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News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 32 cents per share, a decline of 8.6% 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 has been unchanged at 32 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.40 per share, a rise of 22.8% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 6 cents, coming in at profit of 37 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 31 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts predict a decline of 2.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $8.73 billion.

Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 15 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 45 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 11 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 15 cents during the last month.

The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked a loss of 11 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net loss of 12 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $50.3 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of more than threefold from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $206 million for the year, a rise of more than twofold from last year’s revenue of $94.8 million.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 36 cents per share, a decline of 5.3% 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 38 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 36 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 11.2% compared to last year’s $1.43.

Last quarter, the company reported profit of 48 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. On average, analysts predict $509.8 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 1.8% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.18 billion for the year, a decline of 0.5% from last year’s revenue of $2.19 billion.

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 18 cents per share, a decline of 58.1% 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 20 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 18 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 27.4% compared to last year’s 90 cents.

Last quarter, the company met expectations by reporting profit of 9 cents per share last quarter. In the previous fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by one cent. Analysts are projecting a decline of 6.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $159 million.

Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE:FTK) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 20 cents per share, a rise of fivefold from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 19 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 20 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 105.6% compared to last year’s 74 cents.

Last quarter, the company reported profit of 26 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. On average, analysts predict $77.8 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 39.2% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $330.6 million for the year, a rise of 27.8% from last year’s revenue of $258.8 million.

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