3 Stocks Ready for Earnings Wednesday

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Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.31 per share, a rise of 63.7% 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 was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 19.7% versus last year to $10.53.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 67 cents, coming in at net income of $5.20 a share versus the estimate of profit of $4.53 a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a decline of 2.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $515 million.

Competitors to Watch: Avis Budget Group Inc. (NYSE:CAR), Zipcar Inc (NASDAQ:ZIP), Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. (AMEX:XPO), Hertz Global Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATR).

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 67 cents per share, a rise of 8.1% 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 was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.52 per share, a rise of 9.1% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last two quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped the forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of 65 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 64 cents. In the second quarter, the company exceeded forecasts by one cent with net income of 61 cents versus a mean estimate of profit of 60 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $501.5 million.

Competitors to Watch: McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP), Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX), Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP), Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI), EDGAR (NASDAQ:EDGR), FactSet Research (NYSE:FDS), ValuLine (NASDAQ:VALU), Envestnet (NYSE:ENV), Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) and The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB).

Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (NYSE:IR) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 67 cents per share, a rise of 8.1% 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 was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.72 per share, a rise of 22% from last year.

Last quarter, the company came in at net income of 81 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 79 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 6 cents. Analysts are projecting a decline of 3.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.59 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII), Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI), AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAON), Lennox International (NYSE:LII), Honeywell International (NYSE:HON), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) and Refrigeration Electrical Engineering (AMEX:REE).

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