Stocks in Focus (CVX, AMD, CI, AON, BIIB, IPG, WHR, ERTS, GT, COL, MRK)

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The companies that are expected to see active trade on Friday are: Chevron Corp, Advanced Micro Devices, Cigna Corp, Aon Corp, Biogen Idec, Interpublic Group of Companies, Whirlpool Corp, Electronic Arts, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Rockwell Collins and Merck & Co Inc.

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) is due to report third quarter earnings before markets open on Friday. Analysts, polled by Thomson Reuters, expect the company, on average, to report a third quarter net income of $3.46 per share compared to $1.87 in 2010.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) shares climbed 10.51 percent to $5.89 in post market trading session. The company swung to third quarter net income of $97 million or $0.13 per share compared to loss of $118 million or $0.17 per share in the same quarter a year-ago.

Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) is due to report third quarter earnings before the opening bell on Friday. Analysts expect the company to report third quarter earnings per share of $1.23 compared to $1.12 in 2010.

Aon Corp. (NYSE:AON) is projected to report third quarter net profit of $0.73 per share before the opening bell on Friday.

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) is forecasted to reported third quarter net profit of $1.53 per share, up from $1.35 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE:IPG) is expected to report third quarter net profit of $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.65 billion.

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) is forecasted to report third quarter earnings before the opening bell. Analysts expect the company to report third quarter earnings per share of $2.75, up from $2.22 in the same quarter last year.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) shares declined 2.57 percent to $23.87 in post market trading session. Its second quarter net loss widened to $340 million or $1.03 per share compared to $201 million or $0.61 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:GT) is forecasted to report third quarter net profit of $0.27 per share, up from $0.13 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) is expected to report fourth quarter net income of $1.13 compared to $0.94 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Merck & Co Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is expected to report a third quarter net profit of $0.91 per share, up from $0.85 per share in the same quarter last year.

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