3 Stocks Developing Investing Interest Before Earnings

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 21, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 32 cents per share, a decline of 50% 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 33 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 34 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.95 per share, a decline of 11% from last year.

Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $8.2 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD), Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM), Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC), ZHONGPIN INC. (NASDAQ:HOGS), Diamond Ranch Foods, Ltd. (DRFO), Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB), and Energroup Holdings Corp (ENHD).

Jack in the Box, Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 21, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 41 cents per share, a rise of 2.5% 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. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.54 per share, a decline of 5.5% from last year.

The company is hoping to beat estimates after missing the mark for two straight quarters. Last quarter, it reported profit of 38 cents per share against an estimate of net income of 40 cents per share. The quarter before that, it missed forecasts by 9 cents. Analysts are projecting a decline of 12.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $491.5 million.

Competitors to Watch: McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:GTIMD), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST), Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC), Wendy’s Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE:WEN), Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT), Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA), and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX).

Zale Corp (NYSE:ZLC) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 21, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of $1.42 per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of $1.59.

The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported a loss of $1.02 per share against a mean estimate of net loss of $1.12, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 18 cents with a loss of 31 cents versus a mean estimate of net loss of 49 cents. On average, analysts predict $338.6 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 3.5% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.81 billion for the year, a rise of 4% from last year’s revenue of $1.74 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), Blue Nile, Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE), DGSE Companies, Inc. (AMEX:DGSE), Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH), Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Macy’s (NYSE:M).

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