Newell Rubbermaid Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Friday, February 1, 2013.  Newell Rubbermaid markets consumer and commercial products, including housewares, hardware, and home furnishings.

Newell Rubbermaid Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 42 cents per share, a rise of 5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 43 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 42 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.3% versus last year to $1.69.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 47 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 44 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, the company swung to a profit of $108.3 million (37 cents a share) from a loss of $177.6 million (61 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue fell 0.9% to $1.54 billion from $1.55 billion.

Here’s how Newell Rubbermaid traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week: