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Visa (NYSE:V) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. he average analyst estimate is for profit of $1.45 per share, a rise of 15.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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 21.4% versus last year to $6.06.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 10 cents, coming in at net income of $1.60 a share versus the estimate of profit of $1.50 a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 8.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.52 billion.

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of $2.46 per share, a rise of more than threefold from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $2.25. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from $2.53 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $7.62 per share, a rise of more than twofold from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter, reporting a profit of $2.52 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.58 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 77.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.25 billion.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.34 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 down from $1.36. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged, but has since dropped during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $5.61 per share, a rise of 25.5% from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported net income of $1.35 per share against a mean estimate of profit of $1.33 per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 9 cents. On average, analysts predict $2.7 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 4.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $11.14 billion for the year, a rise of 16.3% from last year’s revenue of $9.58 billion.

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.41 per share, a rise of 85.5% 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 $1.42. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $5.93 per share, a rise of 30.3% from last year.

The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked profit of $1.76 per share versus a mean estimate of net income of $1.43 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.08 billion.

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 93 cents per share, a rise of 12% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.02. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 93 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.79 per share, a rise of 10.2% from last year.

The company fell in line with estimates last quarter after topping forecasts the quarter before. After coming in above the mean estimate by 3 cents in the first quarter, the company fell in line with expectations by reporting net income of 96 cents per share last quarter. Analysts predict a rise of 9.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $711.9 million.

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