4 Key Consumer Stocks Reporting Earnings Friday

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 36 cents per share, a decline of 41.9% 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 42 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 39 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 0.7% compared to last year’s $1.52.

The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company reported profit of 20 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 27 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 2 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 1.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $31.53 billion.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 93 cents per share, a decline of 3.1% 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 $1.06. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 93 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 0.8% versus last year to $3.96.

The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the second quarter, it reported net income of $1.10 per share versus a mean estimate of $1.08. Two quarters ago, it reported profit of $1.03 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 0.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $20.3 billion.

Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (NYSE:NWL) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 27, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 31 cents per share, a rise of 3.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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 5.7% versus last year to $1.68.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents, coming in at profit of 40 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 38 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts predict no change in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.3 billion.

VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.88 per share, a rise of 9.3% 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 $2.03. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.88 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $9.39 per share, a rise of 16.8% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 2 cents, reporting profit of $2.32 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $2.30 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 24.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.44 billion.