4 Industrial Stocks in Investor Earnings Focus

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 33 cents per share, a rise of 6.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 35 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 33 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.55 per share, a rise of 20.2% from last year.

Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at net income of 39 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 38 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts predict a decline of 9.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $34.66 billion.

Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE:HON) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 99 cents per share, a rise of 12.5% 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 $1.02. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 98 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 17.2% compared to last year’s $4.44.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by one cent, reporting profit of $1.05 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.04 per share. Analysts predict a rise of 5.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $9.16 billion.

Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (NYSE:IR) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 25 cents per share, a decline of 28.6% 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 45 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 25 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 8.2% versus last year to $3.05.

The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported profit of 76 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 67 cents, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 2 cents with profit of 81 cents versus a mean estimate of net income of 79 cents. On average, analysts predict $3.04 billion in revenue this quarter, a decline of 3.2% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $14.39 billion for the year, a decline of 2.6% from last year’s revenue of $14.78 billion.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 35 cents per share, a decline of 18.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 45 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 35 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.91 per share, a decline of 10.2% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 11 cents, coming in at profit of 98 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 87 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts predict a decline of 2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.97 billion.

 

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