4 Industrial Stocks to Inspect Before Earnings Releases

Cooper Industries plc. (NYSE:CBE) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1 per share, a rise of 19% 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 11.9% versus last year to $4.33.

Last quarter, the company reported net income of $1 per share versus a mean estimate of profit of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. Analysts predict a rise of 6.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.36 billion.

Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 37 cents per share, a decline of 11.9% 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 also has dropped from 43 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.1% compared to last year’s $1.90.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 43 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 47 cents. The company topped expectations in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts are projecting a decline of 5.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.38 billion.

Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 37 cents per share, a decline of 32.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 59 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 37 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.21 per share, a rise of 1.4% from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported net income of 54 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 52 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 3 cents. On average, analysts predict $173.4 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 6.6% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $811.6 million for the year, a rise of 6.4% from last year’s revenue of $763.1 million.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 37 cents per share, a rise of 12.1% 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 36 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 37 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 0.5% versus last year to $1.83.

Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at net income of 46 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 44 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. On average, analysts predict $2.57 billion in revenue this quarter, a decline of 0.4% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $10.56 billion for the year, a decline of 0.5% from last year’s revenue of $10.61 billion.