DuPont Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component EI du Pont de Nemours (NYSE:DD) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company offers products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications, general industrial, and transportation.

EI du Pont de Nemours Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 9 cents per share, a decline of 74.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 39 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 8 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $3.36 per share, a decline of 14.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 2 cents, coming in at profit of 44 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 46 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 97.8% to $10 million (one cent a share) from $452 million (48 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 20.6% to $7.34 billion from $9.24 billion.

Here’s how DuPont traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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