3 Industrial Stock Earnings Reports on Deck

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BE Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 62 cents per share, a rise of 26.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 63 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 22.9% versus last year to $2.79.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 4 cents, reporting net income of 60 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 56 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 17.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $702.6 million.

Eaton Corp (NYSE:ETN) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 90 cents per share, a rise of 7.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 98 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 90 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 11.9% compared to last year’s $4.43.

The company is hoping to beat estimates after missing the mark for two straight quarters. Last quarter, it reported net income of $1.08 per share against an estimate of profit of $1.11 per share. The quarter before that, it missed forecasts by 2 cents. Analysts predict a rise of 5.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.01 billion.

Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 23, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.04 per share, a rise of 14.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.02. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at $1.04 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 11.4% compared to last year’s $4.78.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 2 cents, reporting net income of $1.23 per share against a mean estimate of profit of $1.21 per share. Analysts predict a rise of 9.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $704.3 million.

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