Yahoo’s Huge Release and 4 Top Stocks Set to Share Latest Earnings Results

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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) will unveil its latest earnings today, Monday, October 22, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 24 cents per share, a rise of 14.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 25 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 15.7% compared to last year’s 96 cents.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 7 cents, reporting profit of 27 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 20 cents per share. Analysts predict a rise of 0.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.08 billion.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) will unveil its latest earnings after the bell. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 45 cents per share, a decline of 25% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 48 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 45 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 22.4% compared to last year’s $1.66.

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Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 5 cents, coming in at net income of 44 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 39 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts predict a decline of 3.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.34 billion.

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) will unveil its latest earnings on today, October 22, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $2.33 per share, a rise of more than twofold 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 $2.39. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from $2.38 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 15.5% versus last year to $9.01.

The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with net income of $3.35 per share against the mean estimate of $2.46. In the prior quarter, the company reported profit of $2.52. Analysts are projecting a rise of 48% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.98 billion.

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) will unveil its latest earnings this afternoon after the bell. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 31 cents per share, a decline of 11.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 36 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 32 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 37.3% compared to last year’s $1.14.

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For the past three quarters, the company’s quarterly results have come in below analyst’s expectations. Last quarter, the company reported profit of 30 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 33 cents per share. Analysts predict a decline of 5.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $561.4 million.

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, October 22, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 21 cents per share, a rise of 10.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. 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 17.1% versus last year to 82 cents.

The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the second quarter, it reported profit of 21 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 20 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 19 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $127.1 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 13.5% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $506.9 million for the year, a rise of 14.1% from last year’s revenue of $444.3 million.

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