3 Consumer Stocks Attracting Traders Ahead of Earnings

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Netflix, Inc. (NYSE:NFLX) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 27 cents per share, a swing from profit of $1.11 in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 21 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 27 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting a loss of 32 cents per share, a swing from net income of $4.26 last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 18 cents, reporting profit of 73 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 55 cents per share. Analysts predict a rise of 21% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $869.3 million.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 4 cents per share, up from a loss of 6 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 3 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 4 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 333.3% compared to last year’s 52 cents.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported net income of 9 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 5 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by one cent. On average, analysts predict $852.7 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 13.5% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.17 billion for the year, a rise of 14.6% from last year’s revenue of $3.64 billion.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 7 cents per share, a decline of 68.2% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 18 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 7 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 8.4% versus last year to $2.97.

The company met estimates last quarter after falling short of forecasts in the prior two. Before reporting net income of $1.06 per share in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year to fall in line with expectations, the company beat estimates by 3 cents in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts are projecting a decline of 0.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $666.5 million.

 

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