2 Stocks Rising Up Trading Terminals as Investors Prepare for Earnings

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE:LXK) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.15 per share, a decline of 10.9% 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 $1.16. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.15 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $4.61 per share, a decline of 7.1% from last year.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 34 cents, coming in at profit of 95 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.02. The company topped expectations in the second quarter. Analysts are projecting a decline of 4.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.06 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAUP), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) and Logitech Intl. SA (NASDAQ:LOGI).

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 46 cents per share, a decline of 53.1% 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 50 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 46 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 29.2% versus last year to $2.23.

The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported net income of 48 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 58 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents. On average, analysts predict $1.6 billion in revenue this quarter, a decline of 2.4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $6.69 billion for the year, a rise of 2.8% from last year’s revenue of $6.51 billion.

Competitors to Watch: MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE:MWV), Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (NYSE:SSCC), Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS), Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE:VRS), ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ABD), Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), Target (NYSE:TGT), OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS).