Under Armour and Colgate-Palmolive Shares Light Up Trading Terminals Before Earnings

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Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 61 cents per share, a rise of 38.6% 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 62 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 61 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 37.3% versus last year to $1.84.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 84 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 83 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 34.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $404.1 million.

Competitors to Watch: Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX), Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ:DECK), Skechers (NYSE:SKX), K-Swiss (NASDAQ:KSWS), Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO), The Timberland Company (NYSE:TBL), LaCrosse Footwear (NASDAQ:BOOT), Phoenix Footwear (AMEX:PXG), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) and Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.30 per share, a rise of 4.8% 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 $1.33. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.30 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 3.7% versus last year to $5.02.

The company has met estimates the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company reported net income of $1.31 per share to fall in step with the mean estimate. On average, analysts predict $4.19 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 5.3% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $16.75 billion for the year, a rise of 7.6% from last year’s revenue of $15.56 billion.

Competitors to Watch: The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), Unilever plc (NYSE:UL), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), PC Group, Inc. (PCGR), and Alberto-Culver Company (NYSE:ACV).

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