2 Big Stocks to Watch on Trading Terminals Before Earnings

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 35 cents per share, a decline of 14.6% 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 37 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 36 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.18 per share, a decline of 19.7% from last year.

Last quarter, the company topped expectations by one cent, coming in at net income of 33 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 32 cents per share. This followed two straight quarters of missing estimates. Analysts are projecting a decline of 1.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $942.8 million.

Competitors to Watch: Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLXT), Standard Microsystems Corp. (NASDAQ:SMSC), PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS), LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI), STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM), and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 12 cents per share, a decline of 29.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 9 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 14 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 13.7% versus last year to 58 cents.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 15 cents, coming in at profit of 8 cents a share versus the estimate of net loss of 7 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 2.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $244.9 million.

Competitors to Watch: Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS), Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS), Magma Design Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAVA), ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS), Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI), Parametric Technology (NASDAQ:PMTC), Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA), and Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM).

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