3 Stocks Climbing Up Investing and Trading Radars Before Earnings

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.26 per share, a rise of 16.7% 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 $1.25. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.25 per share, a rise of 19.4% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of $1.06 per share against a mean estimate of profit of $1.05 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 7.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $14.45 billion.

Competitors to Watch: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) and Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT).

CNH Global N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:CNH) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 72 cents per share, a decline of 20% 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 65 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 73 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.75 per share, a rise of 80.3% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 31 cents, reporting net income of $1.13 per share against a mean estimate of profit of 82 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 17.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.41 billion.

Competitors to Watch: AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), Arts-Way Manufacturing Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTW), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN), Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG), Kubota Corporation (NYSE:KUB), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW), and Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO).

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 68 cents per share, a rise of 9.7% 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 13.7% versus last year to $2.65.

The company met estimates last quarter after falling short of forecasts in the prior two. Before reporting profit of 70 cents per share in the third quarter to fall in line with expectations, the company beat estimates by 2 cents in the second quarter. On average, analysts predict $2.63 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 12.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $10.39 billion for the year, a rise of 12.1% from last year’s revenue of $9.27 billion.

Competitors to Watch: UTi Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:UTIW), Expeditors Intl. of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Pacer International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACR), Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG), Roadrunner Transportation Services Hold. (NYSE:RRTS), Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO), Vitran Corp., Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNC), United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS), and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT).