3 Technology Stocks Developing Trade Demand Before Earnings

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Compuware Corp (NASDAQ:CPWR) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 11 cents per share, a decline of 26.7% 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 14 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 13 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 41 cents per share, a decline of 14.6% from last year.

The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the second quarter, the company reported net income of 10 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 10 cents per share. In the first quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 4.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $259.1 million.

Competitors to Watch: Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSFT), BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC), Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT), and Sybase, Inc. (SY).

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012.  The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 9 cents per share, a decline of 59.1% 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 30 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 25 cents during the last month.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported 0 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 10 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 3 cents. Analysts are projecting a decline of 0.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.4 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:RIMM), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI), Arris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS), Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT), Cobra Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:COBR), Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc. (AMEX:BDR), BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), and Wegener Corporation (WGNR).

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 38 cents per share, a rise of 46.2% 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 35 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 38 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.33 per share, a rise of 54.7% from last year.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting profit of 37 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had net income of 32 cents. On average, analysts predict $203.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 13.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $771.8 million for the year, a rise of 13.4% from last year’s revenue of $680.6 million.

Competitors to Watch: Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX), Innodata Isogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:INOD), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), InterNAP Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP), Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWWW), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Neustar, Inc (NYSE:NSR), SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), and Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:WAVX).

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