5 Earnings Reports to Watch in Upcoming Week

Following a week when the S&P 500 surged higher 6%, here is some information on companies’ upcoming earnings releases this week:

  • SLM Corp. (NYSE:SLM) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 19. The consensus estimate is $0.35 per share, based on 7 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.35 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 0%. About the company: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, provides education funding, originating and servicing of US government guaranteed and private student loans.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides debt management services and business and technical products to a range of clients including colleges, universities and loan guarantors.
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 19. The consensus estimate is $0.76 per share, based on 26 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.72 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 6%. About the company: St. Jude Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the worldwide cardiovascular market.  The Company serves patients and its health care customers with products and services including heart valves, cardiac rhythm management systems, specialty catheters, and other cardiovascular devices.
  • SUPERVALU, INC. (NYSE:SVU) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 19. The consensus estimate is $0.20 per share, based on 12 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.28 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -29%. About the company: SUPERVALU, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets and pharmacies primarily in the United States.  The Company also provides supply chain services, which includes wholesale distribution and related logistics support services.
  • Stryker (NYSE:SYK) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 19. The consensus estimate is $0.89 per share, based on 31 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.80 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 11%. About the company: Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty surgical and medical products.  The Company’s products include implants, biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment.
  • Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 19. The consensus estimate is $1.10 per share, based on 22 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $1.81 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -39%. About the company: The Travelers Companies, Inc. provides commercial property casualty insurance and asset management services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals.  The Company underwrites homeowners and auto insurance through independent agents.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. Data about earnings releases are sourced via Reuters. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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