Disney Among Top Stocks Reporting Earnings This Week

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 71 cents per share, a rise of 4.4% 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 14.6% versus last year to $2.91.

The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with net income of 59 cents per share against the mean estimate of 55 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported profit of 78 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 4.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $11.2 billion.

Competitors to Watch: CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI), Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC), and Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM).

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 67 cents per share, a rise of 21.8% 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 66 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.67 per share, a rise of 27.1% from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of 61 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 58 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 2 cents. On average, analysts predict $210.1 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 28.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $774.5 million for the year, a rise of 26.3% from last year’s revenue of $613.3 million.

Competitors to Watch: Landry’s Restaurants, Inc (LNY), Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB), Brinker Intl., Inc. (NYSE:EAT), O’Charley’s Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUX), Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc. (AMEX:BDL), California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPKI), BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI), Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ:BNHNA), and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (NASDAQ:PFCB).

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