3 Financial Stocks Climbing Trading Radars Before Earnings

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 38 cents per share, a decline of 19.1% 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 40 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 39 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 9.1% versus last year to $1.49.

The company has met estimates the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company reported net income of 37 cents per share to fall in step with the mean estimate. On average, analysts predict $225.1 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 8.2% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $903.5 million for the year, a decline of 5.1% from last year’s revenue of $951.9 million.

Competitors to Watch: Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR), T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW), Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG), SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ:SEIC), Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV), Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS), U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS), and Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS).

Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 15 cents per share, a decline of 37.5% 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 14 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 15 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 75 cents per share, a decline of 1.3% from last year.

The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of 15 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 17 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 23 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a decline of 23.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $211.6 million.

Competitors to Watch: Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR), T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW), Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS), U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS), Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII), Calamos Asset Management, Inc (NASDAQ:CLMS), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), and Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV).

Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 41 cents per share, a decline of 6.8% 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 40 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.67 per share, a rise of 21% from last year.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting profit of 42 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had net income of 44 cents. On average, analysts predict $980.7 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 6.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.07 billion for the year, a rise of 13.4% from last year’s revenue of $3.59 billion.

Competitors to Watch: BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG), Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV), AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB), Gamco Investors Inc. (NYSE:GBL), Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG), and T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW).