3 Stocks Calm Before Their Storm of Earnings Reports

Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. (NYSE:JLL) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $2.23 per share, a rise of 14.9% 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 $2.28. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $2.23 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.46 per share, a rise of 18.3% from last year.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net income of $1.12 per share, and the previous quarter, it had profit of $1.12. On average, analysts predict $1.12 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 17.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $3.55 billion for the year, a rise of 21.2% from last year’s revenue of $2.93 billion.

Competitors to Watch: CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE:GBE), Kennedy-Wilson Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:KW), FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ:FSRV), ZipRealty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIPR), E-House (NASDAQ:CHINA) Hldgs. Ltd. (NYSE:EJ), HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF), EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO), and IFM Investments Ltd. (NYSE:CTC).

C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.68 per share, a rise of 9.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 13.9% versus last year to $6.38.

Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at net income of $1.62 per share against a mean estimate of profit of $1.60. The company fell in line with estimates in the second quarter. On average, analysts predict $748.6 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 4.4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.89 billion for the year, a rise of 6.3% from last year’s revenue of $2.72 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), Covidien plc (NYSE:COV), Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX), Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), AngioDynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGO), Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANPI), Theragenics Corporation (NYSE:TGX), Rochester Medical Corp. (NASDAQ:ROCM), CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ:CNMD), and Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX).

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, January 30, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.13 per share, a rise of 27% 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 $1.10. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at $1.13 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.54 per share, a rise of 33.9% from last year.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net income of $1.15 per share, and the previous quarter, it had profit of $1. On average, analysts predict $834 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 2.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $3.4 billion for the year, a rise of 16.8% from last year’s revenue of $2.91 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Spirit AeroSystems Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:SPR), HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), T.A.T. Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:TATT), SIFCO Industries, Inc. (AMEX:SIF), Esterline Tech. Corp. (NYSE:ESL), and EDAC Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:EDAC).