An Inside Look at 5 October Earnings Releases: EMC, FRX, GPC, GS, GWW

As Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying above 11,000, here is some information on upcoming earnings releases in the month of October:

  • EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.37 per share, based on 36 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.30 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 23%. About the company: EMC Corporation provides enterprise storage systems, software, networks, and services. The Company’s products store, retrieve, manage, protect, and share information from all major computing environments and mainframe platforms. EMC operates offices around the world.
  • Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:FRX) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.99 per share, based on 23 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $1.00 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -1%. About the company: Forest Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells both branded and generic forms of ethical products which require a physician’s prescription. The Company also manufactures non-prescription pharmaceutical products sold over-the-counter, which are used for the treatment of a wide range of illnesses. Forest’s products are marketed in the United States and eastern Europe.
  • Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE:GPC) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.94 per share, based on 9 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.83 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 13%. About the company: Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials. The Company conducts business throughout most of the United States, in Canada, and in Mexico.
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.50 per share, based on 24 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $2.98 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -83%. About the company: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a bank holding company, is a global investment banking and securities firm specializing in investment banking, trading and principal investments, asset management and securities services. The Company provides services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net worth individuals.
  • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $2.33 per share, based on 15 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $1.99 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 17%. About the company: W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair and operating supplies, and related information to the commercial, industrial, contractor, and institutional markets in North America. The Company’s products include motors, HVAC equipment, lighting, hand and power tools, pumps, and electrical equipment.

(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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