Demand Media Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Demand Media (NYSE:DMD) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Demand Media Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of one cent per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 55 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 5 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at a loss of one cent during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company hopes to beat expectations after coming in short last quarter, in which it reported net loss of 10 cents per share against a consensus estimate of net income of 4 cents per share.

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Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with six analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

Competitors to Watch: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI), Answers Corporation (NASDAQ:ANSW), WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD), Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Ancestry.com Inc (NASDAQ:ACOM), and WebMediaBrands Inc (NASDAQ:WEBM).

Stock Price Performance: During May 9, 2011 to August 3, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.64 (-45.7%) from $16.72 to $9.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 9, 2011 and February 22, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 22.5% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 3, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 23.7% (-$2.82) over that span.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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