2 Popular Technology Stocks Investors are Examining Before Earnings

priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 7, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $9.02 per share, a rise of 81.5% 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 $7.54. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from $9.03 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 76.7% versus last year to $21.65.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 69 cents, reporting profit of $5.27 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $4.58 per share. On average, analysts predict $1.42 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 42% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.32 billion for the year, a rise of 40.3% from last year’s revenue of $3.08 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW), Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO), Universal Travel Group (NYSE:UTA), Ctrip.com Intl., Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) and Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IILG).

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 7, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 72 cents per share, a rise of 30.9% 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 67 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 71 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 51.8% versus last year to $3.34.

The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the second quarter, the company reported profit of 75 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 77 cents per share. In the first quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 13.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.65 billion.

Competitors to Watch: DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC), Hughes Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:HUGH), and Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA).