Danaher and Archer Daniels Midland Shareholders Ready for Upcoming Earnings

Danaher Corp (NYSE:DHR) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 78 cents per share, a rise of 16.4% 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 79 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 78 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 22.1% versus last year to $2.82.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 73 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 70 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $4.75 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 31.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $16.34 billion for the year, a rise of 23.8% from last year’s revenue of $13.2 billion.

Competitors to Watch: 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE:BEC), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A), Young Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:YDNT), DENTSPLY Intl. Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN), AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME), and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO).

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 78 cents per share, a decline of 31.6% 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 79 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 78 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.98 per share, a decline of 4.8% from last year.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 68 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company also missed expectations. Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $23.1 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG), MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI), Corn Products Intl., Inc. (NYSE:CPO), CHS Inc. (NASDAQ:CHSCP), General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS), SunOpta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL), Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:GMK), TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS), Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB).

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