess Corp. is trading at around $58.9 apiece. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 3.9 percent.

Hudson City Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: HCBK) is a community- and consumer-oriented retail savings bank. The company has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 12 cents on revenue of $197.91 million, compared with a loss of 73 cents a share on revenue of $206.98 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 54 cents per share earnings on revenue of $861.97 million. That compares to a loss of $1.49 per share and $980.93 million in the previous year. Hudson City Bancorp is trading at around $8.64 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 21.7 percent.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) is a petroleum product refiners, transporters and marketers in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $23.29 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $2.08 on revenue of $19.07 billion, compared with a loss of 21 cents a share on revenue of $19.42 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $9.68 per share earnings on revenue of $80.83 billion. That compares to $6.72 per share and $78.58 billion in the previous year. Marathon Petroleum Corp. is trading at around $68.67 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 84.8 percent.

New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) is a bank holding company and a producer of multi-family mortgage loans in New York City, with an emphasis on apartment buildings that feature below-market rents. The company has a market capitalization of $5.74 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 30 cents on revenue of $293.9 million, compared with a loss of 27 cents a share on revenue of $300.26 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.16 per share earnings on revenue of $1.17 billion. That compares to $1.09 per share and $1.2 billion in the previous year. New York Community Bancorp is trading at around $13.07 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 4.23 percent.

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is an aerospace company. The company has a market capitalization of $56.58 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.19 on revenue of $22.36 billion, compared with a profit of $1.83 a share on revenue of $19.56 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.01 per share earnings on revenue of $81.75 billion. That compares to $5.33 per share and $68.74 billion in the previous year. Boeing is trading at around $75.03 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 0.7 percent.

The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is one of America's largest generators of electricity. The company has a market capitalization of $38.85 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.19 on revenue of $4.58 billion, compared with a profit of $1.83 a share on revenue of $19.56 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 40 cents per share earnings on revenue of $17.54 billion. That compares to 30 cents per share and $3.7 billion in the previous year. The Southern Company is trading at around $44.45 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 1.9 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

Cadence Design Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) develops electronic design automation, software, hardware, and silicon intellectual property. The company has a market capitalization of $3.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 19 cents on revenue of $340.7 million, compared with a profit of 17 cents a share on revenue of $308.01 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 76 cents per share earnings on revenue of $1.32 billion. That compares to 51 cents per share and $1.15 billion in the previous year. Cadence Design Systems is trading at around $14.2 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 33.7 percent.

Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) designs, develops and markets technology solutions that enable information technology services. The company has a market capitalization of $13.36 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 84 cents on revenue of $705.73 million, compared with a profit of 78 cents a share on revenue of $619.37 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.81 per share earnings on revenue of $2.55 billion. That compares to $2.48 per share and $2.21 billion in the previous year. Citrix Systems is trading at around $71.55 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 5 percent.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is an international integrated energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $74.12 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.42 on revenue of $13.31 billion, compared with a profit of $2.02 a share on revenue of $62.39 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.84 per share earnings on revenue of $92.83 billion. That compares to $8.76 per share and $251.23 billion in the previous year. ConocoPhillips is trading at around $61.06 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 14.2 percent.

Duke Realty Corp (NYSE: DRE) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The company has a market capitalization of $4.2 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 1 cent a share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 on revenue of $210.75 million, compared with a profit of 17 cents a share on revenue of $193.46 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls a loss of 37 cents per share earnings on revenue of $824.6 million. That compares to a profit of 11 cents per share and $752.48 million in the previous year. Duke Realty Corp is trading at around $15.28 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 13.2 percent.

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 (platforms). The company has a market capitalization of $4.51 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 third-quarter EPS of 56 cents on revenue of $1.29 billion, compared with a profit of 99 cents a share on revenue of $1.65 billion in the year-ago period. Electronic Arts is trading at around $14.77 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 17.6 percent.

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is engaged in building products to create utility for users, developers, and advertisers. The company has a market capitalization of $68.33 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 15 cents on revenue of $1.52 billion. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 52 cents per share earnings on revenue of $5.03 billion. Facebook is trading around $31.54 a share, 17 percent below its IPO price of $38.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has a market capitalization of $12.01 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.34 on revenue of $6.81 billion, compared with a profit of $1.31 a share on revenue of $6.82 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.51 per share earnings on revenue of $28.21 billion. That compares to $6.02 per share and $27.75 billion in the previous year. Murphy Oil Corporation is trading at around $61.79 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 2.1 percent.

QUALCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and other technologies. The company has a market capitalization of $109.29 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.12 on revenue of $5.9 billion, compared with a profit of 97 cents a share on revenue of $4.68 billion in the year-ago period. QUALCOMM is trading at around $63.66 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 10.3 percent.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS) offers analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The company has a market capitalization of $4.09 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 54 cents on revenue of $450.65 million, compared with a profit of 51 cents a share on revenue of $393.74 million in the year-ago period. Skyworks Solutions Inc is trading at around $21.05 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 1.6 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless products in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $67.74 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 55 cents on revenue of $4.33 billion, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $4.35 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.21 per share earnings on revenue of $17.4 billion. That compares to $2.05 per share and $16.62 billion in the previous year. Altria Group is trading at around $33.45 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 16.6 percent.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) is a manager of private capital and provider of financial advisory services. The company has a market capitalization of $22.61 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 47 cents on revenue of $1.1 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents a share on revenue of $925.01 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.64 per share earnings on revenue of $3.93 billion. That compares to $1.25 per share and $3.28 billion in the previous year. The Blackstone Group is trading at around $18.22 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 14.5 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 $14.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 96 cents on revenue of $2.38 billion, compared with a profit of 77 cents a share on revenue of $2.03 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $3.14 per share earnings on revenue of $8.45 billion. That compares to $2.67 per share and $6.96 billion in the previous year. Cameron International Corporation is trading at around $60.72 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 13.8 percent.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) is a consumer products company. The company has a market capitalization of $52.04 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.4 on revenue of $4.31 billion, compared with a profit of $1.3 a share on revenue of $4.17 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.36 per share earnings on revenue of $17.12 billion. That compares to $5.03 per share and $16.73 billion in the previous year. Colgate-Palmolive is trading around $110.15 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 23.8 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 $41.47 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 34 cents on revenue of $13.7 billion, compared with a profit of 25 cents a share on revenue of $14.1 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.91 per share earnings on revenue of $56.56 billion. That compares to $2.54 per share and $59.99 billion in the previous year. The Dow Chemical Company is trading around $34.58 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 3.6 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 $3.89 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $170.79 million, compared with a profit of 30 cents a share on revenue of $168.51 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.27 per share earnings on revenue of $667.47 million. That compares to 94 cents per share and $628.2 million in the previous year. Dunkin Brands Group is trading around $36.85 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 38.9 percent.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is a global payments and technology company. The company has a market capitalization of $64.68 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $4.82 on revenue of $1.89 billion, compared with a profit of $4.03 a share on revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $22.01 per share earnings on revenue of $7.39 billion. That compares to $18.7 per share and $6.71 billion in the previous year. Mastercard is trading around $519.42 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 52.47 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 $30.36 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.55 on revenue of $5.5 billion, compared with a profit of $1.31 a share on revenue of $4.99 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $6.69 per share earnings on revenue of $21.41 billion. That compares to $4.56 per share and $19.68 billion in the previous year. Time Warner Cable is trading around $100.6 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 45.7 percent.

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 $78.66 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $14.44 billion, compared with a profit of $1.28 a share on revenue of $14.17 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $4.58 per share earnings on revenue of $53.99 billion. That compares to $4.23 per share and $53.11 billion in the previous year. UPS is trading at around $82.45 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 9.3 percent.

Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB) is an entertainment content company. The company has a market capitalization of $29.64 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 91 cents on revenue of $3.52 billion, compared with a profit of $1.06 a share on revenue of $3.95 billion in the year-ago period. Viacom is trading at around $59.02 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 23.9 percent.

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in the utility business. The company has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 28 cents on revenue of $2.93 billion, compared with a profit of 29 cents a share on revenue of $2.57 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.81 per share earnings on revenue of $10.6 billion. That compares to $1.72 per share and $10.66 billion in the previous year. Xcel Energy is trading at around $27.55 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 3.6 percent.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) is a diversified health care benefits company. The company has a market capitalization of $16.64 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 95 cents on revenue of $8.97 billion, compared with a profit of 97 cents a share on revenue of $8.54 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.15 per share earnings on revenue of $35.56 billion. That compares to $5.17 per share and $33.61 billion in the previous year. Aetna is trading at around $49.76 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 13.8 percent.

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Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF) is a geographically diversified builder of single-family attached and detached homes. The company has a market capitalization of $1.79 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 7 cents on revenue of $372.87 million, compared with a profit of 4 cents a share on revenue of $293.16 million in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls 19 cents per share earnings on revenue of $1.19 billion. That compares to a loss of 5 cents per share on revenue of $882.99 million in the previous year. Standard Pacific Corp. is trading at around $8.44 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 107.4 percent.

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Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) engages in petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services. The company has a market capitalization of $227.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $3.01 on revenue of $68.64 billion, compared with a profit of $2.58 a share on revenue of $59.99 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $12.51 per share earnings on revenue of $245.89 billion. That compares to $13.19 per share and $253.71 billion in the previous year. Chevron is trading at around $116.2 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 8.7 percent.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $418.23 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $2.02 on revenue of $117.25 billion, compared with a profit of $1.97 a share on revenue of $121.61 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $7.94 per share earnings on revenue of $460.22 billion. That compares to $8.42 per share and $486.43 billion in the previous year. Exxon Mobil is trading at around $91.73 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 4.9 percent.

Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) designs, manufactures and markets a variety of toy products worldwide which are sold to its customers and directly to consumers. The company has a market capitalization of $12.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.15 on revenue of $2.29 billion, compared with a profit of $1.07 a share on revenue of $2.15 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $2.54 per share earnings on revenue of $6.46 billion. That compares to $2.18 per share and $6.27 billion in the previous year. Mattel is trading at around $37.15 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 30.2 percent.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is a global health care company. The company has a market capitalization of $132.12 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 81 cents on revenue of $11.47 billion, compared with a profit of 97cents a share on revenue of $12.29 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $3.8 per share earnings on revenue of $47 billion. That compares to $3.77 per share and $48.05 billion in the previous year. Merck is trading at around $43.46 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 10.9 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 $31.59 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.44 on revenue of $5.3 billion, compared with a profit of $1.37 a share on revenue of $4.26 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $5.85 per share earnings on revenue of $19.66 billion. That compares to $4.77 per share and $14.66 billion in the previous year. National-Oilwell Varco is trading at around $74 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 1.1 percent.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. The company has a market capitalization of $6.68 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 42 cents on revenue of $1.52 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents a share on revenue of $1.5 billion in the year-ago period. The analysts' consensus full-year forecast calls $1.69 per share earnings on revenue of $5.9 billion. That compares to $1.59 per share and $5.87 billion in the previous year. Newell Rubbermaid is trading at around $23.23 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 34.3 percent.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) and its subsidiaries is a meat protein companies and food production company. The company has a market capitalization of $8.04 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $8.6 billion, compared with a profit of 42 cents a share on revenue of $8.33 billion in the year-ago period. Tyson Foods is trading at around $22.44 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 16.9 percent.

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