Investors Anxiously Await 5 Big Stock Releases AFTER THE BELL

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 26 cents per share, a decline of 7.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 29 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 26 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 0.9% compared to last year’s $1.18.

The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with profit of 30 cents per share against the mean estimate of 28 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported net income of 35 cents. On average, analysts predict $326 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 17.7% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.35 billion for the year, a rise of 16.4% from last year’s revenue of $1.16 billion.

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of $1.79 per share, a decline of 40.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $2.30. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from $1.88 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 35.1% versus last year to $7.62.

The company is looking to break the streak of missing estimates in the past two quarters. Last quarter, it fell short of analyst expectations by reporting profit of 85 cents per share against an estimate of net income of $1.12 per share. The quarter before that, it missed forecasts by 12 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 0.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.82 billion.

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 43 cents per share, a rise of 16.2% 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 44 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 43 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.11 per share, a rise of 46.1% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 5 cents, reporting net income of 24 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 19 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $281.6 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 23.5% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $986.7 million for the year, a rise of 24.9% from last year’s revenue of $789.7 million.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 61 cents per share, a rise of 22% 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 58 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 60 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 28% versus last year to $2.47.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 5 cents, coming in at net income of 64 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 59 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $2.73 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 13.8% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $11.68 billion for the year, a rise of 15.5% from last year’s revenue of $10.11 billion.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of $1.03 per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 60 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 81 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from a loss of $1.02 during the last month.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 8 cents, coming in at net loss of 86 cents per share against an estimate of a loss of. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company also missed expectations. On average, analysts predict $30.6 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 47.3% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $558.7 million for the year, a rise of more than twofold from last year’s revenue of $204.2 million.

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