Earnings Preview: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), Joy Global Inc (JOY), Staples Inc (SPLS)

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A Costco shopping cart is shown at a Costco Wholesale store in Carlsbad, California September 11, 2013.

The fourth-quarter earnings season is getting into its final weeks. Earnings for the companies in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) that have reported results so far grew 8.5 percent on average in the fourth quarter, according to FactSet Research, with 72 percent of the S&P 500 topping expectations.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 9 notable companies set to report their earnings between March 3 and March 7. We've highlighted their expected reporting dates and times, along with analysts' earnings-per-share (fully reported) and revenue estimates from Reuters, as well as the stocks' trailing 12-month performances.

Monday Before Markets Open, or BMO:

Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics that may significantly improve cancer treatment options for patients. Dendreon Corp. has a market capitalization of $466.16 million. It is expected to report a loss of 37 cents a share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 on revenue of $73.59 million, compared with a loss of 26 cents a share on revenue of $85.49 million in the year-ago period. The company is trading at around $2.95 per share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 47.0 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

RadioShack Corp. (NYSE:RSH) is engaged in the retail sale of consumer electronics goods and services through its RadioShack store chain. The company has a market capitalization of $259.92 million. It is expected to report a loss of 12 cents a share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 on revenue of $1.12 billion, compared with a loss of 63 cents a share on revenue of $1.30 billion in the year-ago period. RadioShack Corporation is trading at around $2.60 per share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 20.9 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) supplies products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. Petsmart Inc. has a market capitalization of $6.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.22 on revenue of $1.83 billion, compared with a profit of $1.24 a share on revenue of $1.88 billion in the year-ago period. The company is trading at around $66.27 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 3.8 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST) with its subsidiaries is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses. The company has a market capitalization of $50.92 billion. It is expected to report FY 2014 second-quarter EPS of $1.16 on revenue of $26.67 billion, compared with a profit of $1.24 a share on revenue of $24.87 billion in the year-ago period. Costco Wholesale Corporation is trading at around $115.92 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 15.0 percent.

Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY) is a manufacturer and servicer of high productivity mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores. The company has a market capitalization of $5.69 billion. It is expected to report FY 2014 first-quarter EPS of 62 cents on revenue of $835.38 million, compared with a profit of $1.33 a share on revenue of $1.15 billion in the year-ago period. Joy Global Inc. is trading at around $55.74 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has lost 12.1 percent.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is a retailer in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $20.72 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of 74 cents on revenue of $23.18 billion, compared with a profit of 88 cents a share on revenue of $24.15 billion in the year-ago period. The Kroger Co. is trading at around $40.13 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 38.3 percent.

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) is an office products company that has a market capitalization of $8.79 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of 40 cents on revenue of $5.98 billion, compared with a profit of 12 cents a share on revenue of $6.57 billion in the year-ago period. Staples Inc. is trading at around $13.44 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 1.4 percent.

Thursday After Markets Close, or AMC:

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE:HRB) through its subsidiaries provides tax preparation and banking services. The company has a market capitalization of $8.71 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 10 cents a share in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 on revenue of $519.31 million, compared with a loss of 7 cents a share on revenue of $471.98 million in the year-ago period. H&R Block Inc. is trading at around $31.80 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 27.7 percent.

Friday BMO:

Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) is a global retailer of shoes and apparel. The company has a market capitalization of $6.13 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of 76 cents on revenue of $1.76 billion, compared with a profit of 68 cents a share on revenue of $1.71 billion in the year-ago period. Foot Locker Inc. is trading at around $41.77 a share. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained 23.1 percent.

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