A Closer Look at Upcoming Earnings Releases

With earnings season approaching on October 11th of next week, following is information on notable companies’ upcoming earnings releases to watch:

  • Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 06. The consensus estimate is $0.66 per share, based on 11 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.52 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 27%.  The shares recently traded at $20.50 and have traded in a 52-week range of $16.42 to $23.19.  About the company: Constellation Brands, Inc. produces and markets beverage alcohol in North America, Europe, and Australia, and New Zealand.  The Company has a portfolio of brands across the wine, imported beer, and distilled spirits categories.  Constellation conducts its business through wholly owned subsidiaries as well as through a variety of joint ventures with various other entities.
  • ALCOA, Inc. (NYSE:AA) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 11. The consensus estimate is $0.23 per share, based on 12 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.09 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 156%.  The shares recently traded at $9.98 and have traded in a 52-week range of $8.45 to $18.47.  About the company: Alcoa, Inc. produces a primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling.  The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.
  • Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 12. The consensus estimate is ($0.04) per share, based on 9 analysts’ estimates. The company earned ($0.09) in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -56%.  The shares recently traded at $10.78 and have traded in a 52-week range of $9.78 to $19.88.  About the company: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a real estate investment trust.  The trust which owns or holds controlling interests in upscale and luxury full-service hotel  lodging properties in areas that include Washington, DC, Toronto and Calgary, Canada, Mexico City, Mexico and Santiago, Chile, as well as Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
  • Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 12. The consensus estimate is $1.30 per share, based on 14 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $1.22 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 7%.  The shares recently traded at $59.53 and have traded n a 52-week range of $58.50 to $71.89.  About the company: PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses. The Company manufacture or uses contract manufacturers, market and sell a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world.
  • Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 13. The consensus estimate is $0.33 per share, based on 10 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.26 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 27%.  The shares recently traded at $33.75 and have traded in a 52-week range of $25.36 to $37.78. About the company: Fastenal Company sell industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion. The Company markets its products and services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, China, and The Netherlands.

(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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