Investors Watch These 2 Consumer Staples Stocks With Earnings on Horizon

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Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 28 cents per share, a decline of 24.3% 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 33 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 28 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 8.5% versus last year to $1.50.
The company showed profit of 39 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of last quarter. This marks the fourth month of falling short of estimates. nalysts are projecting a decline of 4.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.52 billion.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 62 cents per share, a decline of 27.9% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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 also has dropped from 66 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 19.2% compared to last year’s $2.53.

For the past three quarters, the company’s quarterly results have come in below analyst’s expectations. Last quarter, the company reported net income of 51 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 77 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 6.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $21.38 billion.

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