Earnings Preview: Ford Motor Company (F), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM)

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on April 19 2013 5:54 AM
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This week's barrage of earnings releases offers further guidance on the health of U.S. companies.

Investors will hear from Amazon, Qualcomm, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, United Parcel Service, Ford, Yum Brands, Starbucks, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and 3M.

Of the 82 companies that have reported so far, 72 percent have topped analysts' expectations and 43.9 percent have beaten revenue forecasts, according to Thomson Reuters data. Earnings for S&P 500 components are expected to have risen 1.9 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, up from the 1.5 percent estimate at the start of the month.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 83 top companies set to report earnings April 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.

Wednesday BMO:

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) is a diversified specialty metals producer. The company has a market cap of $2.94 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $1.18 billion, compared with a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $1.35 billion in the year-ago period. Allegheny Technologies is trading at around $27.35 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 9.9 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 $9.59 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $1.39 billion, compared with a profit of 46 cents a share on revenue of $1.36 billion in the year-ago period. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is trading at around $47.11 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.6 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 $47.01 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 40 cents on revenue of $5.42 billion, compared with a profit of 37 cents a share on revenue of $5.09 billion in the year-ago period. EMC is trading at around $22.34 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 11.7 percent.

General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) is an aerospace and defense company. The company has a market cap of $23.32 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.50 on revenue of $7.55 billion, compared with a profit of $1.57 a share on revenue of $7.58 billion in the year-ago period. General Dynamics is trading at around $65.99 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 4.7 percent.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is a global, technology-based corporation. The company has a market capitalization of $19.23 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 24 cents on revenue of $1.96 billion, compared with a profit of 30 cents a share on revenue of $1.92 billion in the year-ago period. Corning is trading at around $13.06 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.5 percent.

Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration for and the production of crude oil and natural gas, the refining of crude oil and the sale of refined products, natural gas and electricity. The company has a market capitalization of $22.89 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.59 on revenue of $9.33 billion, compared with a profit of $1.50 a share on revenue of $9.75 billion in the year-ago period. Hess Corp. is trading at around $67.02 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 26.6 percent.

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products. The company has a market capitalization of $63.86 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.05 on revenue of $5.66 billion, compared with a profit of 92 cents a share on revenue of $6.60 billion in the year-ago period. Eli Lilly is trading at around $56.29 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.1 percent.

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) is the manufacturer of cigarettes in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $15.50 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 64 cents on revenue of $1.11 billion, compared with a profit of 58 cents a share on revenue of $1.06 billion in the year-ago period. Lorillard is trading at around $40.87 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.1 percent.

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI) provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services. The company has a market cap of $16.88 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 66 cents on revenue of $2.05 billion, compared with a profit of 59 cents a share on revenue of $1.96 billion in the year-ago period. Motorola Solutions is trading at around $61.15 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 9.8 percent.

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) is focused on providing consumer packaged goods. The company has a market cap of $218.18 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 third-quarter EPS of 96 cents a share on revenue of $20.74 billion, compared with a profit of 94 cents a share on revenue of $20.19 billion in the year-ago period. P&G is trading at around $79.87 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 17.7 percent.

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is an industrial gases supplier. The company has a market capitalization of $32.52 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $2.84 billion, compared with a profit of $1.38 a share on revenue of $2.89 billion in the year-ago period. Praxair is trading at around $109.78 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.3 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 $21.65 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 32 cents in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 on revenue of $8.71 billion, compared with a smaller loss of 29 cents a share on revenue of $8.73 billion in the year-ago period. Sprint Nextel is trading at around $7.19 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 26.8 percent.

The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is one of America's largest generators of electricity. The company has a market capitalization of $41.60 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 49 cents on revenue of $4.75 billion, compared with a profit of 42 cents a share on revenue of $3.60 billion in the year-ago period. The Southern Company is trading at around $47.87 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 11.8 percent.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is engaged in serving science. The company has a market capitalization of $28.62 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.29 on revenue of $3.17 billion, compared with a profit of $1.17 a share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the year-ago period. Thermo Fisher Scientific is trading at around $80.08 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 25.6 percent.

WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is a health benefit company. The company has a market capitalization of $20.43 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $2.38 on revenue of $18.02 billion, compared with a profit of $2.34 a share on revenue of $15.15 billion in the year-ago period. WellPoint is trading at around $67.18 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 10.3 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL) provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company has a market capitalization of $22.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.62 on revenue of $6.14 billion, compared with a profit of $1.74 a share on revenue of $6.24 billion in the year-ago period. Aflac is trading at around $48.90 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 7.9 percent.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. The company has a market capitalization of $6.00 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $357.59 million, compared with a profit of 36 cents a share on revenue of $319.45 million in the year-ago period. Akamai Technologies is trading at around $33.74 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 17.5 percent.

Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) provides infrastructure for broadcasting and mobile telephony. The company has a market capitalization of $21.80 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 3 cents on revenue of $698.33 million, compared with a profit of 17 cents a share on revenue of $551.75 million in the year-ago period. Crown Castle International is trading at around $74.35 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3 percent.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) is an international mining and natural resources company. The company has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $1.19 billion, compared with a profit of 85 cents a share on revenue of $1.27 billion in the year-ago period. Cliffs Natural Resources is trading at around $17.53 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 54.6 percent.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The company has a market capitalization of $13.83 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 24 cents on revenue of $366.91 million, compared with a profit of 14 cents a share on revenue of $272.14 million in the year-ago period. Cabot Oil & Gas is trading at around $65.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.5 percent.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) designs, develops and markets technology solutions that enable information technology services. The company has a market capitalization of $12.55 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 63 cents on revenue of $676.90 million, compared with a profit of 59 cents a share on revenue of $589.50 million in the year-ago period. Citrix Systems is trading at around $67.33 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.6 percent.

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs, develops and markets storage and networking semiconductors. The company has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 12 cents on revenue of $555.88 million, compared with a profit of 20 cents a share on revenue of $622.42 million in the year-ago period. LSI is trading at around $6.09 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 13.9 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 $109.34 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of $1.16 on revenue of $6.07 billion, compared with a profit of $1.01 a share on revenue of $4.94 billion in the year-ago period. Qualcomm is trading at around $63.64 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.5 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 $11.85 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 third-quarter EPS of $1.77 on revenue of $3.61 billion, compared with a profit of $2.52 a share on revenue of $3.04 billion in the year-ago period. Western Digital is trading at around $49.25 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.9 percent.

Thursday BMO:

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC) operates as a pharmaceutical service company. The company has a market capitalization of $15.70 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 88 cents on revenue of $21.33 billion, compared with a profit of 81 cents a share on revenue of $20.07 billion in the year-ago period. AmerisourceBergen Corp. is trading at around $55.44 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 28.4 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 $9.62 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 9 cents on revenue of $1.79 billion, compared with a profit of 9 cents a share on revenue of $1.87 billion in the year-ago period. Boston Scientific is trading at around $7.09 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 23.7 percent.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE) markets, produces, and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The company has a market capitalization of $10.21 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 38 cents on revenue of $1.91 billion, compared with a profit of 36 cents a share on revenue of $1.87 billion in the year-ago period. Coca-Cola Enterprises is trading at around $36.57 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.3 percent.

Celgene Corp. (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 cap of $49.86 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.35 on revenue of $1.47 billion, compared with a profit of $1.08 a share on revenue of $1.27 billion in the year-ago period. Celgene is trading at around $119.08 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 51.8 percent.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) is a consumer products company. The company has a market capitalization of $55.45 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.32 on revenue of $4.30 billion, compared with a profit of $1.24 a share on revenue of $4.20 billion in the year-ago period. Colgate-Palmolive is trading at around $118.57 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 13.4 percent.

Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a producer of coal and natural gas for global energy and raw material markets, which include the electric power generation industry and the steelmaking industry. The company has a market capitalization of $7.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 18 cents on revenue of $1.27 billion, compared with a profit of 42 cents a share on revenue of $1.43 billion in the year-ago period. Consol Energy is trading at around $33.18 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.4 percent.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is an international integrated energy company. The company has a market capitalization of $69.99 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.39 on revenue of $13.57 billion, compared with a profit of $2.02 a share on revenue of $56.13 billion in the year-ago period. ConocoPhillips is trading at around $57.32 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 1.2 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 $36.35 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 61 cents on revenue of $14.88 billion, compared with a profit of 61 cents a share on revenue of $14.72 billion in the year-ago period. Dow Chemical is trading at around $30.18 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 6.7 percent.

3M Co (NYSE: MMM) is a diversified technology company. The company has a market capitalization of $72.44 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.65 on revenue of $7.81 billion, compared with a profit of $1.59 a share on revenue of $7.49 billion in the year-ago period. 3M is trading at around $104.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 13.1 percent.

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 $69.70 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 53 cents on revenue of $4.04 billion, compared with a profit of 49 cents a share on revenue of $3.99 billion in the year-ago period. Altria Group is trading at around $34.68 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 10.3 percent.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is a homebuilder in the U.S. The company has a market capitalization of $6.78 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 15 cents on revenue of $1.19 billion, compared with a loss of 3 cents a share on revenue of $881.04 million in the year-ago period. PulteGroup is trading at around $17.54 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.4 percent.

Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) is a food and drug retailer in North America. The company has a market capitalization of $6.38 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 36 cents on revenue of $10.14 billion, compared with a profit of 30 cents a share on revenue of $10.00 billion in the year-ago period. Safeway is trading at around $26.62 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 47.2 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 $26.79 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $5.49 billion, compared with a profit of $1.20 a share on revenue of $5.13 billion in the year-ago period. Time Warner Cable is trading around $90.64 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 6.7 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 $78.54 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.01 on revenue of $13.47 billion, compared with a profit of $1.00 a share on revenue of $13.14 billion in the year-ago period. UPS is trading at around $82.37 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 11.72 percent.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals. The company has a market capitalization of $388.10 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $2.04 on revenue of $120.61 billion, compared with a profit of $2.00 a share on revenue of $124.05 billion in the year-ago period. Exxon Mobil is trading at around $86.62 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 0.1 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) is a global semiconductor company. The company has a market capitalization of $10.05 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $413.75 billion, compared with a profit of 35 cents a share on revenue of $383.75 billion in the year-ago period. Altera Corporation is trading at around $31.42 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 8.6 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 $117.92 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 9 cents on revenue of $16.16 billion, compared with a profit of 28 cents a share on revenue of $13.19 billion in the year-ago period. Amazon.com Inc. is trading at around $259.42 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.4 percent.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) is a global biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market capitalization of $66.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 41 cents on revenue of $3.88 billion, compared with a profit of 64 cents a share on revenue of $5.25 billion in the year-ago period. Bristol-Myers Squibb is trading at around $40.55 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 24.4 percent.

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) markets an array of gaming product lines and targets gaming markets worldwide. The company has a market capitalization of $4.21 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 30 cents on revenue of $572.90 million, compared with a profit of 27 cents a share on revenue of $541.20 million in the year-ago period. International Game Technology is trading at around $15.93 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 12.4 percent.

Starbucks Corporation (NasdaQ: SBUX) is a roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. The company has a market capitalization of $43.25 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 48 cents on revenue of $3.58 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents a share on revenue of $3.20 billion in the year-ago period. Starbucks is trading at around $57.72 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.6 percent.

Friday BMO:

AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV) is a research-based pharmaceuticals company. The company has a market capitalization of $66.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 66 cents on revenue of $4.29 billion. AbbVie, the Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) spin-off, is trading at around $42.32 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 23.9 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 $224.56 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $3.07 on revenue of $68.70 billion, compared with a profit of $3.17 a share on revenue of $60.71 billion in the year-ago period. Chevron is trading at around $115.59 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 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 $6.90 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 19 cents on revenue of $1.26 billion, compared with a profit of 13 cents a share on revenue of $930.60 million. D.R. Horton is trading at around $21.48 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 8.6 percent.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) is a manufacturer of tires. The company has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 31 cents on revenue of $5.10 billion, compared with a profit of 34 cents a share on revenue of $5.53 billion in the year-ago period. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is trading at around $11.98 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 8.4 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 $27.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of $1.37 on revenue of $5.38 billion, compared with a profit of $1.44 a share on revenue of $4.30 billion in the year-ago period. National-Oilwell Varco is trading at around $64.61 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 5.5 percent.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), formerly Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., is a forest-products company. The company has a market cap of $15.94 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 22 cents a share on revenue of $1.87 billion, compared with a profit of 2 cents a share on revenue of $1.49 billion in the year-ago period. Weyerhaeuser is trading at around $29.29 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 5.3 percent.

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