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Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 29 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 75 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 6 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from a loss of 28 cents during the last month.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 77 cents, coming in at net loss of 77 cents a share versus the estimate of 0 cents a share. It was the fourth straight quarter of missing estimates. Analysts predict a rise of 2.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.83 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Mediacom Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:MCCC), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC), Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC), Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO), DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) and DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH).

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:CTB) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 27, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 39 cents per share, a decline of 40% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 41 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 39 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 40.1% compared to last year’s $1.24.

The company has missed estimates in the last two quarters. In the third quarter, it missed the mark by 5 cents as a result of reporting profit of 28 cents against an estimate of net income of 33 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company fell short of forecasts by 28 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.02 billion.

Competitors to Watch: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:GT).

To contact the reporter on this story: Derek Hoffman at staff.writers@wallstcheatsheet.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Damien Hoffman at editors@wallstcheatsheet.com

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