Stocks in Focus (WMT, DELL, CHK, KFT, HD, M, NBR, BYD, GPC, INTU)

 
on February 21 2012 6:29 AM

The companies expected to see active trade Tuesday are: Wal-Mart Stores, Dell, Chesapeake Energy, Kraft Foods, Home Depot, Macy's, Nabors Industries, Boyd Gaming, Genuine Parts and Intuit Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is due to report fourth quarter earnings before markets open Tuesday. Analysts, polled by Thomson Reuters, expect the company, on average, to report a fourth quarter net income of $1.45 per share compared to $1.34 per share in the same quarter last year.

Dell Inc. (DELL) is due to report fourth quarter earnings after the closing bell Tuesday. Analysts expect the company to report fourth quarter net profit of $0.51 per share on revenues of$15.94 billion compared to $0.53 per share in the same period last year.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) is expected to report fourth quarter net profit of $0.59 per share after the markets close on Tuesday.

Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) is forecasted to report fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.57 on revenues of $14.8 billion.

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is slated to report fourth quarter earnings before the markets open Tuesday. Analysts expect the company to report fourth quarter net income of $0.42 per share compared to $0.36 per share in the same quarter a year-ago.

Macy's Inc. (M) is projected to report fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.65 compared to $1.57 in the same period a year-ago.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) is expected to report quarter net profit of $0.50 per share for the fourth quarter before the opening bell.

Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) is due to report fourth quarter earnings before the opening bell. Analysts expect the company to report fourth quarter net loss of $0.01 per share on revenues of $595.9 million compared to loss of $0.05 per share in the same period last year.

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) is forecasted to report fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.83 compared to $0.75 in the same period a year-ago.

Intuit Inc. (INTU) is projected to report second quarter net profit of $0.45 per share, up from $0.32 per share in the same period last year.

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